Victorian English Curriculum
The English curriculum is built around the three interrelated strands of Language, Literature and Literacy. Teaching and learning programs integrate all three strands and focus on developing students’ knowledge in, Reading and Viewing, Writing and Speaking and Listening.
EAL Developmental Continuum
The EAL Developmental Continuum is divided into four aspects: Texts and Responses to Texts, Cultural Conventions of Language use Linguistic Structures and Features and Maintaining and Negotiating Communication. Each aspect outlines the Standard and Progression Profile as well as Indicators of Progress
Lower primary (Prep - 2) EAL learners are assessed against the A1 and A2 stages of the EAL Developmental Continuum. Middle and upper primary (grades 3-6) EAL learners are assessed against the BL, B1, B2 and B3 stages of the EAL Developmental Continuum.
Before placing students on the EAL Continuum, parents must first be contacted to discuss and give permission for this.