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.
Funding and support
Assessment and reporting – for EAL learners should be based on the EAL Companion to the AusVELS (also known as ‘the EAL standards’).
Support for refugee students – links to support for schools in meeting the needs of students from refugee backgrounds.
EAL reports – annual reports on the provision of EAL programs in Victorian government schools.
History of EAL in Victorian government schools
For a brief history of more than four decades of established assistance to students from language backgrounds other than English offered in Victorian government schools from 1960 to 2006, see: