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Learn to perfect your English skills with our English language short courses in Sydney!

You can speak some English and understand what others are saying to you. But if you want to keep learning and improve your basic English, then this elementary general English course is for you!

Designed for anyone who can speak, understand, read and write some English, this English Beginners course will help to improve your conversation skills in a variety of everyday situations and help you learn how to read and write different kinds of texts.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this English for beginners course, you should:

  • have practised and improved speaking, listening, reading and writing in a variety of contexts.
  • have gained a better understanding of the English language
  • develop more confidence in speaking, reading and writing

What will be covered in this English course for Beginners?

You will practice expressing your ideas and opinions more confidently and communicate effectively in English so that others can better understand you.

During the course, the intention is that all or some of the following will be covered, but not necessarily in the order given. Parts of the curriculum may be adapted to suit the needs of the class.

  • Conversational English including idioms and Aussie expressions
  • Listening practice for accurate understanding and comprehension
  • Expanding on your vocabulary
  • Grammar: nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, word order and numbers
  • Reading a variety of texts of interest to the students
  • Writing for a variety of purposes, depending on the needs of the class
  • Learning about the Australian culture

Who is this English course for?

This English 101 Beginners course is for people who are learning English as a second language and already speak some English. Students must already know the alphabet and have a basic English vocabulary.

Students may attend this course more than once until they feel ready for the Intermediate course.

What to bring to class

  • a pen and notebook
  • an English dictionary
  • a display folder A4 for worksheets

Additional information

Is this the right English course for me?

If you don't know whether this course is the right level for you, please contact the College by phone or e-mail. We will be happy to speak with you and help you decide what course would be best for you.

Do I need to buy a textbook?

No textbook is required as tutors provide all materials. However, if you want to buy a dictionary, ask your tutor in the first class which dictionary they recommend.

Abbey's Bookshop (131 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000) offers a 10% discount to Sydney Community College students.


English 101: Beginners Course

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$349 Limited GST free / $262 / $279.20 / $314.10
This course is open to everyone including international students, visitors, migrants or workers – no student visa required.

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for English 101: Beginners Course

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