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Supporting Students with English as an Additional Language

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: EDU80047

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 12 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit is designed to prepare pre-service teachers to plan, teach and assess students with English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D) using a strengths-based approach and guided by the Australian Curriculum (or a relevant State/Territory curriculum document). In addition, pre-service teachers will examine and critically analyse theoretical perspectives and research based evidence to provide
additional support for students to develop proficiency in Standard Australian English (SAE).


  • The nature of English and the theory and principles of second language pedagogy
  • Factors that impact on EAL teaching and learning
  • Sociocultural contexts of learning and understanding linguistic and cultural diversity in schools
  • State and national curriculum documents, policy and assessment protocols
  • Designing appropriate lessons and adapting materials to maximise educational opportunities for all EAL learners.
  • Lesson planning and activities that incorporate ICT