Students learning English as an Additional Language (EAL) are a significant group in Victorian government schools and represent 13 per cent of all students.
Newly arrived EAL learners are able to access an intensive full-time program or targeted support to help them in the initial stages of learning English. EAL learners are also supported to learn English in mainstream schools.
- Newly arrived students – the New Arrivals Program provides intensive EAL tuition in a range of settings.
- Virtual EAL New Arrivals Program – provides a quality English language learning program for newly-arrived EAL learners who are enrolled in isolated and rural schools outside of regional cities. Specialist EAL teachers deliver both curriculum-related and individualised content to students using virtual conferencing and digital tools and systems.
History of EAL in Victorian government schools