English for Secondary School Preparation (ESSP)


English for Secondary School

Preparation (ESSP)

(CRICOS Code 048143M)

Du Duration 10 – 40 weeks
CH Class hours 20 hours per week Tue – Fri 9:00 – 14:15
Location Location 123 Lonsdale Street, VIC. 3000, Melbourne
Acs Average class size 15 – 18 students
La Level available   Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3
Er Entry requirements Beginners and above


The English for Secondary School Preparation course is ideal for students planning to enter an Australian High School. There are two levels offered in the ESSP program, which is based on a 20-week program.  Classes focus on strengthening practical communication skills and skills for academic study, which are presented in weekly theme-based lessons.   The lesson themes provide students with the vocabulary necessary to engage in relevant and current conversation.  During the week students practice the four macro skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as daily grammar sessions which are necessary to establish the strong foundations for academic writing. The program also includes a range of exciting and informative incursions, excursions and dynamic English sessions.   Ozford not only provides every student with academic support but also nurtures students’ well-being. Ozford aims to provide an environment that is supportive and safe, empowering students to learn willingly.

Ozford  English Language Centre is one of the preferred language centres for many public and private schools throughout Melbourne.

Learning Outcome

The aim of the ESSP program is to build student’s English language proficiency in each macro skill and enable each student to enter their respective High School with confidence. During the ESSP course, students practice listening and note-taking, skimming and scanning, skills for academic research, and techniques for presenting with confidence. Students also participate in health and well-being lessons to designed to support them during their time spent away from home.

We not only aim to develop the student academically but also nurture their well-being.

speaking-2 Giving an opinion, Asking questions, Debating, Discussing news and current affairs, Describing events/ experience, Predicting events, Giving directions
listening-2 Listening to radio interviews, Watching TV documentaries, Watching and listening to science and current affairs shows, Following instructions, Understanding different contexts
writing-2 Note-taking and summarising, Writing emails, Writing paragraphs and stories, Descriptive writing, Filling in forms, Formal and informal letter writing, Writing blogs
reading-2 Reading newspaper articles, Introductory academic texts, Reading narrative texts, Reading between the lines, Identifying key information, Identifying facts and opinions
vocabulary-2 General vocabulary for all subject areas including people and places, animals, and the environment, Vocabulary for maths, science and technology, Vocabulary for business and social sciences, Vocabulary building and using grammar correctly
research-2 Research and reporting skills, Digital projects, Independent reading program

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ESSP1 Learning Outcomes ESSP2 Learning Outcomes


Students are assessed in the four macro skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing each week of the course. Grammar progress is tested weekly and macro skills are assessed according to a set of outcomes.  Students must achieve 50% or higher on 70% of their assessment tasks in a compulsory study period in order to receive a satisfactory result. All students’ results are recorded in the Student Report, which is an End-of-course award document that indicates grades and levels of achievement. The End of Course report is issued after the first 10 weeks. An End of Course certificate and level descriptors are issued to each student on completion of their course.


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Intakes: Every Monday