The Primary English Preparation Program specifically targets young learners who are seeking to learn English and continue their schooling in Australia. The learners typically have only learnt some basic English at primary school and occasionally speak English with native speakers.
It is anticipated that Primary English Preparation Program students will exit the PEP Program and pathway to a mainstream primary school. The alternate pathway is for students to continue into the High School Preparation Program at Shafston, then exit to a mainstream high school.
The age range for students is between 8 and 12 years old.
PEP course students must reside with a “nominated guardian” approved by the Department of Home Affairs.
The Shafston program offers a variety of classroom activities - participating in group work tasks as well as other activities to become successful autonomous learners.
|Course Name||Primary English Preparation (PEP)|
|Mode of Study||25 hours per week Face-to-face classroom delivery|
|Key Dates||Set Start Date|
|Entry Requirements||Pre-test required (optional Online Pre-test; compulsory Orientation Placement Test)
Entry level – Beginner (Pre A1 - A2)
|Duration||10 - 40 weeks, 4 levels (Each level is 10 weeks in duration)|
|Course Content||Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking skills development
Includes preparation for official Cambridge exam A2 Key for Schools and B1 Preliminary for Schools
The aim of the Shafston for Schools program is to prepare students with the necessary English language skills and confidence to pathway and complete their secondary schooling in an Australian high school, or in another English speaking country.