Intensive English Language Program

East Torrens Primary School is one of the South Australian Primary Schools offering the Intensive English Language Program through our Intensive English Language Centre (IELC).

Intensive English Language Programs provide Intensive English Language support for students who

  • were born overseas in a non-English speaking country, and have been in Australia for no more than 12 months or 18 months for Junior Primary age students
  • are a Refugee, Migrant or approved Temporary Resident

Our role is to prepare students for a successful transition into Mainstream school and assist them to build the confidence needed to live in their new community. Generally students learn within the program for 12 months. At East Torrens Primary School we highly value our diverse community and support cross cultural and intercultural knowledge and understanding across the school and wider community. Many of our IELC students continue their schooling in Mainstream with us at ETPS.

Further information can be obtained from our IELC Assistant Principal wendy.olsson54@schools.sa.edu.au