In this unit participants will examine the range of literacies and learning required for different curriculum areas in secondary school subjects and the way these literacies need to be developed for learners from diverse language and cultural backgrounds. Participants will examine the range of literacies needed for humanities, mathematics and science content areas. The unit will extend participants knowledge of the technical vocabulary, linguistic forms and structures of different curriculum areas and the role of language in learning. They will consider the requirement of spoken, written, visual, symbolic, graphic and multimodal texts and the interconnectedness of learning in content areas. This knowledge will offer a resource for teachers to enhance the development of literacy and learning within all curriculum areas.