English Language Learners

Option courses from the ELL Learning Area provide essential English language support and NCEA EL standards from Level 1 to Level 3, English Achievement standards Level 1, and EAP UE literacy standards. The ELL courses are designed for all English language learners, who may include  

  • students from homes where a language other than English is spoken

  • ESOL-funded students from migrant, refugee backgrounds (first 5 years in NZ education) or NZ-born backgrounds (funded for 3 years)

  • previously-funded students

  • students transitioning from kurato English medium-learning environments

  • students from bilingual education settings

  • international fee paying students


The HOLA ELL will recommend the most appropriate course for individual students.