This course is designed for a First Additional Language student. “The First Additional Language assumes that learners do not necessarily have any knowledge of the language taken at First Additional level when they arrive at school. This course starts by developing learners' ability to read, understand and speak the language, and as such develops literacy. Learners are able to transfer the literacies they have acquired in their Home Language to their First Additional Language. This course provides strong support for those learners who will use their First Additional Language as the Language of Learning and Teaching at some point in the GET band.”

“By the end of this course, learners should:

• Be able to use their Home and First Additional Languages effectively and with confidence for a variety of purposes, including learning” (DOE, 2007:3).