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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
68 >AustrAliAn EducAtion 2012 english lAnguAge courses >Elicos ‘All of the colleges have modern facilities including video equipment, libraries and computer-assisted learning.’ Above: English language colleges give you the facilities, resources and tools to practise and improve your skills. courses to improve your English language skills Whether you want to improve your English language skills for high school or university, work, travel or fun, Australia has a wide range of courses to match your needs, with dedicated support for international students. 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. The courses are called English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS). Courses are practical with innovative teaching methods so you may study English in real-life situations through activities and excursions. Some courses also include work placements. 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. beginner to AdvAnced levels Australia offers a wide range of English language 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 – help 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. colleges Across AustrAliA Australia has hundreds of English language colleges in many different locales – city campuses, colleges by the beach or in the countryside. These colleges may be large or small, private or funded by government. Some colleges are part of a university or TAFE institute, others are independent but linked to educational institutions. From the many courses and colleges, you will find the one which suits your personal needs and goals.
Australia The Education Destination 2011
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