English as an Additional Language Foundation A and B

SACE Stage 1

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English as an Additional Language Foundation A and B


SACE Stage 1

10 or 20 credits

This subject is designed for students for whom English is an additional language to develop their ability in the use of the English language, with a focus on improving their academic literacy skills.

In this subject, students learn how to communicate, understand, analyse and create both oral and written texts. This subject provides an introduction and leads to further study in Stage 1 English as an Additional Language (EAL).

Course Content
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This subject focuses on the following skills and strategies:

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


Students complete four assessment tasks.

Responding to Texts 50%
Interactive Study 25%
Language Study 25%


This subject is appropriate for students who wish to follow an academic pathway.

It is recommended that students also enrol in CEP Grammar and Writing and/or CEP Conversation and Pronunciation to complement this course.