Foundation English (FE)

Levels 1 and 2

Course Information

Levels FE 1
  • Beginner - 12 weeks
  • Pre-Intermediate - 10 weeks
CRICOS Code: 095903G
FE 2
  • Intermediate - 10 weeks
  • Upper Intermediate - 10 weeks
  • Advanced - 10 weeks
CRICOS Code: 095904G
Duration FE 1 up to 25weeks
FE 2 up to 35 weeks
} TOTAL = 60 weeks
Starting dates You can start any Monday - except when Bayside International College is closed for vacation. Please check with the college office for vacation dates.
Hours per week 20 hours face to face (full-time)
Visas Any visa which allows you to study in Australia - including student visa, working holiday visa and tourist visa.
Note: some visas may limit the total number of study weeks.
Entry requirements Entry requirements are:
  • You must be over 18
  • You must be able to speak and write a few basic words in English
  • We will give you a placement test at Orientation.

Who is Foundation English for?

This course is for anyone who would like to improve their English!

It will help your English in a general way. It covers English that is useful in everyday life. If you want to improve your English for your career, vocation or for university study and your English level is Beginner to Advanced level students, please contact the Director of Studies to discuss options.

What will I learn on the course?

The course covers all areas of English: speaking, listening, writing and reading.

To help you with these skills, there will also be plenty of vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar. We focus on the English that is most important to most people – that is, real life English.

What are the teaching methods?

At Bayside International College, we believe that students learn best when they are having fun, are interested in what they are learning and when the study relates to real life. We also believe that people learn by doing.

In other words, to learn to speak English, you must do a lot of speaking practice, and to listen more easily, you have to do lots of listening practice!

Therefore, in your lessons you will do a lot of practice in situations that look like the real world. There will be a lot of discussions, role-plays, reading of interesting magazine articles and websites, writing to communicate with people around the world, and listening to people with a range of accents. What you will not receive are lots of meaningless grammar exercises like you may have studied in school! Technology plays an important part in learning at Bayside International College; you will use the Internet in scheduled computer-access lessons fully directed by your university-trained teacher.

Each week has a different topic. Topics are chosen to be useful to you in real life and to be interesting. From time to time, you will also go outside class on excursions to practise English in the real world.

We also have the “Koala Club” for additional exciting English-speaking activities scheduled regularly.

Will there be any assessment?

There will be informal tests, and teachers will also give you marks for homework and class activities such as speaking.

Assessment will help you to see your progress so that teachers can find which areas to give extra attention to help you with learning English. All assessment is very supportive – completely different from examinations at school! You will also receive a monthly progress report.

What do I get when I finish?

On your last day, we will give you a Bayside International College certificate and a final report. This shows your grades and your study level(s).

How do I enrol?

Please see the Enrolment Application Form for more details; or ask your education agent for assistance.

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