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NSW Syllabuses

The Study of English

Meaning is central to the study of English. The study of English makes explicit the language forms and processes of meaning. Where appropriate, the English Life Skills course can provide experiences for students to explore and appreciate a variety of the texts of Australian and other societies, in various forms and media, including multimedia. 

The study of English involves exploring, responding to and composing texts:

  • in and for a range of personal, social, historical, cultural and workplace contexts
  • using a variety of language modes, forms, features and structures. 

Meaning is achieved through responding and composing, which are typically interdependent and ongoing processes.