ASHS Coursebook: 2EAP (Year 12)
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What is this course about?
2 EAP develops academic language, through the four skills of reading, writing, speaking
and listening. Students study a range of literature, complete research assignments,
and learn to write academic essays. This course enables students to gain the Level 2
Recommended Background: The ability to understand and respond to
basic English, and to express ideas and information in writing.
What will I learn?
The focus is on providing students with a range of English language experiences so they can become proficient users of English in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students will be given adequate challenges to develop their ideas by reading reports, speeches and academic essays with first language support. Some main stream English materials will be used to keep up with Year 12 and Year 13 students' mental capacity. Students will have the opportunity to gain Level 2 Literacy Credits.
Course design principles:
intentional planning - you will be invited to select topics that you find interesting
high expectations - your teacher will have high expectations for you and her door will
always be open for you to discuss where your learning is going
assessment which enables learning - assessment will not be an isolated occurence. Rather, your teacher will gather evidence that you yourself provide of your learning experience as you progress.
What sorts of things will I do?
Read and write recounts.
Read a range of academic texts (research reports).
Develop listening skills in different contexts.
Develop written and oral presentation skills
Use skimming and scanning strategies.
Learn to identify main points and supporting details.
Analyse the cause and effect of social issues.
Learn how to craft and produce arguments.
ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
EAP (English for Academic Purposes) is a subject name such as Math
EL (English Language)
There are four levels in EL.
You can gain Merit and Excellence in EL Levels 3 and 4.
Can be used for university entrance, but EL Standards gained in EAP do not appear in Auckland University approved subject tables A and B.
If you are a Year 13 student, it is good to think about which university you want to apply for as soon as possible so that you can check out the requirements.
THEME: SELF / PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
What standards can I enter?