The Pearson Test of English (PTE) Preparation course (Level 1-B1 Examination Preparation) has been specifically tailored for international students. This program aims to enhance and impart essential knowledge and skills required for competency in PTE examination. 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 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:
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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.
|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|
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.
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.