The following resources are used to support EAL/D teaching and learning.
The ESL Scales (PDF 521KB) resource is used by teachers as an assessment tool to describe the English language development of EAL/D learners in oral interaction, reading and responding and writing.
Teachers use this tool to assist with assessment for learning, planning, programming and reporting progress.
ESL Steps: ESL Curriculum Framework K-6 is an ESL Scales referenced planning and programming tool for teachers of EAL/D students in primary schools.
The stage based teaching guides provide a framework for EAL/D teaching and learning based on a social view of language.
Intensive English language programs are based on the Intensive English Programs (IEP) Curriculum Framework.
The curriculum framework provides a text-based approach for explicitly teaching English through key learning/subject areas.
High school subject areas are adapted for second language learners to prepare them for high school.
The IEP Curriculum Framework has four levels of intensive English language development.
A range of resources have been developed to assist with the explicit teaching of literacy and numeracy skills to EAL/D learners.
- information on the EAL/D enhanced teaching and learning cycle
- resources to support students with the HSC minimum standard
- links to targeted professional learning.
Advice has been developed on Supporting EAL/D learners with numeracy (PDF 92 KB).
Bilingual dictionaries – A teaching and learning resource for use by students in the first 12 to 18 months of English language acquisition.