Study English – Student Visa

Studying English Student Visa

Studying English Student Visa

The courses available are for students who want to communicate in an everyday English speaking environment, study or advance into a professional career in Australia. It is designed to improve students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

General English (Beginner-Advanced) Intensive/Standard

The General English courses are at graduated levels from beginner to advanced, varying from functional English at the lower levels to more academic in the advanced classes. Course delivery is fun, modern, active and challenging.

On completion of their studies, students will receive a certificate indicating their level of proficiency.

Course Features:

  • A placement test determines the most appropriate level for you;
  • Weekly activities and monthly excursions complement your class program;
  • All learning materials are provided;
  • Course material is varied and fun, including: Internet research, extracts from books and movies, television and radio programs, group work and drama;
  • Students develop a cultural understanding within an international environment.

IELTS Test Preparation

This course assists students to prepare for the International English Language Testing System examination (IELTS).

This intensive program will include:

  • One hundred hours of intensive practice in speaking, listening, reading and writing;
  • Exam practice using sample exam papers;
  • IELTS exam strategies and techniques;
  • Individual tuition with the teacher.

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is for students who plan to study at university. The program builds on the skills learnt in General English, continues to develop students’ English language skills and also teaches students the skills needed to succeed at academic study. Key focus areas include listening to lectures, note-taking, planning and writing academic essays, oral presentations and group discussions.

Upon completion of EAP level 1, students have several options. They may choose to continue on to EAP levels 2 and 3 and further develop their academic English skills. Alternatively they may choose to commence the English Test Preparation course in preparation for sitting an IELTS test (International English Language Testing System).

Cambridge English FCE/CAE

Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE)
The aim of this course is to help students prepare for the Cambridge First Certificate examination. You will make improvements in your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Course focus is on examination preparation for the Cambridge Exam and your progress is monitored through regular assessment and class participation. This is all taken into account to ensure students are understanding the course content and progressing at a reasonable rate throughout the course.

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
This is an exam for advanced users of English. This exam is aimed at people who can use written and spoken English for most professional and social purposes. It is widely recognised for work or study purposes.

Certificate I, II, III or IV in English Proficiency

These courses are designed for people who have just commenced learning English, or who have had minimal exposure to English. They assist adult learners from non-English speaking backgrounds to develop language and literacy skills while integrating into the community.

The courses include useful English for day-to-day life, to get a job or pursue further study. The focus is on speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading and writing. Computer skills are also available.

The functional English that you learn will help you with further study, employment and training as this program is designed to develop social language skills at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Diploma of English Proficiency

The Diploma of English Proficiency is designed for overseas-born and educated adults for whom English is an additional language and who wish to access business or professional employment or further training. The Diploma offers a balanced program of training in the four macro-skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing; and in language extension and cultural information related to specific professions.

Students will improve their language, research and critical skills by:

  • Increasing their knowledge of Australian English usage;
  • Conducting academic and professional reading and research;
  • Employing critical thinking and assessing arguments;
  • Using speaking and listening for academic and professional purposes;
  • Writing academic and professional texts.

Cert II-IV in Spoken and Written English

This course is for students who want to communicate in an everyday English speaking environment. It is designed to improve students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The courses are available at graduated levels from beginner to advanced, varying from functional English at the lower levels to more academic in the advanced classes. Course delivery is fun, modern, active and challenging.

On completion of their studies, students will receive a certificate indicating their level of proficiency.

Course Features:

  • A placement test determines the most appropriate level for you;
  • Weekly activities and monthly excursions complement your class program;
  • All learning materials are provided;
  • Course material is varied and fun, including: Internet research, extracts from books and movies, television and radio programs, group work and drama;
  • Students develop a cultural understanding within an international environment.

TOEFL iBT Test Preparation

More than 27 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. The average English skill level ranges between Intermediate and Advanced. The course is especially suited for:

  • Students planning to study at a higher education institution;
  • English-language learning program admissions and exit;
  • Scholarship and certification candidates;
  • English-language learners who want to track their progress;
  • Students and workers applying for visas.

The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.

There are two formats for the TOEFL® test. The format you take depends on the location of your test centre. Most test takers take the TOEFL iBT test where it is conducted via the Internet.

Certificate IV in TESOL

The Certificate IV in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is designed to offer participants practical training in language teaching, with some theoretical background in language and cultural awareness. This course is 8 – 12 weeks at 20 hours per week, 3 days per week and students are expected to attend and participate in every session in a face-to-face mode of delivery.

Students will develop skills for practical classroom teaching, which will meet the minimum specialisation requirements for teaching English to speakers of other languages as required by the National English Language Teaching Accreditation Scheme (NEAS). Assessment is highly integrated and is based on teaching practice, written assignments and demonstration of essential knowledge. This includes grammatical forms and functions, project work, assignments on lesson design, and monitoring of lesson preparation and production of resources.

Private Tuition

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) has to be completed by almost every international student or immigrant entering Australia. It may also be one of the requirements before your enrolment into an Australian university, college or educational institution.

There are many service providers that would be able to help you achieve the desired IELTS test scores. Private tuition is very effective as it caters for individual needs. There are tutors on the Gold Coast who have had first-hand experience in the IELTS Test and who can teach you the strategies that have been proven to work. They will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge required to pass the test.

If you would like to simply improve your spoken and written English for the success of your future, a private tutor can help you accomplish that. Best of all, you can study at your own pace, in your own time.

These private lessons would be carried out on a one-to-one basis to ensure you receive maximum focus.

With a high success rate, you can rest assured that your Australian student visa application will be in the best possible hands with This Is Australia. For more information regarding learning English in Australia, get in touch with one of our skilled migrant agents via our online contact form or calling our Queensland office on (07) 5592 0755.