At the end of their Secondary Preparation Program, students:
- will be competent in English to a degree that will enable them to participate fully in mainstream secondary education, to the best of their ability;
- will effectively communicate their needs and opinions, within both a classroom context and in general social contexts;
- have an understanding and knowledge of Australia and its people;
- have an understanding of Western, particularly Australian, cultural references;
- are secure in the knowledge that their culture is valued within the Australian cultural context; and
- have become independent learners within the Queensland Education System context.
There are two major thrusts to the Secondary Preparation Program.
The first is a General English Component and is designed to familiarise students with the English Language in a general sense, it’s the thread that runs through the entire course, connecting the levels.
The second is an English for Specific Purposes Component and introduces students to a select number of High School-based subjects, and is introduced at Level 2. In Level 1, students concentrate solely on English Language skills with the exception of an introductory module of Australian Studies.