Curriculum and program planning

The EAL Developmental Continuum P-10 provides support for the development of effective learning programs for EAL learners through indicators of progress linked to practical teaching strategies.

EAL curriculum update

The VCAA has advised schools that a new F-10 English as an Additional Language curriculum will be released in March 2019.

For more information, see Notice to schools 126/2018 - 19 December 2018

Companion to the AUSVELS

The English as an Additional Language (EAL) standards are found in the Companion to the AUSVELS. It provides a framework for developing effective learning programs and assessing student achievement for students learning English as an additional language in Victorian schools.

The EAL handbook

The learning needs of EAL students will vary according to factors such as their pre-migration experiences. Variable factors in a student’s pre-migration experiences include level of formal education in their home country, age, the stage of English language development at which they enter the Victorian school system, and their access to EAL support.

The EAL handbook provides advice about planning and implementing effective programs for a school’s EAL student cohort.

Karen bilingual program

Learning in two languages: Karen bilingual program  – 2009 to 2013 research and evaluation of an alternative model of English provision for Karen language background students beginning four year old kindergarten in the city of Wyndham.