Institutions offer students the opportunity to learn and practice in real and simulated environments.
Usually, this is the first step when you come on a student visa.
There are numerous types of English courses in Australia.
The most popular are:
This is the most common type of course offered by schools. General English courses will help the student to develop language skills for real life situations – like speaking and conversation.
It covers from elementary level up to advanced level.
This type of course prepares the student to undertake the Cambridge Exam.
Two types of courses:
FCE – First Cambridge English,
which requires an upper-intermediate level and
CAE – Cambridge Advanced English.
Most of the schools offer this course with a start and
finish date and runs for 10 or 12 weeks.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assesses the English language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is the main language.
This course in mainly focussed in developing effective strategies to pass this exam.
Usually it runs for up to 12 weeks.
Depending on the your English level and chosen school, institutions may give you a pathway to avoid sitting the IELTS test.