English Language Courses

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Introduction

This course helps you improve your ability to communicate in English in social situations and progress to other English courses.
The course focuses on the development of communication skills with a balance of speaking, listening, reading, and writing tasks. You will learn through class activities, individual, pair, and small group work.

Duration: 6 – 7 weeks
Start times: First Monday of any month throughout the year
Level: Elementary to Upper-Intermediate
Workload: 20 hours per week
Class times:  9:30 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Class size:  Maximum 20
Course offers: Engaging, and student-centred lessons. Contemporary, and relevant topics to prepare you for all the situations in an English language environment. The company of classmates from a variety of different cultures.
Course objectives: On successful completion of full course students should be able to

  1. Read and understand essays even on unfamiliar topics.
  2. Express themselves fluently and spontaneously.
  3. Write about complex subjects in a letter, or an essay.
  4. Use a wide range of grammatical structures comfortably.
The course includes:
  • Extra classes and social program
  • Access to University Facilities
  • Course certificate
  • Free Wi-Fi

 

Introduction

Our Business English Course is designed to cater for working professionals in the field of commerce and industry who aspire to improve their English Language fluency. This course focuses on communication with clients, participation in meetings, writing business letters, emails and reports, and giving presentations. Participants will have ample opportunities to practice the skills they need to succeed in their business environment.

A strong focus is also placed on raising awareness of cultural differences in international business and how to manage these.

Duration: 4 weeks
Start times: 5 April, 5 July, 4 October & 3 January
Level: Upper Intermediate
Workload: 10 hours per week
Class times:  8:30 AM – 12:30 PM & 1:30 pm – 5:30 PM
Class size:  Maximum 15
Course offers: Opportunities to develop language strategies for typical business interactions. Practice activities which test your ability to use English for the purposes of business. It is specifically focused on conversations, meetings, presentations, telephone exchanges and correspondence in business.
Course objectives: At the end of the course the participants should have

  1. Developed basic skills to deal with people in business situations.
  2. Increased their knowledge of key business concepts worldwide.
  3. Acquired ability to write and read basic business reports, and memos.
  4. Expanded vocabulary related to general business situations.
The course includes:
  • Extra classes and social program
  • Access to University Facilities
  • Course certificate
  • Free Wi-Fi
Introduction

An ideal course for the busy working professionals. The course covers:

  • Overall grammar rules
  • Verb tenses
  • Adjectives and adverbs
  • Dangling modifiers, and subject-verb agreement
  • Sentence structure

This course is open to the public, and Curtin students may take this course as an elective.

Duration: Short and long term courses
Start times: Flexible to your requirements
Level: Elementary to Upper-Intermediate
Workload: Flexible to your requirements
Class times:  Flexible to your requirements
Class size:  Maximum 20
Course offers: The course equips you with better understanding of main grammar points, which helps you to build your writing. It also enhances your accuracy in using the language for effective communication.
Course objectives: At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand and avoid the mistakes that lead to incorrect/incomplete sentences
  • Know how to avoid misplaced modifiers
  • Recognise and correct shifts in tense
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to create parallel structure in sentences
  • Identify the most frequently needed punctuation marks.
The course includes:
  • Course certificate
Introduction

This language training is intended for secretarial staff and administrative personnel; the participants work on all productive skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, focusing on real-life work situations for secretarial staff. The training is based on communication and is interactive.

Duration: Short and long term courses
Start times: Flexible to your requirements
Level: Elementary to Upper-Intermediate
Workload: Flexible to your requirements
Class times:  Flexible to your requirements
Class size:  Maximum 20
Course offers: It focuses on improving fluency and confidence and helps learners to enhance the skills needed to communicate successfully in the modern business environment. The course uses case studies, role plays, presentations and games as techniques to ensure learners are immersed and engaged in the lessons.
Course objectives: By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Write and speak with ease and confidence in the business setting
  • Improve report writing skills to deliver information effectively
  • Conduct presentations with appropriate verbal and non-verbal techniques
  • Use correct grammar and essential vocabulary for the modern work environment
The course includes:
  • Course certificate
Introduction

We offer preparation courses for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination. Students in need of practice materials for their upcoming IELTS exam will benefit from our course. For students who wish to receive online tutoring for their IELTS exam, we can connect them to experienced English language tutors and in-depth coursework.

Duration: 8 weeks
Start times: 12 April, 5 July, 4 October, & 3 January
Level: Minimum Pre-Intermediate
Workload: 20 hours per week
Class times:  9.00 AM – 11.00 AM & 12.00 PM – 14.00 PM
Class size:  Maximum 15
Course offers: Specific focus on the full range of English skills and IELTS exam techniques. The constant support and supervision of teachers with high levels of IELTS exam preparation experience, and with authentic exam papers to apply techniques.
Course objectives:
  • Familiarize students with the format and directions of the test.
  • Familiarize and practice with the types of questions that are asked in each section.
  • Develop the English language skills that are necessary to be successful on the test.
The course includes:
  • Extra classes and social program
  • Access to University Facilities
  • Course certificate
  • Free Wi-Fi
Introduction

This program helps you refine and strengthen your writing skills and enables you to express yourself clearly and beautifully. The course teaches the best practices professionals must know to create effective writing, including emails, memos, letters, and reports.

Duration: Short and long term courses
Start times: Flexible to your requirements
Level: Elementary to Upper-Intermediate
Workload: Flexible to your requirements
Class times:  Flexible to your requirements
Class size:  Maximum 20
Course offers: The course effectively addresses issues, like, citation styles, plagiarism, format, structure, argumentation and bias. Besides the course, one-to-one service is provided for one-off proofreading of written work. Assistance over a period of time to develop one piece of writing is also available.
Course objectives:
  • Allow students to write in English with confidence.
  • Write excellent paragraphs with unity and coherence.
  • Express ideas clearly in an academic/business format.
The course includes:
  • Course certificate
Introduction

We welcome groups of students from all countries, usually coming from an educational institution, organization, or a government body. Group courses can be catered to the institution’s needs and could incorporate participants into other English courses. The courses can also be offered online.

Duration: Tailor made program
Start times: Flexible to your requirements
Level: Elementary to Upper-Intermediate
Workload: 20 hours per week
Class times:  9.30 AM – 12.00 PM & 13.00 – 15.30 PM
Class size:  Maximum 20
Course offers: Better participation and a sense of motivation in smaller classes. Increased emphasis on specific language areas and skills that you need to improve. Teacher-led sessions without any additional charge.
Course objectives:
  • Allow students to specifically focus on skills they need to develop.
  • Acquire a greater understanding of the grammatical structure of English.
  • Participate in group projects and strengthen their presentation skills in English.
The course includes:
  • Extra classes and social program
  • Access to University Facilities
  • Course certificate
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Day Excursions by Curtin/Private bus
Introduction

This course offers entertaining lessons which also help you improve your language proficiency. You can not only practice English in class, but also while participating in games, visiting tourist sites, and relaxing with friends. You also learn about Miri, and Sarawak: its people and culture. The program is available for various age groups.

Duration: Tailor made program
Start times: Flexible to your requirements
Level: Elementary to Upper-Intermediate
Workload: 20 hours per week
Class times:  9.30 AM – 12.00 PM & 13.00 – 15.30 PM
Class size:  Maximum 20
Course offers: Age-appropriate, engaging topics and educational materials. Participatory task-based learning. Opportunities to practise language in a supportive, encouraging environment. A dedicated social & cultural programme. Supervision during social activities.
Course objectives:
  • Allow students to learn English whilst enjoying themselves.
  • Immerse in a foreign culture and get to know local traditions and customs.
  • Meet friendly people in their age and have the opportunity to discover mentality and hospitality of the people in Sarawak/Malaysia.
The course includes:
  • Extra classes and social program
  • Access to University Facilities
  • Course certificate
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Day Excursions by Curtin/Private bus

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