9 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESF)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Loh

If your English tests indicate you are having difficulties understanding English you will be required to take this course (9ESL) or you may be placed in the Foundation class (9ESF) for more intensive English study.

This course is designed for students from a non-English speaking background. You will build on your English language learning for school subjects, community use and for communication with your classmates. The units of work will cover all areas of the English syllabus: reading and writing; speaking and listening; presenting and viewing. Taking ESOL will help you succeed in the rest of your subjects.

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.

Term 2
New Zealand Culture

Term 3

Term 4
Literature (The Secret Garden – Abridged Version)
Celebrations and Festivals

Learning Areas:


Assessment Policy & Procedures

10 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL), 10 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESA)

Depending on progress made in their language proficiency levels, students may be offered placement in 10ESL or 10ESA.