English as a Second Language

Our English as an Additional Language (EAL) program supports students from all backgrounds with a language other than English. The program is offered throughout the school, from Foundation to Year 6. Roberts McCubbin offers a specialist EAL program that is designed to reflect the needs of each individual learner.


An EAL student is generally considered to be one who:

  • Is a new arrival, who does not speak English at their time of arrival in Australia
  • Is learning English as a second or additional language
  • Is not as proficient in English as a student of the same age who has been learning only English
  • Needs assistance in classroom activities because of their stage of English language development

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