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Marsden High School

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Intensive English Centre

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T: +61 2 9858 3440


Intensive English Centre

Marsden High School's Intensive English Centre is dedicated to instilling a love of learning English, while helping newly arrived students prepare for the academic, social and emotional demands of high school in Australia.

Intensive English Centres (IECs) provide intensive English tuition to newly arrived, high school aged students whose first language is not English. In addition, the IECs provide orientation, settlement and welfare programs to prepare students for learning in a NSW government high school and to participate in Australian society. 

When students arrive to a country with a new language they may learn some English skills quickly from other students, friends and family however, everyday language skills vary from the language used in education. The courses we offer uses not only English words, but also ideas and concepts that differ from the everyday language. At the IEC, we teach our students the language used within the education system. We achieve this through the study of English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Art, Music, Computing Studies as well as Personal Development, Health and Physical Education. Our teachers are not only trained and experienced as English as an Additional Language (EAL) teachers, but are also trained in a wide variety of high school subjects and provide a stimulating learning environment incorporating the latest technology.

More information about Intensive English Centres, what they offer, eligibilty and enrolment procedures can be found at the NSW Department of Education.

For more information about international students please visit the International Student Program

Marsden IEC can be contacted on +61 2 9858 3440 or

Reflection from an Intensive English Centre graduate – Alice G.

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