New Arrivals Program/Intensive English Language Program

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New Arrivals Program/Intensive English Language Program

English Language Programs

The New Arrivals Program/Intensive English Language Program 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
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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 (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
  • Photography
  • Sustainability

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.

Students develop skills in:
  • File management
  • Word processing and written communication
  • Presentations
  • Spreadsheets
  • Desktop publishing
  • Online learning and research
  • Cyber security
  • Digital storytelling
This subject supports language development. Students use computing skills in other NAP subjects.

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
Students develop English language and skills appropriate for Science. Students develop and communicate scientific knowledge through two main topics selected from:

  • Living Things
  • Human Health
  • Sustainability
  • Renewable vs Non-renewable Energy
Students also learn research and laboratory skills.


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


Each class attends our City classrooms (1st Floor, 22 Grenfell Street, Adelaide) for lessons one day per week. These lessons are part of the English curriculum and provide students with opportunities to experience and learn more about Adelaide, and practise English language in authentic contexts.

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

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.

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


Graduating students can choose a pathway through further English language programs, the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), vocational certificate programs or other further educational options.