This course is aimed towards any student over the age of 18 who would like to improve their English in every day settings. This course also assists students who are considering taking further studies in Australia and would like to improve their English skills before taking an exam preparation course.
The course focuses on developing a student’s speaking, listening, writing and reading skills. In addition to this, students are also introduced to appropriate vocabulary and grammar to help them communicate in their daily lives. Topics covered in the course include education, lifestyle, fashion, food and cooking, travel and transportation, health and well-being, life in Melbourne.
This course is delivered face-to-face in a classroom environment. Assessment consists of weekly, topic-related tests and an end of level test.
|Wednesday (1:00-5:00pm)||Thursday (9.00am -5.00pm)||Friday (9.00 am-5.00pm)|
Weekly Test and Corrections
|Beginner||This level focuses on developing basic vocabulary and pronunciation skills as well as basic literacy skills such as writing and spelling. Topics include: basic question forms, using simple tenses, exchanging basic information and expressing likes and dislikes in regard to films, sports and clothes.|
|Elementary||In this level students learn to make simple sentences and reply to simple questions. Students also learn to talk about familiar topics such as family and routines and learn structures to help them in daily life such as ordering a meal at a restaurant or shopping.|
|Pre-Intermediate||This level introduces a wider range of grammatical structures and vocabulary to allow students to participate in conversations and to write and understand simple written text. Topics include shopping, fashion, writing biographies and basic story telling.|
|Intermediate||In this level students learn to participate in a wider range of conversations about various different topics, extract the important information from texts, and learn to understand lectures, meetings and TV programmes.|
|Upper Intermediate||In this level, students learn to participate in longer conversations and focus on writing about and understanding a variety of different topics. Topics include money, transportation, talking about plans, and more advanced grammar structures for discussing ability.|
|Advanced||Students learn to write and understand formal, academic and professional documents and by the end of this level students will be able to easily understand films, television programs and other media. Other example topics include advanced time expressions, talking about learning languages, work, mobile phone culture, and technology.|
At times DELLA may not be able to offer all levels