Beverly Hills Intensive English Centre is a special high school which aims at meeting the needs of newly arrived students who speak a language other than English at home.
The school offers a wide range of subjects in small classes with an emphasis on achieving an English level which will enable the student to function effectively in mainstream high school or TAFE courses.
Every student leaving the school is given educational and vocational guidance so that a decision can be made about further study or future employment.
The Deputy Principal, Head Teacher and staff of the Beverly Hills Intensive English Centre would like to welcome you and your child to the school.
Overview of our program
Students stay at the school for a period which varies from ten weeks to four school terms. The average stay is about 6 months to a year. The length of time at the school depends on the student's ability in English on enrolment and their ability to cope with academic work in New South Wales secondary schools.
The aim of the school is to teach English. However, the IEC gives lessons in all high school subjects. The emphasis of the teaching in these subjects is on the English the student will need to have a full understanding of the subjects in high school.
The period of time spent by a student at the Intensive English Centre is recognised by the Department of Education as part of the student's high school career, so a student does not "lose" a year by attending the IEC.