Year 13 English for Speakers of Other Languages

13ESL
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Steele

Content
This is an English course for students who speak English as an additional language. It covers reading, writing, listening and speaking. This course is designed to prepare students for tertiary academic study. Students will be offered Level 3 or 4 EL Unit Standards.

Skills
Practice in the four modes of English
Speaking: Conversational skills; giving opinions; taking part in discussions; pronunciation practice; negotiating meaning
Writing: Practising different types of texts for different purposes
• Organising texts into coherent paragraphs
• Developing main ideas
Reading: Different genres from a wide variety of sources
• Skimming, scanning, making inferences and finding the tone
• Finding main ideas and retrieving specific information
• Understanding essential vocabulary as well as academic vocabulary
Listening: Listening to recordings; interacting with other students


Contributions and Equipment

2 2B5 excercise books
Refill pad


Recommended Prior Learning

Students should be working comfortably at Level 3 to 4 of the ELLP matrix, which is at a post intermediate level.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 28056 v3 Read and understand texts on familiar topics (EL)
3
I
5
U.S. 28057 v3 Read and understand texts for practical purposes (EL)
3
I
5
U.S. 28068 v3 Write a connected text on a familiar topic (EL)
3
I
5
U.S. 28070 v3 Write a response for a specific purpose (EL)
3
I
5
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.