Supporting EAL/D Learners in the Classroom (Term 1)

PL # 13707

  • Starting on 29 Mar 2023
  • Cancellation permitted until 22 Mar 2023
  • Event registrations closed on 27 Mar 2023

Delivery Format : In Person

Event registration is Closed


Professional learning relating to the issues faced by learners for whom English is an additional language or dialect (EAL/D). This session provides advice to primary and secondary classroom teachers to support such students, and to make use of the linguistic and cultural knowledge and understandings that EAL/D learners bring to the classroom.

Learning academic content in a second language raises issues that are considerably different from learning academic content in a familiar language.  All teachers must be aware of and address the unique needs of EAL/D learners to allow them to be successful in school and life. Clarification around the nature and time it takes to acquire a second language, use of other languages in learning and testing is essential.

This professional learning event aims to:

- provide insight into what it is like to be an EAL/D learner
- offer advice on how to best support EAL/D learners in and beyond the classroom
- familiarise teachers with the EAL/D Progress Maps in order to plan for, monitor and assess learning

AISWA is running a repeat of this session in Term 3 (20 July, 2023).

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Supporting EAL/D Learners in the Classroom (Term 1)

Date / Time

29 Mar 2023 Starts: 09:00 Finishes: 15:00

Delivery Format : In Person

AISWA Training Room Suite 1


Suite 1, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017

Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). To use these bays, you will need to first download the EasyPark App on your phone. When you arrive you can scan the QR code on the parking meter to pay for your parking using the app. Please note that the meters are no longer accepting cash or card payments. Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

PL Hours : 6.50

Learning Area

  • EALD
  • Inclusive Education
  • Literacy

School Area

  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Education Assistants

Event Contact

AITSL Standards