Children with English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D)
Use the video clips and reading (attached) to complete this task.
ONLINE RESOURCES x 2:
PETAA Video Essay – Language as Diversity and Equity –
TASK: Consider the issues raised in the materials above regarding language and literacy teaching and learning for EAL/D children, and the potential for them to become bilingual rather than replacing their first language with English. Respond to the questions below.
1. What are some of the factors that contribute to the complexity of the language landscape in Australia?
2. What are the main challenges for EAL/D children in mainstream classrooms?
3. What 5-6 key things do you think teachers need to know about EAL/D children to be able to teach them effectively? Write a response to the questions above synthesising key ideas from the resources and incorporating your own ideas and views