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English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)

EAL/D at Carlingford Public School

At Carlingford Public School, approximately 85% of our students are learning English as an additional language or dialect.


EAL/D Specialist Teachers

EAL/D student support is provided by specialist teachers with additional qualifications in teaching English to speakers of other languages. Our EAL/D specialist teachers work collaboratively with classroom teachers, school leaders and other specialists to provide high quality support for all English language learners. Specific strategies and practices are embedded in teaching and learning programs to support EAL/D students at each phase of English language proficiency.

Language instruction for EAL/D students can involve: one to one instruction, small group work, in-class support, whole class instruction, cooperative teaching and programming with the classroom teacher.

Classroom teachers and EALD specialist teachers track students and monitor their English language development in speaking, listening, reading and writing whilst encouraging them to maintain their first language.

For additional information regarding EAL/D education please visit:


Reporting English language proficiency to parents

Each semester, classroom teachers provide a written comment on EAL/D students’ language progress in the school report. This is informed by the EAL/D learning progression and outlines how support has been provided.

Some students at the Beginning and early Emerging phases may also have a supplementary comment from the EAL/D specialist teacher providing additional information.

More detailed information about EAL/D reporting is provided in the video “Reporting on Students with EAL/D”. 

Please click on the link to view video

A transcript of this video is available for translation, please click here

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Interpreting and Translating services

If you require an interpreter for school business, please contact the school office on 9871 6983.