National code: 10725NAT

    Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English

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    OverviewAbout 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.

    OutcomesWhat 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

    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:

    • 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.

    PathwaysFuture 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 study0 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 study2 Courses

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    Related study0 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.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    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.

    There are no core units in this course

    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 2 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

    Study optionsFind a location to enrol