PTE

The Pearson Test of English (PTE) Preparation course (Level 1-B1 Examination Preparation) has been designed for students seeking to acquire the language and test taking skills required to undertake the PTE. The PTE is recognised by many universities, employers and governments around the world. It teaches reading, writing, listening and speaking skills which are necessary for the exam how to approach each exam task, as well as essential grammar and vocabulary.

 

Course Duration/Fees

Full time: 10 weeks (10 units of study, each of which are delivered over a week)
Tuition Fees: $180 per week
Application Fees: $250
Resource FeeS: $15 per week
Timetable: Monday – Wednesday: 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM + Thursday: 4:30 PM – 8:50 PM

The delivery methods for this course include

  • Face to face classroom only. Teaching methods include teacher directed and student-centred learning. Delivery will be flexible taking into account the different learning styles, cultures and needs of students. Macro-skills will be developed using communicative and integrated techniques.
  • A combination of lectures, discussions, role-pays, oral presentations, guest lectures, individual and group instruction, audio visual materials, web-based research, online activities, independent research and sharing of work experiences will also be used.
  • The students will use authentic materials, together with materials prepared specifically for language learning within the classroom.

Entry Requirements

Course available for those 16 years and over.

Students entering this course will require a level of English which allows them understand and attempt the tasks required for the PTE test. In order to be placed in this course, students will be required to either:

  • achieve a satisfactory result in an English language proficiency test such as IELTS, FCE or TOEFL
  • demonstrate their level of English by providing evidence from international testing performance (at least band 5.0 for IELTS).
While there are no specific educational pre-requisites for entry into this course, however it is anticipated that a majority of students will have completed Year 10 or equivalent.

Intakes

Please contact us for more details.

Student will not be allowed in class if they do not attend orientation and complete placement test. If student misses orientation, and student does not have any compassionate or compelling reason, student will not be allowed in the class and will need to attend orientation following week, this will have an effect on student attendance requirement.

Course Content

Weekly Theme: “The Global Village” Reading Listening Vocabulary Language Development Speaking Writing
 

A globalised world

  Re-ordering paragraphs Multiple choice strategies Academic word list; academic collocations list; travel & transport Past tenses Repeat sentence; answer short question Writing an essay
 

A cultural world

  Re-ordering paragraphs Multiple choice strategies and writing from dictation Academic collocations list; word formation with languages & culture; academic word list Second conditional Re telling a lecture Writing an essay

Assessment

Assessments will be formative to assist in assessing progress and summative for a final assessment of the student’s ability. Assessment methods used may include listening, reading, writing and speaking – observation, in-class activities, formal and informal class tests, interview with a staff member, pair and group work, research assignments, Computer Assisted Language Learning tasks (CALL), level of participation in class work and class activities, mid-term and end of course tests.

As well as attending classes and participating in all set work, students will develop their English language skills outside the classroom, such as reading newspapers, watching television and having conversations in English.

Study Pathway and Career Opportunities

Students’ enrolled for this course will have as their specific study objective the need to attain a result in an internationally recognised certificate of English language proficiency, which will either provide a pathway for migration purposes or completion of a tertiary level course in a mainstream Australian tertiary institution.

Students will receive essential information and advice on the exam and what each individual part of the exam involves and the best way to approach each task.