International English for Language Development

IELD
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Cox

This is a multi-level class for students from Year 9 to Year 13 who are using English as a second language at a basic/elementary level (CEFR A1, A2). It is 4 hours a week.

Students will focus on developing both their reading and writing skills. They will gain an understanding of the structure of different written genres and improve their comprehension skills. Vocabulary and grammar skills are assessed regularly.  Students will be encouraged to work collaboratively for some tasks.

Students can gain up to 20 internally assessed unit standard credits for L1 English Language (EL). Other assessments include regular vocabulary tests, mid-year and end of year exams. Students will have access to digital devices and digital tools such as Education Perfect and Read Theory, to improve their grammar, literacy skills and digital literacy.



Pathway

International English for Academic Purposes, International English for Tertiary Entrance

Required Prior Learning


If testing and interviews show that students are at a basic/elementary level of English and they need to improve their reading and writing skills in English to be able to achieve at college, students will be placed in this class.



Course Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 27996 v3 Write simple texts on everyday topics (EL)
1
I
5
U.S. 27997 v3 Write simple texts for practical everyday purposes (EL)
1
I
5
U.S. 27999 v3 Write a simple connected text on a familiar topic (EL)
2
I
5
U.S. 30980 v1 Demonstrate understanding of a straightforward spoken text on a familiar topic (EL)
2
I
5
U.S. 30994 v1 Read and understand simple texts in everyday contexts (EL)
1
I
5
U.S. 31001 v1 Read and understand simple texts for everyday practical purposes (EL)
1
I
5
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 30 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 30 credits.