Year 9 English as an Additional Language

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Fry.

Year 9 English as an Additional Language (9EAL) develops learners' academic language and critical literacy for the New Zealand curriculum. There is an emphasis on building grammar and vocabulary in the context of reading, writing and speaking/listening texts. 

Learners will build their thinking skills, explore their bilingualism/multilingualism and celebrate their cultural heritages.

Please note: this coursse runs at the same time as the other Year 9 language courses (French, Japanese and Te Reo Māori).

Recommended Prior Learning

Learners enter 9EAL by a placement test before they start the school year, either at their primary school or at Riccarton High School. Some students join 9EAL after graduating Intensive English (INE) mid-year or if they arrive at Riccarton High School during the year.