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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2013
australia: the education destination 55 54 australia: the education destination Gold Coast Learning Centre Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia Phone: 07 5531 6788 Fax: 07 5538 9188 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.goldcoaststudy.com Sun, surf, sand & study in Surfers Paradise on Australia’s world-famous Gold Coast Innovative learning and exceptional facilities with magnificent beaches, spectacular scenery and great nightlife General English IELTS Preparation Course Business Courses to Diploma Certificate IV in TESOL Young Learners Programs & Study Tours A course to suit your needs 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. modern colleges And FAcilities 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. All of the colleges have modern facilities including video equipment, libraries and computer-assisted learning. In addition, there are language laboratories where you can listen to different speakers on a range of topics. You can start an English language course at almost any time of the year. There are flexible commencement dates with full-time courses ranging from four weeks to 48 weeks. Students spend about 25 hours a week studying. The cost of courses varies according to the type of course, location and college. Generally, tuition fees are between $310 to $350 per week for a regular ELIcoS course of 25 hours a week. QuAlity Assured As with all of Australia’s education system, the ELIcoS sector has rigorous standards. Colleges must be CRICOS- registered and comply with the Education Services for Overseas Students Act. colleges are accredited by the National ELT (English Language Teaching) Accreditation Scheme (NEAS). NEAS sets standards for class sizes, the professional qualifications of teachers, curriculum, teaching methods and materials, orientation, accommodation services, social activities and welfare counselling. The organisation is renowned for initiating world’s best practice in the regulation and quality assurance of English language training. Private and publicly funded institutions must meet the same high standards. sociAl And culturAl support English language colleges provide cultural and social support to their students. They can assist with accommodation and homestay arrangements. Some colleges have their own accommodation on campus. on arrival, you will receive an orientation to help you adjust to your time studying in Australia. Students gain so much more than improved language skills through their college. They make friends from Australia and around the world and enjoy sightseeing excursions and social activities organised by their colleges. These may include anything from barbeques and movie nights to scuba diving and skiing to Australian cultural events. • English language colleges provide cultural and social support to their students. ‘’ englishlAnguAgecourses
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