English as an Additional Language or Dialect

At Prescott College, we have a diverse group of students participating in the programme, each enriching the class with their unique cultural background and life experiences. Additional English classes are offered for students from Year 7 to Year 10. In Stage 1 and 2 students complete the subject, Essential English to gain their literacy credits for SACE.

The classes are small and therefore students are assisted individually to ensure improvement and to develop confidence in their oral and written language skills for everyday life.

Emphasis is placed on aspects of English such as: pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary development, grammar, sentence construction and paragraph organisation and whole text construction of a range of text types.

If and when the grades of Additional English students improve the requirement to undertake Additional English classes will cease.