LEARN ENGLISH

Sunshine Coast International College offers a range of English language courses to suit your English language requirements.  Learn General English to improve your communication skills or take part in one of our courses specifically aimed at improving your future work and education opportunities.  From Beginner to Advanced, we’ve got you covered

GENERAL ENGLISH (GE)

Want to improve your General English skills?  Then why not take the opportunity to learn English at Sunshine Coast International College?  Our highly qualified teachers will teach you how to communicate in English at our modern campus in the heart of the city.  Our General English course will get you interacting with the local community and culture while building a strong understanding of English language principles. General English is the perfect course for those wanting to enhance employment opportunities while gaining lasting friendships and experiencing a slice of the Australian lifestyle.

  • We offer 6 different levels of English
  • Start studying anytime with new classes starting every week
  • Learn to communicate in English in ways that will challenge and motivate you
  • Experienced, qualified professional teachers and staff are here to support you
 Start date Classes start every Monday
 Hours per week 20 hours/week
 Shifts Morning Shift: 9:00 am – 2:45 pm Monday–Thursday;

Evening Shift: 4:45 pm – 9:00 pm Monday–Friday

 Aim The General English course has been designed with the goal of improving the General (i.e. non-specialist, everyday) capacity of the learner to use the English language.
 Levels Beginner 10 weeks
Elementary 14 weeks
Pre-intermediate 14 weeks
Intermediate 14 weeks
Upper-intermediate 14 weeks
Advanced 14 weeks
 Components THEME: Stu dents study a different Theme each week (e.g. Food & Cooking) and learn new Vocabulary and Grammar, Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills.

SKILLS: Students do a wide range of activities to improve their Speaking, Listening, Writing and Reading skills.

STRATEGIES: Students develop communication and learning strategies.

 Textbooks Beginner-level classes use English Unlimited texts.

Elementary to Upper-Intermediate classes use Navigate texts.

Advanced classes use New Headway texts.

 Assessment All classes do a quiz at the end of each unit to check that its content has been learnt, and progress tests at least once a month to assess skills development. Students who perform well in two progress tests may be promoted to the next level. Other tasks such as presentations in class may also contribute to assessment.

Students receive a progress report with assessment scores and teacher feedback after each progress test.

*The AM shift times will change from 8:30 am – 2:15 pm to 9:00 am – 2:45 pm. This change will come into effect on 8 October, 2018.

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IELTS TARGET  6 & 7

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the most respected scoring system for English language competency around the world. Recognised globally by higher education institutions and professional bodies, a good IELTS score can greatly increase your education and employment opportunities.

Our IELTS Target 6 & 7 course will provide you with essential skills and help you become familiar with test procedures and requirements. Work one on one with our highly qualified teachers to help you achieve an IELTS score that will improve your future prospects.

  • Start studying anytime with new classes starting every week
  • Prepare for IELTS’s 4 separate exams – speaking, listening, writing and reading.
  • Students must be assessed at an Upper Intermediate level of English to start the IELTS program.

 

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IELTS TARGET 6.0 & 7.0 (IELTS 6/7)

 Start date Classes start every Monday
 Hours per  week 20 hours/week
 Shifts Morning Shift: 9:00 am – 2:45 pm; Evening Shift: 4:45 pm – 9:00 pm
 Aim The IELTS Target 6.0 & 7.0 course (IELTS 6/7) has been designed with the goal of preparing students already at particular language levels (Intermediate and Upper-intermediate) for the General Training or Academic IELTS exam, with a view to their targeting particular results (an overall IELTS result of 6.0 to 7.0).
 Levels IELTS Target 6 10 weeks
IELTS Target 7 10 weeks
 Components IELTS THROUGH TOPICS: Students study two topics per week (e.g. Psychology and Education) and cover a variety of vocabulary items and grammar structures found in the IELTS tests of English.

IELTS EXAM SKILLS: Students cover the skills required in each section of the IELTS tests of English, both General Training and Academic. Four skills are covered each week (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking).

 Textbooks:   Students are given copies of the Objective IELTS textbooks to use in the IELTS Through Topics class. Teachers use many different materials in the IELTS Exam Skills class; there is no core textbook.
 Assessment 1. IELTS Writing Test. Weekly take-home test given to students on Tuesdays & collected on Fridays during IELTS Exam Skills class.

2. IELTS Practice Test. Practice test under close-to-test conditions twice every 10-week cycle. Students complete a Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing Test during IELTS Exam Skills class every fifth week.

Students receive a progress report with assessment scores and teacher feedback every five weeks.

 Dates Students preparing for specific exams are advised to enrol for a minimum 10-week period before they sit their exams (note that this is not compulsory). The skills covered in this module are repeated through the various topics every 10 weeks.

*The AM shift times will change from 8:30 am – 2:15 pm to 9:00 am – 2:45 pm. This change will come into effect on 8 October, 2018.

ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is designed to provide you with the skills needed to successfully undertake study at an Australian university. You will gain language and study skills as well as build your critical and analytic thinking in preparation for academic education. Our EAP course is designed to reflect study activities undertaken in a higher education environment to ensure you’re ready for your first semester at university.

  • Support and guidance on further study options including pathways to higher education in Australia
  • One-to-one feedback from teachers to help advance your English language skills
  • Students must be assessed at an Upper Intermediate level of English for entry into the EAP course

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ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES WITH IELTS EXAM SKILLS (EAP with IELTS)

 Start date Students can join the course at the beginning of Week 1 or Week 6
 Hours per  week 20 hours/week, 5 hours/day Monday – Thursday
 Shift 9:00 am – 2.45 pm
 Aim The English for Academic Purpose with IELTS Exam Skills (EAP with IELTS) course has been designed with the goal of improving the capacity of the learner to use the English language in higher education specific contexts as well as preparing students for the IELTS exam.
 Levels Upper Intermediate 10 weeks
Advanced 10 weeks
 Components ACADEMIC SKILLS: Each week the following academic skill sets are studied: Academic Speaking, Academic Reading, Academic Writing, Academic Listening, Study Skills, Grammar extension, Vocabulary extension.

IELTS EXAM SKILLS: Students cover the skills required in each section of the IELTS tests of English, both General Training and Academic. Four skills are covered each week (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking).

 Textbooks: Students are given copies of the Cambridge Academic English series to use in the Academic Skills class. Teachers use many different materials in IELTS Exam Skills class; there is no core textbook.
 Assessment: 1. Academic Skills Assessment. This includes tasks such as an essay, debate, oral presentation and research assignment. These tasks are assigned at different stages of the course and some class time is devoted to performing the tasks.

2. IELTS Practice Test. Practice test under close-to-test conditions twice every 10- week cycle. Students complete a Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing Test  during IELTS Exam Skills class every fifth Thursday.

Students receive a progress report with assessment scores and teacher feedback every five weeks.

*The AM shift times will change from 8:30 am – 2:15 pm to 9:00 am – 2:45 pm. This change will come into effect on 8 October, 2018.

HIGH SCHOOL PREPARATION

High School Preparation (HSP) will provide students with the skills required to undertake secondary school education in Australia. Students will gain skills for English in the classroom, learn how to communicate in everyday English, and become familiar with Australian life and culture. This course will enhance students’ ability to study and live in a native English speaking environment.

  • Start studying at any time with new classes starting every week
  • Learn about Australian history, culture and lifestyle
  • Work one on one with our experienced and qualified teachers
  • Full time support and guidance in all areas of study and life in Australia

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HIGH SCHOOL PREPARATION (HSP)

 Start date Classes start every Monday
 Hours per  week 25 hours/week, 5 hours/day Monday – Friday
 Shift 9:00 am – 2:45 pm
 Aim The High School Preparation course (HSP) has been designed with the goal of improving the capacity of the adolescent (16 to 18-year-old) learner to use the English language in both everyday and high-school-specific contexts.
 Levels HSP I (Basic) 10 weeks
HSP II (Pre-intermediate) 20 weeks
HSP III (Intermediate) 20 weeks
HSP IV (Upper Intermediate) 20 weeks
 Components ENGLISH FOR SCHOOL LIFE: Students study a course specifically designed for secondary school teenage learners. They improve all macros, grammar and vocabulary whilst studying interesting & informative topics.

KEY LEARNING AREAS: Students study the basic concepts & vocabulary for Australian high school subjects Maths, Science, Business Studies, Social Studies, English and PDHPEESL.

EXTRAS: Extra skills work on vocabulary, grammar, listening, pronunciation, & media studies.

 Textbooks Students are given copies of the Life textbooks to use in the English for School Life class. Teachers use many different materials in the Key Learning Areas (KLA); there is no core textbook.
 Assessment TEXTBOOK test: Every Friday HSP I students do a 30-minute test based on the week’s work.

JOURNAL test: Every Friday HSP II, III & IV students do a 40-minute writing test based on the week’s ESL Genre.

HSP Assignment: Every two weeks HSP II, III & IV students complete a research assignment based on the KLA topics, which usually involves a report and an oral presentation.

*The AM shift times will change from 8:30 am – 2:15 pm to 9:00 am – 2:45 pm. This change will come into effect on 8 October, 2018.