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 10 Dec

10th December Last day of term 4.

Friday 10 Dec

10th December Junior and middle school prizegiving takes place at the Regent theatre. Middle School 9am. Junio... [Read more]

Thursday 2 Dec

2nd of December Teacher Only Day. No School. This is a day set by the Ministry of Education and will be coveri... [Read more]

Monday 29 Nov

Westland Anniversay Day holiday. No school.

Monday 22 Nov

22nd November Senior Prizegiving takes place at the Regent Theatre at 6pm.

Monday 25 Oct

Labour day holiday. No School.

Monday 18 Oct

18th October. Term 4 begins

Friday 1 Oct

1st October. Last day of term 3.

Friday 24 Sep

24th September the Westland High School Ball takes place. More information regarding venue and other details w... [Read more]

Monday 13 Sep

13th September to 20th September is Te wiki o te reo Maori / Maori language week. Visit https://www.tewikioter... [Read more]
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