Teaching English as an Additional Language

LTSE Teaching at JCU English as an Additional Language

A large minority of students who study at JCU have a first language other than English. These students often have different learning needs to native English speakers.

The following videos were created to assist staff to understand the realities facing JCU students for whom English is not their first language, and provide some teaching strategies as a method for assisting these students within mainstream lectures and tutorials.

Note, a JCU staff username and password is required to view the videos.

Strategies for Teaching EAL/D - Part 1

In the following video we discuss some of the realities facing students at JCU for whom English is not their first language.

Strategies for Teaching EAL/D - Part 2

In this second video we discuss the teaching strategy, 'Pre-teach, Teach, Post-teach' as a method for assisting EAL students within mainstream lectures and tutorials.

Resources for Teaching Staff

Strategies for teaching EAL/D students:

Key Terms Logbook (PDF, 177 KB)

Vocabulary Development (PDF, 147 KB)

Study Buddy Question Set (PDF, 113 KB)

Suggested presentation layout:

Understanding IELTS

This short video series introduces the IELTS test, the English language test which governs entry into Australian Tertiary institutions. Topics covered include entry requirements and implications for learning and teaching at JCU.

Understanding the IELTS test

The IELTS test at JCU

Discussion of issues arising from the IELTS test

Quick guide to Understanding IELTS (PDF 489 KB)