University of Sydney - Centre for English Teaching

Wentworth Building (G01), Level 5 - Sydney

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CET is accredited by The National ELT Accreditation Scheme Limited (NEAS). NEAS is Australia's national accreditation scheme for English Language Teaching centres.

The broad aim of NEAS Australia is to establish and uphold high standards of service provision in English Language Teaching in Australia. CET's accreditation CRICOS provider number is 01019C.

CET's mission is to:
- Offer innovative high quality English language programs
- Maintain excellence in teaching
- Regularly review and evaluate programs for relevance and quality
- Ensure client progress and welfare in a supportive environment

About CET
Since our establishment in 1988, we have continued to grow and change. Whatever English language skills you may need, we will provide. We can offer you long or short programs, whether you need English to get a better job, to pass an exam, for professional pathways, for further study or just to help you with work or travel. We promise to help you succeed.

Your achievements in English are very important to us. Because our students come from many different countries around the world, with English as the only common language, you will practice your English skills while learning about other cultures and traditions.

We are located on the University's main campus and we are close to Sydney's central business district and a short trip by rail or bus to the city's famous beaches.

  • Student counselling
  • Host family accommodation
  • Shared Apartment
  • Student Residence
  • Student legally permitted to work / earn money during course
  • Further academic studies available on campus
  • Work experience / internship with local companies
  • Historical sightseeing
  • Volunteering


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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

Why choose this course?
General English (GE) is designed to improve students’ English language skills for general conversation, travelling or life in an English speaking country. It can also be used to enhance employment prospects or for other certifications.

Key benefits
You will learn the English language skills necessary to communicate clearly and function successfully in Australia and abroad, both socially and professionally. Classes are interactive and include excursions that offer direct experience of Australian culture and opportunities to practise English in context. It can also help you to improve your IELTS or other test scores and prepare for permanent residency.

More information at http://sydney.edu.au/cet/ge.shtml
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

INTENSIVE TEST PREPARATION PROGRAMS (ITP)
Why choose this course?
Intensive Test Preparation (ITP) is an intensive preparation course for students intending to undertake English language testing through IELTS, TOEFL iBT or PTE. It is also suitable for students who wish to qualify for entry into Direct Entry Courses (DEC).

Key benefits
You will learn exam-taking strategies, gain extensive exam practice using past papers, develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

You will receive:
- expert tuition
- specific test-taking tips
- familiarisation with test content
- feedback on practice tests covering your listening,
- speaking, reading and writing
- upgrading of test-taking skills
- support in areas of difficulty

More information at
http://sydney.edu.au/cet/itp.shtml
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This course is for students aged: 16-70

GRADUATE ACADEMIC SKILLS PROGRAM (GAS)
What is Graduate Academic Skills (GAS)?
- GAS is a 5 week very high level intensive academic English course.
- GAS prepares you for admission to the University of Sydney undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs.
- GAS classes are 20 hours per week.
- GAS classes may be held in the morning, afternoon or evening.

What will I learn?
GAS reinforces academic skills such as writing essays, listening to lectures, participating in tutorials and presenting seminars.
GAS helps you facilitate the transition to university study in Australia and introduces you to critical thinking, research skills and learning strategies.

Which GAS course is best for me?
GAS can be taken in combination with Advanced Skills for Academic Success (ASAS) or separately. If you wish to study in multiple courses, please enrol in your first course only. We will confirm possible additional courses in our offer letter to you.

More information at http://sydney.edu.au/cet/courses_dates/gas.shtml


ADVANCED SKILLS FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS (ASAS)
What is Advanced Skills for Academic Success (ASAS)?
- ASAS is a 3.5 week intensive academic skills program for future world leaders and high potential students intending to study at a university in Australia or New Zealand.
- ASAS prepares you for admission to the University of Sydney undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs.
- ASAS classes may be held in the morning, afternoon or evening.

What will I learn?
- You will attend lectures and tutorials in global topics such as Critical Thinking, Cross Cultural Communication, Leadership and Creativity.
- You will participate in eLearning, excursions, conferences and performances.
- You will boost your academic study skills before undertaking university studies.

What do I need to enter?
You need a confirmed undergraduate or postgraduate offer of entry to any university in Australia or New Zealand, or, successful completion of any of CET pathway programs. If you wish to study in multiple courses, please enrol in your first course only. We will confirm possible additional courses in our offer letter to you.

More information at http://sydney.edu.au/cet/courses_dates/asas.shtml
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Intermediate
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

BUSINESS ENGLISH (BE)
Why choose this course?
The Business English (BE) course will improve your ability to communicate in English in a range of business and workplace situations.

The Centre for English Teaching (CET) offers this industry-leading program for higher intermediate to advanced English speakers already experienced in the business world, or aspiring to an international business career.

Key Benefits
You will have the opportunity to:
- Practise and get feedback on your ability to demonstrate competencies in English in a range of Professional Development modules. This course includes modules in Presentations, Meetings, Networking, Problem Solving, Time Management, Project Management, Leadership, Negotiating, Managing Up, Conflict Management and Business Writing.
- explore specific English terminology, skills and concepts related to business
- complete projects (do research, give presentations and write reports)
- visit industry workplaces
- experience university life
- prepare for the Business Language Testing Service (BULATS) test

More information at http://sydney.edu.au/cet/be.shtml

CORPORATE TRAINING
English for global leaders.
We live in a global era. This means we have to rethink how we engage with the world.

At the Centre for English Teaching we’ve developed our corporate training programs with global leaders in mind. We know that as companies increasingly engage with overseas markets they need competent global citizens who are able to negotiate the challenges of international business and are comfortable communicating in a cross-cultural environment.

An effective use of English is a prerequisite, so we’ve designed our English language programs to meet your business and professional needs. As a professional wanting to take the next step, you’ll also build skills in leadership and cross-cultural engagement and develop connections to industry, both in Australia and internationally.

More information at http://sydney.edu.au/cet/corporate_training/index.shtml
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

UNIVERSITY DIRECT ENTRY PROGRAM (DEC)
What is DEC?
DEC is an English language program that prepares you for direct entry to your chosen course at the University of Sydney.

You will study with classmates entering courses in related university disciplines. You will learn the general skills necessary for success at university, including participating in tutorials and seminars, writing essays, conducting research and preparing research reports.

What will I learn?
You will learn English with classmates who intend to enter university courses similar to yours, and you will do projects based on topics related to your chosen university course. You will also be given an introduction to your faculty or school.

You will be assessed continuously throughout the course, with tasks that will help prepare you for the kind of assessments that you will complete at university.

If you successfully achieve all the assessment and other academic requirements including attendance, you will gain direct entry to your chosen university course (subject to visa status).

What do I need to enter?
You need a Conditional Offer of Admission to the University of Sydney and an IELTS result or equivalent.

More information at http://sydney.edu.au/cet/courses_dates/pathway.shtml
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk

OET PREPARATION
Why choose this course?
The Occupational English Test (OET) preparation course is designed to help students and overseas-trained healthcare professionals prepare for Occupational English Test. OET assesses English language skills of healthcare professionals in 12 professions (Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Radiography, Speech Pathology and Veterinary Science) who want to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.

OET is recognised and trusted by regulatory healthcare bodies and councils in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. It is also recognised by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection for work and student visas.

You will learn exam-taking strategies, gain extensive exam practice using past papers, develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and prepare for the four sub-tests within the OET. You will improve your ability to communicate more effectively and confidently in English in a healthcare context, learn relevant vocabulary and concepts, and discuss recent developments in healthcare fields.

You will receive:
- familiarisation with test content
- specific test-taking tips
- upgrading of test-taking skills
- customised assistance for the speaking and writing tests for your profession
- support in areas of difficulty
- feedback on practice tests covering your listening, speaking, reading and writing

More information at http://sydney.edu.au/cet/oet.shtml



INTERNSHIP PROGARM (ARTS)
This unit is based around a 120 hour industry or research placement, in conjunction with a professional development program of workshops designed to provide you with the resources to enhance your intern experience.

What will I learn?
Your internship: You'll work in a real business environment if you enrol in an Industry Placement stream, and enhance your skills and capabilities working on specific projects. While in the Research Placement Stream you will work under the supervision of a learned academic staff member at the University.

Professional development workshops: These are highly interactive and student-centred, and focus on: Australian business culture, management styles, cross cultural communication, presenting your research and networking. During the internship placement, you will also attend four compulsory workshops, complete a reflective journal and a final report designed to enhance your internship experience. Available in two streams:
- Industry Placement Stream
- Research Placement Stream

What do I need to enter this course?
You need an undergraduate or postgraduate firm offer from an Australian university and a minimum IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent. If you are not at this level, you can combine your course and start earlier with Intensive Test Preparation (ITP).

How many hours a week will I need to study?
You have two options. You can study full-time for two weeks during summer and winter breaks or part-time over the semester. You will also be expected to do additional work at home.

How long is this course?
- Part-time format: 120 hours over semester
- Full-time format: 120 hours over four weeks in a research or industry placement plus workshop attendance.
This unit is administered by the University of Sydney International Services team. You may be required to fulfill additional entrycriteria as required.

Please note ARTS is not available as a stand-alone program. ARTS is not CRICOS registered and not available for student visa applicants. More information at http://sydney.edu.au/cet/courses_dates/arts



ENGINEERING CRITICAL THINKING (ENGG) PROGRAM
This course concentrates on the rigours of communication in an engineering context including technical writing, team work, formal presentations and critical analysis. Throughout this course, you will build skills and confidence to help you better engage in the educational process at Sydney University.

What will I learn?
The course prepares you for engaged enquiry, covering essential aspects of academic study such as critical thinking, cross-cultural awareness, practices in the tradition of science, research skills and intensive English language competencies.

What do I need to enter this course?
You need an undergraduate or postgraduate firm offer from an Australian university and a minimum IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent. If you are not at this level, you can combine your course and start earlier with Intensive Test Preparation (ITP).

How many hours a week will I need to study?
You have two options. You can study full-time for two weeks during summer and winter breaks or part-time over the semester. You will also be expected to do additional work at home.

How long is this course?
- Part-time format: 120 hours over semester.
- Full-time format, full-time, 120 hours over four weeks.
This unit is run in conjunction with the University of Sydney Faculty of Engineering and the Learning Centre. You may be required to fulfill additional entry criteria as required by the Faculty.

Please note ENGG is offered concurrently to international students studying Engineering and not available as a stand-alone program. ENGG is not CRICOS registered and not available for student visa applicants. More information at http://sydney.edu.au/cet/courses_dates/engg
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
1:1 COACHING
This personalised program is designed to enhance your performance in the English language. You will learn with highly-qualified and experienced ESL teachers in a 1:1 framework tailored to your specific needs. Through an initial intensive, targeted needs analysis and consultation, teachers will assess your individual requirements and develop a training program aimed at helping you to meet your professional and academic goals. Expect to enhance your communication competencies via energetic discussion and debate, critical reflection, and intensive feedback from your language teacher.

How many lessons will I need?
You and your coach will devise a personal plan based on your needs. On completion of the plan, you will receive tools for autonomous learning and ongoing mentoring. A typical 1:1 coaching program consists of a block of either 5 or 10 lessons with needs analysis, customised learning plan and detailed post-course report. In order to ensure an optimal outcome from the coaching process, it is recommended that the 5-hour package be completed in a maximum of 5 weeks and the 10-hour package in a maximum of 10 weeks.

More information at http://sydney.edu.au/cet/courses_dates/privatetuition.shtml
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced
Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

TEACHING ENGLISH INTERNATIONALLY (EDGU)
he field of Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL) is continuously growing and developing globally. Enrolments are steadily increasing in English language institutions in Australia and overseas and the provision of English language education continues to expand in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America from early childhood to tertiary level with increasing government support.

The goal of these courses is to provide you with the foundations of successful teaching of English as a second or foreign language. The courses will encourage you to make decisions about appropriate approaches to teaching language and classroom strategies; develop your knowledge of the grammar of English; give insight into current debates within the field; and suggest directions for future thinking and planning.

What will I learn?
EDGU 2000 introduces key concepts in the field of teaching English and covers such topics as innovative teaching methods, flipped classroom strategies, approaches to integrated skills teaching and lesson planning, and then builds on these concepts and integrates additional practical teaching into the course.

What do I need to enter this course?
You need an undergraduate or postgraduate firm offer from an Australian university and a minimum IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent. If you are not at this level, you can combine your course and start earlier with Intensive Test Preparation (ITP).

How many hours a week will I need to study?
You have two options. You can study full-time for two weeks during summer and winter breaks or part-time over the semester. You will also be expected to do additional work at home.

How long is this course?
- Semester Format, part-time, 36 hours over semester
- Summer and Winter Format, full-time, 36 hours over two weeks
These units are run at CET on behalf of the Faculty of Education and Social Work. Students may be required to fulfill additional entry criteria as required by the Faculty.

Please note EDGU is not available as a stand-alone program. EDGU is not CRICOS registered and not available for student visa applicants. More information at http://sydney.edu.au/cet/courses_dates/edgu
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