Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation - Intermediate

Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation - Intermediate

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Pronunciation - Intermediate (CSO201605)
  • Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations (FSKOCM05)
  • Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace teams (FSKOCM06)

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Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation – Intermediate – 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 – Intermediate 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 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 Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation – Intermediate course you will learn:

  • more complex rules and patterns of Australian pronunciation
  • Australian vowel and consonants
  • Australian Phonetics
  • Range of Australian idioms
  • Variety of Australian slang/vocabulary
  • Australian sentence stress
  • Australian intonation

Course Outcome

By the end of the course you will have mastered having a conversation whilst using 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 every day situations.
You will also learn how to deliver a presentation in a work place (simulated environment) 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 is provided and inclusive with course fees.

Please bring:

  • notepad
  • pen

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 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 both classroom based sessions 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)

  • CSO201605 Pronunciation – Intermediate
  • FSKOCM05 Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations
  • FSKOCM06 Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace teams

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 FSK20113 Certificate II Skills for Vocational Pathways or Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation – Advanced.

Delivery Mode

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

This course is available as classroom based only. Experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material face to face.

Logistical Information

Macquarie Community College also 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!

Other areas of delivery assessed on request.

Workplace based training delivered in your workplace.