Based on Edith Cowan University Mt Lawley Campus in Perth, Western Australia, PIBT offers English Language Courses for people from non-English speaking countries in Australia. A variety of English courses are available to suit all levels from beginner to advanced. Students have access to a wide variety of student services, support and activities with the added advantage of interaction with Australian and International students studying degree courses. PIBT's English Language Courses are renowned for their excellent teaching staff, high quality programs and outstanding facilities. PIBT is accredited by the National English Language Teaching Accreditation Scheme (NEAS). PIBT's English language courses are designed for people from non-English speaking countries and those who require direct entry pathways for International students wishing to undertake university study. PIBT is renowned for its excellent teaching staff, high quality English language programs and outstanding facilities.
The main focus of the General English Program is on developing effective and competent communication skills. Ongoing programs in five levels of General English, from beginner to advanced are offered. Students can enter at any level. Who is this course for?
• Students who want to develop communication skills.
• Holiday makers and working holiday visa holders.
• Students who wish to develop their communication skills before academic, Cambridge, or specialty English courses.
• Future university students who need to improve their English communication skills before entering a more focused study skills program.
Benefits of this course:
This program is particularly good at helping learners develop fluency and confidence in dealing with everyday situations. It is very flexible and can cater to the needs of the group and the individual. Learners are given the opportunity to use English in meaningful tasks and interaction with classmates and their teacher.
A wide range of teaching methods combined with modern materials and resources are used to encourage active learning. Full-time courses deliver 22 hours of English study per week in a classroom setting. A variety of assessment methods are used to monitor progress. Students have full access to all the university facilities, such as the library and cafeteria, plus full-time teaching staff. The Director of Studies and Student Services staff are available for consultation 5 days per week.
The Academic English Program is designed for students who wish to continue their studies in Australia or who are interested in developing academic reading, writing, listening and communication skills. Preparation for the IELTS test is included because most students need an acceptable IELTS score to proceed to university.
4 week Preparation Course for IELTS:
• Focus: Helping candidates to improve their potential at IELTS.
This 4 week course will help participants to improve theskills required in the IELTS examination. This will include a focus on the English needed for listening, reading, writing and speaking for both the Academic and General Training tests. Some time will be spent on specific language that is useful for candidates when completing the writing and speaking modules in particular. Participants will be provided with tips and strategies for approaching the exam in a positive way.