Language Perspectives support

The Indigenous Language Perspectives team:

  • develops resources and provides training and mentoring support to build capability and understanding of language ecologies and how to support IEAL/D students to develop Standard Australian English needed to access the curriculum in line with current state wide curriculum policies, guidelines and practices
  • analyses data to inform decision making and measure school improvement efforts
  • collaborates on community language projects which include the development and publishing of community language posters
  • supports the development of programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditional languages in schools and documents contact languages used by IEAL/D students and their families and communities
  • supports traditional language teachers by producing development and implementation advice documents.​

Regional IEAL/D Coaches

IEAL/D Coaches work with schools to support teachers and school leadership teams in each region to:​

  • develop awareness and understanding of the diverse and complex language varieties spoken by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander EAL/D students
  • accurately identify Indigenous students with first languages other than Standard Australian English
  • measure and monitor Standard Australian English proficiency of IEAL/D students using Bandscales State Schools (Qld)
  • build capability in effective pedagogies to address the language learning needs of IEAL/D students

Contact

Email indigenous.dete@qed.qld.gov.au​ for more information.​

Last updated
01 April 2019