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Our English courses support the development of the core skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Students gain these skills for work, life and community engagement applications.
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English for beginners

At this course level you will begin to develop English language skills to improve speaking, listening, reading, and writing. You will also learn more about life in Australia, as well as communicating while shopping, banking and interacting with services and medical professionals.

Dates: 31 May – 21 June 2022

Day & time: Tuesday 12:00pm–2:00pm


Location: Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost: $85.00 or $50.00 concession

Conversational English

Improve your ability to be understood by others through conversation. The class is suitable for those with intermediate – upper intermediate level of English who want to enhance their vocabulary and conversation skills.

This class will focus on improving your conversation skills for everyday life and in the workplace. New vocabulary will be introduced, focussing on casual conversation expressions and slang that can be practised in social settings and with colleagues in the workplace.

Pronunciation practice will be included with attention to speech sounds in the context of conversation. We will also look at intonation and humour, using roleplays, group and individual presentations. This interactive class will provide lively discussions and debates on a wide range of topics. The class will take place in a relaxed and stimulating environment using authentic materials.

Dates: 27 April–22 June 2022

Day & time: Wednesday 1:00pm–3:00pm

Location: Online

Cost: $85.00 or $50.00 concession

English for work

This English course is for those who are learning English as a second language and wish to start or advance their career. This course assumes reasonable English conversation skills.

Learn business English to enhance your reading, writing and listening skills. Improve your career opportunities and boost your confidence in everyday workplace situations.

This course gives individual attention and thorough training for learners who need to go into the workforce but need help to prepare for the Australian job market. If you are new to the workforce or want to return to your career in Australia, we offer English courses specifically designed to assist you in finding a job and to help you improve your workplace communication skills.

Dates: 28 April–22 June 2022

Day & time: Thursday 9:00am–11:00am

Location: Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost: $85.00 or $50.00 concession

English for citizenship

This course is designed to prepare students for the Australian Citizenship test. The course will cover all of the citizenship test topics, including general information about Australia and its people, the history of indigenous Australians, the modern history of Australian migrants and English colonisation, as well as Australia’s democratic beliefs, rights and laws.

Learn about the values of Australian society, the role of government and also about day-to-day living. This course is conducted in a classroom setting, with a number of support resources to assist you in understanding important citizenship concepts.

Dates: 2 May–21 June 2022

Day & time: Monday 10:00am–12:30pm

Location: Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost: $85.00 or $50.00 concession

Dates: 28 April–22 June 2022

Day & time: Thursday 10:00am–12:00pm

Location: Online

Cost: $85.00 or $50.00 concession

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