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High School Preparation Program
Melbourne is consistently voted one of Australia’s most liveable cities, and is the perfect place to study English, experience the culture of Australia and meet people from around the world. Located just 8km from this vibrant, cosmopolitan city, Hawthorn-Melbourne (CRICOS 02931G) has been helping students meet their English language goals since 1986.

Why study English with Hawthorn-Melbourne?

•    Hawthorn-Melbourne offers a great variety of courses to meet the needs of our students.
•    Great nationality mix of students – we have over 50 different nationalities represented in our student body each year.
•    Experienced and qualified teachers
•    Direct entry to a number of other institutions in Melbourne
•    SCOPE - The social program of Hawthorn. Through SCOPE, the students can participate in a series of social activities, make new friendly, meet Australians, join local clubs and gain the confidence that needs to be successful in their learning of the English Language.

Hawthorn-Melbourne is endorsed by the University of Melbourne as a provider of intensive courses of English for international students in Melbourne.

High School Preparation Program at Hawthorn-Melbourne

The High School Preparation Program is a specialised program for international students who wish to study in an Australian high school. The program aims to develop students’ academic language proficiency enabling seamless entry into secondary school.

The High School Preparation Program includes:
•    development of the English macro skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing
•    the language of a range of school subjects, for example English, Mathematics, Science and Information Technology
•    development of research skills, cooperative learning and other learning strategies used in the Australian classroom
•    social language: looking at the way young people communicate with each other
•    timetabled curriculum related excursions with classmates and teachers
•    the study of Australian society

The classroom environment of the High School Preparation Program mirrors that of the Australian secondary school system to the largest extent possible.  Students are encouraged to discuss their ideas, to work co-operatively and to develop their individual research and study skills.

Key Facts

  • Level: Elementary to Advanced
  • Duration: 5-20 weeks (longer enrolments possible if needed)
  • Hours: 25 hours per week
  • Schedule: 8.30am – 2.30pm
  • Class size: 12-18 students per class
  • Age: Students from 14-18 years

Sample timetable

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8.30

Reading

Language Lab

Group Discussion

Speaking

Study of Society

9.30

Speaking

Literature

Listening

Writing

Reading

10.30

ILC

ILC

ILC

ILC

ILC

11.30

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

12.30

Maths

Science

Group Project

Literature

Writing

1.30

Listening

Writing

Computers

Drama

Sport

Extra care for our underage students

Our students can expect a high degree of individual support and care as they undertake the first stage of their overseas education. While in our program, students have access to:
•    airport reception service
•    a dedicated co-ordinator specifically for underage students is available to monitor the progress and welfare of students in this program
•    regular sporting activities ensure students stay fit and active while making friends during their time at Hawthorn-Melbourne
•    careful and considered homestay placement. Host families undergo police checks, home visits and regular monitoring by the Hawthorn-Melbourne accommodation staff.
•    a 24 hour hours emergency number – 1800 NAVITAS

Fees


Fees

2015

Enrolment fee

$230

Tuition - English Language Course

$450 per week

Airport Transfer*

$145 one-way

Accommodation Placement*

$265

Under 18 years Host Registration Fee

$350

Homestay Accommodation (Under 18yrs old)

$325 per week

Homestay Accommodation (18yrs )

$290 per week