Newcastle (Callaghan Campus)|
|20 hours per week (Monday - Friday)|
|The Beginner English program focuses on the development of basic English language skills for students with little or no previous experience learning English.|
|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
Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills are assessed. Marks are weighted as follows: an end of course informal exit test. The results are given as limited, basic, sound or outstanding.
Passing the course
Students must obtain sound in three of the four skills. Each of the four components is of equal weighting. Students who pass the course are eligible to commence the Elementary Advanced Course.