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English as an Additional Language or Dialect

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English as an Additional Language or Dialect ‹ English as an Additional Language or Dialect for Aboriginal Students

English as an Additional Language or Dialect for Aboriginal Students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students live in metropolitan, rural and remote areas of Western Australia. These students may speak one or more indigenous language, Kriol, and/or dialect of English called Aboriginal English. For many Aboriginal students their first contact with Standard Australian English (SAE) will be when they begin school. A variety of resources to support Aboriginal students learning SAE can be viewed below.

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Teaching and Learning Resources for EAL/D Aboriginal Students

Teaching and Learning Resources

Useful resources for teaching Aboriginal students who speak English as an additional language or dialect.

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Programs for Aboriginal Language Speaking Students

Programs for ALSS

The Aboriginal Language Speaking Students (ALSS) program recognises Aboriginal students’ Home Language as an important resource in their learning of Standard Australian English.

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Aboriginal Literacy Strategy

Aboriginal Literacy Strategy

The Aboriginal Literacy Strategy (ALS) focuses on consistent and sustainable pedagogy over time despite constant changes to school personnel.

English as an Additional Language or Dialect for Aboriginal Students
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