- We recognise that English language proficiency is the key to success for students in an English speaking environment. By providing a structured framework, as well as language support options for those requiring additional assistance, students will develop the skills they need to reach their potential. The EAL program meets the needs of non-English speaking students from beginning to supplementary level. At enrolment, EAL students are tested to identify their language needs and to determine their level of support.
In line with the Australian Curriculum We offer four levels of EAL support:Beginning, Developing, Emerging and Consolidating
The main aim of EAL is to prepare students to attain a level of proficiency in English to enable them to participate confidently in mainstream classes.
There are two types of EAL support provided by AIS:
Lessons where students are given English tuition in place of regular classes. The focus is on the curriculum taught in mainstream classes
Support within mainstream classes, where an EAL teacher provides individual assistance to students.
A student’s readiness to enter mainstream classes or to move to a different level of EAL is regularly assessed. Diagnostic and placement assessments, together with teacher observations and classwork evaluations are made at appropriate times.