Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 1 English Language

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960463

Recommended Prior Learning

Learners are tested on arrival at the college. The HOD EL recommends to learners who would benefit from choosing this course.

Level 1 English Language caters for migrant, Pasifika and International 2nd language learners (ELLs) in Years 10 and 11. The aim of the course is to develop academic vocabulary and competency in English skills across listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course is multi-level with assessments that provide credits towards NCEA Level 1, and prepares learners for L1 Literacy. The course targets the learning needs of individual learners.

The EL classroom is a caring, nurturing and positive learning environment, in which learners' languages and cultures are valued. Learners are encouraged to share their cultures and support each other in their learning. 

Course Overview

Term 1
Diagnostic testing and ELLP(English Language Learning Progressions) testing across all strands: listening, speaking, reading and writing at the start of the term. This data informs the learner focused programme to cater for diverse levels of English Language acquisition.

Polyfest theme and trip

Term 2
Reading and writing focus, including the development of vocabulary.
ELLP testing at the end of the term to gauge progress and gaps

Matariki theme and international food stalls

Term 3
Communication focus as a basis for developing literacy skills and oral confidence.

Term 4
Focus on study skills and completing internal assessments.

Learning Areas:


Course Costs and Equipment

$20 course book
$20 class trip
$5 printing charge
$10 Stepsweb


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.