Pathway A: Foundation to Year 2

Pathway A of the Victorian Curriculum F-10 EAL is also called the Early immersion pathway and relates to students in Foundation to Year 2. EAL learners at Pathway A are in the early stages of their school lives as they begin learning in an English immersion environment.
For more information, see: EAL Pathway A: Early immersion (Foundation–Year 2) 

Reporting Resource

Pathway A: Foundation to Year 2 – Reporting Resource for Levels A1 and A2

EAL Reporting Resource: At a glance – provides an explanation of the one-page documents that describe each level of language learning in a given mode, for example, Level A1 in Speaking and Listening.

EAL Reporting Resource: At a glance – plain language statement

Pathways and transitions

This general advice is provided to support teachers in understanding the possible pathways students may take based on their year level and proficiency level. Advice is provided for students who are working within the range of a proficiency level (Beginning or Consolidating), or who have reached the standard (Achieved) in all three language modes.

Illustrated pathways

These illustrations of student pathways and transitions from one EAL level to the next or from EAL to English aim to support teacher judgements of student lanbguage proficiency and readiness to transition. They are supported by examples of student work.
Parvati – illustration of the pathway of a hypothetical student, Parvati, who arrives in Australia at age three

Mei – illustration of the pathway of a hypothetical student, Mei, who arrives in Australia at age six and in the early stages of developing literacy in her first language 

Yasmin – Pathway A to Pathway B: illustration of a hypothetical student, Yasmin, with detail about her language and learning background, how her English language proficiency develops and how she transitions from Pathway A to Pathway B.   

Naoto – Pathway A to the English curriculum: illustration of a hypothetical student, Naoto, with detail about his language and learning background, how his English language proficiency develops and how he transitions from Pathway A to the English curriculum.

Pathways and transition stories: At a glance – an annotated example

Pathways and transition stories: At a glance – plain language statement

Student work samples

Annotated examples of student work illustrate the language features and markers that support judgements of student proficiency and decisions about the next steps on each student’s pathway.

Video work samples: At a glance – outlines the features of the annotated samples of student work for Speaking and  Listening and Reading and Viewing
Written work samples: At a glance – outlines the features of the annotated samples of student work for Writing
Video work samples: At a glance – plain language statement
Written work samples: At a glance – plain language statement

Student work samples: Level A1 Speaking and Listening
Student work samples: Level A1 Reading and Viewing
Student work samples: Level A1 Writing
Student work samples: Level A2 Speaking and Listening
Student work samples: Level A2 Reading and Viewing
Student work samples: Level A2 Writing

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