English 101 - Beginners Course

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English 101 – Beginners Course

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 students who can speak, understand, read and write some English, the 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.

Who should attend?

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.


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
  • 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

By the end of this English 101 Course, students will have practiced and improved speaking, listening, reading and writing in a variety of contexts. Students will have gained a better understanding of the English language and developed more confidence in speaking, reading and writing.

Important information

Is this the right 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.

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

Abbeys Bookstore (131 York Street, Sydney) is close to our CBD campus and offers a 10% discount to Sydney Community College students.

What to bring to class
  • a pen and note book
  • an English dictionary
  • a display folder A4 for worksheets

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

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