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General English

Student and teacherWe will enable you to use English socially, for study and for work. You will learn the four skills of listening, speaking reading and writing in a lively way that gets you motivated. We will ask you to speak a lot and to get involved in a wide variety of activities. There will be many opportunities for you to practise what you have learned so that you become an “active” learner.

    • Students will be assessed across all 4 skills once amonth and individually counselled on their progress
    • Class size is average 12 students
    • Students go on educational excursions regularly
    • Students will benefit from doing regular homework to consolidate their learning in class
    • Students will have a trained teacher to assist them with self–access study after class
    • Afternoon options will help students gain extra benefit from further study of specific skills

 

General English PM Subjects

Students SCEEvery two weeks you can choose a different afternoon subject which gives you the opportunity to focus on the areas that you would most like to improve and allows you to work on your preferred essential language skills. Option classes cover a variety of themes and special interest topics and let you choose your focus on speaking, listening and conversation, writing and reading or pronunciation, vocabulary or grammar.

You can choose option classes such as:

Vocabulary and Common Errors, Australian Life, Vocabulary and Grammar Extension, Effective Communication, Reading and Writing Effectively, Current Affairs, Pronunciation Clinic, Grammar Clinic, Real Listening and Speaking, Focus on Writing, Grammar in Use, Pronunciation and Conversation, Let’s Speak, Writing Skills, Behind the News*

* These options are a guide only. Only certain options are available at any one time depending on demand.

We have the following three delivery modes:

Super Intensive

  • Full Time 28 hours*/week including 5 hours of supervised self–study (optional)
  • Elementary to Advanced
  • 1 to 52 weeks studies
  • AM: General English PM: Options
  • Certificate: Presented upon completion of your course

Timetable:

* Bildungsurlaub students undertake 1800 minutes per week which may include extra study time.

Intensive

  • Full Time 20 hours/week
  • Elementary to Advanced
  • 1 to 52 weeks studies
  • AM: General English PM: Options
  • Certificate: Presented upon completion of your course

Timetable:

Part Time (AM only)

  • Part time 15 hours per week
  • Elementary to Advanced
  • 1 to 52 weeks (not available for Student Visa)
  • Certificate: Presented upon completion of your course

Timetable:

Evening

  • Full Time 20 hours/week
  • Elementary to Advanced
  • 1 to 52 weeks studies
  • Certificate: Presented upon completion of your course

Timetable:

 

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English Conversation Club with University of Sydney

A real challenge to meet other Australian students! Our weekly English Conversation Club helps students to practise English with students from The University of Sydney. This is a free program exclusive to SCE students which will help them build confidence in a real life setting.