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English Language Intensive Programme Primary Resource

The English Language Intensive Programme (ELIP) Primary Resource is designed to support ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) programmes. It is not intended to be a whole programme in itself, but provides guidelines for teachers of ESOL programmes by selecting some text examples, language outcomes and language learning focus points at three phases of English language learning. It is also linked directly to the English Language Learning Progressions (ELLP) and to the DVD Making Language and Learning Work: Years 5-8 which was sent to schools at the end of 2008. It is intended to be used alongside the  Supporting English Language Learners in Primary Schools (SELLIPS) which provides general guidelines on text types and forms, language structures and focus for English learning in primary mainstream and ESOL specialist classes. See  Acknowledgements.

The ELIP Primary 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 three levels of English, with annotations on text structure, language features and grammar scope to support each Language Outcome
  • suggested Teaching Components and Sample Strategies, suggested Themes, Topics and Experiences
  • suggested Assessment tasks
  1. Introduction

  2. Foundation Stage

    Foundation Stage
  3. Stage 2

    Stage 2
  4. Stage 1

    Stage 1


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 978-0-478-13895-5

English Language Intensive Programme Primary Resource Published by: National Migrant and Refugee Education Team, Ministry of Education Auckland. © Ministry of Education 2008 (revised)