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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Townsville Grammar School is an outward looking learning institution that embraces students from different cultures.  

At the North Ward Campus there are approximately 30 students who attend the English as their Second Language (ESL) support classes where they receive individually tailored language and subject-specific support.

Specialist ESL teachers are timetabled to teach multi-age groups across the Middle School and the Senior School. The School recognises the importance of providing direct language assistance to this group of students to enhance their learning outcomes.

In addition to ESL support classes, the School offers specific after-school tutorials to students. Should an ESL student find exam preparation or assignments challenging they can attend subject tutorials and receive help to complete their homework.  ESL evening tutorials are also held regularly.

Years 7 - 9
  • ESL support classes run four lessons per ten day cycle.
  • Students are withdrawn from various classes for ESL lessons.
  • Student progress is reported four times per year.
Years 10 - 12
  • ESL support classes run four lessons per ten day cycle.
  • Students study ESL in lieu of the Thursday afternoon optional program.
  • ESL students are eligible for Special Consideration for QCAA assessment.