High School Preparation - Australia

About the programme

The High School Preparation programme in Australia allows students to develop their English skills and learn about Australian study methods and culture. Students between the ages of 13 and 17 develop their English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills while strengthening their study skills, learning about Australia's culture and participating in educational, social and sports activities with peers from around the world. This programme is intended to prepare young learners for success in Australian high school.

Curriculum

Key language skills:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing

In the higher levels, this programme's coursework focuses on specific Australian high school subjects, including:

  • Mathematics
  • Personal Development
  • Science
  • Health and Computer Studies
  • Human Society

High School Preparation

  • Number of levels:
    • Lower Elementary–Upper Intermediate
  • Number of hours per week:
    • 22.5 hours per week
  • Course length
    • 1 to 52 weeks
  • Maximum number of students per class:
    • 18 students
  • Age requirements:
    • Minimum age is 13 and maximum age is 17
  • Entry requirements:
    • Students must be able to read and write the English alphabet and have a basic conversation, e.g. introduce themselves and say where they are from. Suitable for students who have completed primary/elementary education in their home country.

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Levels

ELS offers 5 proficiency levels (Elementary to Advanced), as well as placement testing to determine the level that best fits your abilities. Each level is 12 weeks long, but your performance on assessments every four weeks determines when you can move up to the next level.
Elementary
Levels
  • Communicates at a basic level in everyday situations
  • Understands English when spoken to slowly and clearly
  • Responds to simple questions and directions
Lower Intermediate
Levels CEFR B1
  • Communicates facts and opinions
  • Understands most questions and statements at normal speaking speed
  • Can participate in conversations with native speakers
  • Uses English to shop, order food in restaurants and ask for directions
Intermediate
Levels CEFR B1+/B2
  • Communicates fairly fluently in familiar situations
  • Can describe more complex ideas
  • Uses a range of vocabulary and is able to find alternative forms of expression
Upper Intermediate
Levels CEFR B2
  • Communicates effectively in most social situations
  • Understands a wide range of idioms
  • Maintains extended conversations with native speakers
  • Uses English with growing accuracy and fluency, including reading and writing
  • Can maintain conversations on a range of familiar topics
  • Discusses and argues in a culturally acceptable way

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