Activity: Other Teaching Engagements and non-HDR Supervisions › Executive education programs
One in four learners in Australian schools come from a home where the main language is not English. This course is designed to provide mainstream primary school teachers with useful knowledge and skills that will help meet the language-related needs of these learners. Upon successful completion of this course, you will have an increased awareness of the needs of EAL students and how to use the students' home language(s) as a resource. You will also have an increased repertoire of strategies which take into account the EAL students' diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds and experiences.Topics covered: Diversity, literacies, and the primary classroom; Using EAL learners' home language(s) and experiences as a resource for learning; Scaffolding, speaking, listening and group work; Issues and strategies in reading and writing; Vocabulary and comprehension as key foundational skills; Building text-based units of work that support EAL students.