English as an Additional Language or Dialect Mandated Materials

English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) learners are those whose first language is a language or dialect other than Standard Australian English (SAE), which is the variety of spoken and written English used formally in Australian schools. While EAL/D learners bring with them a wealth of knowledge, understandings and values from their own culture to a classroom, they require additional support to assist them to develop proficiency in SAE. The following resources can be used to provide this assistance to EAL/D learners.

EAL/D Progress Map
The EAL/D Progress Map, developed by the Department of Education, Western Australia, is an integrated teaching, monitoring and assessment support resource that can be used with EAL/D students from Kindergarten to Year 12 (K-12). The map applies to the learning of EAL/D in all learning areas and across all curriculum contexts.

The following are available to be downloaded from the Department of Education website:


  • Early Childhood EAL/D Progress Map - Kindergarten - Year 2
  • Middle Childhood EAL/D Progress Map - Years 3 to 6
  • Secondary EAL/D Progress Map - Years 7 to 12