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Intensive English

Warrawong Intensive English Centre

The Warrawong Intensive English Centre CRICOS provider code 00588M) is the only English as a Second Language (ESL) Centre in NSW for high school aged students outside of the Sydney Metropolitan area.


The Warrawong Intensive English Centre was established in 1979, and became fully operational in 1980. Since then nearly 3000 students who speak English as an Additional language (EAL) have enrolled at the Centre.

The success of the centre is greatly assisted by support from the staff of Warrawong High School and other Illawarra district schools. 100% of Warrawong Intensive English Centre's students come from non-English speaking backgrounds. Consequently, the practice of teaching the English language in Key Learning Areas (KLA) is well established.


Student Artist: Yunki Wano won our Design Logo competition     


The Warrawong Intensive English Centre is intended to provide English language instruction for newly arrived high school students (11-18 year olds), namely those who enter Australia with very little or no knowledge of the English language but wish to continue their schooling. The Warrawong Intensive English centre provides a valuable and highly valued educational service to our non-English speaking migrant, refugee and temporary resident community.