English & EAL

English

English at Unley High School  develops  students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills through the study of a wide range of texts including novels, short stories, plays, poetry, films and media texts.  Students produce texts for different purposes and audiences and close attention is paid to the conventions of language use, spelling, sentence construction, paragraphing and punctuation. A variety of individual and group oral language tasks support students in developing their oral and listening skills. Middle School English prepares students for the compulsory Stage 1 English [or ESL] course which caters for the differing needs of students by offering Extension, Standard and English Pathways courses. Students can then continue with English in Year 12 depending on the type of English they have undertaken at Stage 1, by choosing English Communications or English Studies.

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

English as a Second Language (ESL) is offered to students whose first language is not English. It aims to extend students’ knowledge and use of English, especially the language needs of high school study, and to broaden students’ understanding of Australian Society. English as a Second Language (ESL) incorporates reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The program is adapted to meet the specific needs of students in each group. Students can continue with English as a Second Language (ESL) through the Middle School and then proceed to Stage 1 English as a Second Language and depending on their needs, with Stage 2 English as a Second Language or English as a Second Language Studies.

For further information please see our 2017 Curriculum Handbook