Intensive English units
If you are new to Australia and English is not your first language, your child's English language proficiency will be assessed and your child will be placed on an appropriate intensive English course.
Your child can attend an intensive English class for a year. An additional semester of study may be arranged in discussion with your child's school.
Intensive English units for primary, middle and secondary year students are located in specific schools in urban areas.
Primary intensive English
A free bus service is provided for your child to attend the unit.
The Intensive English program focuses on English language learning so that they can cope in mainstream classes.
Middle and senior intensive English
Your child can undertake a tailored program to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills across all subject areas.
The program equips your child with the skills to participate in class work, including study skills.
Specialist ESL teachers and home language officers provide support to students to achieve success at school, to live in Australia and to prepare them for further study and/or employment.
The classes are offered at the following schools:
Transition to mainstream school
The intensive English units will support your child's transition to mainstream classes either in the same school, or in a new school.