The Advanced English & EAL Accelerated Program is a two semesters course designed specifically to assist VCE, years 11 and 12, students with their English and EAL studies and preparation to achieve academic excellence in their assessments. The course covers the full VCE English and EAL reading list and challenge students across the entire spectrum of reading comprehension, writing for specific audiences, active listening and public speaking. There are two semesters; each semester covers a full year of content which spans the entirety of the VCE study design: text response, text creation, comparative text analysis, intermodal text analysis, language analysis and presenting argument. Students will be equipped with the quintessential skills and tools they need to excel in their VCE school assessments and the final exam well before their respective deadlines.
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Reading Comprehension, Analytical Reasoning, Verbal and Written Communication
Academic English is vastly different from one’s daily conversation English. Even if you speak English well in conversation, it might be difficult to understand the vocabulary and formal language structures used in high school, university or any other academic setting. The purpose of this course is to substantially improve the student’s English skills in the areas of grammar and punctuation, reading comprehension, technical report writing, extended essay writing, note taking and language composition. You will develop skills in academic proficiency and literacy in English. You will find it easier to understand and participate in your VCE or university course. If you complete the Academic English course successfully, you will be able to use English in a variety of academic contexts and take responsibility for your progress with little support from teachers.
This course conforms with other accredited English language programs. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an internationally accepted test of English proficiency used by tertiary institutions and other organizations to measure spoken and written English to enter programs. The syllabus for this course is consistent with an accredited IELTS preparation program and will help prepare students for the skills and strategies necessary to achieve the score they require to pursue further studies. It focuses on all exam components; reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students are provided with detailed error analysis of their work and receive performance feedback.
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Year 6 to 9 English EAL Program
Overview of the Accelerated Program for Year 6 to 9 English EAL Program
Fundamentals of Academic English is an accelerated program that prepares high school students for VCE English and EAL. This is an intensive program designed to prepare students for studies in VCE and IB English. The course focuses on academic conventions, strategies and skills. The curriculum includes academic style writing, discussion and debate, critical thinking, research projects, report and essay writing, lecture note taking and presentation strategies.
The program has two streams, each stream covering two semesters. The Beginner Stream is designed for years 7 and 8 students. Its focus is to build competency around the three interrelated strands of language, literature and literacy. The Intermediate Stream is designed for year 9 and 10 students. It covers much of technical, analytical and linguistic content that is typically found in VCE English and English Language Units 1 and 2. The program borrows heavily from the VCE English and VCE Literature reading lists and challenge students across the entire spectrum of reading comprehension, writing for specific audiences, active listening and public speaking.
There are two semesters in each stream which covers a full year of content and is heavily influence by the VCE English and English Language study design. The program will develop skills and competencies including text response, creative writing, comparative text analysis, language analysis, effective use of literary devices and presenting argument. Students will be equipped with the quintessential skills and tools they need to excel in their school assessments in the lead up to their VCE studies.