Stage 1 | Subject outline | Version control

English as an Additional Language Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 4.0
For teaching in Australian and SACE International schools from January 2024 to December 2024.
For teaching in SACE International schools only from May/June 2023 to March 2024 and from May/June 2024 to March 2025.
Accredited in May 2015 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2016.

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Learning requirements

Learning requirements

The learning requirements summarise the knowledge, skills, and understanding that students are expected to develop and demonstrate through their learning in Stage 1 English as an Additional Language.

In this subject, students are expected to:

  1. exchange information, opinions, and experiences through writing and speaking in a range of situations and contexts
  2. comprehend and interpret information, ideas, and opinions presented in texts
  3. analyse personal, social, and cultural perspectives in texts
  4. understand and analyse how language features are used to communicate for different purposes
  5. create oral, written, and multimodal texts, using a range of language skills appropriate to purpose, audience, and context.