EALD

English as another language or dialect
 
Learning | ESL/EALD

CPS has a culturally diverse community and supports students who speak English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD). While students and classroom teachers can access the EALD specialist at school, a shared support approach is encouraged to maximise student progress and confidence. We value home language and recognise the benefits it has in supporting growth in English skills. One of the best strategies you can use with your children at home is to read and discuss with them. Allow them to read aloud to you in English, but use your home language to discuss the book/text in detail. Ask questions and discuss in detail. Please see the documents for translated support strategies and ideas from the Department of Education.

 

EALD/ESL News T3 Week 1

EALD/ESL News T3 Week 1

EALD / ESL News (English as an Additional Language / Dialect) (English as a Second Language) Welcome to term three! Hope you are all feeling recharged and refreshed after the holidays. During the holidays I enjoyed the extra time with my own children and we played...

Harmony Week: ESL/EALD Update Week 7

Harmony Week: ESL/EALD Update Week 7

Happy Harmony Week!  “The week runs from 15–21 March every year and encourages everyone to experience, explore and appreciate WA's wealth of cultural, religious, linguistic and ethnic diversity.” As a school, this is a great opportunity to acknowledge our diverse...

ESL/EALD News Week 5

Many students and families in our Churchlands PS community can communicate in two (or more!) languages. It is so important to maintain first languages skills (often referred to as mother tongue, home or heritage language) as it has great benefits to the child....

ESL/EALD News

ESL English as a Second Language EALD English as an Additional Language or Dialect One of the best things you can do with your child to help their progress is to read with them every day and talk about the stories they are reading. Encourage them to read the text in...

ESL/EALD News

ESL/EALD News

ESL English as a Second Language EALD English as an Additional Language or Dialect Wishing our Churchlands families a happy start to the 2022 school year and a Happy New Lunar Year! I hope that the Year of the Water Tiger brings extra courage, flexibility, happiness...

ESL/EALD News

ESL/EALD News

Recently I listened to an interesting podcast on the power of storytelling. It spoke about how important it is to share stories, knowledge and culture, as well as entertaining others and creating an identity. Picture books partner visuals with the words to extend the...

ESL/EALD News

EALD / ESL  (English as an Additional Language / Dialect)   (English as a Second Language) Thanks for the warm welcome back to school after taking extended leave this term to recover from back surgery. It has been wonderful to see all the students again and note their...