International Secondary School Bridging Programme

This course aims to prepare students for Secondary School study in Victoria, Melbourne. The minimum English proficiency level for entry into this programme is intermediate.

The students’ English language skills are systematically developed in the macro skill areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. The development of these skills are linked with and based on the language tasks required of them in their high school programme.

Placement
On arrival at the campus, students are tested and placed in a General English language class of an appropriate level.

International Secondary School Bridging Programme
International Secondary School Bridging Programme focuses on developing the students’ English skills in the four macro skill areas of: speaking, listening, reading, writing. These classes are highly interactive, encouraging students to communicate in real‐life situations. Students who are below an Intermediate English level will be placed in a General English class until their English level is sufficient enough to be placed in the high school class.

English for Academic Purposes
Independent learning habits and good study skills are essential skills for Secondary School students in Australia. Skills covered in this component include:

  • Cultural / academic orientation
  • Note‐taking
  • Research skills
  • Skimming and scanning techniques
  • Essay writing
  • Oral presentation skills

High School Partners

  • Victorian Government Schools
  • Oakleigh Grammar
  • Presbyterian Ladies’ College (PLC)
  • Mentone Grammar
  • Eltham College
  • Nazareth College
  • Kingswood College
  • Wesley College
  • Firbank Girls Grammar

Timetable

25 Hours per Week
Monday to Friday
8:30am – 3:00pm