English

English is the study, use, and enjoyment of the English language and its literature, communicated orally, visually, and in writing, for a range of purposes and audiences and in a variety of text forms. Learning English encompasses learning the language, learning through the language, and learning about the language.

English is structured around two interconnected strands, each encompassing the oral, written, and visual forms of the language. The strands differentiate between the modes in which students are primarily:

  • Making meaning of ideas or information they receive (listening, reading, and viewing)
  • Creating meaning for themselves or others (speaking, writing, and presenting)

The achievement objectives within each strand suggest progressions through which most students move as they become more effective oral, written, and visual communicators. Using a set of underpinning processes and strategies, students develop knowledge, skills, and understandings related to:

  • Text purposes and audiences
  • Ideas within language contexts
  • Language features that enhance texts
  • The structure and organisation of texts

Students need to practice making meaning and creating meaning at each level of the curriculum. This need is reflected in the way that the achievement objectives are structured. As they progress, students use their skills to engage with tasks and texts that are increasingly sophisticated and challenging, and they do this in increasing depth.

https://nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/The-New-Zealand-Curriculum/English

English student’s Activities