|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.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.