Level 3 English for Academic Purposes

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: C. Kagaya

An integrated academic English course (Level 3) designed to meet the specific needs of each student and to support them in their acquisition of English language skills.  The focus is on improving students’ speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary in order to cope with the academic curriculum of a New Zealand high school.  

Throughout the year students will be assessed on a selection of the NCEA ELL unit standards according to their language ability. 

Students who have sufficient academic English language take the following NCEA ELL unit standards, which meet the entry requirements of New Zealand universities. 

Entry Guidelines

As specified by Director of International Students.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

All textbooks used in lessons are provided.
Students purchase their own grammar books for self-study.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 22750 v4
Write a crafted text for a specified audience using researched material in English for an academic purpose
Level: 4
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r,6w
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 22751 v4
Read and process information in English for academic purposes
Level: 4
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 28064 v3
Present information on a familiar topic (EL)
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 17
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 12
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 12
Total Numeracy Credits: 0


An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.

All approvals for courses through this system are subject to satisfactory achievement in remaining internal standards and external examinations. Course Confirmation Day will run at the start of next year, where final approval for each course will be confirmed.