The study, use and improvement of English is important for all students, and English, in some form, is required from Year 9 through to Year 12. Reading, decoding and processing information, along with the ability to write and communicate through other channels, is key to living in the world today. The courses outlined below will all aid in this development of skills and knowledge in the use of the English language and the study of literature.
The study of English can lead to careers in administration, the arts, business, public relations, advertising, government service, human resources, law, print, radio and television journalism, theatre, film and media, professional writing, libraries, publishing and teaching.
ESOL courses are designed to enable students from a non-English speaking background to further develop their English skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
ESOL courses are also designed to enable students to gain the required literacy credits for University Entrance within New Zealand. It should be noted that gaining the English NCEA Level 2 Reading and Writing credits (or the English AS equivalent) is essential, to satisfy literacy requirements for ALL students applying to study for degrees at New Zealand universities. It is NOT possible for domestic students or international, foreign fee paying students from New Zealand high schools to substitute IELTS or other English language qualifications.