Westfields Sports High School logo

Westfields Sports High School

Westfields Sports High School

First In Australia

Telephone02 9604 3333

Emailwestfields-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

English as an additional language/dialect (EAL/D)

Course: English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)

Course No: 15150

2 units for each of Preliminary and HSC
Board Developed Course

Exclusions: English (Advanced); English (Standard); English (Extension)

Eligibility rules apply. Please ask your teacher to check the Stage 6 English syllabus.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The English EAL/D course is designed for students who come from diverse backgrounds and bring a variety of linguistic and cultural experiences to the classroom to develop and consolidate their use, understanding and appreciation of Standard Australian English.

The course provides students with the opportunity to analyse, study and enjoy a breadth and variety of English texts to become confident and effective communicators. The course offers rich language experiences that are reflected through the integrated modes of reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and representing. The English EAL/D course focuses on the close study of language and meaning and English language learning providing students with opportunities to develop and refine skills in spoken and written English.

 

MAIN TOPICS COVERED

Preliminary Course – The course has two sections:

  • Students study three modules to acquire, develop and use specific English language skills in their examination and analysis of particular aspects of shaping meaning. The modules are Language and Texts in Context, Close Study of Text and Texts and Society.

 

HSC Course – The course has two sections:

  • Students study four modules. In Module A, Texts and Human Experiences, students analyse and explore texts and apply skills in synthesis.
  • Two additional modules, Language Identity Culture and Close Study of Text focus on particular aspects of shaping meaning and assessing the effectiveness of texts for different audiences and purposes.
  • The fourth module, Focus on Writing, is studied concurrently throughout the year to develop students’ understanding and use of language in developing their own written responses.

 

PARTICULAR COURSE REQUIREMENTS

In the Preliminary English (EAL/D) Course students are required to:

  • study one substantial literary text, for example film, prose fiction, drama or a poetry text, which may constitute a selection of poems from the work of one poet
  • study a range of types of texts drawn from prose fiction, drama, poetry, nonfiction, film, media and digital texts
  • engage in regular wide reading connected to, and described in, each of the modules
  • engage in speaking and listening components in each module.

In the HSC English (EAL/D) Course students are required to study:

  • study at least three types of prescribed text, one drawn from each of the following categories: prose fiction; poetry or drama; film or media or nonfiction texts
  • study a range of types of texts drawn from prose fiction, drama, poetry, nonfiction, film, media and digital texts
  • study at least one related text in Module A: Texts and Human Experiences
  • engage in speaking and listening components in each module.