ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE & FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES

*HEAD OF DEPARTMENT: MRS B BOOKWALLA*

English is integral for all further study and every type of employment.

The courses outlined below are designed for those students who do not use English as their first language. The aim is to enable students to live and study in Aotearoa New Zealand. All students who use English as an additional language will be tested and placed in appropriate classes.


*FOUNDATION - ELL*

This course is designed for newly arrived students to prepare them to integrate linguistically and emotionally into Pakuranga College. You will learn to read, write, talk and listen to English in a supportive environment.

The focus of this course is to equip you with the skills and knowledge related for mainstream subjects and specifically to mathematics, science and literacy. Another component is to develop general and academic English.

Educational visits are a part of this course. Assessments will be based on the ELLP (English Language Learning Progression) matrix.


*3EL*

This course is designed to meet the English language learning needs of a group of ESOL students who are close to but not yet ready for mainstream English.  The focus is to ensur hat students develop familiarity with topics, texts, and task types which they will encounter in mainstream classes.  This exposure will lead them to move seamlessly to master skills needed for preparation for 4EL which focuses on Level 1 Literacy credits.