The following resources are used to support EAL/D teaching and learning.

Teacher resources

English as an additional language or dialect - Advice for schools (PDF 962KB) provides advice for the operation and management of EAL/D programs.

The What is? teacher guides explore effective EAL/D pedagogy and describe how to implement these practices in the classroom.

As part of the ACARA EAL/D teacher resource, the EAL/D Learning Progression provides descriptors of four phases of English language proficiency.

This advice is used to determine school RAM allocations.

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.

The framework documents for each level can be accessed in the EAL/D NSW Statewide Staffroom in the Intensive English Centres channel (staff only).

Please refer to the NAP Operational Guidelines 2022 for detailed information about the New Arrivals Program.

A range of resources have been developed to assist with the explicit teaching of literacy and numeracy skills to EAL/D learners.

This includes:

  • 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.

Student resources

Bilingual dictionaries – A teaching and learning resource for use by students in the first 12 to 18 months of English language acquisition.

Arabic bilingual dictionary (PDF 3008KB)

Assyrian bilingual dictionary (PDF 1006KB)

Bengali bilingual dictionary (PDF 1202KB)

Bosnian bilingual dictionary (PDF 1613KB)

Burmese bilingual dictionary (PDF 895KB)

Chinese (Simplified) bilingual dictionary (PDF 2399KB)

Chinese (Traditional) bilingual dictionary (PDF 2403KB)

Croatian bilingual dictionary (PDF 1930KB)

Dinka bilingual dictionary (PDF 937KB)

Filipino/Tagalog bilingual dictionary (PDF 2668KB)

French bilingual dictionary (PDF 850KB)

Greek bilingual dictionary (PDF 5.1MB)

Hindi bilingual dictionary (PDF 911KB)

Indonesian bilingual dictionary (PDF 2661KB)

Japanese bilingual dictionary (PDF 2252KB)

Karen bilingual dictionary (PDF 905KB)

Khmer bilingual dictionary (PDF 2787KB)

Kirundi bilingual dictionary (PDF 858KB)

Korean bilingual dictionary (PDF 2064KB)

Nepali bilingual dictionary (PDF 1298KB)

Persian (Farsi) bilingual dictionary (PDF 3002KB)

Punjabi bilingual dictionary (PDF 1674KB)

Russian bilingual dictionary (PDF 1617KB)

Samoan bilingual dictionary (PDF 2985KB)

Serbian bilingual dictionary (PDF 1614KB)

Somali bilingual dictionary (PDF 2665KB)

Spanish bilingual dictionary (PDF 2668KB)

Swahili bilingual dictionary (PDF 848KB)

Tamil bilingual dictionary (PDF 883KB)

Thai bilingual dictionary (PDF 2000KB)

Tongan bilingual dictionary (PDF 1925KB)

Turkish bilingual dictionary (PDF 1984KB)

Urdu bilingual dictionary (PDF 904KB)

Vietnamese bilingual dictionary (PDF 1749KB)

ESL Numeracy: Number

This resource provides supplementary learning activities for ESL students at the early stages of numeracy and literacy development.

It features a range of tools which assist students to complete the activities independently including visual and audio support and simple written instructions.

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