Numeracy for EAL/D learners


This professional learning supports Years 3-12 teachers of EAL/D learners to understand their students’ numeracy learning needs and increases their knowledge of evidence-based strategies to improve students’ numeracy learning across KLAs.

Who should participate?

EAL/D specialist teachers and KLAs teacher from Stage 2 to 6.

One Executive member and up to 3 other staff members, including the EAL/D specialist teacher, are invited to register (maximum 4 participants per school).

Mode of delivery

Blended learning - a mix of self-paced and facilitator-led learning delivered via MS Teams.


Blended learning with a mandatory e-learning component which must be completed before participating in facilitated sessions.

The course consists of 6 modules: a mandatory e-learning, and 5 facilitated sessions. Each module is 2 hours duration.

  • e-learning module (prerequisite)
  • Module 1 - Know your EAL/D numeracy learner

  • Module 2 - Language and literacy for EAL/D numeracy learners

  • Module 3 - Visualising numeracy

  • Module 4 - Talking numeracy

  • Module 5 - Transforming practice

Completing this course will help you to:

  • strengthen your understanding of EAL/D learners, the EAL/D Learning Progression and the National Numeracy Learning Progression.
  • identify and target the numeracy learning needs of EAL/D learners who may bring varying levels of English language proficiency and familiarity with Australian schooling as well as very different understandings of mathematics and numeracy to the classroom.
  • apply your knowledge to scenarios based on different schools and your own teaching and learning units.

See MyPL for a full description of course rationale, learning intentions and success criteria for each module.


See MyPL for available dates and times (new sessions added throughout each term).

Register for ‘Numeracy for EAL/D learners’ via MyPL (course code AC00265)

Numeracy for EAL/D learners will contribute to NESA Accredited PD towards maintaining teacher accreditation in NSW. See MyPL for details of the specific Australian Professional Standards for Teachers addressed.


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