The General English program at Bridge Business College helps students develop their essential English language skills to assist with everyday life in Australia and proceed to more specialised English language courses. For those new to English study, our elementary English program will ensure that you achieve all of the basic skills in English including how to speak confidently and understand spoken and written English.
Cambridge FCE Preparation
Upper Intermediate (IELTS 5.5 equivalent)
The First Certificate in English (FCE) is a must for students with an upper intermediate level of English who want an internationally recognised language certification.
The course strongly improves their practical language skills for both the work place and an academic environment.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEVELS
At the Elementary level you will learn the basics of grammar such as adjectives, verbs and prepositions and the simple tenses. You will learn the vocabulary needed to have a conversation in common everyday situations such as shopping, mealtimes, catching public transport and using polite requests. Introducing and talking about yourself as well as being able to ask someone simple questions is what you will be able to do confidently when you complete this level.
At the Pre-Intermediate level you will continue to learn the basics of grammar such as adverbs and phrasal verbs and more tenses. You will learn the vocabulary needed to have a conversation in situations such as talking about interests, daily routines and types of jobs. You will be able to talk about events in the past and the future with more confidence.
At the Intermediate level you will learn advanced grammatical structures such as compound nouns, idioms and the perfect tenses. You will learn vocabulary for job seeking, giving an opinion about different topics and be more confident to hold a conversation with native speakers. You will also learn to give more detailed descriptions and recounts of a story.
At the Upper Intermediate level you will learn the very advanced grammatical structures to write a formal job application, a letter of complaint or a newspaper article. You will also be able to express your ideas in a variety of situations and on a wide range of topics. Reading and writing different text types are developed at this level.
CLASS OUTDOOR LEARNING ACTIVITIES
We make learning a fun and memorable experience by combining engaging classroom activity with adventurous outdoor excursions. Come join a group of classmates from all round the world, learn English and have the experience of a lifetime.
BBC Walkabout English – discover Sydney and learn as you go
Sports and outdoor activities: let’s go to the beach - sun and surf
Eating and drinking : a sophisticated food and drink scene – for the connoisseurs
Taronga Zoo: Sydney’s world-famous zoological park – with a harbour view to die for
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