Through our English as an Additional Language (EAL) program we teach the English skills that students need to access the curriculum and offer a bridge into understanding not only the language, but also our education system and community.
By providing links with English curriculum requirements and clarifying what is happening in both the College and wider communities, EAL students are able to gain an in-depth and global understanding of the community around them.
Language proficiency is the key to success for EAL students. By providing a structured framework and varied language support options, students are able to develop the skills they need to realise their potential.
Eligibility for VCE EAL
International students are eligible to take EAL as a VCE subject if they satisfy the Victorian Board of Education eligibility requirements:
- The student has been a resident in Australia for not more than seven calendar years immediately prior to 1 January in which Year 12 English is begun
- English has been the student's major language of instruction for not more than seven years prior to the commencement of the year in which Year 12 English is begun