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EAL — Provision for Newly Arrived Students


New arrivals kit

The Languages and Multicultural Education Resources Centre (LMERC) can provide a kit of tailored English as an Additional Language (EAL) and bilingual resources to support teachers and students at primary and secondary level. The kits are available for loan for 1-2 terms. If a school has multiple new arrivals at one time or over the year multiple kits can be requested.

For more information contact the EAL regional program officer (RPO) in your region or LMERC:

Teaching resources

The following resources provide valuable information and reassurance for teachers who have not previously had newly arrived students in their classes.

  • No English — Don't panic (PDF) provides information and strategies for primary classroom teachers to support newly arrived EAL students during their first few weeks in Australia.
  • No English 2 — Questions and answers (PDF) provides answers to some of the questions primary classroom teachers may have about the English language development of newly arrived EAL learners, and about providing appropriate programs for them.

The following resources have been developed to support EAL teachers and schools to plan and implement the Victorian Curriculum F-10 English as an Additional Language:

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Reviewed 07 May 2021

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