Literacy < Supporting EAL/D secondary students

Supporting EALD secondary


Meeting the literacy needs of EAL/D students in mainstream secondary classrooms



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About the webinar



One in four Australian students are learning English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D). Many teachers aren’t trained to meet their literacy needs and are looking for ways to better support these students and provide individualised learning opportunities.. This webinar will focus on some practical strategies and tips to better support EAL/D students.

Points covered:

  • Who are EAL/D learners?
  • Some misconceptions about EAL/D learners
  • Some classroom strategies
    • Visual strategies
    • Reading strategies
    • Writing strategies
    • Speaking and Listening strategies

About the presenter: Allie Baker

Presenter - Allie BakerAllie Baker has been teaching English, EAL and Drama in classrooms across Japan, the UK and Australia for over 15 years. She is passionate about teacher education and delivers workshops full of practical strategies that teachers can immediately implement in their own classrooms. She has presented workshops and seminars in Victorian secondary schools, online and at conferences for the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English (VATE). Her contributions have been published in both Drama Victoria and VATE publications. In her spare time, she loves to cook, travel and spend time with her family.


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