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English has particularly close links with subjects such as media studies, drama, history, languages, and art history.
But English also links to all subject areas because the skills that students acquire in English are universally useful and applicable:
The four aspects in English (purposes and audiences, ideas, language features and structure) can also be a way of embedding literacy in all senior subjects.
“As language is central to learning and English is the medium for most learning in The New Zealand Curriculum, the importance of literacy in English cannot be overstated.”
The New Zealand Curriculum
English learning extends well beyond the classroom. Most schools provide opportunities for students to get involved and be part of:
Many schools provide opportunities for students to participate in competitive activities such as:
Pasifika festivals now often include regional speech and drama performances.
Last updated July 31, 2012