Putney Public School

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English as an Additional Language or Dialect

At Putney Public School, we recognise that our school is enriched by its cultural diversity. We have approximately 39% of students with a language background other than English and over 25 different language backgrounds represented in our school population. We are committed to multiculturalism across the school curriculum.

The English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) Program at Putney Public School aims to support learners from language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE) who are learning English as a second or additional language.

Our EAL/D program aims to develop students' English speaking, listening, reading, viewing and writing skills to a level which enables them to fully participate in schooling.

The EAL/D teachers at Putney Public School work collaboratively with mainstream teachers to develop programs and resources which support the English language and literacy learning of EAL/D students across the curriculum.

EAL/D teachers also withdraw students who are part of the New Arrivals Program (NAP), working individually or in small groups according to their English language learning needs.

For more information regarding our support structures for students from a language background other than English, please contact our school office to make an appointment with our EAL/D teacher.