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New Arrivals Program

English Language Programs

English Language Programs


The New Arrivals Program (NAP) offers an intensive English language and literacy course. It aims to prepare students for living and working within the Australian community and for further study.

Course Content
Assessment
Further Info
Pathways
Overview
Throughout the program, students study:
  • English as an Additional Language
  • Computing
In the final semester(s), students also study:
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Students also develop English through experiential subjects selected from:
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Home Economics
  • Technology (Woodwork)
  • Textiles
  • Drama
  • Music
  • STEM

English as an Additional Language Students
English as an Additional Language Students develop an understanding of Australian culture and gain knowledge of educational and career choices. Students develop writing, reading, speaking, listening and research skills through topics such as:
  • Australian society and culture
  • Australian history and geography
  • Education and career pathways
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Life skills
Excursions are an important way students learn English in the program.

Computing
Students develop skills in:
  • File management
  • Word processing and written communication
  • Presentations
  • Spreadsheets
  • Desktop publishing
  • Online learning and research
  • Digital storytelling

This subject supports language development within the New Arrivals Program. Students use computing skills in other NAP subjects.

Mathematics
Students develop English language and skills appropriate for Mathematics and Numeracy. Students develop mathematical knowledge, learn to apply the knowledge and are able to communicate mathematically through topics such as:
  • Number
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  • Data Representation and Interpretation
  • Shape and Measurement
Science
Students develop English language and skills appropriate for Science. Students develop and communicate scientific knowledge through two main topics:

Human Health
  • Sustainability - including the following electives:
    • Renewable vs Non-renewable Energy
    • Human Activities and Climate Change
    • Environmental Chemistry
    • Indigenous Practices in Land Use
Students also learn research and laboratory skills.

Pathways

Assessments are carried out each term and reports are issued at the end of each semester.

Delivery

PREREQUISITES
To enrol students must:

  • be permanent residents or on long-stay visas with permission to study in Australia
  • have been in Australia less than 12 months

ATTENDANCE
Students study full time and attend 23-25 hours per week (14-15 lessons). It is expected that students will complete homework in addition to attending classes.

ENROLMENT
Students are assessed on entry and placed in an appropriate class. Classes consist of students grouped at similar levels of English competency.

Pathways

Students graduating from the New Arrivals Program can choose a pathway through the Foundation Skills Program, the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), vocational certificate programs or other further educational options.