English as a Second Language
or Dialect (ESL)

The English as a Second Language Department (ESL) welcomes adult learners from 17 to 70+ years.
It offers a number of different ESL courses which are part-time as well as day and open learning. All courses focus on preparing students for further academic study - Year 11 or 12, TAFE or university. Also, they prepare students for life in Australia.

English as a Second Language or Dialect

WHICH STUDENT ARE YOU?

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EALD YEAR 12

EALD (English as a Second Language) is a one year course at Year 12 level. This course covers the Schools Curriculum and Standards Authority syllabus and satisfies the English Competence requirement for TAFE and the universities. Specific eligibility criteria apply for enrolment in this course.

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EALD YEAR 11

EALD is an English course for adults over 17 years of age from a non-English speaking background who wish to improve their English in preparation for entry to the workforce, to enter lower level TAFE programmes or to continue studying at Year 12 level.

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ESL BEGINNER

ESL Beginner is an intensive English course for adults over 16 years from a non-English speaking background who wish to improve their English in preparation for further studies leading to Year 11, Year 12, TAFE or employment.

EVENTS

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English as a Second Language -
Year 12

EALD (English as a Second Language) is a one year course at Year 12 level. This course covers the Schools Curriculum and Standards Authority syllabus and satisfies the English Competence requirement for TAFE and the universities. Specific eligibility criteria apply for enrolment in this course.

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ELIGIBLE STUDENTS

EALD is for permanent residents who have resided in Australia for 7 years or less, as well as full fee-paying international students.

CURRICULUM

This course will develop students’ competence in English so that they may better participate in Australian society and further studies. The course focuses on

  • Learning about the culture of Australia.
  • Learning to use a wide variety of English language forms and conventions through reading, writing, speaking and listening.
  • Learning how English language structure and audience expectation have an influence on what is written and spoken.

The following course offering is available in EAL/D Year 12:

  • EAL/D ATAR Units 3 and 4

COURSE LENGTH

This is a two semester, 4.5 hours per week, course in English.

ENGLISH COMPETENCE

A pass of a scaled score of 50% in this course meets the language competence requirements needed for further study at TAFE or university.

COURSE START

This course begins at the start of the new school year.

AUSTUDY ELIGIBILITY

Permanent resident students doing ESL may be eligible for the Austudy allowance under certain conditions. Student visa regulations require international students to be self-funded. More details may be obtained from the College Course Advisor.

CONTACT

To find more information about course dates and costs, telephone Tuart College.
Phone: (08) 9242 6222         Fax: (08) 9444 8538
Email: Student Support Manager

English as a Second Language -
Year 11

EALD Year 11 is an English course for adults over 16 years of age from a non-English speaking background who wish to improve their English in preparation for entry to the workforce, to enter lower level TAFE programmes or to continue studying at Year 12 level.

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ELIGIBLE STUDENTS

EALD Year 11 is for permanent residents of Australia as well as full fee-paying international students. Prospective students are given a placement test before the course.

CURRICULUM

EALD is a part time course. The following are the two course offerings in EALD Year 11:

  • EAL/D ATAR Unit 1.
  • EAL/D ATAR Unit 2.

COURSE LENGTH

This course is a one semester part time course. It is offered in Semesters 1 and 2.

FURTHER STUDY

Students can progress to further study in our advanced programme, at a higher level of English competence or enter the workforce or enter lower level TAFE programmes.

COURSE START

Courses commence in February and July each year.

CONTACT

To find more information about course dates and costs, telephone Tuart College.
Phone: (08) 9242 6222         Fax: (08) 9444 8538

ESL Beginner

ESL Beginner is for permanent residents of Australia as well as full fee-paying international students. Permanent residents will normally have completed their AMES entitlement and preferably MAE, or will have attended an Intensive Language Centre at a high school. International students should have done extensive English study in their own country. Prospective students are tested before the course to ensure they have a satisfactory level of English.

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COURSE CONTENT

English as a Additional Language/Dialect ( Level 1) (Parts 1 and 2)

Students will develop communication skills that will enable them to participate in everyday communicative tasks. Students will produce a range of short texts with emphasis on improving basic language skills in speaking, reading and writing. Students will also be assisted to develop a personal learning plan.
Students who complete the requirements of this course successfully will meet the requirements for units of competency in the 22236VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults.

English as a Additional Language/Dialect ( Level 2) (Parts 1 and 2)

Students will develop communication skills that will enable them to effectively read and produce complex texts. Students have the opportunity to develop an appreciation of cultural differences and values. This course provides bridging support and a practical and applied focus to help students develop skills required to be successful for further academic studies. Students will also be assisted to develop a learning pathway to the future.
Students who complete the requirements of this course successfully will meet the requirements for units of competency in the 22237VIC Certificate II in General Education for Adults.

English as a Additional Language/Dialect ( Level 3)

Students will develop communication skills that will enable them to effectively read and produce complex texts. Students have the opportunity to explore their relationships and an appreciation of cultural differences. This course provides opportunities for applied learning but there is a focus more on academic learning. Students will also be assisted to develop a learning pathway to the future.
Students who complete the requirements of this course successfully will meet the requirements for units of competency in the 22238VIC Certificate III in General Education for Adults.

COURSE LENGTH

This is a one semester, part-time course and is offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2. The course is 9 hours per week.

FURTHER STUDY

At the end of the course, students are assessed and informed about further study in a more advanced program for the following semester. These programs include study in Year 11.

COURSE START

Courses begin February and July each year.

CONTACT

To find more information about course dates and costs, telephone Tuart College.
Phone: (08) 9242 6222         Fax: (08) 9444 8538
Email: Student Support Manager

ENROLMENT INFORMATION

Telephone (08) 9242 6222 to have your name recorded for an interview and testing session.

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