The following resources may be used to assess and address the needs of EAL/D students and support their learning.
- English as an additional language or dialect – Advice for schools (PDF 627KB) provides advice for the operation and management of EAL/D programs.
- Supporting resources on the learning progression for mainstream teachers who are not EAL/D specialists can be found on ACARA and The Australian Curriculum websites.
- The ESL Scales (PDF 521KB) are used by teachers as an assessment tool to describe the English language development of EAL learners in oral interaction, reading and responding and writing. They assist in planning, programming, assessment and reporting for EAL students. Reference to the ESL Scales features in the ESL Reporting Scale which was developed to ensure consistent reporting of EAL achievement.
- ESL Steps: ESL Curriculum Framework K-6 is an ESL Scales referenced planning and programming aid for teachers of EAL students in primary schools. The stage based teaching guides provide a framework for EAL teaching with links to the English K-6 syllabus. Hard copies are available from the Henry Parkes Equity Resource Library (code: 9934)
Out and About – A series of interactive literacy resource readers for EAL/D beginners with first language support in Arabic, Dari and Dinka.
ESL Readers – A series of interactive stories and games for EAL/D students who are in the early stages of learning English. There are three animated stories and all three titles have a separate teachers resource, which is available in 22 different languages.