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Training in English as a Second Language

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Riverstone Training Centre, Sydney

The GLO training centre in Sydney is situated at Riverstone approximately 50 minute drive North West from Sydney central business district. Riverstone is only a short distance from the Blue Mountains.

The Sydney Training Centre also offers residential accommodation with a primary focus on ESL training.

Facilities

Riverstone Training Centre, SydneyTERM DATES

Term One: 31st January – 8th April 2011
Term Two: 27th April – 1st July 2011
Term Three: 18th July – 23rd September 2011
Term Four: 10th October – 20th December 2011

Services

GLO offers complete support to international students. It is known for its excellent pastoral care and study programs.

Services include:

Orientation

Students are:

Teaching Methodology and Materials

Increasing the skills of our students to communicate in English in reading, writing, listening and speaking, is the main emphasis of our English courses.

An awareness of Australian culture, current affairs, and skills for living in Australia or other English speaking countries, study skills for further education in a Christian ethos are important parts of our English program. All the teachers are native English speaking, highly qualified and educated and must meet teaching standards which include a recognised teaching qualification, plus or including an appropriate TESOL qualification, or a recognised degree or diploma.

Teaching material is selected from reputable English language teaching publications to target each student’s particular needs and requirements. Students are given a file to manage their English resources and to facilitate study.

Assessment

Students are assessed using national recognised standards. Assessment are rated against the International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) and need to achieve a 2.5 in speaking, listening, reading and writing in order to commence an Australian vocational mainstream course. Every task submitted during the term is marked and recorded on a Student Progress Record so that students and their families can see each student’s English language progression. Mid and end term tests provide a further check on progress.

Social & Recreational Program

Students are taken on an excursion toward the end of each term. Destinations are chosen to help students with their language skills and show them Australian country and wildlife.

Sample Timetable

*Note: This is only a sample timetable. Class Schedules may vary.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9.00 - 9.25 am

Bible English

Bible English

Bible English

Bible English

Bible English

9.30 - 10.15 am

Cutting Edge Module Work

10.20 - 11.00 am

Cutting Edge Module Work

11.00 - 11.30 am

MORNING TEA

11.30 - 12.10 am

English Activities

English Activities

English Activities

English Activities

English Activities

BTN

12.15 - 1.00 pm

Novel

Conversation

Writing/ Research

Bible Lesson

1.00 - 3.00 pm

LUNCH

3.00 - 5.00 pm

Free Time

Afternoon Activities (Sport/ Movie/ Outing/ Cooking/ Craft/ Games/ Singing)

Cleaning

Shopping Day

 

5.00 - 7.00 pm

DINNER

7.00 - 7.30 pm

 

7.30 - 10.30 pm

Monthly Fun Night

Term Holidays

 Outings

 

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