English as an Additional Language/Dialect is offered as an alternative course for students whose first language is not English.

Years 8, 9 and 10

For Years 8 – 10, the level and content of the course is tailored to meet the needs of the individual students. Each student is given the opportunity to develop her language skills so that she can more easily cope with the reading and writing demands of other subjects. During Years 8 – 10 students can move from EAL/D classes into mainstream English if they acquire the necessary competency.

Years 11 and 12

Year 11 and 12 EAL/D

The English as an Additional Language or Dialect course is designed for students whose first language is not English and for the speakers of some non-standard Australian English dialects.

In addition to learning advanced reading comprehension skills, students learn and practise writing in a variety of styles. Their aim is to become fluent and accurate in the reading and writing of English at university entrance level.

Most students undertaking this course would complete Units 2A and 2B in Year 11 followed by Units 3A and 3B in Year 12.

All students enrolled in the EAL/D course must meet strict eligibility criteria.