EAL electives in secondary schools
EAL can be offered as an elective subject on the school timetable. The purpose of this class would be to:
- offer targeted support to EAL learners, when there is no stand-alone EAL program and students attend mainstream English classes, or
- offer additional language support to students who attend an EAL specialist program, but require extra teaching time for skill development
Careful consideration should be given to the subject/s against which EAL is blocked, so that students choosing the elective are not disadvantaged by limiting their other options for further study.
Reviewed 09 June 2020