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ESOL

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Why study English in the ESOL pathway?
English is a global language of communication. As one of the official languages in New Zealand, it gives learners the opportunity to become citizens of tomorrow’s world. Learning English and in English will enable every individual English Language Learner to become literate and critical thinkers, able to articulate meaningfully their views, ideas and understanding in both oral and written form. As learners move along the ESOL pathway, they are able and encouraged to engage in cross-curricula activities which broaden learning opportunities and deepen understanding.

The ESOL pathway carefully scaffolds every learner as they acquire proficiency and confidence in using English academically and in wider New Zealand society. Lessons and learning opportunities which cater for the diverse needs of learners are crafted to ensure maximum engagement in aural, oral and written tasks. On-going links to the New Zealand Curriculum, its Key Competencies, Values and Principles enable learners to work towards University Entrance credits.

The ESOL learners are guided by a dedicated staff who liaise with not just the International Department but all other curriculum areas and services available at school. This is to ensure that individual learners’ needs are met to the highest standard and every learner achieves to his potential.

Courses Available in this department

Junior:
Year 9 English
Year 9 English
Year 9 Social Sciences
Year 9 Social Sciences
Year 10 Social Sciences
Year 10 Social Sciences
Year 10 English
Year 10 English
Year 9 English as a Second Language
Year 9 English as a Second Language

NCEA:
Level 1 English Literacy Programme - Reading
Level 1 English Literacy Programme - Reading
Level 1 English Literacy Programme - Writing for Science
Level 1 English Literacy Programme - Writing for Science
Level 2 English for University Entrance
Level 2 English for University Entrance
English Language Programme Writing for Beginners
English Language Programme Writing for Beginners
English Language Programme Reading for Beginners
English Language Programme Reading for Beginners
Level 1 Science - ESOL Foundation
Level 1 Science - ESOL Foundation