Katikati College

Languages and Literacies

English provides an opportunity to improve all aspects of personal communication through language. The study, use and improvement of English is important for all students. Employer surveys frequently emphasise strong verbal and interpersonal skills as a top priority. Students intending to go on to study at university or another tertiary institution are strongly advised to take English as many courses require Level 3 English. Students with a particular flair or talent for English are suited to a career in any area that places a premium on communication skills.

The study of English can lead to careers in administration, the arts, business, public relations, advertising, government service, human resources, law, print, radio and television journalism, theatre, film and media, professional writing, libraries, publishing and teaching.