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Showcasing our Intensive English School staff and students


In April 2016 the Department of Education & Training has released a set of vignettes on the Bandscales State School (QLD) for EALD Learners. These Bandscales are used by all teachers across Queensland to determine EALD learners’ levels of proficiency and monitor student progress in each of the macro-skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

The Bandscales describe six levels of language development from pre-level 1 (new to Standard Australian English) to level six (becoming competent in Standard Australian English). They are presented in two phases of learning: early phase for learners from Prep to Year 3 and middle phase for learners from Year 4 to Year 12.

Staff and students from Woodridge SHS and Ironside SS are showcased in the release of these vignettes (short videos) that describe these six levels of language development. Our staff and students represent our school exceptionally well through their active engagement in their learning in these vignettes. Our students proudly represent our whole school as these vignettes are used by teachers across all of Queensland in their professional development. Well done IES staff and students!

Watch the Bandscale vignettes here!