English Language Studies
The NEAS and Government accredited West Moreton International English Language Centre offers a High School Preparation course that will prepare students for entry into mainstream classes in the Middle and Senior Schools.
Our experienced teachers assist students to gain knowledge, skills and confidence for mainstream studies. Students are encouraged to communicate by sharing and developing ideas and knowledge.
Classroom tasks are purposeful and carefully designed to develop the language and study skills required for success in the mainstream classes. Learning in context is a basic feature of the communicative language teaching style and students learn their English using a variety of interesting materials.
Individual student needs are catered for at all levels and excursions to places of interest are organised as reinforcement of the program content. Students will also have the opportunity to interact with native English speakers on a regular basis. Students will receive advice and counselling throughout their course to help them choose appropriate subjects for mainstream studies.
Emphasis in the English language program is placed on the four-macro skills of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Each language skill is assessed against the National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia (NLLIA) ESL Band Scales. To undertake senior classes at the College effectively, a student should be functioning at a Band Scale 5 minimum.
The High School Preparation Course is designed for students who wish to complete their education at an Australian High School. The course comprises language skills common to all subjects (listening, oral presentations, report and essay writing), with subject specific language and study skills.
The program aims to help students acquire skills to deal with the language demands of the high school curriculum and increase subject-specific knowledge. It also helps students develop strategies that lead to independent learning, familiarises students with mainstream subject expectations and smooths the transition into mainstream study.
Acceptable English Language Assessment or MINIMUM TEST RESULT for entry into high school courses:
|Years 7 to 9||Assessed individually||Refer to Application Form|
|Year 10||NLLIA Bandscale 4 - 5||IELTS 4||AEAS 4.0/36 10|
|Years 11 and 12||NLLIA Bandscale 5 minimum||IELTS 5||AEAS 5.0/61 11|