ESOL provides students with pathways to English literacy for NCEA and university entrance.

The courses are designed to meet English language learners’ needs. Courses are based on ability, not year level.

Students study English language as well as English literature (at higher levels). ESOL courses draw on two New Zealand curriculum learning areas: English and Learning Languages.

  • ESOLPR – Pre-Intermediate ESOL
  • ESOLIN – Intermediate ESOL
  • Level 1 NCEA ESOL
  • University Entrance Literacy – Reading, ESOL
  • University Entrance Literacy, ESOL
  • IELTS Preparation Course
ESOL, UEL and UER have helped me to improve my vocabulary and grammar. They have also helped me to think outside the square when reading a book or watching a movie.
- Emily Wong, Year 12 student

Glenn Murphy

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

I have been teaching since the end of 1994, when I took up my first position in Malaysia, teaching English. I took up my first New Zealand appointment in 1995 at Rangitoto College, with a long-term relieving role in English and Social Sciences. After thirteen and a half years at Orewa College and a short spell in England, I returned to Rangitoto College in 2009 as head of the ESOL department. My experiences teaching English, Geography, Social Studies, Religious Studies (in England), and even a little bit of Spanish, as well as leading a languages department and now an ESOL department, have provided me with a wide perspective on teaching and learning.