General English

If you would like to improve your everyday English skills, a General English course at City East Community College is the perfect starting point. These courses will help you develop English skills needed for everyday situations – like Speaking and Conversation, Pronunciation, Grammar, Reading, Writing and Listening.

You can listen to English alone. You can read English alone. You can write English alone. But you cannot speak English alone! Our Lets Talk class helps you practice your speaking skills with other ESL students and native English speakers.

Preparing to sit for a formal test of your English proficiency look no further than our IELTS course. Your IELTS test results are important to you, so it makes sense to prepare. We run IELTS preparatory course covering all four skill areas: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Before you enrol in this course you will need to have an interview.

Courses


Community Service Obligation

Students with no qualifications or those with higher level qualifications needing to retrain may be eligible to enrol in a subsidised Adult and Community Education (ACE) program up to Certificate III level at City East Community College.

City East Community College provides nationally recognised courses (free or subsidised) linked to the NSW Skills list, in English language and job skills; Information Technology; and Business designed to equip you with the necessary skills to move into further study and/or gain employment. CECC can also provide additional support to learners who are experiencing barriers to accessing Smart & Skilled entitlements

Is this program for you?

YES if you haven’t completed a Certificate IV or higher qualifications under Smart & Skilled.
YES if you need more skills and/or knowledge to study or enter the workforce in 2017.
YES if you are a Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders.
YES if you have a disability.
YES if you are long-term unemployed.
YES if you are a Commonwealth welfare recipient.
YES if you are a migrant/refugee who is unemployed or underemployed.
YES if you need assistance with reading, writing and numeracy.
YES if you have ongoing personal issues which affect your ability to attend or succeed with your learning.
YES if you are experiencing barriers to the Smart and Skilled entitlement program.

and fit the Eligibility criteria

  • Australian citizen/permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, or New Zealand citizen
  • Aged 15 years of age or older, not at school and living or working in NSW requiring assistance with reading, writing, numeracy or ongoing personal issues affecting your ability to attend/succeed in learning.

To check your eligibility and funding status for any of our courses please contact us on: "info@cityeastcc.com.au"

You will be required to complete an initial assessment form to see if you qualify. Documentary evidence will be required to prove your eligibility as CECC is required to check eligibility, obtain evidence and retain it as proof that you are entitled to have your training subsidised by the NSW government.

Supported by the NSW Government


Classes

Bilingual Class Mandarin (Outreach Class)

Course Duration

The classes are run in the NSW school terms. They are usually 9 to 11 weeks.

Times

Fridays and Saturdays 9:30 to 12:45.

Who is it for?

Mandarin speakers with no English.

What will I learn?

You will learn basic beginner English, starting with the alphabet and sounds of English and numbers, progressing to simple, everyday interaction. The class is based on the pre-CSWE curriculum.

Cost and eligibility
Location

City West Housing community room, Zetland.

Green Square / Zetland (Outreach Class)

Course Duration

The classes are run in the NSW school terms. They are usually 9 to 11 weeks.

Times

Saturdays 9:30 – 12:45

Who is it for?

Students who have knowledge of the alphabet and the basic sounds of English, numbers and can answer basic personal information questions in English.

What will I learn?

You will learn beginner English based around themes relevant to settlement, including conducting basic conversations and transactions in English. This is a non-bilingual class.

Cost and eligibility
Location

Tote Library, Zetland (Map).

Maroubra (Outreach Class)

Course Duration

The classes are run in the NSW school terms. They are usually 9 to 11 weeks.

Times

Saturday mornings (CSWE1 & CSWE2) 9:30 to 12:45 or Thursday and Friday (CSWE1/2) 10:00 to 2:15.

Who is it for?

Students in the local area who do not wish to or are unable to attend full-time classes.

What will I learn?

You will learn English through themes relevant to your settlement, such as learning how speak everyday English, catch transport, apply for work and understand Australian Culture.

Cost and eligibility
Location

Bowen Library, Maroubra Junction. (Map)

Let’s Talk

Course Duration

The classes are run in the NSW school terms. They are usually 9 to 11 weeks.

Times

Friday Day 9:00 to 2:30 Friday (CSWE 2/3 )

Who is it for?

Students who wish to improve their conversation and discussion skills

What will I learn?

You will learn Conversational English through themes relevant to your life in Australia such as learning how speak everyday English, catch transport, apply for work and understand Australian Culture.

Cost and eligibility

Evening Classes

Course Duration

The classes are run in the NSW school terms. Between 9 to 11 weeks.

Times

Monday and Wednesday Evenings 5:45 to 9:00

Who is it for?

The classes are designed for migrants and refugees who have recently arrived to Australia and who are working during the day.

What will I learn?

You will learn English through themes, such as learning how speak everyday English, catch transport, apply for work and understand Australian Culture.

Cost and eligibility