EAL - English as an additional language

At Northern Bay College a significant number of students are supported in their learning through the EAL program. These supports, with language development, are provided in Language Centres, withdrawal classes and in mainstream classrooms. EAL programs focus on all areas of language acquisition at every stage of learning, explicitly teaching study skills for students to become independent learners and to achieve personal goals.

  • NBC has two New Arrival Language Centres on its college grounds that are run by the Geelong English Language Centre (GELC) and caters for students from newly settled families.

  • The EAL Transition Program from Year 1 – Year 8 provides four weekly sessions to EAL students who are withdrawn for specialized English instruction.

  • The EAL Program supports and monitors exited EAL Transition students in mainstream classes. MEAs provide over 200 hours a week to support EAL students and teachers across many curriculum areas

  • The Yrs 9-12 EAL Programs have a language for both academic and employment pathways. EAL English classes run at the Year 9, 10 and VCE level. Senior students taking the Victorian Certificate Pathway take Literacy informed by differentiated teaching practices. Students achieve success to attain their chosen pathway in industry, TAFE and university and ensuring students are connected with their community and have employability skills to succeed post-secondary school.

  • The EAL Program provides considerable support with Bi-lingual Homework Clubs and a broad range of project tasks learning. Developing the digital literacy skills for all EAL students is built into the delivery of all EAL