The Department provides intensive English as an Additional Language (EAL) instruction in English language schools and centres to prepare students for mainstream schooling. Students typically attend an English language school/centre for between six and twelve months, depending on their educational background and/or refugee/humanitarian status.
New arrivals programs in English language schools and centres support students to make a smooth transition into mainstream schooling. EAL qualified teachers are able to respond to students’ differing learning needs. They are able to apply the appropriate considerations when making curriculum and classroom decisions. EAL is taught through the content of all learning areas.
New arrivals programs also support students and families in the settlement process through provision of a safe and supportive atmosphere to learn about the education system and broader society. The English language schools and centres work closely with community and government agencies to support students to access appropriate support services.
For school details / contacts and useful links read more