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)

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 Program (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.

Course Content

The PSS Program is offered at different levels depending 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.

Course Dates and Duration

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 the appropriate course books for each level. These are included as part of the Resource Fee.

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.