Companion resources for the Victorian Curriculum
F-10 English as an Additional Language (EAL)
These resources support the teaching of the EAL curriculum by providing teachers with an understanding of the likely pathways students take to develop English language proficiency and providing resources to support assessment of and reporting on their English language proficiency. Resources also support teachers to make judgements about students’ transition between pathways on the curriculum, and from the EAL curriculum to the English curriculum.
The curriculum and resources are available at Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.
Understanding pathways and
These resources include hypothetical student stories and annotated work samples to support teacher understanding of student’s English language proficiency level and decision making about next steps in a student’s learning.
Pathways and Transitions
Resources are available to guide teachers of EAL students, including EAL specialists and teachers who are new to EAL to understand and assess the English language proficiency of EAL learners against the Victorian Curriculum F-10 EAL.
See: Assessing English language proficiency
As EAL students may not reach an achievement standard as described in the curriculum for more than one reporting cycle, the Department has developed additional reporting resources that will allow teachers and schools to demonstrate that students
are making satisfactory progress in learning English as an additional language. The descriptors '
beginning' and '
consolidating' can be used for reporting purposes to show EAL students’ developing proficiency before they reach the achievement standards.
EAL resources directory diagram
The EAL Resources Directory diagram is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the resources provided by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) and the Department of Education and Training (DET) to support schools in implementing the Victorian Curriculum F-10 English as an Additional Language (EAL).