Frameworks and tools

EAL/D learning progression

EAL/D students are learning the English language at the same time as developing their literacy and numeracy. Assessing English language proficiency on the EAL/D learning progression can assist in the effective tailoring of teaching to support language, literacy and numeracy development.

EAL/D learning progression describes how students with English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D) typically progress in their English language learning.

The ACARA EAL/D Teacher Resource contains annotated content descriptions from Kindergarten to Year 10 in English, mathematics, science and history. Please cross-reference this Australian curriculum content with your NSW syllabuses.

EAL/D specialist teachers should refer to the ESL Scales to inform their planning, programming and teaching.


Capability Framework: Teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander EAL/D learners

The Capability Framework: Teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander EAL/D learners was developed to increase the capacity of teachers in rural, remote and metropolitan areas to better meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander EAL/D learners. The framework is aligned with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

For more on supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander EAL/D learners visit Aboriginal Education in NSW public schools.


Additional resources tools and frameworks will be added soon.

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