ASHS Coursebook: 1EAP (Level 1 EAP)

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What is this course about?

This course is designed for those who do not have English as their first language.  The main aims are to

  • provide appropriate academic pathways for English language learners (ELLs)
  • develop the four language skills (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking)
  • ensure students can gain credits for their Record of Learning (ROL)
  • provide cross-curricular support for ELLs
  • give students opportunities to live and study successfully in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

What will I learn?

During the year you will

  • develop my reading, writing,  listening, and speaking skills.
  • improve my vocabulary (academic and colloquial).
  • gain up to 23 credits towards my ROL.
  • learn about New Zealand culture.
  • 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?

At the beginning of your study at ASHS we will assess your English language ability to ensure that you are placed in the appropriate program.  This course focuses on meeting your your language needs, including vocabulary, grammar, writing different text types, e.g. writing recounts and information texts.

During the year you will

  • read and write simple recounts.
  • read and process simple information texts.
  • write descriptions.
  • write responses to texts you read.
  • discuss current issues.
  • watch and listen to visual texts.

Guidance Notes

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.

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Introduction to course, theme and visit to library
Placement Tests: Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, listening, grammar

(2 weeks)

Level 2 US 27983 Read and understand simple texts on familiar topics. (8 weeks)

Level 2 US27992 Participate in simple spoken routine transactions. (10 weeks)

Level 2 US27999 Write simple texts on familiar topics (10 weeks)
Level 2 28022 Demonstrate understanding of simple spoken information on familiar topics





Reading recounts

Homework Homework
Key dates / Milestones

Week 1,2 – Placement Tests

Reading, writing,  listening vocabulary

Week 5 - Reading Assessment task 1
Week 9 - Reading Assessment task 2

Key dates / Milestones

Week 4 –  Interactions 1

Week 7 - Interactions 2

Week 10- Interactions 3

Key dates / Milestones

Week 4 - Writing task 1

Week 9 –  Writing task 2

Key dates / Milestones

week 4 - Listening assessment
Note: Week 1 is preliminary exam week

Level Unit Standards Numbers Version Credits Type
2 Read and understand simple texts on familiar topics (EL) US 27983 1 8 credits Internal
2 Participate in simple, spoken exchanges on personal and familiar topics (EL) US 27991 2 10 credits Internal
2 Write simple texts on familiar topics (EL) US 27999 1 8 credits internal
2 Demonstrate understanding of simple spoken information on familiar topics US 28022 2 5 credits internal
The course will consist of a selection of the above standards 31 credits