Learning English for Adults
Whatever your background or ambitions, learning English gives you the ability to explore new opportunities, enhance your employment prospects or enrich your life. English is a language that cannot be ignored as it is the first international working language.
Learning English is a term that encompasses a number of different adult learning activities and programs for a number of different learner groups. English courses can be for:
• Recently arrived migrants whose native language is not English, who need to learn to speak, read and write English
• Migrants whose native language is not English but who have been in Australia for some time and who need to improve their skills for work or personal reasons.
• Adults who went to school in Australia (or other English speaking country) but who feel that they missed out on the basics of reading and writing, and who want to learn to read and write and gain a basic education
• Adults (both native English speakers and those whose native language is not English) who can read and write adequately for everyday purposes, but who want to improve their skills for work or further study purposes, or in order to contribute more fully to their community. They want to extend and enhance their basic education
• Adults (both native English speakers and those whose native language is not English) who need to improve their English language or literacy skills in order to get a job
• Adults (both native English speakers and those whose native language is not English) who want to continually expand their skills, knowledge and interests as part of life-long learning.
• Migrants whose native language is not English who want to improve their skills in order to pass the IELTS test in order to study at an Australian University.
There are different courses at different colleges or course providers for each of these groups. If you are not sure where to go to enquire about a course to meet your needs, then call the Reading Writing Hotline on 1300 6 555 06.