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English Language Courses

New English Programs commencing 4th September!

Special Offer (For Enrolments by 31 December 2017)

  • No Enrolment Fee (Save $200!)

  • $170 per week (General English and Cambridge)

  • Study 3 weeks and get every 4th week free!

English for General Purposes

CRICOS Course Code: 018467F

Elementary to Advanced

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.

Course Length:                    4 – 48 weeks

 

 

Entry Requirements:       Elementary or higher: Students must be able to read, write and have a basic conversation.

Focus Classes: All levels: A special feature of English classes at Bridge Business College are our Focus classes which allow students to focus on a particular context or area of their English language learning. Our Focus classes include English for communication (including speaking, listening and pronunciation), English for work, English for travel and leisure and English for further study and examinations.

GENERAL ENGLISH LEVELS

ELEMENTARY

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.

PRE-INTERMEDIATE

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.

INTERMEDIATE

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.

UPPER INTERMEDIATE

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.

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New Courses - Starting in September!

English for Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE)

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.

Course Length: 12 weeks (20 hours per week)
Entry Requirements: Upper Intermediate level  *Please book in advance for an entry test
Class Time: Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to 2:30pm

English for Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

Advanced (IELTS 6.0 equivalent)

For students with an advanced level of English who are looking for a well-structured course, the Certificate in Advanced English is ideal. Through this intensive course, students can polish and further improve their language skills as well as attaining an International Cambridge Certificate stating their high level of English.

Course Length: 12 weeks (20 hours per week)
Entry Requirements: Advanced level  *Please book in advance for an entry test
Class Time: Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to 2:30pm

English for IELTS preparation Evening Part Time

Intermediate+ (IELTS 5.0+)

For Australian and international students wishing to maximize their performance in the IELTS exam. This course will operate two evenings per week (Tuesday and Thursday) from 6pm to 8pm. In addition to four (4) hours of class time there will be up to an additional twelve (12) hours per week of written homework and class preparation. Note that this course will not be eligible for student visas and will demand a high level of commitment from class participants.

Course Length: 4 weeks (4 hours per week)
Entry Requirements: Upper Intermediate or higher and approval of the Academic Director.
Class Time: Evening Part Time
Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm

SAMPLE TIMETABLE (General English)

Class Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
8:30 – 10:00 Language  [Course book]

Language / Grammar / Vocabulary

 10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:00 Usage  [Authentic materials]
Usage / Application / Role play / Simulation / Journal / E-learning /Reading / Listening
 12:00 – 12:30 Break
12:30 -14:15 Focus Sessions (context)

  • English for communication
  • English for work
  • English for travel and leisure
  • English for further study and examinations

A wide range of student activities:

  • BBC Walkabout English – discover Sydney and learn as you go.
  • Monthly excursion  – see Sydney’s tourist attractions
  • Sports and outdoor activities – get fit, stay healthy
  • Free access to Taronga Zoo pass – Sydney’s world famous zoological park
  • Afternoon English language activities
  • Assisted online learning
  • Thursday happy hour –  learning in the pub and making friends for life

Intake dates

English for General Purposes: Full Time (Monday to Thursday 8:30am – 2:30pm)

2017

Mon   4th   September 2017

Tue  3rd    October 2017(Mon 2nd is a Public Holiday)

Mon 30th   October 2017

Mon 27th   November 2017

2018:

Mon 8th   January 2018

Mon 5th   February 2018

Mon 5th   March 2018

Tue  3rd   April 2018 (Mon 2nd is a Public Holiday)

Mon 30th April 2018

Mon 28th May 2018

Mon 25th June 2018

Mon 23rd July 2018

Mon 20th August 2018

 

English for Cambridge (FCE & CAE): Full Time (Monday to Thursday 8:30am – 2:30pm)

4 September 2017

27 November 2017

5 March 2018

28 May 2018

20 August 2018

12 November 2018

 

English for IELTS Preparation:  Part Time – Evening 6-8pm Tuesday & Thursday)

3 October 2017

31 October 2017

28 November 2017

9 January 2018

6 February 2018

6 March 2018

English Plus Business Package Courses are available

General English also provides the language skills required to prepare you for successful entry into BBC’s Vocational Programs.

Obtain both English and Business skills for your future!

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