Year 8 EAL – English as an additional Language

LEVEL: Year 8

LENGTH: Full Year

Recommended background: This subject is intended for students for whom English is an additional language.


Year 8 EAL aims to further develop student competence in spoken and written English. The course is delivered using the Australian Curriculum. Students develop knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, and writing in English.

Students study the way the English language works and learn to express and develop their ideas in English. Students listen to, read, write, view, respond to, interpret, evaluate and perform a range of spoken, written and multimodal texts designed to entertain, engage, inform and persuade, such as narratives, procedures, reports, discussions and oral presentations. They study a range of texts such as various types of media texts including newspapers, magazines and digital texts, fiction, non-fiction, poetry and dramatic performances. Students develop their understanding of how texts, including media texts, are influenced by context, purpose and audience.


Students’ performance will be determined according to the subject’s Achievement Standards as outlined in the framework of the Australian Curriculum. Grades A to E will be used for reporting purposes. This includes assessment of achievement in listening, reading, viewing, speaking and writing.

Eligibility criteria apply to this course.

This leads to: Year 9 EAL – English as an additional Language