English - Intermediate

English - Intermediate

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Functional Grammar - Intermediate (CSO202008)
  • Compose basic procedural texts (CSO202011)
  • Received Pronunciation - Intermediate (CSO202009)
  • Read and respond to simple workplace procedures (FSKRDG05)
  • Interpret basic procedural texts (CSO202010)
  • Identify the audience, purpose and features of workplace procedures (CSO202012)
  • Read and write basic procedural texts (SWERWT004)
  • Comprehend simple workplace procedures (CSO202013)

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English – Intermediate – Sydney Course

Online learning option now available
Join our online classes with livestream video classes over Zoom plus receive ongoing trainer support via video, email, phone and/or online chat groups.

This English – Intermediate course is perfect for people who have a basic understanding of the English language and want to improve on their skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

The course is suitable for students at the Intermediate level, and provides opportunities to practise your listening and conversation skills in work, family & leisure situations. Using livestream video classes, you will be able to practice your English with your teacher and classmates.

The course focuses on developing your English grammar, reading, and writing skills through a variety of text types as well as developing your vocabulary across a number of different topics.

Our experienced teachers will provide lessons online and will also provide work for you to do after the online class.
By the end of the course, you will have more confidence and an increased ability to communicate in English in daily life situations.

Online learning for this course includes:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions;
  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students during livestream video sessions;
  • Mixed mode learning – using coursebooks (sent to you), online resources and practical sessions; and
  • Ongoing trainer support to each individual student via video, email, phone and/or online chat groups.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Face-to-face classes may resume at one of our campuses before the end of the course, depending on the Government’s recommendations at the time, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Ryde, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this English – Intermediate course you will:

  • Develop better control and use of English grammar;
  • Practise effective conversation skills;
  • Be able to express and understand key information about simple situations such as work, family & leisure;
  • Increase your vocabulary to speak about useful topics such as travel & people in your life.

Course Outcome

By the end of the course you will have more confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing in the English language. You will be able to have a conversation in English and understand texts at the Intermediate level.

At the end of the course, you will be issued a Statement of Attainment for the units where competency has been achieved.

What to Bring

  • All course material will be sent to you and is inclusive of course fees.
  • You will need a pen and paper for taking notes.
  • You will need access to the internet and a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Prerequisite: Essential

An appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills are required to enrol in this course. Macquarie Community College may conduct an LLN assessment as part of the pre enrolment process.

Students in this course will be required to have English communication skills at the Beginners level.

Fees and Government Subsidy Opportunities

The NSW Government’s Adult and Community Education (ACE) Program provides additional support to disadvantaged students who have barriers to studying a full qualification. The ACE Program aims to promote access and increase vocational education and training outcomes for those who experience significant barriers to training and employment.

This may include students who are:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • living with a disability
  • long-term unemployed
  • Commonwealth welfare recipients and their dependants
  • migrants/refugees who are unemployed or underemployed
  • experiencing other barriers to the Smart and Skilled entitlement program
  • living in regional and remote communities where training under the Smart and Skilled entitlement program cannot easily be accessed

If you’re a prospective student, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/adult-community-education where you will find everything you need to know about the Adult Community Education program before you enrol.

For those that are not eligible for this subsidy please enquire for pricing.

Study Load

This course will include livestream video classes online and home study.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit transfer (CT) is defined in the AQF as follows:

  • Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is defined in the AQF as follows:

  • Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.

This is underpinned by the AQF definition of credit as follows:

  • Credit is the value assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications.
  • Credit reduces the amount of learning required to achieve a qualification and may be through credit transfer, articulation, recognition of prior learning or advanced standing.

For further CT information visit: www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/credit-transfer-explanation.pdf.

For further RPL information visit: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/rpl-explanation.pdf.

If you would like to apply for CT or RPL, please contact us.

Units of Competency (8)

  • CSO202008 Functional Grammar – Intermediate
  • CSO202009 Received Pronunciation – Intermediate
  • CSO202010 Interpret basic procedural texts
  • CSO202011 Compose basic procedural texts
  • CSO202012 Identify the audience, purpose and features of workplace procedures
  • CSO202013 Comprehend simple workplace procedures
  • FSKRDG05 Read and respond to simple workplace procedures
  • SWERWT004 Read and write basic procedural texts

For more information, visit https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/FSK

How You Will Be Assessed

Assessment (including recognition of prior learning) must:

  • Meet the requirements of the relevant unit of competency, training package or accredited course, and
  • Be conducted in accordance with the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence, and
  • Meet workplace and, where relevant, regulatory requirements.

For this course assessment will entail the following:

  • Assessment methods include written and oral tasks, practical tasks and observation by the assessor. You will be informed when assessments are to take place.

What Can I Study Next?

After completing this course, you can study Everyday English – Advanced.

Delivery Mode

We offer training in formats that suit you in accordance with the unit of competency, training package or accredited course.

This course is available in the following learning mode:

  • Online learning: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material via interactive livestream video classes online. Ongoing trainer support is available to each individual student via video, email, phone and/or online chat groups.

Please note: Face-to-face classes may resume before the end of the course, depending on the Government’s recommendations at the time, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols.

Logistical Information

This is an online course with classes held via livestream video classes over Zoom.

Face-to-face classes may resume at one of our campuses before the end of the course, depending on the Government’s recommendations at the time, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Ryde, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!