The main purpose of the EAL programme is to support language development so that students may build social and academic language that is needed to learn within our VCE Curriculum. Students receive specifically designed instruction that is focused on developing the four language domains: speaking, writing, listening and reading.
We believe that learning and language are interconnected, and that learning best takes place in authentic contexts within a caring environment. Since all Peninsula teachers are considered language teachers, regardless of subject area, this enables students to be supported throughout the curriculum in their language development.
All students in the EAL programme are closely monitored and tracked in order to ensure language proficiency progression. We use a variety of language proficiency tools, which “advances academic language development and academic achievement for linguistically diverse students through high quality standards, assessments, research, and uses educationally authentic measurements to assess and evaluate each student’s English language proficiency development.”