Language for ESL learners : Contains the Bandscales for ESL learners. These provide a map of ESL learners' progress in English language development in the school context and describe typical second language acquisition stages for students in the early and middle phases of learning. The Bandscales enable teachers to assess the English language proficiency levels of ESL learners in listening, speaking, reading/viewing and writing. They assist teachers to plan the support necessary to enable ESL learners to access the intended curriculum.
Alignment of ESL Bandscales currently being used in Queensland 276k: Four different ESL Bandscales are currently used in Queensland. They all relate to the original National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia (NLLIA) Bandscales (McKay, Hudson, Sapuppo, 1994). This table shows how, although they vary according to purpose, they can all be aligned in terms of fundamental levels.