TAFE SA offers courses to help non-English-speaking students communicate socially and in their studies. Our courses give students the skills needed for employment or admission to further study.
Courses are run at beginner, intermediate and advanced level. They focus on students’ individual language needs, and cover speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Contact us to find out which English program you are eligible for.
TAFE SA proudly delivers the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) throughout South Australia.
The AMEP helps new migrants learn basic English skills that will assist them to successfully and confidently participate socially and economically in Australian society. The AMEP is available to migrants from the family, skilled and humanitarian visa streams and provides up to 510 hours of English language tuition within the first five years of visa commencement or arrival in Australia.
You could help an AMEP learner practice and improve English communication skills and learn about life in Australia.
No previous experience in teaching is required. Volunteers receive free training and ongoing support.
The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program provides language, literacy and numeracy training of up to 650 hours to eligible job seekers, to help them to participate more effectively in training or in the labour force.
The program caters for job seeker groups with literacy and/or numeracy training needs including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, youth, people with disabilities, mature aged people, and job seekers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
The ELICOS program is suitable for non-English speaking students from beginner to advanced level.
The courses are taught by a team of teachers with wide experience and specialist skills. You can choose to study
General English or English for Academic Purposes. These courses will be tailored to your individual needs, depending on your level of English, goals and study pathways.
These courses are designed to assist non-English speaking students including:
Hoa is from Vietnam. Whilst English was one of his favourite subjects at school, he wanted to improve his language skills further and enrolled at TAFE SA. Since undertaking English language training, Hoa is a different person. He now has the confidence to communicate effectively in the English language and highly recommends the training to any new migrants to Australia.
Certificate III in English Proficiency
English as a Second Language
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