EAL Students - what does it actually mean?
To explore strategies that encourage celebration of the cultural backgrounds of the wider school community
The following statistic was taken from the Victorian Department of Education & Training website: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/support/diversity/eal/Pages/ealschools.aspx
The student population in Victorian government schools is diverse. In 2018:
- 32% of students from language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE)
- 12% of the student population are English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners.
With that understanding the following article has been taken from the EAL Learner Website: https://cesaeallearner.edublogs.org/who-are-eal-learners/
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QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
1. What is the current experience for EAL students in your classroom?
2. What challenges do EAL students face in their learning in Australian classrooms?
3. How has this knowledge changed the ways in which you will interact with EAL students in your classrooms?How can inclusive classrooms create a more positive culture for society in the future?
Please join the conversation by either answering these prompting questions above OR by adding your own ideas and thoughts around this topic in the conversation thread below.