Low ELP Resources
Looking to embed some beach safety themed activities into your english language classroom? Please explore our resources below.
About these resources
These resources have been created to support the provision of coastal and inland waterway education to our communities who may be newer to Australia and still learning english. These low english language (Low-ELP) activity sheets are created in line with the International Student Water Safety Video, Below you will find 7 short 30 second video segments - each segment has its own activity sheet which you can download at the bottom of this page. We recommend that students are allowed to first watch the full video before then being given the below activities to complete. Dependent on the ability of the students you can also spend time reviewing the glossary and completing the glossary activity sheet.
We also reccomend encouraging some discussion with your class around their experiences with water and how they engage with various waterways.
- Did they swim in their home countries? What sorts of water environments did they swim in? Did they feel safe or did they feel this was dangerous?
- Do they swim in Australia? What sorts of environments do they swim in and do they feel safe or do they feel this is dangerous?
- What safety precautions do they take or would they take before going swimming?
- Do they feel the beach and ocean is a safe place to swim? Why or why not?
Video 1: Swimming ability
To support work sheet "Swimming ability" from downloadable resources below.
Video 2: Advice to Students
To support work sheet "Swimming advice" from downloadable resources below.
Video 3: Inland Waterways
To support work sheet "Inland waterways" from downloadable resources below.
Video 4: Underwater Hazards
To support work sheet "underwater hazards" from downloadable resources below.
Access to the full International Student Water Safety Video with subtitles.
Provide some additional language support to your students with our glossary and glossary worksheet.