Australia offers international students a high quality education in a safe and welcoming environment.
Australian school education offers the opportunity for students to develop life skills in a positive and outgoing environment. Importance is given to personal development as well as academic studies.
Schools in Australia take great care in looking after their international students, helping them to adjust to the Australian way of life. The multicultural nature of Australian society means international students are readily accepted by other students. Teachers are experienced in teaching classes to students from many different countries and cultures.
There are three important reasons that attract international students to Australia:
- English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs
- Information and Communication Technology in Schools
The goals identify the skills, understanding, knowledge, attitudes and values which should be developed in young Australians. They focus on eight learning areas:
- Studies of Society and the Environment,
- Health and Physical Education,
- Languages other than English,
English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs
ESL programs in both primary and high schools are available for students whose first language is not English. The types of ESL students range from those newly arrived in Australia and beginning to learn English to Australian born students from a non-English speaking background.
In general, ESL support can:
- prepare students for entry into school studies in intensive English courses,
- provide on-going language-support programs for students after they begin their formal studies
Parents of international students have access to translation and interpreter services in the public school system.
Information and Communication Technology in Schools
Australian schools aim to produce graduates who are able to use information and communication technology (ICT) effectively in all aspects of their lives. This means that all students leave school as confident, creative and productive users of new technologies, and understand the impact of those technologies on society.
Australian schools are becoming world leaders in the application of technology to education, and they are well-equipped with the following:
- Digital data and communication links,
- Film and television,
- Satellite signals to remote locations,
- Internet access points,
- CD-Rom materials.
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