New EAL curriculum
The new EAL curriculum is now available on
Victorian Curriculum F-10.
New timeline for implementing the Victorian Curriculum F10-EAL
All government schools will now be expected to implement the new Victorian Curriculum F-10 EAL from Term 1, 2021.
During 2020 schools may choose to implement the new EAL curriculum (in part or entirely) or continue to use the EAL Companion to AusVELS as their curriculum.
The Department will provide interim assessment and reporting advice to support teachers choosing to implement the new EAL curriculum in 2020, and schools can report against the achievement standards of either curriculum using their existing reporting software.
Throughout 2020 support to schools to plan and implement the new EAL curriculum will be progressively rolled out. It will be available from this page
Lower Primary (Years P – 2) – contains progression profiles, standards, indicators of progress and some student work samples relevant to Stages A1 and A2.
Middle – Upper Primary (Years 3 – 6) – contains progression profiles, standards, indicators of progress and some student work samples relevant to Stages BL, B1, B2 and B3.
Secondary (Years 7 – 10) – contains progression profiles, standards, indicators of progress and some student work samples relevant to Stages SL, S1, S2, S3 and S4.
- Literacy Teaching Toolkit – the Foundation to Year 6 toolkit provides EAL-specific advice to support teachers to differentiate for EAL learners in speaking and listening, reading and viewing and writing. This advice also applies to secondary EAL learners. The Level 7 to 10 toolkit supports teachers to incorporate the literacy of their subject areas into their day-to-day teaching. Similar strategies may be applicable to primary students.