Year 10 – English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD)

Length: Full Year
Contact: English Leader

Recommended Background

This subject is only available to eligible students. Students will receive an eligibility letter, which must be shown at course confirmation

Course Description

Year 10 EALD will be delivered using the Australian Curriculum and build on skills, knowledge and understandings in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating. Year 10 EALD is designed to equip students with strategies to communicate using increasingly sophisticated and precise academic language. Students develop competence in both written and oral communication, with a focus on interaction and spoken English.

Year 10 EALD students also create a range of texts for a variety of imagined and real-world contexts. Students study and respond to a variety of classic and contemporary texts, including novel, film, drama, poetry and media texts. Students build on their understandings of texts in context, and use critical theory to analyse texts. Students strengthen skills in creating texts for a wide range of audiences and purposes, and for a range of contexts. Students develop their oral language and listening skills, as well as refining written expression for accuracy and fluency.


Year 10 Students are assessed according to the subject’s Achievement Standards outlined in the Australian Curriculum, with A-E Grades used for reporting. This includes assessment of achievement in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating.

Leads To

Stage 1 English
Stage 1 EALD