English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)


This class is very small and is open for any student whose first language is not English. Students are tested to identify their level of English on arrival and the course content is geared towards the student’s individual needs with the goal of increasing confidence and proficiency in English.

Course description:

Course work is designed to improve the written and oral skills in English.  Reading, comprehension, oral fluency and writing proficiency will be practiced through different modules of work. Students may choose to study for IELTS examinations.

Pre and post assessment :

Linda Todd Cloze testing – This testing is repeated at the end of the course to assess progress.

Credits available:

English and ESOL credits will be offered in negotiation with the teacher. The following are used for gaining skills, not necessarily qualifications.

Number   Title I or E*    Credits
US 17366 Write simple recounts of personal experiences (ESOL) I 3
US 2986 Begin to read independently texts to gain knowledge (ESOL) Level 2 I 5
US 1287 Talk about self in an interview using learnt language patterns (ESOL). Level 2.   I 4


I or E * = Internal or external assessments

IELTS course work is used for those students working towards this test

Costs: None. IELTS examination fees are extra.

Contact Ms Sally Richardson

Upcoming events

Friday 11 Dec

11th December Last day of term 4, 2020.

Friday 11 Dec

11th December Junior and middle school prizegiving takes place at the Regent theatre.

Monday 30 Nov

Westland Anniversay Day holiday. No school.

Monday 23 Nov

23rd November Senior Prizegiving takes place at the Regent Theatre.

Friday 13 Nov

13th November Senior students go on study leave for their NCEA exams.

Monday 26 Oct

Labour day holiday. No School.

Monday 12 Oct

12th October to 17th October Westland High School will be staging Big Fish a School production at the Regent t... [Read more]

Monday 12 Oct

Term 4 begins

Friday 25 Sep

Last day of term 3.

Friday 25 Sep

25th September the Westland High School Ball takes place. More information regarding venue and other details w... [Read more]
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