Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 2 English Language

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960463

Recommended Prior Learning

Learners from L1 and JUNEL01 will be recommended to choose this course by the HOD EL. 

This course caters for migrant, Pasifika and International 2nd language learners (ELLs) in Years 11-12

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 2, and targets the learning needs of individual learners. It also enables learners to be successful in  mainstream subjects and prepares them for L1 Literacy, and UE Literacy in 2025.

The EL classroom is a positive, nurturing environment which values and embraces the languages and cultures of the learners. Learners are encouraged to share their cultures and  support each other in their learning. Their cultures are an integral focus in the course for discussions, writing and presentation topics.

Course Overview

Term 1
Developing writing skills and writing a recount about ASB Polyfest

Polyfest trip

Term 2
Developing oral communication skills, focusing on active listening and speaking.

Matariki theme and international food market

Term 3
Developing reading skills and strategies that can be applied in mainstream subjects.

Developing oral confidence with a focus on presenting.

Term 4
Developing study skills and completing internal assessment.

Learning Areas:


Assessment Information

Max credits - 20
Assessments are Internal and 5 credits for each of the 4 standards
1. US 27999 Write on a familiar topic (EL)
2. US 30980 v1 Demonstrate understanding of a straightforward text on a familiar topic (EL)
3. US 30980 v1 Read and understand a straightforward text on a familiar topic (EL)
4. Us 31026 v2 Present information on a familiar topic (EL)

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.