We have been in your place. Our Puravida Study team is made of people like you, who was dreaming of going to Australia and searching the best reasons to go to this amazing country.
To learn English and become fluent is the number one demand of our students. In order to assist you with the best advice and courses available in all states of Australia, we have selected the main types of English courses you can choose from.
It will vary accordingly with your personal objectives and English skills level, so make sure to take some notes and get ready to expand your life experience and language proficiency.
General English courses are designed to improve your overall English skills focusing on the foundations of speaking, listening, writing, reading, comprehension and English grammar.
It is offered for beginner, intermediate or advanced levels and our experienced team will help you find the best course in your preferred location. There are no requisites to enrol as you will pass through a level evaluation when arriving at your school.
Usually, the classes occur daily during the day or at night and with people from different nationalities. It is important to maintain a high level of attendance, which is required to keep your student visa valid.
The course duration varies from 2 to 52 weeks.
This qualification takes students to the next level. You will learn how to participate in interviews and complex discussions, language skills for job seeking, composing well-structured texts and essays through advanced learning strategies.
This course will definitely give you the necessary confidence in your daily life together with the Australian culture and local community, what can lead you to new opportunities in the Australian working market.
The duration is from 24 to 52 weeks.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
It is the standard test used for University entry in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Britain and much of the United States. An IELTS score is often a requirement of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) of Australia for migration purposes and is valid for 2 years.
Develop skills for examination focusing on academic or general writing, listening, grammar, fluency and vocabulary.
You must have an intermediate or upper intermediate English level to enrol and the course usually runs for 10 weeks.
Cambridge English Qualifications
The Cambridge exam proves that you have a certain level of English, which you can get from different exams, such as the First Certificate in English (FCE), the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).
It is more oriented towards professional careers as an official proof of your level of English and in some state scholarship programs or university courses can ask you for a CAE or CPE certificate, instead of the IELTS, as an essential requirement for accessing them.
It usually takes around 8 to 12 weeks to complete the courses and the certificates are valid for life.
TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
The nationally accredited Certificate IV TESOL course provides a qualification for teaching English in Australia and overseas. This course provides an intensive introduction to language teaching principles and methodology and is focused on teaching English to adults.
After completing this course you can explore career opportunities such as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher or a private tutor to international students.
Previous teaching experience is a not prerequisite for enrolling in this course, however, entrants should have an English proficiency equivalent to a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or a Cambridge FCE certification.
The course duration is 29 weeks.
CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching)
It is a practical teaching qualification that is accredited within Australia and is internationally recognized. It is the minimum required qualification for teaching English to speakers of other languages in many countries around the world including University language centres and private English colleges in Australia.
It provides you with the essential knowledge, hands-on teaching experience and classroom confidence to qualify as a teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL). CELTA is great for recent graduates, people who are changing career or teachers who want to gain a formal qualification.
For non-native speakers of English, applicants should demonstrate a high level of both written and spoken English such as an IELTS score of 6.5.
The course duration is 4 to 10 weeks.
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