Stage 2 | Subject outline | Version control

English as an Additional Language Stage 2
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 2 from 2017.

Stage 2 | 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 2 English as an Additional Language.

In this subject, students are expected to:

  1. understand and analyse how language and stylistic features are used to achieve different purposes
  2. comprehend and evaluate information, ideas, and opinions presented in texts
  3. analyse and evaluate personal, social, and/or cultural perspectives in texts 
  4. respond to information, ideas, and opinions, using sustained, persuasive, and effective communication
  5. create extended oral, written, and multimodal texts appropriate to different purposes, audiences, and contexts.