National code: 10725NAT

Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English

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Overview About this course

This beginner-level course helps you build your English skills. Learn the alphabet, introduce yourself and have simple conversations. Practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing with the support of friendly teachers. You’ll study alongside other students at the same level as you.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Read the English alphabet

  • Use words for food, money and time

  • Have a simple conversation

  • Write your name and address

  • Read street and shop signs

Course Outcomes

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

  • Introduce yourself to people

  • Listen to people speak English

  • Read street and shop signs

  • Write your name and address

  • Build a pathway to continue your studies

  • Increase your job opportunities

Suitability Is 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:

  • An interest in improving your English language skills

  • The motivation to practise your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills

  • A desire to complete further study or work

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: good English language skills will help you build a career in the industry of your choice.

Study pathways

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

Previous study 0 Courses

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

The Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 2 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

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

The Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English 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.

Units Units taught in this course

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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

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • 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

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