|Locations||Newcastle (Callaghan Campus)
|Contact hours||25 hours per week (Monday - Friday)|
|Overview||The Beginner English program focuses on the development of basic English language skills for students with little or no previous experience learning English.|
|Entry requirements||There are no pre-requisites to enter the Beginner English Course. Students are placed in the course based on their results in the class placement test given on entry to the Language Centre.|
Understand short written narratives
Write brief personal information
Understand simple conversations
Conduct introductions and greetings
The course has an integrated syllabus which is predominantly skills-based, with grammar and culture components, and is organized into ten weeks with themes and grammar points. There is a greater emphasis on grammar skills in the Beginner course than the other levels.Reading
|Assessment||There is no formal end of course examination. Weekly tests are given on: spelling, dictation, grammar and writing or reading.
Passing the course
All students who complete the Beginner English course are eligible to progress to the Elementary English course.