English Developmental Continuum F-10 and EAL Students

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

​The English Continuum has been developed for students who have been learning English as their first language, or have strong oral bilingual skills in their home language and English. Students who are at early stages of learning English as an additional language will not have sufficient knowledge of English for the Continuum to support planning programs. The dimensions in the EAL Companion to the Victorian Essential Learning Standards give appropriate information for teachers to support students who are learning English as a second or additional language. 

The EAL Developmental Continuum P–10 provides indicators of progress for each Stage and dimension of the EAL Standards, to support the assessment of students who are learning English as an additional language. Teaching strategies are also provided to assist teachers in the development of effective learning programs for their EAL students.

As EAL students' English knowledge, skills and behaviours continue to develop, their learning will begin to correspond more and more to the progress outlined in this Continuum.