Department of Education

English as an Additional Language or Dialect

EAL/D

Professional Learning


EAL/D Progress Map

The English as an Additonal Language/Dialect (EAL/D) Progress Map is an integrated teaching, monitoring, assessing and reporting tool for use with EAL/D students from K – 12. This assessment tool provides explicit information for educators to make effective judgements about EAL/D students' progress and achievement in learning Standard Australian English (SAE). Educators will be able to use the EAL/D Progress Map to inform inclusive classroom and whole school planning and assessment.

The EAL/D Progress Map and additional information on assessment and reporting can be found on this website through the Assessment and Reporting portlet.

 

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Improving Literacy and Numeracy: Support for English as an Additional Language or Dialect online module

The Improving Literacy and Numeracy: Support for English as an Additional Language or Dialect online module  supports teachers to meet the needs of EAL/D leaners as they acquire Standard Australian English and gain access to the Western Australian Curriculum. Participants engage in practical approaches, using the EAL/D Progress Map to plan, monitor and assess student achievement.

This module contains the following workshops:

  • An introduction to EAL/D teaching and learning
  • How to use the EAL/D Progress Map for primary students
  • How to use the EAL/D Progress Map for secondary student

The Improving Literacy and Numeracy: Support for English as an Additional Language or Dialect online module can be found in Connect Resources.

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Tracks to Two-Way Learning

This course is aimed at assisting educators address the specific needs of Aboriginal students whose first language is not Standard Australian English and at making the curriculum more linguistically and culturally inclusive for them and all learners. It provides participants with the opportunity to broaden their understanding of language variation, dialect development, cross-cultural communication and the historical development of Aboriginal English. It includes an introduction to Aboriginal English and Two-Way Bidialectal Education.

Visit the Tracks to Two-Way Learning resource.

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Further Information

Courses designed to support the teaching and learning needs of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are advertised through the Institute for Professional Learning and Connect Communities.

For further information contact the EAL/D team at Statewide Services on 9402 6293 to discuss your EAL/D professional learning needs.

Professional Learning
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