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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.

EAL electives in secondary schools

Reviewed 09 June 2020

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