Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation - Advanced

Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation - Advanced

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Engage in and listen to basic spoken dialogues (SWEELD001)
  • Extend pronunciation skills (SWEEPS001)
  • Received Pronunciation - Advanced (CSO202015)

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Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation - Advanced - Sydney Course

Do you need to improve your Spoken English for work and study? Do you want to sound more Australian?

Macquarie Community College is a leading provider of English teaching, offering you an inclusive and supportive environment in which to learn. This English course will assist you with workplace communication and everyday Australian pronunciation.

Join the class for a fun and interactive experience whilst learning key language skills.

The Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation - Intermediate level is designed for people who have mastered fluency in speaking English but sometimes struggle to understand Australian pronunciation, idioms and slang. Whilst there are many variations of the Australian accent, our courses focus on mastering the standard Australian accent commonly heard in Sydney city.

Learn how to sound more Aussie and understand typical Aussie phrases in a supportive and encouraging environment and so that you can present yourself with more confidence at work or social situations.

The Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation - Advanced course is suitable for people who:

  • Have a mild foreign accent
  • Are not familiar with a range of Australian vowel sounds
  • Want to further explore symbols that are used as phonemic transcription of Australian English

At this Intermediate level, you will learn about more complex rules and patterns of Australian English pronunciation. Your lessons will concentrate on practical workplace conversations that incorporate Australian idioms and routine presentation done in standard Australian accent.

We will teach you how Aussies stress sentences, connect speech and use intonation. We will help you neutralise your accent and we will help you decipher where your main problems areas lie. We will help you understand and hear better what Aussies are saying in every day conversation and workplace situations.

If you find yourself shying away from speaking in formal or informal situations because you lack confidence in pronunciation this course is for you.

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

Course Outline

In this Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation - Advanced course you will learn:

  • More complex rules and patterns of Australian pronunciation
  • Australian vowel and consonants
  • Australian Phonetics
  • An extensive range of Australian idioms
  • Variety of Australian slang
  • Australian sentence stress
  • Australian intonation

Course Outcome

By the end of the course you will have mastered having a conversation whilst fine tuning your best Australian accent. You will be more familiar with common Australian slang and idioms. You will be more confident in speaking with and understanding Australians in everyday situations.

You will also learn how to have a conversation in your best Australian accent.

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.

Prerequisite: Essential

An appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills is 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 upper intermediate level or above.

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 (3)

  • SWEELD001 Engage in and listen to basic spoken dialogues
  • SWEEPS001 Extend pronunciation skills
  • CSO202015 Received Pronunciation - Advanced

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 study, you can complete FSK20119 Certificate II Skills for Vocational Pathways.

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 modes:

Classroom based: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material face to face with an individual assessment for each unit of competency and a variety of delivery modes to ensure individual learning styles are catered for.

Please note: Government COVID-19 regulations and recommendations, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols will be in place at all times and may result in course delivery changes.

Classroom learning for this course may include:

  • Text book references
  • White board notes and visuals
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • DVD’s
  • Class discussions and group tasks
  • Case studies and scenarios
  • Practical simulation and group role play

Remote/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.

Remote learning for this course may may include:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions
  • Livestream video classes online
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students during livestream video sessions
  • Mixed mode learning - using course books, online resources and practical sessions
  • 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.

Workplace based training delivered in your workplace

Other areas of delivery assessed on request

Logistical Information

Government COVID-19 regulations and recommendations, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols will be in place at all times and may result in course delivery changes.

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

Course testimonials:

  • Xiaobin said: She is a very nice teacher, prepare everything we need, all of us really thank her.

  • Soha said: Larissa cook is an amazing teacher. Very informative and engaging.