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English & EAL

Overview

The study of English (Language and Literature) embraces all stories. ​The EAL program provides an effective pathway for students learning English as an additional language.

We aim to develop Global Citizens who empathise with and respect the values, beliefs and differences of many communities. Students will develop the skills to use language in context as a vehicle for thought, reflection, self-expression and social interaction.

In line with the IBMYP & National Curriculum students will explore and engage with fictional, factual, non-print and multimedia texts from diverse cultural perspectives and take pleasure in using these to think about their world and themselves. They will respond critically, creatively and personally to texts from contemporary and past worlds. By extending their listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and presenting skills, students will have opportunities to communicate with local, national and global audiences. ​

The middle campus English curriculum aims to prepare students for success in the senior years of schooling as well as equip them with the written and oral skills to participate meaningfully in life beyond school. 

Outcomes for students
  • Become independent readers and to enjoy printed, electronic and media texts

  • Able to write clearly and accurately, creatively and thoughtfully

  • Can practice and develop the skills of speaking and listening

  • Will make links between texts and their own experience

  • Become competent and effective communicators. ​​​

English as an Additional Language

It supports the development of English language proficiency by focusing on communication skills in spoken and written English for a variety of purposes and audiences. Students also develop their listening, viewing, speaking, and reading skills. 

EAL specifically addresses the linguistic, cultural, and social needs of students and provides them with the skills to use the range of texts required of them for successful participation in school and society. 

Specialist EAL staff support students’ in undertaking the curriculum and use a variety of strategies to assist them in undertaking their tasks in order to achieve their outcomes. 

Students usually progress through the Intensive Secondary English Course into EAL classes in years 8, 9 and 10. Students undertaking EAL at Stage 1 and 2 must meet SACE eligibility requirements. 



Outcomes for students
  • Become independent readers and to enjoy printed, electronic and media texts

  • Able to write clearly and accurately, creatively and thoughtfully

  • Can practice and develop the skills of speaking and listening

  • Will make links between texts and their own experience

  • Become competent and effective communicators. ​​​

Contact

For more information about any subject listed in this learning area, please contact the coordinator with your query using the form below. If you are a student at Norwood Morialta High School, please use the Daymap messaging system to make contact.