English as Additional Language (EAL)

Literacy IconEnglish as Additional Language (EAL)

The EAL Program (English as an Additional Language) aims to provide students with a full immersion in English language.

At Kingsbury Primary School, identified students can access additional support for learning within EAL withdrawal groups and in the classroom.  Within this program students will develop their understanding of English in its written and spoken forms, including how its structures and features can be used to create meaning in a range of different contexts.  Students are provided with learning and activities with an explicit teaching focus.  They are given the scaffolding to support them towards independent use of English for personal, social and academic purposes.

The EAL curriculum is structured as three pathways (A, B & C).  At primary school, Pathway A represents early immersion for students in Foundation (Prep) to Year 2.  Pathway B represents mid immersion for students in Years 3 – 8.  Each pathway represents different entry points and stages of English proficiency.  Within these pathways there are three language modes; Reading and Viewing, Writing, and Speaking and Listening.  These modes are the same as in the Standard Australian English curriculum.