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Aussie English for the beginner

This interactive resource allows students to explore the origins and meanings of common Australian words and idioms and to test their knowledge of Australian English. The definitions are provided by the Australian National Dictionary Centre and the cartoons are by David Pope.

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Identity, connection and language

In many parts of Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples were prohibited from speaking their languages following British colonisation in the 18th and 19th centuries. Explore the consequences of this repression for Indigenous people in both the past and the present. This clip is one in a series of six.

Teacher resource

Writing a persuasive letter

A teacher of a class of EAL/D students selects age-appropriate content from the Year 9 Australian Curriculum for English. The lesson is part of a unit of work to teach students how to create persuasive texts in the form of complaint letters. In the lesson, the teacher provides a series of interrelated learning experiences ...