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English Language Learning Progressions

English Language Learning Progressions (ELLP) explain what ESOL specialists and mainstream teachers need to know about English language learners. They will help teachers to choose content, vocabulary, and tasks that are appropriate to each learner's age, stage, and language-learning needs. This may include learners for whom English is a first language but who would benefit from additional language support.

The ELLP also enable schools and teachers to identify starting points for new learners of English, and to track and monitor their progress over time.

The framework is made up of four booklets – an introductory booklet and booklets for years 1–4, 5–8, and 9–13. This resource was sent to all schools at the end of term 1 in 2008. Each school received the booklet(s) for the year levels of their students.

The English Language Learning Progressions nautilus diagram.

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The draft document Literacy Learning Progressions: Meeting the Reading and Writing Demands of the Curriculum describes the reading and writing competencies learners need to be able to progress across all learning areas in the New Zealand Curriculum.

The English Language Learning Progressions sit alongside the Literacy Learning Progressions, in that learners from language backgrounds other than English will be working towards proficiency in the same reading and writing competencies as all New Zealand students. However, their pathways and rates of progress will differ from those of speakers of English as a first language.

Published on: 17 Dec 2008