The language a pupil speaks. Includes their first language, where English is not their first language and their minor and major language group.

Concepts

English as additional language

Does the pupil have English as an additional language?

English not first language

Indicates whether or not English is the pupil's first language.

English not first language (prior APS squared)

Contextual value added score using English as an additional language and squared Average Point Score information

English not first language (prior APS)

Contextual value added score using English as an additional language and Average Point Score information

First language

The language to which the child was exposed during early development and continues to use in the home or in the community. If a child acquires English subsequent to early development, then English is not their first language no matter how proficient in it they become.

Language

The pupil's language if their first language is not English.

Language group

The pupil's language group based on the code for their first language.

Language group major

The pupil's major language group based on the code for their first language (i.e. English or other).

Language group minor

The pupil's minor language group based on the code for their first language