|•||Students must learn to be self directed;|
|•||Students must learn to take risks;|
|•||Students need to put pressure on themselves and accept pressure from their teachers and peers to|
|•||Language and culture cannot be fully separated;|
|•||Language learning requires great and sustained time and effort;|
|•||Encouragement builds confidence and leads to eventual success.|
The principal objective of the Intensive English Course is to prepare students for classes in the main school. Students are taught specific academic skills such as essay writing, grammar, spoken English strategies and reading comprehension, all of which are vital to their success in mainstream classes. Special emphasis is placed on writing and reading. This emphasis acknowledges the important role taken by these two skills during the two years of the Victorian Certificate of Education. The course also recognises the need for students to function successfully within an English-speaking community and, to this end, seeks to develop the oral and aural skills necessary for both academic and social purposes. Further, study of Australian history and culture enables the students to develop social and cultural literacy, allowing them to gain a greater understanding of their own culture and an appreciation of the cultural differences they experience here in Australia.Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and there is an emphasis on learning-how-to-learn skills. The course seeks to enable students to develop skills to understand and express opinions, attitudes and feelings, as well as to process information analytically and to think and respond creatively.
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