English / Engels

Engels Huistaal / Eerste Addisionele Taal

English Home Language / First Additional Language

Departementshoof / Head of Department: Mrs. L. Zwecker
Staff:
E. de Villiers; A. Potgieter; C. van Tonder; J. Butler;
I. Myburgh; V. Lioundris; H. Janse van Rensburg; C. Berriman, H. Saaiman; A. van der Merwe

Engels Huistaal

English Home Language

Entrance Requirements

This is a compulsory subject.

Approach

English Home Language concentrates on listening, speaking and writing skills, with an emphasis on insight and practical application. It is very important that English is a learner’s home language for him/her to take it.

Syllabus

The main sub-divisions are literature, poetry, and visual literacy, language, writing and speaking skills. These skills are integrated in presentation and projects that encourage self-study and research. Assessment is done on a continuous basis.

Subject Activities

There are opportunities to enter a variety of writing competitions, such as the Sacee Competition, as well as the Department of Arts competition. We also participate in the Speech and Drama College (SA) – Public Speaking Competition.

Career Possibilities

English Home Language is a prerequisite for any further studies. Careers specifically with English as a major are: journalism, translator, diplomat, radio- and TV presenter, teacher, lecturer, public relations officer, lawyer, as well as any other career where a command of the English language is vital. With English as a primary language, possibilities open for a pupil to study overseas.


Subject Achievements 

Year

Distinctions

Pass Rate

2019

0

99%

2018

1

98%

2017

3

100%

2016

0

98%

2015

1

100%

Engels Eerste Addisionele Taal

English First Additional Language

Entrance Requirements

This is a compulsory subject.

Approach

We teach mainly communicative skills, with the emphasis on speaking, reading and writing in context.

Syllabus

The main categories are oral listening, speaking, reading, language structures, comprehension, literature and poetry. Continuous assessment is done throughout the year.

Subject Activities

Activities include public speaking and orators.

Career Possibilities

English First Additional Language is a prerequisite for any further studies. Careers pertaining to English are: translator, interpreter, editor, copywriter, proof reader, journalist, advertising, radio- or television presenter, writer, communications, teacher, tourist guide, play-wright, actor. A command of English is vital for any job opportunity.


 

Subject Achiements

Year

Distinctions

Pass Rate

 

2019

19

100%

Highest average in Ekurhuleni South District

2018

21

100%

 

2017

25

100%

 

2016

24

98%

Highest average in Ekurhuleni South District

2015

10

100%

 

2014

14

100%

Highest average in Ekurhuleni South District

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