NA-CAMB v.1 Cambridge Preparation Course
Course CRICOS Code: 081753K
This course provides students with an intensive language course at two levels to provide them with the language skills necessary to communicate effectively in both a professional and academic environment. Specifically, it will develop the learner to deal confidently with a range of reading and listening texts; write effectively in a range of genres: letters, reports, reviews etc.; develop a communicative competence for face-to-face interaction and have good control over grammar and vocabulary. The course aims to prepare students to undertake the Cambridge First Exam (FCE) and Cambridge Advanced Exam (CAE). The Cambridge Preparation course is aligned with the ELICOS programs offered by Curtin English. A pass at C level in Cambridge Advanced will provide an alternative pathway to tertiary studies at Curtin University. A graduate of this course can: 1. develop English language and English language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) appropriate for undertaking Cambridge First or Cambridge Advanced exams; 2. apply critical thinking and reading skills to a range of texts (written and oral); 3. analyse exam tasks and apply effective exam techniques and strategies; 4. develop writing and speaking skills to communicate effectively in professional and academic environments; 5. become independent learners through reflection and active learning techniques; 6. develop intercultural awareness and community through collaborative learning, and 7. use language effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of essential study materials. A materials fee for core texts is included in course fees, but students may be required to buy a language learners dictionary.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Entry into the Cambridge First requires the successful completion of Curtin English GE5 or for external students a Password entry score of 5 or B1 on the CEFR. Entry into the Cambridge Advanced Stream will require a pass B at Cambridge First Exam (FCE), a Password entry score of 6+, B2 on the CEFR or successful completion of Curtin English EAP 2.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for Credit for Recognised Learning are not considered within this course.
This course offers preparation for two streams: Cambridge First (upper-intermediate level) and Cambridge Advanced (advanced level).
Duration and Availability
Each of the two levels of the course comprises 250 hours scheduled over 10 weeks.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Full Year||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
Prospective students should consult with Curtin English at http://english.curtin.edu.au
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