English Language Courses

The ASC International is proud to have its own language school, the ASC Language School, where students can undertake academic English programs in order to prepare them for study in a mainstream secondary environment.  Located in Perth CBD, students can study in our language school for up to four terms before moving on to any one of our 12 school campuses for mainstream secondary study.

Beginner English (General English) & Preparation for Secondary Studies Program (PSS)

Beginner English (General English) Course Code 078838J 

This course is designed to introduce students to the early stages of English language acquisition in order to prepare them for the more academic style of English taught in PSS (see below). 

Preparation for Secondary Studies (PSS) Course Code 078837K

The Preparation for Secondary Studies (PSS) Course is an English language program specifically designed to prepare students for entry into secondary school programs.  The course includes some subject content to ensure that students become familiar with the vocabulary and terminology needed to successfully study secondary school subjects.

Students commence in the level best suited to their current language ability. All students are required to pass the Intermediate level of PSS before commencing their secondary course. Students in our PSS program may also partake in mainstream curriculum such as Science and Physical Education classes.

The PSS Program is offered at three different levels: Elementary, Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate. It is dependent on a student’s English proficiency and learning needs.
All levels help students to revise basic grammar, comprehension and vocabulary through practice in writing, speaking, reading and listening activities. The higher levels of PSS will offer a mix of intensive and academic English teaching to help students transition smoothly into mainstream secondary classes.

PSS courses start on the first day of each of Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4. The number of Terms varies according to each student’s English language proficiency and other learning needs.

Students are assessed in writing, speaking, listening and reading assessments and examinations. They receive a comprehensive report and Certificate of Study for each level or course successfully completed.

ASC Language School students are provided with a uniform policy prior to commencement of their study.  It is essential that the uniform be worn to school each day.  Some items will be included and charged with your fee statement.

Students will be given booklist prior to commencement. Parents must purchase the books and it is a requirement of the course to have purchased them prior to commencement. 

8.50am – 2.50pm (Monday to Friday)

10 years old (upon completion of Primary School)

The ASC Language School is a fully accredited member of English Australia.

EaL/D (English as an Additional Language or Dialect) for Years 11-12

Hi I am Kate Simeon, the Academic Coordinator and Deputy Director of ASC Language School. We offer  English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EaL/D) course for both Years 11 and 12 ATAR. The EaL/D course is designed for students who speak  another language or dialect as their ‘home’ language. EaL/D focuses on developing the competent use of standard Australian English in a range of contexts and teaching  academic English skills needed  for tertiary studies. SCSA eligibility conditions apply. Please feel free to contact us anytime at admissions@ascschools.edu.au for any questions about English learning or EaL/D eligibility. 

As a Microsoft Incubator School, the ASC Language School uses the latest Edutech platforms and applications. Our teachers are TRBWA registered and TESOL trained. The Microsoft certifications achieved by our team include:

  • Microsoft Certified Educators
  • Microsoft Innovative Educators (MIE)
  • Microsoft Innovator Educator Expert (MIEE)

“I used to get 50s when I was doing English ATAR and now I get 80s in EaL/D ATAR. As someone from a non-English speaking background, it took me longer to process what was taught in English lessons. In EaL/D ATAR, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation mistakes are taken into account and do not affect your marks as much. The content is more relatable and do not require you to have a ‘native Australian’ background.” – Teena Kim, Year 12 EaL/D student

A hybrid learning model with a minimum of 55 hours of teaching per unit:

  • 3 x 50 minute (2 off grid and 1 on grid)
  • 2 x 50 minute prerecorded lessons or independent work on set tasks

For more information on EaL/D and course eligibility, please  feel free to contact me on ksimeon@ascschools.edu.au or admissions@ascschools.edu.au anytime.

    Please see our ATAR EALD Flyer

Please contact admissions@ascschools.edu.au for more information on course costs.