Year 9-10: click here for course Information.
Year 11-13: click here for course information.
Information booklets on NCEA (National Certificates of Educational Achievement) in other languages can be downloaded here
If the student’s English level is low he/she may be sent to a local English language school. Onslow does not provide full time Intensive English for International Students with beginner to late beginner levels of English. The ESOL department runs language classes for students with different levels of English. Students can receive up to 12 hours of English support per week. ESOL teachers and Teacher Assistants also support students in their mainstream subjects.
- ESOL staff also provide support for regular classroom teachers by training them in techniques for helping ESOL students in their classrooms.
- Students who enrol at Years 11 and 12 with an elementary or pre-intermediate level of English will be enrolled in a Curriculum Based Language support course. This course provides extra language and curriculum support in sciences and Mathematics. The aim of the course is to assist the students with the subject specific vocabulary, assessments and class work on these subjects. These classes are taught by subject teachers who have some training in teaching English for academic purposes.
- At Year 11 and 12, many ESOL Students follow a 2 year NCEA level 1 English Course. This course aims to achieve the NCEA level 1 literacy requirements.
- At Year 13 level, the ESOL Department provides an Academic English Course. This is run in addition to five academic subjects. Students studying NCEA Level 3 are expected to attend this course each week, unless their English level is very high. The course aims to assist the students pass the NCEA Level 2 literacy requirements for entry to University. It includes an academic vocabulary programme. The course outlines are available on request from the ESOL Department.
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