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Essential English Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024.
Accredited in May 2015 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2015.

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 learning in Stage 1 Essential English.

In this subject, students are expected to:

  1. develop communication skills through reading, viewing, writing, listening, and speaking
  2. comprehend information, ideas, and perspectives in texts selected from social, cultural, community, workplace, and/or imagined contexts
  3. identify and analyse how the structure and language of texts vary for different purposes, audiences, and contexts
  4. express information, ideas, and perspectives, using a range of textual conventions
  5. create oral, written, and/or multimodal texts appropriate for purpose and audience in real and/or imagined contexts.