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EAL/D and English Assistance

International students are welcome, important, and highly valued at The Hutchins School.

Our school offers EAL/D and specialist English Assistance classes for local and international students. Students, for whom English is an additional language, will be assessed for their level of English competency before being offered a place at the School. The teachers and teacher assistants who offer EAL/D support and English Assistance work in consultation with classroom and subject teachers to support EAL/D learners to participate fully in the academic, co-curricular and social life of the School.

For younger students entering our school, our bi-lingual (Mandarin-speaking) teacher assistant work with students in consultation with Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classroom teachers to support the academic, social and emotional development of EAL/D learners. From Prep to Year 6, specialist language teachers provide in-class support, as well as individual and small group EAL/D support to teach English language acquisition and literacy skills.

For students in the Middle and Senior Schools, if their ability as an EAL/D learner is considered sufficient to access the secondary curriculum, they will be placed in appropriate classes which include an EAL/D elective subject, in addition to ACARA English, as determined by their current English language level and experience. EAL/D classes cater for a mix of abilities and support students to develop their listening and reading comprehension, as well as improve confidence and fluency in speaking and writing English.

EAL/D is offered at pre-tertiary level in Tasmania and students can study English up to Level 3 at The Hutchins School*. Some universities and tertiary institutions will allow scores from this course to contribute to their TCE entry.

*Course access requirements apply.

To learn more about the opportunities we provide for boys to become their best, contact our Enrolments Assistant, submit an online Enquiry form or phone 03 6221 4236. We encourage you to book a tour with our Registrar as this is the best way to see our School in action. Read more…