Bridging and Intensive English Program

One of the cornerstones of the International Student Program at Whitefriars College is the Bridging and Intensive English Program. The Program is especially designed to meet the needs of international students as they commence their life and study in Australia and at Whitefriars College. Most students will spend one semester at the school in the Bridging Program before they enter mainstream classes.

The Program enables international students to:
• Receive full orientation to the school, study programs and services
• Learn about Australian life and culture
• Work closely with the Bridging teacher, and other experienced EAL professionals
• Participate in a tailored program if intensive English language learning
• Get to know their House Leader, Pastoral Care Teacher, subject teachers and class friends
• Discuss subject choices and study goals
• Receive full support for transition to mainstream classes/subjects
• Address any concerns they may have as they start school in Australia
• Meet and relate with other international students of similar ages
• Become fully integrated into the College through sport and pastoral care

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