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Oliver, Rhonda; Rochecouste, Judith; Nguyen, Bich – TESOL in Context, 2017
A historical perspective of English as a second or additional language (ESL/EAL) in Australia reveals the field as in a constant state of flux, in spite of Australia's status as a nation of immigrants. This paper provides a contemporary review of the various phases of English language teaching in Australia for both adults and school-aged learners.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Social Attitudes
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Oliver, Rhonda; Haig, Yvonne; Grote, Ellen – TESOL in Context, 2009
Australian schools have a long history of providing education to students from culturally and linguistically diverse background, including new arrivals who are still in the process of acquiring English as an additional language. Nonetheless, the cohort of refugee children and youth coming from Africa's troubled regions in the last few years poses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Differences