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English Language Intensive Programme Years 7-13

The English Language Intensive Programme (ELIP) Years 7-13 Resource is designed to support ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) programmes for students in Years 7-13. It is not intended to be a whole programme in itself, but provides guidelines for teachers of ESOL programmes by selecting some language outcomes and language learning focus points at three phases of English language learning. See 

The ELIP resource includes:

  • an overview of the language outcomes focussed on in each Stage
  • an Orientation to Learning section at each Stage
  • example texts related to a range of curriculum areas for oral interaction, reading, understanding and responding and writing, at four levels of English, with annotations on text structure, language features and grammar scope to support each language outcome
  • suggested teaching components, sample strategies, suggested themes and experiences
  • suggested assessment tasks.
  1. Introduction

    ELIP Introduction
  2. Foundation and Stage 1

    Foundation stage and Stage 1
  3. The four stages

    ELIP Years 7-13: Explanation of Stages
  4. Stage 2 and 3

    Stage 2 and 3

Effective Literacy Strategies in Years 9-13

It is envisaged that the ELIP Years 7-13 Resource could be used in conjunction with Effective Literacy Strategies in Years 9-13, which is the Ministry of Education’s support document for literacy learning across the curriculum in Years 9-13. This document is a rich source of research and guidance in effective teaching and learning, including “learning to learn” strategies and complements the ELIP Year 7-13 Resource. Available from  Down the Back of the Chair


Acknowledgements - New Zealand

The ELIP Years 7-13 Resource has been adapted for online publication by Cognition Education Ltd on behalf of the Ministry of Education.

The original print resource was developed on CD and sent to NZ schools. 

The work of the reference group in participating in the review and adaptation of these materials is gratefully acknowledged.

  • Jenni Bedford, ESOL Facilitator, TEAM Solutions, Auckland College of Education
  • Margaret Kitchen, Project Manager, ESOL Online
  • Breda Matthews, ESOL Facilitator, TEAM Solutions, Auckland College of Education
  • Helen Panayiodou, ESOL Verifier, National  Migrant and Refugee Education Team, Ministry of Education
  • Shirley Smith, Programme Director, ELIP Pilot Project, Ministry of Education

Particular thanks for adaptations and development of additional materials to Helen Nicholls, Senior Advisor, National Migrant and Refugee Education team, Ministry of Education.

Acknowledgements -  Australia

The programme has been adapted from the Intensive English Centre Curriculum Framework Draft, with the permission of New South Wales Department of Education. Every effort  has been made to acknowledge sources of text and images. Any queries please contact National Migrant and Refugee Education team, Auckland,  New Zealand, ph: 09-374-5425.

Thanks to Paul Dobbin, Boost-SMP Ltd., for illustrations.

The work of the following teachers in producing the original Australian document is gratefully acknowledged.

  • Steering Committee:Elvia Cacciotti, Ronda Gaffey, Jim Hopson, Carol Marshman, Jennifer Pilon
  • Defining Level 1 Outcomes: Carol Marshman and Ronda Gaffey
  • Strategies Writing Team: Cheryl Best, Usha Chandra, Annie Fergusson, Jenny Laidlaw, Sarah Lay and Heather Lung
  • Defining Level 2 Outcomes: Helen White and Bridget Sarris
  • Strategies Writing Team: Ian Duval, Rowena Eddy, Jane Brodie-Grant, Irene Andrews, Maureen Manion and Nicky Brookes
  • Defining Level 3 Outcomes: Bob King and Sandra Alcorn
  • Strategies Writing Team: Dianne Hanny, Peter Pelle, Vicky Krinthakis, Pat Green, Frances Kiecielski and Anne Steiner
  • Project Trial: IEC Head Teachers and teachers
  • Editing and Layout: Mary Binder and Robyn Watters
  • Project Co-ordination: Mary  Binder  and Lee Andrews
  • Project Management: Jennifer Pilon – IEC Co-ordination

Print publication details

ISBN 0-478-13022-8

 English Language Intensive Programme Years 7-13 Resource Published by: National Migrant and Refugee Education Team, Ministry of Education Auckland.

© Ministry of Education 2003

ESOL Resources PowerPoint

Supporting English Language Learners 2014 (PowerPoint 4MB) This presentation will enable schools to become familiar with the range of materials available to assist English language learners. The Ministry ESOL resources are organised into the following categories:

Literacy teaching and learning documents

ESOL funding and programme development

Programme provision and monitoring

Professional development

Supporting diversity and community links

Additional resources and online links