Papers & Workshops



Developing an English Language Program, Years 7-12


Anthony Cleary

St Charbel's College, Sydney, Australia

Australians in the 21st Century will need to be multi-skilled in order to cope with our rapidly changing society, which is increasingly epitomised by significant technological advancements and a diversity of cultural and religious backgrounds. In light of this changing social paradigm the preservation of the English language will be challenged. In order to ensure that citizens become active contributors of our society schools need to ensure that all students are guaranteed the acquisition and development of the English language. Not only does English provide the foundations for effective adult citizenship and life-long learning, but in the school context it is integral to all other Key Learning Areas (domains) of a school's curriculum. This paper examines the development and implementation of a school based English program for high school students (Years 7-12).
  Presentation Format: 45 min. paper

RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

5-9 July 2000