"Teaching and learning programs in English balance and integrate three strands.  Together, the strands focus on developing students' knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating.  Learning in English builds on concepts, skills and processes developed in earlier years, and teachers will revisit and strengthen these as needed.

Students communicate with peers, teachers, individuals, groups and community members in a range of face-to-face and online/virtual environments.  They experience learning in familiar and unfamiliar contexts that relate to the school curriculum, local community, regional and global contexts.


Students engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment.  They listen to, read, view, interpret, evaluate and perform a range of spoken, written and multimodal texts in which the primary purpose is aesthetic, as well as texts designed to inform and persuade.  These include various types of media texts including newspapers, magazines and digital texts, early adolescent novels, non-fiction, poetry and dramatic performances.  Students develop their understanding of how texts, including media texts, are influenced by context, purpose and audience.


The range of literary texts comprises Australian literature, including the oral narrative traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, as well as the contemporary literature of these two cultural groups, and classic and contemporary world literature, including texts from and about Asia."


For further explanation on course information, contact HOLA— Fiona Milisavljevic

Phone 9621 6300 or email Fiona.Milisavljevic@education.wa.edu.au