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English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)

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​To access the Australian Curriculum, your child needs good English language skills. They need specific support to build these skills. You can help, even if you don’t speak English fully yourself.

Audio—Learning@home—English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) Transcript (DOC, 28KB).

Parents play a very important role in supporting student learning. Students do better in school when their parents are involved in their education.

Your child’s school will support your child to learn at home. You can ask the school questions about learning at home. Your child’s classroom teacher or EAL/D teacher can help.

Your child’s teacher can help you teach in a way that will support their learning at home.

To support EAL/D learners, parents are strongly encouraged to:

  • read to their child, in the home language and/or English, on a regular basis
  • encourage their child to develop and maintain active use of the home language
  • involve their child in talking about his/her school work
  • speak with their child's teacher or other staff members whenever they have questions or concerns about the program or their child's progress.
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Last updated 27 April 2020