Australia. A perfect place to improve your English
Like any language, the best way to improve your English is to live among, and
converse with, native speakers. Studying in Australia will give you the
opportunity to use and improve your English every single day.
In an Australian English language classroom, you won’t have to recite long
lists from dull text books. You’ll receive a quality English language education,
of course, but you’ll also get the opportunity to put that education to use.
A course to meet your needs
Whatever your level of English, an English language college will have a
program to meet your needs. Most colleges have video facilities, libraries and
computer-assisted learning. They also have ‘language laboratories’, which are
similar to ‘English corner’ sessions overseas.
There are five main types of English courses taught in Australia:
General English – this course focuses on the development of
communication skills, particularly speaking and listening.
English for Academic Purposes – this course will prepare you for study
at an English-speaking university or a vocational institute.
English for Specific Purposes – these courses focus on practical
English for specific course areas, including English for Business, Aviation, or
Secondary School Preparation – this course will develop your English
for entry into an Australian secondary school.
Examination Preparation – these courses will prepare you for English
language proficiency examinations, including the International English Language
Testing System (IELTS), Test
of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Cambridge Certificates.
You can enrol in English language courses at any time of the year. Full-time
courses range from four weeks to 48 weeks. Expect to spend about 25 hours a week
studying, including time spent in class and studying on your own.