UWA CELT THE CENTRE FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING

 
UWA CELT THE CENTRE FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING
UWA CELT
THE CENTRE FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING
UWA CELT THE CENTRE FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING
Welcome to
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                                      We are delighted that you are
                                      thinking of studying English at The
                                      University of Western Australia’s
                                      Centre for English Language
                                      Teaching (UWA CELT). We are a
                                      culturally diverse institution and
                                      welcome students from more than          UWA Claremont
                                      48 nationalities.                      Campus (UWA CELT)
                                      English has definitely become
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                                      the linking language of the world.
                                      English helps build friendships and
                                      makes it easier to do business with
                                      people from countries around the
                                      world. At UWA CELT, we want to
                                      give you the language skills needed
                                      to communicate effectively with
                                      English speakers across the breadth
                                      of the international community.

                                      We look forward to welcoming you
                                      to our stunning campus and helping
                                      you develop your English language
                                      and cultural knowledge so you
                                      can have fun, enjoy living in Perth,
                                      make new friends and prepare for a
                                      successful future.

                                      The team at UWA CELT
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Contents
                                    Why choose UWA........................................................................................4

                                    About UWA CELT.........................................................................................6

                                    Our award-winning teachers....................................................................6

                                    Teaching staff...............................................................................................7
        Perth city
                                    English language pathways to UWA degrees........................................8
                 UWA Crawley
                                    English language courses........................................................................10
Kings Park         campus
                                    Test Centres.............................................................................................. 11

                                    Sample timetables for English courses.............................................. 12

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                                    Course progression................................................................................. 13

                                    Study Tours................................................................................................14

                                    Student activities and excursions ......................................................16

                                    Student life................................................................................................ 18

                                    Supporting you......................................................................................... 19

                                    Facilities..................................................................................................... 20

                                    Accommodation...................................................................................... 21

                                    Life in Perth............................................................................................... 22

                                    Discover Western Australia.....................................................................24

                                    How to apply............................................................................................. 26

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                                        ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
                                        The University of Western Australia acknowledges that it is situated on
                                        Noongar land and that Noongar people remain the spiritual and cultural
                                        custodians of their land and continue to practise their values, languages,
                                        beliefs and knowledge.

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Our global reputation
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                                                         Ranked in the
                                      Study at an        world’s Top
                                      internationally
                                      recognised         100                 Well-established
                                                                             industry partnerships

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                                                                             67% of all majors at UWA

                                      university          st   in Western
                                                               Australia
                                                                             incorporate a work-integrated
                                                                             learning component
                                                               (ARWU 2018)
                                                                             (Universities Australia, 2018)
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                                                          Ranked in
                                                          the world’s
                                                          •
                                                                           TOP 50
                                                            Agriculture and Forestry           • Ecology
                                                          • Anatomy and Physiology             • Public Health
                                                          • Civil and Structural Engineering   • Environmental Science
                              UWA is a member of          • Earth and Marine Science             and Engineering
Globally recognised                                       • Mineral and Mining Engineering     • Marine/Ocean Engineering
course structure              the Group of Eight –        • Psychology                         • Mining and Mineral Engineering
aligned with leading          a coalition of the best     • Sports-related subjects            • Agricultural Sciences
European, Asian and           research-intensive            (QS 2019)                          • Oceanography
                                                          • Biological Science                   (ARWU 2018)
North American universities   universities in Australia
                                                          • Clinical Medicine

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About UWA CELT

                                      UWA CELT upholds the University’s tradition of providing high-quality English language teaching in
                                      a friendly and supportive environment.
                                      Our teachers have degrees and specialist qualifications in English language teaching and our
                                      approach to teaching and learning gives students many opportunities to practise English and
                                      learn about life in Australia through tasks, activities and projects.

                                      We provide a range of English courses for learners of different levels, and offer English language
                                      students a mixture of formal, academic and conversational English. Our unique and well-
                                      structured programs combine a rigorous approach to teaching and learning with practical
                                      language experiences which help students develop strategies to become lifelong learners of
                                      English.
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                                      UWA CELT’s Bridging Course
                                      Our Bridging Course is the university preparation course for UWA-
                                      bound students and has achieved the NEAS Premium
                                      Product Endorsement.

                                           Our award-winning teachers
                                      Our UWA CELT Director of Studies, Anne-marie Wright, was awarded
                                      the prestigious 2018 Award for Academic Leadership at the English
                                      Australia National Conference.

                                      Oxford University Press Australian Publisher’s Award
                                      Melissa Garnsworthy, Kathy Shiels and Jenny Robinson won the Oxford
                                      University Press Australian Publisher’s Award for developing and
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                                      publishing a series of text books for adults learning English in Australasia.

                                      University of Cambridge Action Research Award
                                      Jessica Cobley and Becky Steven won the University of Cambridge
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                                      Action Research Award for their research in developing oral fluency.
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                                      This resulted in using technology in class to help students improve
                                      their speaking fluency.

                                      Oxford University Press
                                      Our teachers Louisa Chawhan and Janelle Tholet developed and
                                      published a series of IELTS course books for adults learning English.

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               Teaching Staff
Teachers at UWA CELT are highly qualified and experienced and most of them have:
•   postgraduate qualifications
•   qualifications in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL or CELTA)
•   extensive experience teaching in Australia and internationally
•   experience in IELTS

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“At UWA CELT, we have an experienced         “I enjoy working in the UWA CELT            “It’s rewarding to work on Bridging as
and understanding staff and a range of       environment and meeting and                 what we teach helps students to later
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quality programs, including fantastic        teaching students from around the           thrive in the university environment”
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activities. Students would also be           world”
living in a beautfiul city”                                                              Will Law-Davis
                                             Tecla Daniele                               BC Teacher
Cameron Bennett                              EL Teacher
EL Teacher

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English language pathways to UWA degrees
                                      UWA CELT offers two options to improve English language proficiency to the level required by the
                                      University for entry into its undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

                                      OPTION 1: Academic                           The Bridging Course program is                   The Bridging Course will help
                                      English and Study Skills                     also suitable for students with                  students to:
                                      Bridging Course                              unconditional entry into UWA who                 • Improve English language skills to
                                                                                   would like to further develop their                 the level required by UWA
                                      The most common and recommended              confidence, language ability and to              • Learn about the organisation
                                      pathway is via UWA CELT’s Academic           better cope with the demands of the                 and language of various types of
                                      English and Study Skills Bridging            academic environment before starting                academic texts
                                      Course (Bridging Course).                    tertiary studies.                                • Develop knowledge of the language
                                                                                                                                       of their chosen discipline
                                      The Bridging Course has been                 A 70 per cent pass in the Bridging               • Develop an understanding of the
                                      designed for international students          Course meets the University’s English               Australian academic and research
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                                      who wish to study at UWA but do not          language requirement for most                       culture
                                      have the required level of English           undergraduate and postgraduate                   • Develop a high level of analytical
                                      language proficiency.                        courses that require an IELTS of 6.5                and reflective skills in an Australian
                                                                                   with no band below 6.01 However, some               academic context
                                                                                   courses at UWA have higher entry                 • Give students an opportunity to
                                                                                   requirements, for instance:                         work on a research paper and
                                                                                   • Master of Business Administration                 portfolio in their discipline area,
                                                                                      (flexible and full-time) require an              and on research presentations in
                                                                                      overall 75 per cent with no skill                Module 2
                                                                                      below 70 per cent                             • Develop strategies to attribute
                                                                                   • All Law School courses require an                 literary sources appropriately
                                                                                      overall 85 per cent                           • Develop the capacity to be
                                                                                                                                       autonomous learners at an
                                                                                                                                       Australian university with the
                                       Bridging Course Minimum Entry Requirements                                                      confidence to participate freely
                                                                                                                                       and appropriately in academic
                                                                   20 week program                10 week program
                                       Requirement                                                                                     situations
                                                                   Modules 1 & 2                  Module 2

                                                                   Overall 5.5 with no band       Overall 6.0 with no band          UWA CELT’s Bridging Course has been
                                       IELTS
                                                                   score below 5.0                score below 5.5                   granted NEAS Premium Product
                                                                                                                                    Endorsement and there are three
                                                                   Overall 58 (minimum 18 in      Overall 70 (minimum 20 in
                                       TOEFL iBT                   writing, 16 in speaking and    writing, 19 in speaking, 17       intakes of the course each year.
                                                                   12 in listening and reading)   in listening and 14 in reading)
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                                                                                                                                    The 20 week Bridging Course has two
                                                                   Minimum score of 60 and        Minimum score of 75 and
                                       Cambridge FCE                                                                                modules. The course hours for each
                                                                   borderline for each skill      good for each skill
                                                                                                                                    module are as follows:
                                       Pearson Test of English     Overall 49 with no             Overall 54 with no individual
                                       (Academic)                  individual score below 42      score below 54                    Module 1 (20 hour program per week)
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                                                                                                                                    Module 2 (25 hour program per week)
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                                                                   Upper-intermediate with a      Pre-advanced with a
                                       UWA CELT General
                                                                   minimum of 70% with no         minimum of 69% with no
                                       English
                                                                   individual skill below 60%     individual skill below 65%
                                                                                                                                    01 If entry requirements for tertiary
                                       UWA CELT English for        Minimum of 60% with no         Minimum of 65% with no               courses are higher than 6.5 and nothing
                                       Academic Purposes           individual skill below 55%     individual skill below 60%           below 6.0, then entry into the 10-week
                                                                                                                                       Bridging Course will be no less than
                                                                                                                                       0.5 lower for each individual band and
                                       WACE EALD Stage 3
                                                                 Overall scaled score of          Overall scaled score of 40           for the overall score. Refer to the UWA
                                       (English as an Additional                                                                       CELT website for further information:
                                                                 35 - 39.9                        - 49.9
                                       Language or Dialect)                                                                            celt.uwa.edu.au/courses/pathways

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Bridging Course Sample Timetables
Module 1* - Afternoon Program - 20 hour program per week
Time             Monday                       Tuesday                  Wednesday                  Thursday                   Friday
1pm - 3pm        Student Seminar 1            Student Seminar 2        Student Seminar 3          Study and Research         Speaking
                 1.00pm - 1.30pm              1.00pm - 1.30pm          1.00pm - 1.30pm            Skills
                                                                                                                             Presentation
                 Speaking                     Analytical Reading       Speaking                   Referencing                skills
                 Talking about Global         Reading chapters in      Talking about Global       Paraphrasing               Presentation
                 Issues                       textbooks                Issues                     Summarising practice       practice

3.15pm -         Listening skills             Writing a summary        Integrated skills          Reading practice           Grammar/Writing
5.15pm           Listening practice                                                                                          Reporting verbs

* Module 1 - runs as an afternoon program (1:00pm - 5:15pm), however, the timetable is subject to change to a morning program (8:30am - 12:45pm) at
the discretion of the UWA CELT Academic Management Team. Confirmation of the program times will be provided to students at time of enrolment.

Module 2 - Sample Timetable - 25 hour program per week
Time            Monday                         Tuesday                Wednesday               Thursday                   Friday
8.30am -        Student Seminar 1              Student Seminar 2      Student Seminar 3       Study and Research         Critical thinking

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10.30am         8.30am - 9.00am                8.30am - 9.00am        8.30am - 9.00am         Skills                     lecture
                Speaking                       Analytical Reading     Speaking                Writing a hypothesis
                Talking about Global Issues    Reading chapters in    Talking about Global
                                               textbooks              Issues

10.45am -       Listening skills               Paraphrasing skills    Integrated skills       Preparing for research     Speaking
12.45pm         Listening practice             Paraphrasing                                   paper
                                                                                                                         Formal debate on
                                               practice
                                                                                                                         global issues and
                                                                                                                         gender

1.30pm -        Reading                        Reading skills         Grammar/Writing         Speaking                   Independent study
2.45pm          Text types and rhetorical      Topic, purpose,        Reporting verbs         Short Presentations
                patterns                       audience and tone

Students unable to meet the Bridging Course entry requirements have the option of improving
their English competency by starting with an English for Academic Purposes or General English
course at UWA CELT before the start of the Bridging Course.

OPTION 2: English for                            The 20-hour per week course is tailored
Academic Purposes + IELTS/                       to the knowledge and ability of its
TOEFL examination                                students, offering a highly supportive
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                                                 means to develop academic skills
An alternative pathway for university            and English language ability. This
entrance is available through our                focus on student needs incorporates
English for Academic Purposes                    assessment of achievements according
program, together with preparation for           to the composition of each class. For
the IELTS or TOEFL examination.                  this reason, students choosing to study
                                                 English for Academic Purposes must also
English for Academic Purposes is a               sit an IELTS or internet-based TOEFL
structured course offered in five-week           examination. The test can be completed
                                                 at UWA CELT.
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modules but is modified every term to
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meet the needs of the class group.

EAP can also provide a pathway to Exchange & Study Abroad Programs -
without additional IELTS/TOEFL Testing
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English language courses
                                      UWA CELT offers accredited English language programs in General English, English
                                      for Academic Purposes, as well as preparation for internationally recognised
                                      examinations such as IELTS. Choosing the best course for you will depend on
                                      your goals and level of language ability. UWA CELT offers different courses from
                                      elementary to advanced to help develop your language proficiency.
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                                      Talk to us or your agent to determine which program is best for you.

                                      General English (GE)                        English for Academic                         IELTS Examination
                                                                                  Purposes (EAP)                               Preparation

                                      Length of course: From 5 to 45 weeks        Length of course: From 5 to 15 weeks         Length of course: From 5 to 10 weeks
                                      Intake period: 9 intakes each year          Intake period: 9 intakes each year           Intake period: 6 intakes each year
                                      Mode of study: 20 hours per week            Mode of study: 20 hours per week             Mode of study: 20 hours per week
                                      Levels offered: Beginner to                 Levels offered: Upper-intermediate to        Levels offered: Upper-intermediate
                                      pre-advanced                                pre-advanced                                 to pre-advanced

                                      General English classes are for learners    English for Academic Purposes classes        UWA CELT delivers preparation courses
                                      who wish to improve their ability to        are for learners who want to develop         for the internationally recognised
                                      communicate in English. These classes       their English language ability in            International English Language Testing
                                      are also a pathway to all other English     preparation for tertiary studies in an       System (IELTS) examination. There are
                                      language programs at UWA. In five-          English-speaking country. In five-week       six terms per year for the intensive 20-
                                      week modules, students practise             teaching modules, learners develop           hour per week course.
                                      reading and listening while developing      listening and note-taking skills, seminar
                                      the skills to write and speak clearly and   and presentation skills, together with       The course examines each section of
                                      coherently to convey their message          academic reading and writing skills.         the IELTS test, providing you with the
                                      with confidence.                            Students learn library search skills         skills necessary to improve your
                                                                                  and develop proficiency in using             IELTS score.
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                                                                                  information technology. They also learn
                                                                                  to adapt to the academic culture of          Students wishing to take the IELTS test
                                                                                  Australian tertiary institutions.            will be able to register and sit the exam
                                                                                                                               at the UWA IELTS Test Centre at the
                                                                                  1) Note: EAP does not provide direct entry   Crawley campus.
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                                                                                  must either sit an IELTS or internet-based
                                                                                  TOEFL examination to gain entry.
                                                                                  2) EAP can provide a direct pathway to
                                                                                  UWA Exchange & Study Abroad programs
                                                                                  without further external testing.

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Test Centres

UWA CELT provides testing centres for both IELTS and TOEFL examinations.
IELTS Test Centre                                                 TOEFL Test Centre

More than 10,000 organisations in more than 140 countries         The TOEFL test is a widely respected English-language test
globally recognise IELTS as a secure, valid and reliable          in the world, recognized by more than 10,000 colleges,
indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for   universities and agencies in more than 130 countries,
education, immigration and professional accreditation. In         including Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the United States.
2018, more than 3.5 million tests were taken around
the world.                                                        Students intending to sit the
                                                                  TOEFL examination can do so by registering at:
Students intending to sit the IELTS examination can do so by      Ets.org/toefl/ibt/register

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registering at: ielts.uwa.edu.au                                  Select Claremont campus as the test centre.

Tests are conducted at:                                           Online tests are conducted at:
UWA IELTS Test Centre                                             UWA CELT
39 Fairway (entrance on Edward Street)                            Corner of Princess & Bay Roads
T. +61 8 6488 2904                                                T. +61 8 6488 3539

          UWA IELTS Preparation Course
                                                                         UWA is the only TOEFL test centre
        Evening IELTS preparation courses are offered:                               in Perth!
                ielts.uwa.edu.au/prepcourses

   Computer-delivered
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   IELTS at UWA

   ✓   Results in 5 - 7 days
   ✓   Face-to-face Speaking test
   ✓   Academic or General Training
   ✓   Multiple test dates
   ✓   Online testing
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Sample timetables for English courses
                                      UWA CELT runs dual timetables for our English programs, including:
                                      • General English
                                      • English for Academic Purposes
                                      • IELTS Examination Preparation Course
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                                      Students will either study a morning program from 8.30am to 12.45pm, or an afternoon program from 1.00pm - 5.15pm.
                                      Confirmation of the program times will be provided to students at time of enrolment.

                                      Students do not need to identify in which timetable they would like to enrol. The Centre will place students in the most
                                      appropriate timetable based on their level of English and general demand.

                                      Our English language programs focus on the highest quality teaching and learning with a high degree of action and interaction.

                                      Morning program

                                      Time         Monday                      Tuesday                     Wednesday                     Thursday                   Friday
                                      8.30am -     Vocabulary                  Grammar & usage              Reading skills               Integrated skills           Integrated skills with
                                      10.30am      development through         development and              strategies for developing    Online project work         focus on development
                                                   exploration of weekly       accuracy                     effective reading skills                                 of grammar & usage
                                                   theme                                                                                                             and writing skills

                                      10.45am - Listening skills               Speaking skills              Writing skills               Integrated skills with      Integrated skills
                                      12.45pm integrated skills with a         strategies for developing    development of skills in     focus on development of     practice with focus
                                                   focus on strategies for     clarity and fluency          the writing process          vocabulary and reading      on oral and aural
                                                   developing listening                                                                  skills                      communication
                                                   comprehension

                                      Important Note: General English usually runs as a morning program (8:30am - 12:45pm) however, the timetable is subject to change to an afternoon
                                      program (1:00pm - 5:15pm) at the discretion of the UWA CELT Academic Management Team. Confirmation of the program times will be provided to
                                      students at time of enrolment.
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                                      Afternoon program

                                      Time         Monday                     Tuesday                      Wednesday                    Thursday                   Friday
                                      1.00pm -     Vocabulary                 Grammar & usage              Reading skills               Integrated skills          Integrated skills with
                                      3.00pm       development through        development and              strategies for developing    Online project work        focus on development
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                                                   exploration of weekly      accuracy                     effective reading skills                                of grammar & usage and
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                                                   theme                                                                                                           writing skills

                                      3.15pm -     Listening skills           Speaking skills              Writing skills               Integrated skills with     Integrated skills
                                      5.15pm       integrated skills with a   strategies for developing    development of skills in     focus on development of    practice with focus
                                                   focus on strategies for    clarity and fluency          the writing process          vocabulary and reading     on oral and aural
                                                   developing listening                                                                 skills                     communication
                                                   comprehension

                                      Important Note: English for Academic Purposes and IELTS Examination Preparation courses usually run as an afternoon program (1:00pm - 5:15pm),
                                      however, the timetable is subject to change to a morning program (8:30am - 12:45pm) at the discretion of the UWA CELT Academic Management Team.
                                      Confirmation of the program times will be provided to students at time of enrolment.

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Course progression
The following progression chart shows UWA CELT’s courses and levels, and the
average number of weeks of study required. It also provides an approximate
correlation between the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) levels
and UWA CELT’s levels of study.

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It is important to note that progression through the levels at UWA CELT is approximate and based on the average English
language learner.

 UWA CELT Course Progression Chart

                         Guide to
 UWA CELT Levels                                                              UWA CELT Courses
                        CEFR Level

                                                                 IELTS Examination        English for
            ↓                ↓          General English
                                                                    Preparation        Academic Purpose
                                                                                                             Bridging Course

Beginner
                            A1                5 weeks
(level 1)

Elementary
                            A1+              10 weeks
(level 2)

Pre-intermediate
                            A2               10 weeks
(level 3)

Intermediate
                            B1               15 weeks
(level 4)

Upper- intermediate
                            B1+              15 weeks
1 (level 5)
                                                                      10 weeks             10 weeks               10 weeks
Upper- intermediate
                            B2               10 weeks
2 (level 5)
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Pre-advanced                                                          10 weeks             10 weeks               10 weeks
                            B2+               5 weeks
(level 6)

                          Common                 ↓                        ↓                      ↓                   ↓
                          European      English for life and a      Internationally    Combine with IELTS    Direct entry to most
                        Framework of    pathway to all UWA        recognised English    or TOEFL exam for     under- and post-
                          Reference          programs              language exams      University entrance    graduate courses
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                                  “UWA CELT has been successfully helping students to improve their
                                  English for over 30 years. We are focused on helping students achieve
                                  their goals in a supportive, academic environment” Anne-marie Wright,
                                  Director of Studies

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                                                          Study tours

                                      If a student group wants to get a taste of UWA and UWA CELT, a short-term study
                                      tour that combines any or all of the following – academic study, Australian culture
                                      and English language – could be just the answer. UWA CELT organises three broad
                                      categories of courses for groups of participants.

                                      Closed programs                             UWA CELT has designed and delivered

                                      These individually tailored courses
                                                                                  closed class courses with a focus on        Hybrid programs
                                                                                  discipline areas such as engineering,
                                      are designed for the needs of each                                                      This is a combination of both the
                                                                                  medicine and management, amongst
                                      particular group. In this kind of course,                                               open and closed class options and
                                                                                  others. These individually tailored
                                      participants tend to stay together in                                                   can be arranged for client groups
                                                                                  programs can be offered throughout
                                      the one class, and it is preferable that                                                of 18 years and above. The morning
                                                                                  the academic year and delivered
                                      students are of similar language ability.                                               gives participants the opportunity to
                                                                                  across all levels of English proficiency.
                                      These individually tailored programs                                                    take part in the Centre’s open class
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                                      are for groups of participants from                                                     General and Academic English courses.
                                      high schools, university faculties,
                                                                                  Open programs                               The afternoon gives participants the
                                      corporations, government and                This course gives participants with         opportunity to study with a focus on a
                                      cultural bodies. The programs vary in       different levels of English ability the     particular discipline area, or the chance
                                      duration from four days to 12 weeks         opportunity to take part in courses         to include any number of cultural
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                                      and generally fall into one of four         such as General, Academic English and       activities to enrich their experience.
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                                      types: Australian Culture, English for      examination preparation with other
                                      Special Purposes, TESOL Professional        international students.
                                      Development and UWA Academic skills
                                      plus Faculty lectures and workshops.

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UWA CELT Study Tour: English & Australian Culture
Sample timetables for Closed Programs:
UWA CELT Study Tour 2018: English & Australian Culture
CRICOS Provider Code: 00126G

Study Option                   Closed class – example schedule            Program dates       14.07.18 – 28.07.18 – 2 weeks
Hosting School                 Centre for English Language Teaching       Class Placement     Curriculum dependent on placement test result and class allocation
Arrival           Group to arrive Saturday prior to course commencement and transferred to CELT for homestay allocation
Departure         Group to depart Saturday following course completion and brought to CELT by homestay families for airport transfer
Week      1       Dates    16.07.18 – 22.07.18       Class    1            Level    Intermediate      Instructor       Mr. Model Citizen
Details   Free weekend with homestay families or free time to go sightseeing with your friends

 TIME                          MONDAY                     TUESDAY                        WEDNESDAY                        THURSDAY                          FRIDAY
  9.00
 10.30            English language classes        English language classes         English language classes        English language classes       English language classes
                   Aspects of Australian           Aspects of Australian            Aspects of Australian           Aspects of Australian          Aspects of Australian
 10.45
                           culture                         culture                          culture                         culture                        culture
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                                                                                      L U N C H
               Field Trip                       Field Trip                       Field Trip                       Field Trip                    Field Trip
               Perth City walking tour          Kings Park Botanical Gardens     Caversham Wildlife Park          Francis Burt Law Museum       Fremantle City
               Visit Perth City                 Kings Park                       Caversham Wildlife Park          Heritage Perth video          Fremantle Prison
               Perth City video                 Kings Park video                 Caversham video                  Participate in a trial        Fremantle Prison video
 13.00         Walking tour of the city         Wadjuk Bidi Kaarta Koomba        Feed kangaroos, get very close   reenactment as the judge,     Visit the famous port city, tour
 15.00         center including shopping        Learnthe significance of Kings   to koalas and other native       jury, accused , defense and   the World Heritage Listed
               district, Art Gallery and        Park to Nyoongar people,         Australian animals in Perth’s    prosecution of an historic    Fremantle prison and enjoy
               Museum                           their spirituality and           largest wilderness reserve       event from Perth’s history    the relaxed café lifestyle of
                                                connection to country                                                                           this beautiful area
               By public transport              By coach – return transfer       By coach – return transfer       By coach – return transfer    By coach – return transfer
Hours of tuition:                 For high school groups 5 hours per day - 25 hours per week is recommended
                                  Length of course is negotiable with client
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     For further information on the dynamic courses we have to offer and how we can customise your
     Study Tour with faculties across UWA, contact us on +61 8 6488 3539 or studytours@uwa.edu.au

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                                                  Student Activities
                                                   and Excursions

                                      UWA CELT runs a variety of student social activities
                                      and excursions both on and off-campus.
                                      Make friends outside the classroom!
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                                                                Perth has many festivals related to or
                                                                involving theatre, film, wildflowers,
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                                                                comedy and sculpture. Many are
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                                                                outdoors and take advantage of the
                                                                great weather Perth has to offer.

                                                                Most activities are inexpensive or free.
                                                                We even have our own grassed soccer
                                                                pitch!

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Aussies love a BBQ and UWA
                                   CELT is no exception! Everyone is
                                   welcome to join in.

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                                                                       Feed a kangaroo, pat a koala,
                                                                       hold a snake...these are just a
                                                                       few ‘‘up close and personal’’
                                                                       experiences you can enjoy at
                                                                       Caversham Wildlife Park.

Perth has great, white sandy                                             Our Singing Club
beaches and Cottesloe Beach is                                           meets weekly and
only 10 minutes away by bus from                                         warmly welcomes new
UWA CELT.                                                                members.

                                                                       Visit our Facebook page
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                                                    Student life
                                      Studying overseas at an international                            Practise your skills in squash, basketball or tennis on one of
                                                                                                       our many courts.
                                      university is about more than just
                                      classes. It is about discovering a                               Do you enjoy healthy competition? Join our interfaculty,
                                      new culture, meeting new people,                                 intercollege or social competitions, or represent one of our 27
                                      establishing an international network                            sport clubs.

                                      and having fun.
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                                                                                                       If you’d like to try something new, sign up for our Recreate
                                      As a UWA student you can expect to be stretched intellectually   Short Courses. With everything from salsa to surfing, trips to
                                      as you interact with some of the country’s leading researchers   Rottnest and self-defence classes, there really is something for
                                      and teachers, while at the same time making friends with other   everyone.
                                      students from around Australia and the world.
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                                                                                                       We also support our elite athletes in their academic and
                                      UWA Sport                                                        sporting pursuits through the Student Athlete Development
                                      Becoming a Fitness Centre member gives you access to             Program.
                                      more than 50 group fitness classes a week, state-of-the-art
                                      equipment, multiple training zones, qualified instructors and    Your university adventure starts here. Immerse yourself in the
                                      free tickets to our popular masterclasses.                       opportunities available to you through sport and make your
                                                                                                       time at university unforgettable.
                                      Kick start your day with a run on the treadmills, or take time
                                      out with a lunchtime yoga class.                                 sport.uwa.edu.au

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             Supporting you
Student support                                                 Internship opportunities
UWA CELT staff are happy to help you solve all kinds of         UWA CELT can combine English-language-learning programs
problems ranging from the personal to the practical,            with a professional internship within industry, through our
including study and visa issues. You will have the support of   partnership with Australian Internships. The combination
the Student Adviser, as well as management, administrative      of English studies with an internship provides an excellent
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and teaching staff.                                             opportunity to gain valuable professional and cultural
                                                                experience and internationalise your curriculum vitae.
At UWA CELT we have a dedicated Student Advisor, who is
able to assist students with any concerns they may have.
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                                                                     Facilities

                                      UWA CELT brings together heritage architecture and
                                      modern teaching facilities to provide you with an ideal
                                      learning environment.

                                      As a student you can enjoy the following:
                                      • Modern classrooms with interactive      • Student Guild (union) with special
                                          whiteboard, visualiser and                interest and social clubs
                                          computers for e-learning              • Recreate courses such as
                                      •   Well-resourced library                    photography, guitar, yoga, pilates,
                                      •   Two fully-networked computer              sailing, zumba, abseiling and many
                                          laboratories                              others (sport.uwa.edu.au/recreate)
                                      •   Free wireless internet and email      •   Medical centre with doctors and
                                          access throughout the University          nurses experienced in helping local
                                          campus                                    and international students
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                                      •   Student hub to relax and unwind       •   Banking and credit union facilities
                                      •   Student kitchen                       •   Shops, a newsagent and a post office
                                      •   Campus café                               with all services
                                      •   Student advice service                •   University tavern on Crawley campus
                                      •   Prayer room                           •   Travel agent with a full range of
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                                      •   Test centre for the IELTS and TOEFL       services and information for students
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                                          Examinations                          •   Student counselling service
                                      •   Sports centre with a fully-equipped   •   Festivals and seasonal events
                                          gymnasium, squash, basketball,        •   Art gallery and museums on campus
                                          badminton and tennis courts, table    •   Free lunchtime concerts
                                          tennis facilities, and cricket and    •   UniAccess to provide support to
                                          soccer grounds                            students with disabilities
                                      •   Martial Arts Centre with
                                          international judo coaches
                                      •   Heated swimming pools on campus
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                        Accommodation

We understand how important it is to find good-quality accommodation close
to campus. There are several options available to suit your individual needs.

Homestay                                    Living off-campus                           Housing Database
accommodation                               UWA owns and manages a group of             UWA Accommodation provides an online
This accommodation is best for students     houses, units and studio apartments,        housing database for UWA students. This
who want to experience Australian family    collectively known as ‘Crawley Village.’    searchable database includes properties
life and have the support of an English-    They are available for UWA students to      listed by UWA students or staff members
speaking family. Homestay families are      rent, and are offered either unfurnished    who have a vacant property to rent, or
located throughout the metropolitan         or partially furnished.                     other UWA students looking to share a
area and students may need to take                                                      property.
public transport to UWA. Students share     You can rent an apartment, unit or          accommodation.uwa.edu.au/
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meals and facilities with the host family   house on your own or share with others.     housing-database
but have their own private bedroom.         Whether you choose to rent a UWA-
                                            owned property or one that is privately
Bookings for homestay accommodation         or commercially listed, please note
can be made through UWA CELT - refer to     that you take full responsibility for the
our application form.                       property and must sign a rental contract.
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                                            campus
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Life in Perth

                                             Perth is Australia’s fourth-largest city
                                             and capital of the thriving state of
                                             Western Australia. Consistently voted
                                             one of the most liveable cities the
                                             world by the Economist Intelligence
                                             Unit, the city offers an inspiring study
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                                             environment with sunny weather, a
                                             relaxed outdoor lifestyle and beautiful
                                             natural scenery.

                                             Perth holds international appeal for
                                             its safety, strong cultural diversity
                                             and urban sophistication. The city’s
                                             cultural scene offers an array of
                                             activities, with plenty of festivals,
                                             eateries, modern bars and weekend
                                             markets adding flavour to the city and
                                             its suburbs.

                                             study.uwa.edu.au/perth
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                                                                                                              Language

                                      Cultural                              Perth’s population
                                                                                                   English
                                      diversity
                                                                            2.6
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                                                                                                   Democratic
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                                                                                         million   government
                                      More than   200 different                                    (Westminster system)
                                      nationalities live, work and
                                      study in WA, speaking more
                                                                             Complete              FREE WiFi
                                      than   170 languages                   religious freedom     in Perth city

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Beijing

                                                                 Shanghai

                                                                  Manila

                         Kuala Lumpur
                              Singapore

                                             Jakarta

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                                                                     Darwin

                                                    Broome
                                              Karratha
                                           Exmouth
                                           Kalbarri        Kalgoorlie
                                           Geraldton                                                      Brisbane
                                            Perth           York
                                                                                                     Sydney
                              Busselton/Dunsborough              Esperance
                                       Margaret River                                             Canberra
                                                          Albany       Adelaide
                                                                                                Melbourne

                                GMT +8
                                                                                                  Hobart

                                Same time zone as 60 per cent
                                of the world’s population

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                             Direct
                                                                        One of Australia’s
GMT 8
        Weather              flights to                                 most affordable
                             Tokyo 9 hours
        Summer 18–32°C                                                  capital cities
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                             Singapore 5.5 hours
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        Autumn 13–26°C       Kuala Lumpur 6 hours
                             Guangzhou 8 hours                             (Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2018,
        Winter 9–18°C        Hong Kong 8 hours                             Economist Intelligence Unit)
        Spring 11–23°C       London 17 hours

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Discover Western Australia

                                        Western Australia covers one-third of the Australian continent. Spanning over 2.5 million sqkm
                                        (one million square miles), Western Australia extends into two different climatic zones.

                                        When it is warm and dry in the north      Venture beyond Perth to explore a vast       The Pilbara region is the heartland
                                        of the State, it is cool and wet in the   country including landscapes carved by       of Western Australia and offers
                                        south. Bordered largely by desert to      nature over millions of years. Immerse       thrilling adventure and ecotourism
                                        the east, Western Australia is bounded    yourself in Aboriginal culture. Get up       opportunities. The South West is
                                        by 12,500km (7813 miles) of the world’s   close and personal with the unique flora     renowned for its natural forests and
                                        most pristine coastline to the west.      and fauna of Australia.                      vineyards. Wherever you go, the
                                        Western Australia is a land blessed                                                    memories will last forever.
                                        with some of the world’s most precious    Situated in the far north is the Kimberley
                                        natural wonders, including the dolphins   region, an ancient landform of rugged
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                                        of Monkey Mia, the 350-million-year-old   ranges with deep, spectacular gorges
                                        Bungle Bungle range and the towering      and pristine, sandy beaches.
                                        karri forests of the South West.

                                      For more information on things to see and do in Perth
                                      and Western Australia, visit westernaustralia.com
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How to apply

                                                                                                      If you want to study at The University of Western
                                                     START HERE                                       Australia’s Centre for English Language Teaching,
                                                                                                      here are some steps to make applying easier.

                                      1
                                          Decide which course you
                                          would like to apply for
                                          Consult this brochure and the UWA CELT
                                          website - celt.uwa.edu.au/courses -
                                          to choose a program that best suits your goals.
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                                                                                                                  Choose a visa to match your
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                                                                                                                  course and study duration
                                                                                                                  You can study full-time or part-time for up to 12 weeks if
                                                                                                                  you have a visitor visa or 17 weeks on a working holiday
                                                                                                                  visa. If you want to study for longer, you must study full-
                                                                                                                  time on a student visa. Please check the Department of
                                                                                                                  Home Affairs’ website - homeaffairs.gov.au - for visa
                                                                                                                  requirements.

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                                                                      Complete the application form
                                                                      Visit our website - celt.uwa.edu.au/courses/apply - to
                                                                      download the application form. Complete all sections of
                                                                      the form, including the personal details, study plan and
                                                                      visa information. Please read the terms and conditions of
                                                                      enrolment before completing and signing the form.
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                                               4
                                                    Send your application to the Centre
                                                    a) Through a University representative. We encourage you to submit your application through
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                                                    Our representatives will assist you with the lodgement of your English, accommodation and visa
                                                    applications, as well as provide a variety of other services.

                                                    b) Submit an application and relevant documentation directly to the Centre. Forward the completed and
                                                    signed application form to:

                                                    UWA CELT’s Enrolments Officers at: enrolments-celt@uwa.edu.au

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    Online Placement Test
    If you have enrolled in GE, EAP or an IELTS course and you do not have valid
    results, an online placement test will be sent to you.

    The test must be completed in the given time and should be completed
    without any assistance. The results will help identify your current English
    level and ensure you are in the correct class.

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                                                       Offer letter
                                                       The Centre will process your application and send you a letter of offer and
                                                       acceptance documents. The offer letter will include an invoice for your course,
                                                       and other applicable fees (including accommodation if requested, and

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                                                       Overseas Student Health Cover if you are applying for a student visa).

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    Acceptance
    On receipt of your offer letter, you should sign the acceptance documents and return them with your
    payment directly or via an official UWA CELT overseas representative. Once these are received by the
    Centre you will be emailed orientation information along with your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE),
    which you will need to commence your visa application process (if you are applying for a student visa).

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                                                    Travel and visa arrangements
                                                    You will be required to make your own travel and student visa arrangements.
                                                    UWA CELT’s overseas representatives will also be able to help you with these
                                                    arrangements if you need any additional advice or assistance. Students arriving
                                                    on a tourist or working holiday visa are advised to arrange their own health
                                                    insurance cover prior to travel. All students are recommended to purchase
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                                                    private travel insurance to cover their personal belongings for the duration of
                                                    their study and any extended time in Australia.

     Am I a domestic or international student?
     You are an international student if you are:                          You are an Australian domestic student if you are:
     • a temporary resident (visa status) of Australia,                    • an Australian citizen,
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     • a permanent resident (visa status) of New Zealand,                  • an Australian permanent resident (holders of all
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        or                                                                    categories of permanent residency visas, including
     • a resident or citizen of any other country.                            humanitarian visas), or
                                                                           • a New Zealand citizen.

                                                 You will soon be able to submit applications online.

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                                                            The University of Western Australia
                                                            M429, Perth, WA 6009, Australia

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