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Junior Primary - Listening

HL - Home Language
This represents the languages or dialects that the child speaks at home. This may be a traditional indigenous language, a Creole or a dialect of SAE, eg. Kala Kawaw Ya, Wik Mungkan, Torres Strait Creole, Aboriginal English. Note that many children are exposed to multi-lingual settings in their home environment.
Mainstream students
Those students who come to school with SAE as a home language.

Middle Primary/Middle Schooling - Listening

AE
Aboriginal English
conductive hearing loss
Hearing loss as a result of otitis media
ESL
English as a Second Language
high frequency greetings
e.g. Hello, Hi, How are you?, Good morning.
HL - Home Language
This represents the languages or dialects that the child speaks at home. This may be a traditional indigenous language, a Creole or a dialect of SAE, eg. Kala Kawaw Ya, Wik Mungkan, Torres Strait Creole, Aboriginal English. Note that many children are exposed to multi-lingual settings in their home environment.
otitis media
Also known as middle ear infection or glue ear
register
A set of features of speech or writing characteristic of a particular type of linguistic activity or a particular group when engaging in it, e.g. sermon vs newspaper article. [See Matthews, P.H. (1997)]
SAE
Standard Australian English
Standard
(Form, variety) which is learned and accepted as correct across a community or set of communities in which others are also used. [See Matthews, P.H. (1997)]
TSC
Torres Strait Creole

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References

Matthews, P.H. (1997) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press

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