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English as an additional language or dialect program

The English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) program helps sites to provide an effective pathway for students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who are learning English as an additional language/dialect.

The EALD program contributes to the delivery of culturally inclusive approach by the department to support its multicultural cohort. It also manages the Intensive English Language program (IELP) and the New Arrivals program (NAP).

The EALD program outline (PDF 303KB) provides details of EALD program services and priorities.

Language and literacy Levels

The Language and literacy Levels describe the development of language and literacy needed across the year levels to access and demonstrate curriculum knowledge, skills and understandings for all learning areas. The levels focus on the productive aspects of language and literacy (spoken, written and multi-modal texts).

The language and literacy levels listed below are primarily an assessment, monitoring and reporting tool to be used to inform programming and planning for all teachers.

Community liaison officers

Community liaison officers (CLOs) come from a range of language and cultural backgrounds. They:

  • work with schools to develop understandings about student cultural backgrounds
  • provide information about the Australian education systems and curriculum policies to parents and caregivers
  • work closely with school communities and external agencies to ensure the provision of and access to the most appropriate educational programs for students.

See more detail about the roles of community liaison officers (PDF 507KB) and contact information.

Working as an EALD or IELP/NAP teacher, bilingual school support officer (BSSO) or CLO

These documents provide information about the requirements to work as an EALD or IELP/NAP teacher in the department, and expression of interest forms to work as a BSSO or CLO:

Contact

English as an Additional Language or Dialect program team

Phone: 8226 2937
Email: decd.eald [at] sa.gov.au