Bridging English as an Additional Language (EAL) is an intensive and explicit study of the English language in a range of socio-cultural contexts and for a range of purposes, including further education, the workplace and social situations.

Bridging EAL focuses on the language skills needed by students for whom English is an additional language. Students develop knowledge and skills in speaking, listening, reading, viewing, writing and thinking, and the ability to adapt their language use to communicate effectively in different contexts, including academic and social settings.