Stage 1

English as an Additional Language

Assumed Knowledge



SACE Eligibility criteria must be met to undertake EAL.

Focus Capabilities

Literacy, numeracy, information and communication technology, critical and creative thinking, personal and social, ethical understanding & intercultural understanding.

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Subject Description

This subject is designed for students who speak English as an additional language. Within this subject, students read and view a variety of texts such as novels, poetry, short stories, biographies, films, documentaries, and everyday texts of work, family, and community life. Students also identify and analyse aspects of language used in a variety of texts. The subject focuses on developing skills and strategies in communication, comprehension, language and text analysis, and creating texts.

This is undertaken by studying oral, written and multimodal texts and exploring text features, audience and purpose. Students develop confidence in creating texts for different purposes in both real and implied contexts. Students broaden their understanding of sociocultural and sociolinguistic aspects of English, through their study of texts and language. They develop skills for research and academic study.

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Assessment Type 1:

Responding to Texts: Two written and two orals in response to texts (600 words or 5 minute orals).

Assessment Type 2:

Interactive Study: After completing an interview, students present their results in a written report and discuss findings (600 words and 5 minute discussion)​.

Assessment Type 3:

Language Study: Two oral and written or multimodal language studies (800 words or 5 minute orals).

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