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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2010
australia the education destination | 7 3 english language study australia offers specific english language courses for international students and visitors. it’s a great place to learn english for any purpose – academic study, career goals or for travel! AUSTRALIA HAS an international reputation for its English language training system. Travellers, business people and students from around the world enjoy immersing themselves in the English language environment in Australia, learning from professional teachers in small classes and taking a practical approach so that they can use their skills in everyday life. Whether you want to improve your English skills for education, work, travel or fun, Australia has a wide range of courses to match your needs. These are called English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS). Courses are often practical with innovative teaching methods so you may study English in real-life situations through activities and excursions. Some courses also include work placements. australia has an international reputation for its english language training system. English is the national language of Australia and you learn from friendly native speakers. Australia is a multicultural society with a history of welcoming international students. You will meet local Australians, as well as classmates from countries across the globe. Many students combine travel with their study, discovering the beautiful landscapes and attractions that make Australia unique. To further improve your English and learn about the Australian culture, you can live with an Australian family in a homestay arrangement. Courses at all levels Australia has hundreds of English language colleges in many different locales – city campuses, colleges by the beach or in the countryside. They offer a wide range of courses from beginner to advanced levels. Each course has a specific aim – whether it’s for education, travel or work purposes. Some examples of courses include: General English – develops communication skills in a • range of formal and informal situations; improves practical English skills for work or travel English for academic purposes (university or vocational • study) – prepares you for tertiary studies including reading and writing skills for academic purposes, presentation skills and an introduction to research skills English for high school preparation – prepares students to • enter an Australian secondary school Exam preparation courses – helps you prepare to sit • specific English language exams such as IELTS, Cambridge or TOEFL English for special purposes – improves your English • language skills for specific careers or industries such as English for business, hospitality and tourism, health professionals, and computing and information technology Study tours – provide the opportunity to undertake • General English combined with sporting, tourist or cultural activities. study english in a unique environment Photo credits: L to R, Brisbane North Institute of TAFE, ACPET
The Education Destination
Australia The Education Destination 2011