One of the programs available at our College is our English as an Additional Language (EAL) Program. Students who speak a main language other than English at home may qualify to receive additional support.
The EAL Program supports students who are at various stages of their English language development. The EAL Program focusses on developing students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening skills using a variety of strategies. Students who receive additional support through the program, work in a small group with an EAL teacher each week. The EAL program offers a variety of classes to cater for students who are in the beginning stages of learning English through to supporting students who have been learning English for some time. Students are placed into the EAL classes that best cater for their individual needs.
Benefits of the PCC program
The EAL teachers strive to provide a safe, supportive learning environment which allows students to feel comfortable to participate in all activities. Through the use of whole group, small group and independent tasks, students are supported in developing their English skills especially in the areas of oral language development and vocabulary knowledge.