Policies and legislation


Contact Details

Equity Team, Early Learning and Primary Education,
Oxford Street State Office
Phone: 9244 5533

Email: multicultural.programs@det.nsw.edu.au


English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EALD) Education

English an Additional Language/Dialect (EALD) education is provided in primary schools, high schools, schools for specific purposes, Intensive English Centres and the Intensive English High School, to support the English language development of students whose first language is not English. In these schools, EALD programs are delivered in a variety of ways to meet the different needs of EALD students at different stages of learning English.

EALD teaching focuses on students learning English in the context of the curriculum they are studying so that they acquire the English language skills relevant to the subject area. Students may receive support from a specialist EALD teacher working with a class teacher or they may be in a separate group for some classes.

The program provides on arrival intensive English language support for newly arrived and refugee students as well as support for students' ongoing English language development.

For more information, refer to EALD Guidelines for Schools

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Resources for NSW Public Schools

Professional learning programs and additional resources for NSW Public Schools are available at https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/multicultural/