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English for Secondary Schools (MLC High School Preparation)

CRICOS Code: 080627B

Intakes: Every Monday

Course Length: 1–52 weeks

• There is no mandated program length, but an average of 20 weeks is usual.
• The length of the program is determined by a number of factors  including age,
date of entry, testing, and year level.
• Program completion is established in liaison with the pathway secondary school.

Campus: Melbourne – City and Melbourne – Box Hill

Hours: 25 hours per week

Age: 7–17 years

Course Overview:

The Melbourne Language Centre’s English for Secondary Schools is considered to be the premier course of its kind in Victoria. It is underpinned by:

• Excellence in teaching practice

• An academic program renowned for its success

• A nurturing environment with strong relationships between teachers and students

• Clearly defined expectations of staff and students

• A broad school pathway network which includes a large number of independent and government schools

• Constant liaison between MLC and pathway schools


The teaching and assessment methods at MLC include:

– Traditional classroom delivery
– Group work
– Acting/drama/plays
– Interactive games
– Individual and group assignments

Specialist teachers are employed to teach mathematics and science, with students in upper classes and in all maths and science classes introduced to school textbooks. Homework is an integral part of the student program and is monitored by the classroom teacher. Students are encouraged to read novels from their pathway school’s English book list before commencing at the school. Excursions are held on a regular basis and usually incorporate worksheets for additional learning. Occasionally, a ‘fun’ excursion to a destination such as Luna Park will be organised.


Time Activity
09:00-10:30 Class
10:30-10:45 Morning break
10:45-12:15 Class
12:15-13:15 Lunch
13:15-14:15 Class
14:15-14:30 Afternoon break
14:30-15:30 Class



Assessment Feedback – Report
Ongoing Week 8
Week 8

Our Pathway High Schools:

View the list here.


There are no entry requirements for this course.

School Dates:

At MLC, classes are run continuously throughout the year – the school is open every day except Saturday, Sunday and public holidays and does not close for term or school holidays. Saturday school can be arranged for special occasions.


 View fee list here.

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