English Language Bridging Course

The College has specialist teachers trained to teach English as a foreign and second language. This ensures that students acquire the skills they need to participate in Australian high school and university programs.

The St Paul’s English Language Bridging course for Secondary School provides intensive English training in the four language skills of:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing

Duration of course: 10-50 weeks
Mode of Study:30 hours face-to-face teaching
Assessment Methods: Formal examination and assessment tasks

Academic subjects in the areas of Mathematics, Science, Computing and Commerce and Religion Studies are also included. Classes are highly structured and class numbers are restricted, enabling each student to achieve their personal best. The classes at the College are dynamic, motivating environments.Students are given ample opportunity to learn and use English relevant to future study pathways, cultural integration and their successful functioning in the College environment.

A number of excursions are provided to introduce students to Australian culture and our unique environment. Students enjoy day trips to Sydney, Canberra, the south coast and surrounding areas.

On successful completion of the course, students progress to one of the following:

  • The New South Wales High School Courses (Years 7 to 12)
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  • The University of New South Wales Foundation Year