International students can participate in mainstream courses for a short, medium or long-term study duration. Students who are not English first language are personally supported and tutored by our Intensive English and English Second Language tutors. Modified programs are individually created in order to offer international students the language support that they require in order to reach their potential.
Saint Stephen's College mainstream courses offer students the flexibility to design a program that matches their interests and areas of excellence. Students can choose from a wide variety of subjects and study a full mainstream timetable.
Students entering in Preparatory to Year 4 do not need to sit an English proficiency exam and are integrated into the mainstream classroom straight away. Students entering after Year 4 must demonstrate a proficiency level in English before entering a full mainstream timetable.
International students who are English Second Language (ESL) receive personalised ESL tuition to help them meet their academic potential. Some students have the opportunity to study their native language – this makes their academic load more manageable.
Saint Stephen’s College Intensive English is a modified mainstream program that focusses on developing English proficiency to allow students a smooth transition into studying a full mainstream curriculum. Intensive English classes operate in Years 4 to 10. Saint Stephens’ College is unique in providing students the opportunity to integrate in some mainstream classes, excursions and events from the commencement of enrolment. Intensive English classes operate in small student numbers to offer individualised instruction and personalised tuition. Saint Stephen’s College Intensive English classes have an impressive record and reputation for providing students exceptional language support to maximise academic outcomes.
Mainstream students make many life-long friendships and develop global perspectives and cultural understanding.