EAL/D conversations podcast

The EAL/D conversations podcast explores features of EAL/D education across NSW government schools, unpacks elements of second language acquisition and highlights practices that support effective teaching and learning for EAL/D students.

Episode 1: The EAL/D Education Strategy

The EAL/D Education Strategy aims to build the capacity of schools to achieve the best possible outcomes for students learning English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D). This episode explores different aspects of the EAL/D Education Strategy including the role of EAL/D Education Leaders working across school principal networks [Duration 18:22].

Listen to Episode 1: The EAL/D Education Strategy.


Episode 2: Knowing, valuing and caring for EAL/D learners

This episode explores how teachers can know, value and care for EAL/D learners within their class. It also defines who EAL/D learners are and the differences between the terms EAL/D and LBOTE [Duration 20:34].

Listen to Episode 2: Knowing, valuing and caring for EAL/D learners


Episode 3: Intensive English Centres (IEC)

This episode explores what an Intensive English Centre (IEC) is, the eligibility criteria, enrolment process and the benefits of attending an IEC [Duration 10:13].

Listen to Episode 3: Intensive English Centres (IEC)


Episode 4: Developing strategic readers

This episode unpacks what effective reading instruction looks like for EAL/D learners and how teachers can support students to become strategic readers. [Duration 28:10].

Listen to Episode 4: Developing strategic readers


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