The study of English involves the development of understanding and knowledge for informed and effective participation not only in English but also in other learning areas. When knowledge, skills and comprehension from English are meaningfully applied to other learning areas, learning becomes more relevant and understanding deepens.
The relationship between the learning areas is also reciprocal. Science, history and mathematics emphasise skills in English literacy, as well as students’ capacity to communicate coherently to a range of audiences. Each learning area draws upon what is taught in the language strand of English and incorporates subject-specific language knowledge as required. (Australian Curriculum: English, Foundation to Year 10, and links to other learning areas).