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Castle College – Welcome to Hoang Nghiep Training and Consulting http://en.hoangnghiep.com Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:42:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.10 English for Academic Purposes at Castle College http://en.hoangnghiep.com/?p=640 Mon, 21 Dec 2009 02:42:28 +0000 http://en.hoangnghiep.com/?p=640 English for Academic Purposes at Castle College


Course Outline

EAP/IELTS classes focus on academic language skills. The course is designed to help you develop the skills you need for being successful in an academic setting. You will be able to increase your listening and speaking competency for academic studies. You will get to practice reading academic topics and completing academic tasks and assignments. The course will help you to be successful in further studies.

After lunch, you can do IELTS practice or you can do an elective.1 You might want to focus on grammar, vocabulary, writing, listening, reading or speaking skills.

If you want to enter a university programme, this course is ideally suited for you. Castle College provides academic pathways that allow you to meet the English proficiency requirements for further studies.

LEVELS

EAP/IELTS has two levels.2

Level 1

EAP 1/IELTS 1

Level 2

EAP 2/IELTS 2

Entry Requirements

You need to provide evidence that shows you can achieve a 5.0 score in the Academic Module of the IELTS or the equivalent score in TOEIC/TOEFL. You can also enter directly if you get a high enough score on Castle College’s placement test. You could also study Intensive English until your English is acceptable for entry to the EAP course.

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1Entry to an elective is dependent on student numbers

2The number of classes we run at any one time is subject to student numbers.

EAP/IELTS (EAP 1) sample timetable

Times

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:00 – 10:30

Vocabulary Development
Topic: Politics

Listening in Academic Contexts
Predicting

Academic Writing & Research
Sentence problems

Grammar Development
Future predictions and present tense

Academic Writing & Research
Sentence problems

10:30 – 10:50

Break

10:50 – 12:20

Listening in Academic Contexts
Mini lecture: Government and politics

Academic Reading Skills
The Australian political system

Academic Reading Skills
Newspaper article: Current political issue

Introductions and using attention grabbing devices

Discussion Skills
Discussion: urbanization

Computing Skills
Websites to assist learning

12:20 -13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 14:00

Academic Reading Skills: Skimming and scanning a text for evidence
Task 3 Academic reading module

IELTS test Practice

Listening in Academic Contexts
Predicting in Task 4 of IELTS Listening module

Writing an academic essay: Task 2 IELTS writing

Editing practice: reviewing your essay for errors

Discussion Skills
Small groups: agreeing, disagreeing and restating points in a discussion

14:00 – 14:10

Break

14:10 – 15:10

As above

IELTS test Practice

As above

As above

As above

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High School Preparation Course at Castle College http://en.hoangnghiep.com/?p=636 Mon, 21 Dec 2009 02:36:39 +0000 http://en.hoangnghiep.com/?p=636 High School Preparation Course at Castle College

Course Outline

Castle College offers a protected environment where your son or daughter can become accustomed to a new culture and build confidence before they move on to study in an Australian high school. The course focuses on developing the language and cultural survival skills necessary for academic and social success at high school. Your child will study English for everyday purposes as well as English specific to subjects like mathematics, geography, science and history. He or she will be assessed regularly.

The course provides your son or daughter with the English and the skills needed to study in an Australian high school. Your child can go to an Australian high school and receive an Australian qualification.

LEVELS

There are four levels for HSP.1

Level 1

Pre-Elementary

Level 2

Elementary

Level 3

Pre-Intermediate

Level 4

Intermediate

Entry Requirements

Your son or daughter will need to demonstrate that they can achieve a 3.0 score in the Academic Module of the IELTS or the equivalent score in TOEIC/TOEFL. They can also enter directly if they get an acceptable score on Castle College’s placement test.

If your son or daughter’s English is not sufficient for HSP, they might have to join an Intensive English class until their English reaches the entry requirement. Your son or daughter will also need to be at least 16 years of age when they start the course.

If you are unsure about how long your child should study, it is possible for them to do a pre-enrolment test. This will help us to estimate the length of time they will need in order to enter high school. You will need to request this service.

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1The number of classes we run at any one time is subject to student numbers

HSP Sample Timetable

Times

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:00 – 10:30

General English skills: listening and speaking: oral recounts: e.g. What did you do on the weekend? Writing a basic recount of someone else’s weekend

General English skills: vocabulary: cities, pollution, urbanisation

High School English skills: education systems in Australia and your country compare and contrast

General English skills: reading a newspaper article and making notes of the main points of that article

General English skills: Internet research based on ancient Egypt

10:30 – 10:50

Break

10:50 – 12:20

General English skills: comparatives and superlatives

General English skills: listening skills taking notes for an assignment: problems of urbanisation

General English skills: music comparisons and contrasting the various genres

General English skills: BTN – speaking exchanging knowledge and completing worksheets

General English skills: project work creating a poster on pollution caused by modern cities

12:20 -13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 14:00

Geography: natural disasters

Tuesday Afternoon Activities

Science: the scientific laboratory What does a chemist study?

History:modern and ancient history

Mathematics: Distance, size and dimensions

14:00 – 14:10

Break

14:10 – 15:10

Geography: natural disasters labelling a diagram/ describing a disaster

Tuesday Afternoon Activities

Science: writing up a science experiment / recording data into a table

Ancient Egypt:the wonders of ancient Egypt: What did they contribute?

Mathematics: Length, depth, height

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Introduction about Castle College, Sydney http://en.hoangnghiep.com/?p=634 Mon, 21 Dec 2009 02:32:58 +0000 http://en.hoangnghiep.com/?p=634 Introduction about Castle College, Sydney

A message from the Principal…

I have been involved in English language education for more than ten years. Like many English teachers, I have taught overseas and in Australia. It has been my pleasure to meet students from all over the world. During this time, I have never ceased to be impressed by the progress committed students can make when they set their minds to a goal. I have guided many students in realising their dreams.

Castle College has helped many students meet their learning goals. I am sure we can assist you in reaching your full potential. We pride ourselves on providing a personal service in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. We are here to support you in every way possible. We can offer you a variety of courses that help you with practical English for every day life, English for work and English for academic studies. We can also offer you assistance with further studies in Australia.

The teachers at Castle College are fully qualified. They are friendly, dedicated professionals who work as a team. They can help you with your English. Their aim is to provide you with assistance in reaching your educational goals. They will encourage you to talk to them about your English studies and work with you so that you develop greater confidence with your English. If you have a dream, our teachers have the experience and commitment to support you and make your dream come true.

In many ways, Castle College is like a community. The Castle College community is made up of people from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. At Castle College, we encourage diversity and we are committed to setting up a vibrant multicultural environment for you. You are always welcome at Castle College and we invite you to become a member of our community.


Brendan Daly
Principal
Castle College Pty Ltd

School Location

Castle College is located on Bathurst Street close to Town Hall Station and the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney’s central business district.

The address is level 5, 110 Bathurst Street, Sydney NSW, 2000

Sydney


Sydney is perhaps the most well-known city in Australia. It is famous for its harbour, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Castle College is located in the central business district of Sydney. The college is near Pitt Street Mall, which is a popular location for shopping, movies, pubs and nightclubs, restaurants and cafes. You may want to visit museums and galleries or just sit in Hyde Park and enjoy the sunshine.


Weather

Sydney has a great climate. The summers are warm and the winters are not too cold – although that depends on your home country. Most days are bright and sunny.


Beaches

There are more than 20 ocean beaches to the north and south of the Sydney central business district. Bondi Beach is world famous. However, one of the best ways to experience the city is to get a ferry across Sydney Harbour from Circular Quay direct to Manly Beach. You’ll go past the Opera House and have great views of the Harbour Bridge.


Parks

Hyde Park is just around the corner from Castle College. It is a tranquil spot for lunch on a sunny day. It has beautiful old trees with lots of shade, fountains and green lawns to sit on. The Royal Botanic Gardens has lovely views of the harbour and is the perfect place for a picnic. The Domain is another great spot to enjoy the outdoors in the city. You can walk to all of these locations from Castle College.

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