National code: 10984NAT

    Certificate II in Basic English for Speakers of Other Languages

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Develop your English skills and grow your confidence as you learn to speak and write English in everyday situations. Learn in a supportive classroom environment. Practise sending emails to colleagues, reading your local newspaper and communicating with your classmates and friends.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Write emails and instructions in English

    • Speak casually face-to-face and over the phone

    • Listen to verbal information and instructions

    • Read news stories, short stories and general information

    • Develop relationships with your peers and teachers

    Course outcomes

    Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

    • Practise face-to-face and telephone conversations

    • Write basic emails, descriptions, reports, messages and personal information

    • Read news stories, short stories, information texts and basic instructions

    • Communicate with classmates and friends

    • A pathway to continue your studies or increase your career opportunities

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    • A teacher will contact you to make sure this is the right course for you.

    Entry recommendations

    To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • Come from a non-English speaking background

    • A goal to improve your English

    • Basic English language skills

    TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: participate in further study at TAFE NSW and communicate with teachers, peers and your community.

    Study pathways

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

    Previous study0 Courses

    Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

    The Certificate II in Basic English for Speakers of Other Languages does not have any pre-requisite courses.

    Further study0 Courses

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    The Certificate II in Basic English for Speakers of Other Languages does not have any post-graduate courses.

    Related study0 Courses

    Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

    The Certificate II in Basic English for Speakers of Other Languages does not have any related courses.

    Your experience counts

    At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Basic English for Speakers of Other Languages qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 6 units of competency, including 4 core and 2 speciality units.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

    • Develop basic English language speaking competence for everyday purposesNAT10984001

    • Develop basic English language listening competence for everyday purposesNAT10984002

    • Develop basic English language reading competence for everyday purposesNAT10984003

    • Develop basic English language writing competence for everyday purposesNAT10984004

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities and support

    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

    • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

    • Student associations – get social with our student community

    Info sessionsWant to know more?

    There are a total of 1 information sessions planned for this course. They'll take place at different locations across the state.

    You can select a study option below to see the sessions available. Or you can view all sessions related to Languages and Translation

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