As you would be well aware, international arrivals into Australia are currently prohibited and at this point in time this situation is expected to continue.
This unfortunately means that prospective students aiming to attend a South Australian government school in July this year will not be able to commence their Intensive Secondary English Course (ISEC) onshore on Monday 20 July.
I am however pleased to advise that a few experienced ISEC schools have developed an ISEC program, ISEC Connect, to be delivered online beginning Monday 3 August 2020. This will mean that these students will not be disadvantaged, but supported in their goal to commence their studies with South Australian Government Schools as they have planned and are planning.
ISEC Connect has been designed to be delivered in an online learning environment. Teaching delivery, assessment activities and bilingual support will provide opportunities for students to successfully develop their written and spoken literacy skills in preparation for entry into their Year 10 or Year 11 mainstream studies in 2021.
Key Advantages of ISEC Connect
· The student will receive individual attention from his/her teacher including bilingual support when required.
· The student will participate in group activities with fellow class members
· The student will be provided with the opportunity to meet online with international students that are currently onsite in Australia, and given the chance to learn about Australian school culture and lifestyle as well as study.
· The student will not be disadvantaged in delaying their commencement in their program, providing they successfully complete the online ISEC course.
Due to this additional support, tuition fees will remain the same and the student can use his/her to-be-issued CoE to commence ISEC Connect.
At the end of four weeks, if this mode of delivery does not suit the student or if teachers believe the student will not meet course requirements then they will be provided with the opportunity to defer his/her study to 2021. Alternatively they may elect to terminate their enrolment and receive a refund for the remaining tuition less the $500 administration charge.
To assist with our planning can you please discuss this online ISEC learning opportunity with any prospective students wishing to study in a South Australian government school for Yr10-11 mainstream in 2021?
Please can you also advise IES by Friday June 26 if they would like to accept this program and commence their study on 3 August 2020 then to continue into their mainstream program in 2021?
Please note that should borders into Australia remain closed in 2021 a mainstream pathway will continue to be provided.
Please also note that once borders in Australia reopen all students undertaking ISEC Connect or their mainstream pathway will need to arrive in Adelaide as soon as possible. They will then continue with their respective course in person. Failure to be granted a visa will mean the student is unable to continue their course and a refund of their unused tuition will be provided.
请注意，一旦边境开放，所有学习ISEC Connect或他们的mainstream pathway的学生都要尽快到达阿德莱德。然后亲自开始各自的课程。未能获得签证的学生不能继续课程，会收到剩余的学费退款。