|Newcastle (Callaghan Campus)|
|20 hours per week (Monday - Friday)|
|The Elementary English program focuses on the development of basic communication skills for educational and social needs.|
|To enter the Elementary Course, students must have:|
The course has an integrated syllabus which is predominantly skills-based, with grammar and culture components, and is organized into more than ten unit themes. Each unit theme is used to practise language skills as learners carry out tasks.Reading
Dellar, H., & Walkey, A. Elementary Outcomes. Heinle, Cengage Learning.
|Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills are assessed. Marks are weighted as follows: 50% class marks; 50% end of course assessment formal exam.|
Passing the course
Students must obtain 65% or more in three of the four skills. One may be in the 60-64% range. Each of the four components is of equal weighting. Students who pass the course are eligible to commence the Intermediate Course.