10 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL)
Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Loh
To improve students’ English so they can:
- understand and use English across the school curriculum
- understand and use English in the community
- develop confidence in using English
This course offers six lessons per week of English language support for students whose first language is not English. It is a cross curriculum programme and gives support and instruction in the four basic strands of language – reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students will increase their understanding of word meaning and usage; language needed in curriculum areas; and English grammar. The course also contributes towards preparing students for the Intermediate English language programme in Year 11.
The programme is a topics-based language course which focusses on Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing skills with an emphasis on grammar and vocabulary. Reading Plus (online reading) and Tense Buster (online grammar) are used to enhance reading skills and grammar learning.
Discover New Zealand
Novel Study: We are all made of molecules
Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements
Vocabulary Workbook: The Second Thousand Wordlist’ by Annette Watkins.
Assessment InformationThe following assessments will enable teachers to grade students' English Language Learning Progression and determine their proficiency levels:
End of topic tests including Reading and Writing assessments
Reading Plus engagement
Tense Buster engagement
Year 10 Common Test for placement (Term 3)
We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.