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Melbourne Language Centre English for Secondary Schools (High School and Junior School Preparation)
Melbourne Language Centre

English for Secondary Schools (High School and Junior School Preparation)

168, Australia

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Jan 2025

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Melbourne Language Centre's English for Secondary Schools is considered to be the premier course of its kind in Victoria. The curriculum recognises the dual need for students to develop their general English language skills while also preparing them for future study in Australian high schools.

The focus of the morning class sessions is on English language and communication, and students are grouped by their English proficiency. In the afternoon classes, the students explore academic language pertaining to the Australian curriculum. Students are grouped by their year level in school in the afternoon, and they normally have a different teacher.

Specialist teachers are employed to teach mathematics and science, with students introduced to the concepts they can expect to study at their future schools. Homework is an integral part of the student program and is monitored by the classroom teacher on a daily basis. Excursions are organised regularly and include a range of cultural and social activities such as visits to museums, sightseeing tours, day hikes, sports days and BBQs.

The course is underpinned by:

  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), including maths, science, literature, history, geography, art and PE
  • Aspects of Victorian Curriculum Foundation10 for EAL
  • Effective use of educational technology for both individual and group activities
  • Regular cultural/social activities and excursions
  • Excellence in teaching practice for all macro skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and enabling skills (pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation)
  • Regular liaison with a broad network of both independent and government pathway schools


The teaching and assessment methods at MLC include:

  • Traditional classroom delivery
  • Online or Distance Learning support materials
  • Consideration of different learning styles, abilities and preferences
  • Group work and pair work, as well as individual assignments
  • Interactive educational games and activities
  • Regular formal and informal assessments and reports/feedback

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