EAL/D

EAL/D School Programs

The Department of Education provides a range of courses, programs, services and support for school-aged English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) students to engage successfully in public schooling and in the acquisition of Standard Australian English (SAE).

Intensive English Centres (IECs)

Intensive English Centres (IECs) provide a specialist 12 month English language program to eligible Stage 1students who are in the early stages of English language acquisition - primarily those who are newly arrived in Western Australia. IECs have continuous enrolments and exit students into mainstream schooling at the end of each term (primary) or the end of each semester (secondary).

Primary and Secondary Support programs are designed to meet the needs of Stage 1 and 2 EAL/D students within a mainstream context.