Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Loh

Recommended Prior Learning

10ESOL or referral by teacher/dean

Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing with confidence are the foundations of language acquisition and development. These four modes are the core of communication in all languages. 

This Intermediate English Language course aims to develop the competence and confidence of each student in using English appropriately and accurately through a topic-based approach, that integrates a carefully designed range of tasks in all four language modes.
The course will focus on developing skills at Level Two of the New Zealand English Language Learning Progressions (ELLP), which are comparable to the internationally known Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Levels A2 to B2. This course will support students’ broader learning in their other curriculum areas.

Course Overview

Term 1
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.

Getting to know you
Getting to know others
Novel study

Term 2
Cultural identities

Term 3
Maoritanga Research
World issues

Term 4
Inspiring Women
Formal writing

Learning Areas:


Assessment Policy & Procedures


Students take this subject if English is not their first language and their test results indicate their level of English acquisition is at intermediate level. Students should discuss with their ESOL teacher and English teacher whether they should take this subject.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Vocabulary Workbook: The Second Thousand Wordlist’ by Annette Watkins.
Cost: $35.00

Assessment Information The 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 Vocabulary Tests Grammar Tests Reading Plus engagement Tense Buster engagement

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.