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Barton International College (BIC) is a boutique ELICOS college set up with an objective to provide you with a premium educational experience. Favourably situated in the Sydney CBD precinct with easy access to transport, shopping malls, trendy cafes and bars.

We offer a range of English courses that have been carefully designed to benefit you. We are tailor made for students who are seeking a quality academic experience, personal level of service in a caring, relaxed atmosphere with supportive professional staff who will help you achieve your academic goals.

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Course duration: 1-62 weeks depending on your circumstances

Course description:

Through General English you can develop core English language skills, studying reading, writing, speaking and listening and then applying what you have learned in practical, interactive sessions to suit your level. This course is perfect for students from Beginner to Advanced levels.

Timetable:

MORNING EVENING MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
8:30-10:30 17:00-19:00 Vocabulary
Vocabulary for the topic of the week
English Grammar
How to use the new grammar structure?
English Grammar
Using the new grammar structure in writing and speaking
Weekly Revision Grammar and Conversation Pronunciation and Fluency Excurision Movie Club
10:45-12:45 19:15-21:15 Listening and Reading Activities Reading and Listening
Practicing new vocabulary and grammar
Sentence Structure Grammar and Vocabulary Consolidation
13:15-14:15 Using the new vocabulary in context/ real life. Speaking Club Speaking Club Listening from songs/movies/online materials

Course duration: 24 weeks

Course description:

English for academic purpose is designed to focus on the development of English skills for higher education and vocational study. EAP provides excellent preparation for University and other higher education institutions where successful students need to understand and communicate efficiently. Barton International College (BIC) aims to prepare students not only for entrance to an Australian institution but also to enjoy their studies in Australia.

Course duration: 1-24 weeks

Course description:

The Barton International College (BIC) IELTS Preparation course can help to IELTS test and gain entry to the pathway of your choice while developing your overall English skills. This course aims to prepare and guide students doing academic and general training modules of the IELTS exam by developing their skills in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.

Timetable:

MORNING EVENING MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
8:30-10:30 17:00-19:00 IELTS Reading
How to find answers in ashort time
Reading
T/F/NG Question Types
Speaking
Giving short answers
Listening
Not panicking
Practice Test / Skills Class
Writing Use of English Reading Listening
10:45-12:45 19:15-21:15 Writing Skills
formal vs informal
Listening
Listening for specific information
Speaking
Creating a story
Academic Vocabulary Builder
Academic Word List
13:15-14:15 Speaking test tips, tricks and traps Grammar for IELTS
Complex grammar structures
Vocabulary Builder
Phrases and expressions for the week
Writing Task 2
Brainstorming ideas Task structure

Course duration: 12 weeks

Course description:

Barton International College is delighted to now offer accredited Cambridge English language assessment. Cambridge English is preferred globally as a highly regarded test of English proficiency. A Cambridge certificate is valid for life and is recognised around the world by companies, universities and Government departments.

First Certificate in English Preparation Course (FCE) (Course CRICOS Code: 094276E)

Certificate in Advanced English Preparation Course (CAE) (Course CRICOS Code: 094279B)

The CAE is recommended for anyone who plans to work in international business and/or study at university. Many Australian universities accept the CAE to certify a candidate’s level of English, a necessary condition for admission into higher education.

Timetable:

FCE SAMPLE TIMETABLE

MORNING EVENING MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
8:30-10:30 17:00-19:00 Use of English
Using the right grammar structure
FCE Speaking
Extreme sports and challenges Discussion
FCE Reading
Learning new words in context
Use of English
Re-phrasing & paraphrasing
Practice Test / Skills Class
Writing Use of English Reading Listening
10:45-12:45 19:15-21:15 FCE Reading
Part 1 Multiple choice
Follow-up : vocabulary
Use of English
How to arrange words in a sentence
FCE Speaking
Keep on talking for at least 2 minutes
FCE Listening
Understanding native speakers
13:15-14:15 FCE Listening
Part 3 Task strategy
Multiple matching
Vocabulary Builder
Phrasal verbs, expressions, collocations
FCE Writing
Language and content Question analysis
FCE Writing
In class writing

CAE SAMPLE TIMETABLE

MORNING EVENING MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
8:30-10:30 17:00-19:00 Use of English
Using the right grammar structure
CAE Speaking
Part 3 Sports vocabulary
Understanding the task/listening to examples
CAE Reading
Learning new words in context
Use of English
Re-phrasing & paraphrasing
Practice Test / Skills Class
Writing Use of English Reading Listening
10:45-12:45 19:15-21:15 CAE Reading
Part 1 Multiple choice
Follow-up : vocabulary
Language Development
Quantifiers and determiners
Review and practice
CAE Speaking
Presentation to groups
CAE Listening
Understanding native speakers
13:15-14:15 CAE Listening
Part 3 Task strategy
Multiple matching
Vocabulary Builder
Phrasal verbs, expressions, collocations
CAE Writing
Language and content
Question analysis
Vocabulary
Word formation: adjectives
Confusing adjectives
Analysis
Practice

Entry Requirements:

IELTS 5.0 or equivalent or at the successful completion of the FCE Course with B2 result.

Course duration: 12 weeks

Course description:

The language of commerce is different to academia and day-to day English. Students aiming for a career within the global environment will benefit tremendously from this course. The course aims for students to acquire more strategic skills in English in business or professional work contexts and help them achieve their goals for career advancement by being globally more competitive in English

 

Entry Requirements:

MORNING EVENING MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
8:30-10:30 17:00-19:00 Business Vocabulary Builder
New language related to the topic of the week
Grammar for Business English Business Speaking
Negotiating
Presentation Skills
How to do a business presentation
Individual Presentation
10:45-12:45 19:15-21:15 Listening Skills
Business people presentations
Business Speaking
Telephone English
Listening Skills
Business meetings
Taking notes
Writing Case Study
13:15-14:15 Case Study Reading and Business Vocabulary
Reading articles on business topics
Reading and Business Vocabulary
Business trends
Speaking Club

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