Burnside High School Burnside High School

Year 13 English as a Second Language

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Harrison.

Recommended Prior Learning

15 credits in 12 ESL or with approval of HOD ESOL. The course is specifically designed for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students.

13 English as a Second Language

This course covers NCEA reading and writing for University Entrance Literacy, along with academic listening and presentation skills in preparation for tertiary level studies. It is expected that students will have Level 1 Literacy and have built a sound foundation in terms of writing and reading skills in earlier years, especially in 12ESL. Students will need to ensure they supplement classwork with significant grammar revision and vocabulary extension activities to cope with the high standard of academic reading and writing required. All the Standards are internally assessed.

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