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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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de Courcy, Michele; Adoniou, Misty; Ngoc, Doan Ba – TESOL in Context, 2014
With the development of the English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) Teacher Resource, the educational needs and outcomes of refugee and immigrant children have been placed on the national mainstream teaching agenda. This new national resource sits alongside a plethora of other resources, known as scales and standards, which have been…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Interviews, Surveys
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Cross, Russell – TESOL in Context, 2012
This paper aims to (re)engage ESL with the broader literacy debate, by calling for a better recognition of what literacy means for second language learners within contemporary Australian education systems, and acknowledging the specialist professional knowledge that ESL teachers bring to the mainstream. The literacy debate that has shaped so much…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Monolingualism, Educational Change, Specialists