English for Professionals is a part time intensive course for people who have advanced level proficiency in English (equivalence IELTS 6). The course further develops English language proficiency and focuses on the skills and strategies required to advance in an Australian professional career.
The course is most suitable for people of non-English speaking backgrounds who want a successful professional career in Australia. You may be a skilled migrant, a current or past overseas student or currently working as a professional.
English for Professionals is a part time intensive course run over 15 weeks. Classes are held on two evenings each week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm. It is expected that you spend an equal amount of time on out of classroom projects and personal study.
As part of the program, you will also attend two one-day courses from PCE's Personal and Professional Development program. They provide you with the opportunity to join other professionals, from a variety of backgrounds and industries, to advance your knowledge and skills in a range of critical business communication topics. Courses are conducted by skilled, professional consultants who have hands-on experience and our courses emphasise practical, relevant and effective skills and knowledge advancement.
At the completion of the course, you will have:
The teaching methodology is based on a communicative and interactive approach, with participants doing pair work, group tasks and oral presentations. A wide range of readings are used and participants are encouraged to ask and respond to questions, participate in discussions and relate their own real life experiences. Materials are drawn from a range of sources including websites, textbooks, journals and newspapers, television and radio. Most materials used are Australian and reflect the communication skills needed by professionals in a multicultural society.
Participants for this program need to be able to demonstrate that their level of English language proficiency enables them to manage without difficulty in all aspects of daily life ie; social, recreational, community and commerce. At this level, the range of vocabulary available is sufficient to broadly convey meaning.
|Listening:||Can generally follow the main points of group discussions, meetings, lectures, electronic media|
|Speaking:||Can participate in discussions, make presentations and respond to questions|
|Reading:||Can get the essential meaning of most correspondence, semi-technical materials and non-specialised textbooks|
|Writing:||Can convey clear meaning in most formal and informal communications|
A minimum IELTS score of 6 or equivalent.
If you are still unsure please contact us for an assessment of your language.
|Duration||Course Dates||Course Times||Schedule Number||Course Fee||Application Deadline|
|15 weeks||19 February - 6 June 2013||Tuesdays & Thursdays,
4.00 - 6.00pm
|3040||$2,350||4 February 2013|
|15 weeks||23 July - 31 October 2013||Tuesdays & Thursdays,
4.00 - 6.00pm
|3041||$2,350||8 July 2013|
Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays 4.00pm- 6.00pm plus two one-day Professional and Personal Development courses of your choice.
Textbook costs are additional - further details are provided upon enrolment or request.
The University of Adelaide reserves the right to cancel, alter or amend any of its courses. Courses may be cancelled before the scheduled start date if the minimum number for the course is not reached, in such cases a full refund will be issued.
" My English skills have improved because of the cheerful class atmosphere created by the teacher. "