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Study English at Macquarie University

The Centre for Macquarie English is owned and operated by Access Macquarie Limited CRICOS Code: 02942D  |  Macquarie University CRICOS Code: 00002J

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Welcome from the Head of Centre Today, much of the communication you in online will make in English learning! will be online. As CME is the leader in the area of blended learning, our integrated classroom/online programs will extend your learning well beyond the classroom. The result is that you will communicate much more frequently, be more confident and be much better prepared for the increasingly online environments of university and the workplace.

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Catherine Charlton Head of Centre

By studying with CME you will receive Welcome to The Centre for Macquarie a stress-free introduction English (CME), Macquarie University’s onto studies at Macquarie campus English language centre. CME University, and you will Our has been one of the world’s premier experience student Students English language centres for over 20 life on the Macquarie Do years. Today, well over 3,000 students University campus graduate every year with the greatest Better from the very start. You prospects of success in their studies, will be introduced to the life overseas and career. This success, skills and resources that your success, is our mission! you will need to succeed in your future studies at Macquarie University. We achieve this mission by being leaders in the industry with the latest and most Our caring and highly qualified teachers advanced teaching methods available and student support staff are committed today, plus our experience in supporting to helping you achieve success and to your success. have a trouble-free transition to studying Studying at a prestigious university is challenging The and can be stressful. It will be much more challenging for you if for your English language your English language preparation! training is not related to the field you are studying. Our range of university entry courses are amongst the very few in Australia or the world that offer students academic study in the discipline-specific genres, vocabulary and concepts that will help them succeed in their chosen degrees.

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in Australia. Our students tell us that by studying at CME, they make close friendships with fellow students and are already familiar with the campus – which almost becomes an extension of their homes. By the time they reach university, they have settled into life in Australia; they have found accommodation with friends and explored the local shopping centres, restaurants, sporting venues and cinemas. In short, they are ready for a successful future at Macquarie University!

We look forward to having you with us, and seeing you develop your confidence as you improve your language and academic skills in CME’s friendly and supportive environment on Macquarie University’s beautiful campus.


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Living and studying in Sydney, Australia.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 26

I want to study at a University with a high reputation About Macquarie University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 3

CME is an excellent place to study English. Students can develop enough language abilities for university. You can also make many friends from all over the world and this is so exciting!! CME will provide you with great support and opportunities for your studying abroad.

I want to study at Macquarie University In the faculty of: Accounting / Commerce / Finance.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 10 – 11 Human Sciences / the Arts / Science.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 12 – 13 Translating and Interpreting, Education.. . . . . . . . . . . . . page 14 – 15

I want to do a foundation program before entering Macquarie University

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SIBT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 16 – 17

I want to improve my English About CME.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 2 What is your goal?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 4 CME University Entry Pathways.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 5 General English.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 6 – 7 Academic English. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 8 – 9 Study Tours .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 20 Student Support Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 22 – 23 IELTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 24 – 25

I want to do a teacher training course TESOL teaching programs.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 21

Program Dates & Fees.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 18 – 19 Application form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 27 Q & A.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 29 Completing your enrolment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 29 Contact details.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 30

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About CME The Centre for Macquarie English (CME) is the English language centre of Macquarie University, located in the centre of Macquarie University’s beautiful and spacious campus in North Ryde in Sydney, Australia.

Why choose CME for your English language study?

3. A Centre of Excellence • Founded by the Australian Government over 20 years ago as a Centre of Excellence for English language teaching and research • Today we remain Australia’s leading English language centre • One of Australia’s largest centres – with over 3,300 students from over 50 countries per year

1. High success rate

• A wide range of English programs including specialised university entry into Macquarie University and SIBT, General English, study tours and professional courses

• 96% of our students pass their CME courses and enter Macquarie University or SIBT. 2. Better study performance at Macquarie University and SIBT • Our students achieve a 17% higher pass rate at Macquarie University than students entering the University from other English colleges (Macquarie University Research Unit 2009) • We work closely with Macquarie International and SIBT to ensure a smooth enrolment and study experience for our students. You get used to life on Macquarie campus. • You will learn the degree-related skills necessary (writing tasks, reading and listening materials) and become comfortable studying in an online environment in English.

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• Partnerships with world-class universities in Korea, Japan and the UK. 4. Experts in Online and Blended Learning CME is the leader in blended learning, the integration of online learning technologies into all of our classes, providing students with cutting edge teaching, improved learning outcomes and better preparation for today’s English language communication.

they are familiar with terminology and methods of communication that are specific to the industry or faculty. We pioneered this approach and are currently the only centre in Australia that genuinely offers this capability. 6. Advanced English Learning Research Today, with Macquarie University’s worldrenowned Linguistics Department, CME leads research in improved teaching and student outcomes. This research enables us to lead the field in the above areas and in our staff’s expertise. CME is an Award winning Centre – several teachers and programs have received external and industry recognition. 7. Official IELTS Test Centre CME is an official IELTS Test Centre, one of the largest in Australia, testing over 15,000 candidates in 2009. CME’s interactive online IELTS preparation and part-time face-to-face IELTS intensive courses, designed by experienced IELTS teachers and examiners, will help students succeed in the IELTS Test.

5. A better approach to Academic English Our students do better in their academic and professional careers. CME students learn their English in the context of the discipline they are entering, e.g. Business English for business students. When a student starts their university course,

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Staff statistics

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• over 60 highly experienced and motivated teachers • over 20 have Masters or PhD qualifications • over 25 are qualified IELTS examiners • fluency in over 15 languages

Our Accreditations and memberships:


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About Macquarie University

Studying at Macquarie University will give you a highly regarded experience that is: • Academically rigorous You will learn from experts who are among the best in their field. Macquarie’s programs incorporate research undertaken at the University into their curriculum, ensuring that your teaching is firmly based on the latest research developments and is relevant to 21st century challenges. • Comprehensive You will learn about the social, cultural and environmental challenges facing our world. You will also have the opportunity to attain real-world experience relevant to your field of study. You will develop a range of generic, analytical and critical skills, as an autonomous and independent learner.

Graduate outcomes With the high calibre of its courses and teaching staff, it is not surprising that Macquarie’s graduates are highly sought after: their starting salaries have been amongst the highest in Australia for more than a decade (The Good Universities Guide 1998-2009). The Macquarie International Careers team provides innovative training and development programs to increase the employability of our students in Australia and overseas. Campus environment and facilities With one of the most culturally diverse student populations in Australia (Good Universities Guide, 2009), Macquarie University’s modern, well-equipped campus is a safe, welcoming and friendly environment for international students, set on 126 hectares of peaceful parkland in one of Australia’s premier high-technology corridors. Features include eateries and recreational facilities, in addition to extensive library and computer facilities, a state-of-the-art Sport and Aquatic Centre, an acclaimed sculpture park, several museums and two hotels.

The Macquarie Centre, a major shopping complex, is also on the doorstep of the campus. In 2009, we became the first university in Australia to have its own train station on campus. Bus services have also been revamped, meaning it is now much easier to get to Macquarie than ever before. We have a dedicated service that provides support to international students with their accommodation options, including temporary, university and private accommodation. Find out more at accommodation.mq.edu.au Recent highlights • Macquarie University Hospital – Opened in June 2010 • New state-of-the-art library – Opening in 2011 • New Science teaching Laboratories • Research grants - A$33.4 million from the Australian Research Council (ARC) • Australian Hearing Hub – Key partner in this unique project • Faculty of Arts facilities – new production spaces for music, radio, film and digital media. Find out more about Macquarie University’s breakthroughs in science, business, education and the arts at mq.edu.au

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Benefits of a Macquarie Degree

Your studies and research will be in collaboration with Australian and international businesses, such as Cochlear, and GE Healthcare.

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Ranked among Australia’s nine top universities and within the top 40 in the Asia-Pacific region (Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Rankings of World Universities, 2009), Macquarie University is recognised for its innovative curriculum, high-quality teaching and research, and unique campus environment.

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As a Macquarie University student you will join a diverse and welcoming community of 33,000 students, with 9,600 international students from over 114 countries.

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CME would like to help you achieve your goal! We offer a range of programs into Macquarie University, the Sydney Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT) as well as General English and Professional English courses.

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Area

CME Courses

Page

I want to study English only

General English

• General English

6-7

• Study Tours

20

• Academic English (AE)

8-9

I want to study at Academic Macquarie University English but need to improve my English first

• University Entry Preparation 10-11 for the Faculty of Business, Accounting and Economics (BAE) • University Entry Preparation 12-13 for the Faculties of Human Science, the Arts and Science (HAS)

I have a full offer to Academic Macquarie University English but would like to do some Academic English training first

• University Preparation for the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting (TIPP)

14-15

• Introductory Academic Program (IAP)

See the CME website: cme.mq.edu. au/courses/ University Prep.html

• Study Skills English Preparation Program (SSEPP)

16

• English Preparation Program (EPP)

17

I want to study at SIBT but need to improve my English first

SIBT

I want to improve my English for work

Professional • TESOL Teacher English Training Programs

21

I am interested in taking and/or preparing for the IELTS test

IELTS

• IELTS Test Registration

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• IELTS Test Preparation - Online - Intensive

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A plan for your success at university and beyond.

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What is your goal?

After 10 weeks of studying English at CME, I have obtained a great amount of knowledge which is extremely useful for my major in particular and for my future higher study in general. Actually, study environment is really flexible and I have confident enough to present my ideas in front of class, which it is impossible for me to do in my home country. Finally, I would like to express my sincere thanks to my teachers and to classmates, who enthusiastically assisted me in my study progress!

Alice Nguyen Vietnam


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CME pathways into MQ Macquarie University (MQ) Faculty of Business and Economics IELTS 6.5 needed

Faculties of Human Science, Arts and Science IELTS 6.5 needed

Translating and Interpreting, and Education IELTS 7.0 needed

Introductory Academic Program (IAP) MQ full offer needed

University Entry Preparation Program for Business, Accounting and Economics (BAE) IELTS 6.0 needed

University Entry Preparation Program for Human Sciences, Arts and Science (HAS)

University Entry Preparation Program for Translating and Interpreting (TIPP)

IELTS 6.0 needed

IELTS 6.5 needed

Academic English programs (AE)

General English programs (GE)

This chart is a guide only to the pathways available for English language preparation. Students will enter the pathway at the appropriate level based on their IELTS (or equivalent) score.

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General English Programs (GE) There are several levels of General English offered at CME. Each course is designed to help you develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills using interesting and challenging texts and activities.

Skills covered in General English Programs Speaking

• Ask questions, make suggestions and offer opinions • Make detailed descriptions • Actively participate in conversations and discussions • Use clear pronunciation • Deliver a short oral presentation

Listening

• Listen and contribute in class, group and pair discussions • Listen and participate in casual conversation • Listen for main ideas and relevant detail in a variety of spoken texts

Writing

• Write a range of texts (letters, reviews, recounts) • Write coherently and effectively

Reading

• Read a range of everyday text (diagrams and tables) • Demonstrate comprehension of short news articles • Read a narrative for main ideas and some detail • Read and follow directions and instructions

Vocabulary and Grammar

• Use a range of vocabulary on general topics • Use a range of sentence types accurately (a mix of complex and simple sentences) to produce meaning

The General English courses provide: • many different activities to help you build up your speaking, listening and other language skills • an enjoyable classroom environment to help you learn grammar skills • a blended-learning environment with online multi-media resources and interactive activities that you will use in class and can also access from home • the opportunity to join a choir which will help you improve your pronunciation. CRICOS Code: 063536B

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Examples of CME’s online learning environment

Sample General English Weekly Timetable Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Integrated skills lesson: reading & speaking skills: jigsaw reading

Grammar: expressions with modal verbs

Reading skills: text structure – main ideas in paragraphs; finding a point of view

Listening and comprehension skills: watching a TV show

Reading and writing skills: analysing a TV show review

Everyday online research skills: finding background information about TV show characters, note taking skills and compile short summary

Vocabulary task: -ed v –ing adjectives

Class discussion – informal presentation of summary

Song: focus on phrasal verbs

Vocabulary development – leisure activities mind map Grammar: revision of question forms Integrating vocabulary and grammar: game – interviews

Real English: listening and speaking – making requests & asking permission

Grammar: modal verbs (continued)

Pronunciation: formulaic expressions & intonation

Classroom task: make a list of guidelines for learning vocabulary

Vocabulary extension class activity

Dedicated oral skills class: choice of topics (cross-cultural discussions; choir, miniplays etc.)

Grammar: modal review

Learning skills: learner training worksheets – using dictionaries (including an online dictionary)


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Intermediate

G4

Pre-intermediate

G3

Pre-intermediate

G2

Elementary

G1

Beginner

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General English programs (GE)

The reason why I chose to study at CME was because I wanted to be prepared for my Master degree in International Business. I found the course quite fascinating because I learned academic English skills as well as adjusting to the new environment and finding new friends from many countries.

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Academic English Programs (AE) The Academic English courses at CME will help you develop the basic skills necessary for successful academic study at university. There are various levels of Academic English classes so you can develop your academic skills at the most appropriate level.

Skills covered in Academic English Programs Writing

• Write a range of sentence types • Write organised paragraphs • Plan, draft, write and edit an essay

Reading

• improve your grammar and sentence structure using interesting, relevant texts and a wide range of stimulating activities and tasks

• Read texts for main ideas and details • Understand new vocabulary in context • Have an awareness of the writer’s purpose

Listening

• develop academic listening, reading, speaking and writing skills

• Understand short and long oral texts including lectures • Understand a range of verbal signals and their functions • Take notes from oral texts

Speaking

• Participate in groups and in class discussions • Give opinions, disagree or agree effectively and politely • Give an oral presentation as part of a group

Vocabulary and Grammar

• Use a range of vocabulary accurately • Use a range of grammatical structures to produce meaning

Participation

• Participate actively in all class and homework activities

Skills

• Become confident and competent in using Moodle • Participate in discussions and forums • Learn protocols for online communication (email and posts)

In the Academic English courses, you will:

• learn research skills • practise listening to lectures • learn to write a variety of academic assignments, and become familiar with the types of writing you will do at Macquarie University • enjoy a blended-learning environment, using online multi-media resources and interactive activities both in class and at home • have access to a 24-hour online environment in which to practise and develop language skills, including the opportunity to participate in online discussions, chats and group work. CRICOS Code: 063537A

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Examples of CME’s online learning environment

Sample Academic English Weekly Timetable Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Communicative speaking activity

Informal discussion

Academic writing workshop – grammar and sentence structure

Vocabulary development

Communicative speaking activity

Listening to a lecture – note taking

Essay test

Reading skills – a text book Academic writing – language analysis and grammar Group discussion

Reading test Academic writing – style and sentence structure Online forum

Listening to a lecture – getting the main ideas Pronunciation focus Reading skills – an academic journal

Essay writing with modelling and peer review of language and structure Cultural competence

Oral presentation skills Research skills


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Academic English programs (AE)

Overall

5.5

Writing

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6.0

5.5

6.0 5.5

5.5

5.0

Weeks of English before University entry*

5.5

or

5.5 5.0

A4

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IELTS requirement

15

A3

20

A2

25

At CME, you can learn English and also gain experience to help you after entering university, such as giving presentations and writing a thesis. The teachers were always friendly and gave me advice whenever I asked them. CME gave me a great experience and a chance to make many friends.

Makie Koide Japan

5.0

5.0

A1

30

General English programs (GE)

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* Students will enter the Academic pathway at the appropriate level based on their IELTS (or equivalent) score. This diagram shows the amount of time a typical student would take to progress.

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University Entry Preparation Program for Business, Accounting and Economics (BAE) Leade r BAE is a 10-week university entry English preparation program for international students who will study undergraduate and postgraduate university degrees within the Faculty of Business and Economics at Macquarie University. Students graduating from this program will be able to enter directly into their Business, Economic or Accounting degrees at Macquarie University without taking the IELTS test. The content of this program has been based on the academic requirements and topics set by the professors and lecturers of this faculty.

Skills covered in MQ University Entry Programs Writing

• Write short and long answers in examinations • Write and business report

Research & Reading

• Research using library catalogues and databases • Find relevant sources for assignments • Summarise and critically analyse academic journal articles and other sources • Identify the writer’s purpose

Listening

• Understand university lectures and take notes • Follow academic and tutorial discussions actively

Speaking

• Participate in academic discussions • Give an oral presentation • Speak confidently with clear pronunciation

Vocabulary and Grammar

• Use a range of discipline-specific vocabulary accurately • Use a range of sentence types to produce meaning • Use an academic style appropriate to university assignments

Participation

• Participate actively in all class and homework activities • Work collaboratively in groups • Work effectively and independently outside the classroom

Online Literacy Skills

• Become confident and competent in using Moodle • Participate in discussions and forums • Research online • Learn online communication (email and posts) protocols.

In BAE you will: • learn about the Australian academic context and its general expectations • prepare for the particular topics, text types, and assignments that you will encounter in your area of study (business reports, case studies, academic papers) • develop research and reading skills and learn how to find relevant sources for assignments • extend critical and analytical skills through reading and discussion

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• improve listening and speaking skills through listening to lectures, participating in tutorial discussions and giving presentations • develop grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation • enjoy a blended-learning environment, using online multi-media resources and interactive activities both in class and at home • have access to a 24-hour online environment in which to practise and develop language skills, including the opportunity to participate in online discussions, chats and group work. CRICOS Code pending

Examples of CME’s online learning environment

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University Entry Preparation Program for Business, Accounting and Economics (BAE)

Overall

Writing

6.0

6.0

5.5

or

6.0

6.0

5.5

5.5

5.5

5.0

or

5.5

5.5

5.0

5.0

5.0

Weeks of English before University entry*

BAE

10

A4

15

A3

20

A2

25

A1

30

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IELTS requirement

When I look back at my last year here, there are many points about CME that I like. The most important one is making friends who come from different continents. Also the teachers are quite important to me, they are professionally developed and well experienced, and they work hand in hand not only to improve the student’s ability for major tasks, but also to prepare students for their academic future at university. If I had started university directly, I am sure that my life would have been more stressful. But because I went to CME, I was aware of the system of Macquarie University. Moreover, CME did more than just teach me English, it introduced me to the Australian lifestyle and helped me to cope with living so far away from home.

General English programs (GE)

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Sample Weekly Timetable for a MQ University Entry Program Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading skills

Exam skills: multiple choice questions

Research skills

Vocabulary development

Feedback on writing and error correction

Modelling and language input

Listening skills: note-taking from lectures

Exam skills: short answer questions Academic writing: focus on sentence structure Listening and vocabulary development Discussion skills

Listening and vocabulary development

Class/group discussion. Critical thinking and analysis of academic concepts

Academic writing: focus Critical reading on paragraph structure Academic writing – Plagiarism quiz response to the Online activities based reading text on core readings

Essay writing workshop – focus on structure and language Oral presentation skills

Pronunciation focus Academic language and style: input and practice Reading and vocabulary

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University Entry Preparation Program for Human Sciences, Arts and Science (HAS) Le HAS is a 10-week university entry English preparation program for international students who will study undergraduate and postgraduate degrees within the Human Sciences, Arts and Science faculties at Macquarie University. Students graduating from this program will be able to enter directly into their degrees at Macquarie University without taking the IELTS test.

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In DISC IPL SPECIF INEI CONTE C NT

Skills covered in MQ University Entry Programs Writing

• Write academic essays • Write and research paper

Research & Reading

• Research using library catalogues and databases • Find relevant sources for assignments • Summarise and critically analyse academic journal articles and other sources • Identify the writer’s purpose

Listening

• Understand university lectures and take notes • Follow academic and tutorial discussions actively

Speaking

• Participate in academic discussions • Give an oral presentation • Speak confidently with clear pronunciation

Vocabulary and Grammar

• Use a range of vocabulary accurately • Use a range of sentence types to produce meaning • Use an academic style appropriate to university assignments

• develop research and reading skills and learn how to find relevant sources for assignments

Participation

• Participate actively in all class and homework activities • Work collaboratively in groups • Work effectively and independently outside the classroom

• extend critical and analytical skills through reading and discussion

Online Literacy Skills

• Become confident and competent in using Moodle • Participate in discussions and forums • Research online • Learn online communication (email and posts) protocols.

The content of this program has been based on the academic requirements and topics set by the professors and lecturers of these faculties. In HAS you will: • learn about the Australian academic context and its general expectations • prepare for the particular topics, text types, and assignments that you will encounter in your chosen area of study

• improve listening and speaking skills through listening to lectures, participating in tutorial discussions and giving presentations • develop grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation • enjoy a blended-learning environment, using online multi-media resources and interactive activities both in class and at home • have access to a 24-hour online environment in which to practise and develop language skills, including the opportunity to participate in online discussions, chats and group work.

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University Entry Preparation Program for Human Sciences, Arts and Science (HAS)

Overall

Writing

6.0

6.0

5.5

or

6.0

6.0

5.5

5.5

5.5

5.0

or

5.5

5.5

5.0

5.0

5.0

Weeks of English before University entry*

HAS

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IELTS requirement

10

A4

15

A3

20

A2

25

A1

30

When I came to CME it was just my 3rd month in an English speaking country. My English was quite poor and I had narrow knowledge about international system. CME was absolutely helpful for me not only in case of improving my vocabulary and grammar skills but also the course helped me to understand the complicated structure of modern international system. The program of course that was created by skilled professional and patient teachers has helped me to be well prepared for study in an Australian University.

Veronika Russia

General English programs (GE) * Students will enter the HAS pathway at the appropriate level based on their IELTS (or equivalent) score. This diagram shows the amount of time a typical student would take to progress.

Sample Weekly Timetable for a MQ University Entry Program Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading skills

Exam skills: multiple choice questions

Research skills

Vocabulary development

Feedback on writing and error correction

Modelling and language input

Listening skills: note-taking from lectures

Exam skills: short answer questions Academic writing: focus on sentence structure Listening and vocabulary development Discussion skills

Listening and vocabulary development

Class/group discussion. Critical thinking and analysis of academic concepts

Academic writing: focus Critical reading on paragraph structure Academic writing – Plagiarism quiz response to the Online activities based reading text on core readings

Essay writing workshop – focus on structure and language Oral presentation skills

Pronunciation focus Academic language and style: input and practice Reading and vocabulary

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University Entry Preparation Program for Translating and Interpreting (TIPP) TIPP is a 10-week university entry English preparation program for international students entering Macquarie University’s Translating and Interpreting or Education programs which require an overall IELTS 7.0 or equivalent for entry. Students graduating from this program will be able to enter directly into their Translating and Interpreting or Education degrees at Macquarie University without taking the IELTS test.

Skills covered in MQ University Entry Programs

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In DISC IPL SPECIF INEI CONTE C NT

Writing

• Write academic essays • Write and research paper

Research & Reading

• Research using library catalogues and databases • Find relevant sources for assignments • Summarise and critically analyse academic journal articles and other sources • Identify the writer’s purpose

Listening

• Understand short and long texts including university lectures • Understand a range of accents • Follow academic and tutorial discussions actively

Speaking

• Participate in academic discussions • Give a group and individual presentation • Speak confidently with clear pronunciation and appropriate intonation

• develop academic writing, reading, listening and speaking skills through analysis and writing of various fieldspecific text types

Vocabulary and Grammar

• Use a wide range of vocabulary accurately • Use a wide range of sentence types to produce meaning • Use an academic style appropriate to university assignments

• develop research and reading skills and learn how to find relevant sources for assignments

Participation

• Participate actively in all class and homework activities • Work collaboratively in groups • Work effectively and independently outside the classroom

Online Literacy Skills

• Become confident and competent in using Moodle • Participate in discussions and forums • Research online • Learn online communication (email and posts) protocols.

This course is designed to aid the active development of the language skills that are required to succeed in the Master in Education and the Master in Translation and Interpreting programs at university. In TIPP you will: • learn about the Australian academic context and its general expectations

• extend critical and analytical skills through reading and discussion • increase listening and speaking skills through listening to lectures, participating in tutorial discussions and giving presentations • improve accuracy in grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation • enjoy a blended-learning environment, using online multi-media resources and interactive activities both in class and at home • have access to a 24-hour online environment in which to practise and develop language skills, including the opportunity to participate in online discussions, chats and group work. CRICOS Code: 063543C

Examples of CME’s online learning environment

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University Entry Preparation Program for Translating and Interpreting (TIPP)

Overall

Writing

6.5

6.5

5.5

6.0

or

6.0

5.5

5.5

5.5

5.0

or

5.5

5.5

5.0

5.0

5.0

Weeks of English before University entry*

TIPP

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IELTS requirement

10

A4

15

A3

20

A2

25

A1

30

Having completed the Translation and Interpreting Preparation Program (TIPP) at CME, I realise how useful the skills I developed in the TIPP program are in my current studies in the Master of Translation and Interpreting Degree at Macquarie University. In particular, the note-taking activities, making presentations and pronunciation practice I did in the TIPP class are very helpful in my Masters program. At CME my teachers’ detailed feedback on my writing has also helped me to be much more accurate in my written assignments. I very much enjoyed studying with great teachers and great classmates at CME on the beautiful Macquarie University campus!

General English programs (GE)

Min Joung Kim

* Students will enter the TIPP pathway at the appropriate level based on their IELTS (or equivalent) score. This diagram shows the amount of time a typical student would take to progress.

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Sample Weekly Timetable for a MQ University Entry Program Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading skills

Exam skills: multiple choice questions

Research skills

Vocabulary development

Feedback on writing and error correction

Modelling and language input

Listening skills: note-taking from lectures

Exam skills: short answer questions Academic writing: focus on sentence structure Listening and vocabulary development Discussion skills

Listening and vocabulary development

Class/group discussion. Critical thinking and analysis of academic concepts

Academic writing: focus Critical reading on paragraph structure Academic writing – Plagiarism quiz response to the Online activities based reading text on core readings

Essay writing workshop – focus on structure and language Oral presentation skills

Pronunciation focus Academic language and style: input and practice Reading and vocabulary

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CME & SIBT SIBT, located at Macquarie University, provides the leading university pathway program in Australia, offering Certificate IV programs as well as a range of Higher Education Certificates and Diplomas that are the equivalent to first year at Macquarie University. Upon successful completion of a SIBT Diploma students will gain direct entry into the second year of a Macquarie University Bachelor degree. CME offers two English language pathway programs into SIBT.

Study Skills English Preparation Program (SSEPP) SSEPP is a 10-week English preparation program for students needing into improve their English before studying in SIBT’s Certificate IV programs or to progress into CME’s EPP program. SSEPP has a strong focus on academic skills as well as developing the grammar, vocabulary and sentence-level skills needed to succeed at SIBT and in university study. The assessments include written assignments, in-class exams, and oral presentation tasks. These will prepare you for the assessment tasks students will face at SIBT.

CME pathways into SIBT

SIBT Diploma (PEP)

Diploma

Certificate IV

IELTS 5.5 needed

IELTS 6.0 needed

IELTS 5.5 needed

IELTS requirements Overall

Writing

Diploma 5.5 Diploma (PEP) 5.0

5.0 5.0

Diploma 5.0 Diploma (PEP) 5.0

4.5 4.0

EPP   10 weeks

SSEPP  10 weeks

General English (GE) In SSEPP, you will: • develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in a business-related academic context • participate in a range of activities that will help them improve your grammar and sentence structure • develop reading skills using businessrelated texts • enjoy a blended-learning environment, using online multi-media resources and interactive activities both in class and at home

• have access to a 24-hour online environment in which to practise and develop language skills, including the opportunity to participate in online discussions, chats and group work. Cricos Code: 063540F

To apply for this course please contact SIBT directly on Email: future@sibt.nsw.edu.au


English Preparation Program (EPP) EPP is a 10-week English preparation program for students needing into improve their English before studying in SIBT’s Diploma programs. EPP has been developed based on the language requirements, topics and tasks that students will encounter at SIBT, and will further develop the skills introduced in SSEPP. The assessment tasks include take-home written assignments, in-class exams and oral presentation tasks; these tasks reflect the typical assessment tasks that students will face at SIBT. In EPP, you will: • develop more advanced listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in a business-related academic context

• improve grammar and sentence structure in context • develop reading skills using authentic business-related texts • enjoy a blended-learning environment, using online multi-media resources and interactive activities both in class and at home • have access to a 24-hour online environment in which to practise and develop language skills, including the opportunity to participate in online discussions, chats and group work. Cricos Code: 070065C

To apply for this course please contact SIBT directly on Email: future@sibt.nsw.edu.au

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Being a student from a non English speaking country, the very experienced teachers and staff of CME gave me more confidence to use English for academic purposes in the university fluently. Not only did I improve my English skills, I benefitted from the multicultural experience of learning English with international students from many different countries, which I have never done before coming to CME.

Sarkharin Jampa Thailand

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Program dates and fees CME runs nine 5-week teaching blocks each year.

General English / Academic English

University Entry for Business, Accounting and Economics (BAE) University Entry for Human Sciences, Arts and Science (HAS) University Entry for Translating & Interpreting Program (TIPP) Introductory Academic Program (IAP)

Study Skills English Preparation Program (SSEPP)

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English Preparation Program (EPP)

Orientation Day

Program dates

Tuition Fee Payment Due Date

4/06/2010 23/07/2010 27/08/2010 8/10/2010 12/11/2010 4/01/2011 11/02/2011 18/03/2011 29/04/2011 3/06/2011 22/07/2011 26/08/2011 7/10/2011 11/11/2011

07 Jun 10 - 09 Jul 10 26 Jul 10 - 27 Aug 10 30 Aug 10 - 01 Oct 10 11 Oct 10 - 12 Nov 10 15 Nov 10 -17 Dec 10 04 Jan 11 - 04 Feb 11 14 Feb 11 - 18 Mar 11 21 Mar 11 - 22 April 11 02 May 11 - 03 Jun 11 06 Jun 11 - 08 Jul 11 25 Jul 11 - 26 Aug 11 29 Aug 11 - 30 Sept 11 10 Oct 11 - 11 Nov 11 14 Nov 11 - 16 Dec 11

24/05/2010 12/07/2010 16/08/2010 27/09/2010 1/11/2010 20/12/2010 31/01/2011 7/03/2011 18/04/2011 23/05/2011 11/07/2011 15/08/2011 26/09/2011 31/10/2011

12/11/2010

15 Nov 10 - 04 Feb 11

1/11/2010

29/04/2011

02 May 11 - 08 Jul 11

18/04/2011

11/11/2011

14 Nov 11 - 03 Feb 12

31/10/2011

21/06/2010 10/01/2010 20/06/2011 30/08/2010 4/01/2011 2/05/2011 29/08/2011 26/07/2010 15/11/2010 21/03/2011 25/07/2011 14/11/2011

21 Jun 10 - 16 Jul 10 10 Jan 11 - 04 Feb 11 20 Jun 11 - 15 Jul 11 30 Aug 10 - 12 Nov 10 04 Jan 11 - 18 Mar 11 02 May 11 -  08 Jul 11 29 Aug 11 - 11 Nov 11 26 Jul 10 - 01 Oct 10 15 Nov 10 - 04 Feb 11 21 Mar 11 - 03 Jun 11 25 Jul 11 - 30 Sept 11 14 Nov 11 - 3 Feb 12

7/06/2010 3/01/2011 6/06/2011 16/08/2010 20/12/2010 18/04/2011 15/08/2011 12/07/2010 1/11/2011 7/03/2011 11/07/2011 31/10/2011

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Student servic es fee is included in the tuition fee.

Social and recreational activities fee This fee covers the range of educational, social and cultural activities offered to students throughout their enrolment. This may include a tour of Sydney’s iconic sights, a party night or team challenge. We also have visiting specialists such as Aboriginal performers, Australian wildlife experts or cultural dance groups. Course materials fee This fee covers all printed course notes, e-learning support materials and unlimited wireless internet access at the university for 2010. Students are not required to buy text books or other materials. In 2011 this fee is included in the tuition cost. For a list of current tuition fees, visit our website cme.mq.edu.au/ coursefees.html OSHC (Overseas Student Health Cover) The Department of Immigration and Citizenship requires all international students and their families in Australia have health insurance cover while on a student visa in Australia. Your OSHC will help to pay for any medical and hospital care you may need in Australia. It will also contribute to the cost of medicine and ambulance services in an emergency. OSHC does not cover services such as dental or optical care. Additional insurance may be purchased to cover these services. OSHC must cover the period of enrolment plus one month, so, if you need to extend your course, you must also arrange additional health cover. You are able to choose from several companies that offer OSHC. CME’s preferred provider is OSHC Worldcare (oshcworldcare.com.au). A quotation of fees for your CME enrolment period will be included in your offer. If you choose another provider, please attach the policy details when you accept your CME offer.

Fees CME fees 5 – 25 weeks tuition 30 – 35 weeks tuition 40 weeks or more tuition Additional Fees Enrolment fee Course materials fee

2010 2011 $405 per week $420 $395 per week $410 $385 per week $400 2010 2011 $220 (Non-refundable) $220 $150 none*

Social and recreational activities fee (regular five-week all-CME recreational activity)

$55

$55

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

$ Variable

$ Variable

* Please note that the course materials fee has been removed for 2011. Discounts may be available. Please check with your agent or contact us to see if you are eligible

Indicative pricing only. For latest fees and special offers, please visit cme.mq.edu.au/coursefees.html

2010 premiums for OSHC Weeks

5 10 15

Period of cover (month) *1 *2 3 4 5

SINGLE premium AUD$ 33 65 98 130 163

FAMILY premium AUD$ 66 130 196 260 326

2011 premiums for OSHC Price effective for policies commencing 01 January 2011 Period of cover (month)

SINGLE premium AUD$

FAMILY premium AUD$

*1 35 70 *2 70 140 OSHC for new student - minimum charge is a 3 month premium 3 105 210 4 140 280 5 175 350 6 210 420 7 245 490 8 280 560 9 315 630 10 350 700 11 385 770 13 420 840 14 490 980 15 525 1050 16 560 1120 17 595 1190 18 630 1260 19 665 1330 20 700 1400 22 770 1540 * Cover for 1 and 2 months is available for extensions of existing policies only.

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Study Tours CME offers a wide range of General English study tours that are flexible and cater to a wide range of group types, interests and sizes.

• Can have guest lecturers from Macquarie University, businesses or organisations to talk on specialist areas • Can have accommodation arranged • Are presented with a CME certificate at the end of their course

Integrated Study Tours • Join an existing CME class!

• Can have their results sent back to their home universities.

• Students need to begin at the start of a CME teaching block

All CME Study Tour students • Are given a library card which gives them access to a well equipped interactive English language library, one of the best of its kind in Australia and access to Macquarie University’s main library

• Minimum length of study 4 weeks • Minimum age 18 years. Closed Study Tours • Extremely flexible – content and assessment can be tailor-made to suit the requirements of the group

• Can attend free conversation classes in the ILC

• Any level – beginners through to advanced!

• Have access to online course material that supports and extends their face to face classes

• No minimum length of stay required (one day plus!)

• Have access to CME Student Advisor’s special care and support.

• Can begin at any time of the year (even during non-teaching weeks) • Can start and finish at a time convenient for the students (morning or afternoon) • Can integrate with CME students for their oral skills lessons. Both integrated and closed courses • Can have additional classes in the afternoon that specialise in an area of interest to your students (e.g. business English, pronunciation, conversation, IELTS preparation) • Can have half day or weekend excursions organised to places of interest within or near Sydney

Study Tours with work experience Study English with CME prior to work experience. This is an exciting opportunity to: • Improve English language proficiency by putting into practice what you have learnt • Develop an in-depth understanding of Australian workplace culture • Develop practical work skills in a diverse range of industries • Gain an understanding of what it’s like to live and work in Australia. Company visits Study Tour English programs can include visits to companies in specified fields.

Residential Student Accommodation on campus at Macquarie University

Welcome to

• Superb student accommodation within a vibrant academic community in one of the world’s top ranked cities!

For more information please visit our website at

• 24 hour on site residential care & security

Click on ‘Students’ tab and follow the prompts to our online chat service

• Fully catered meals in the student Dining Hall

www.dunmorelangcollege.nsw.edu.au

• 100 metres to Macquarie Shopping Centre & Macquarie University Railway Station

130–134 Herring Road, North Ryde NSW 2113 Sydney, Australia Ph +61 2 9856 1000

• Semester & Short term accommodation available

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Study group programs

We would like to say thanks to all teachers who taught us for 13 weeks at CME. They are very good teachers. We also would like to convey our high appreciation to CME’s staff who do their work very well and enthusiastically.

Vietnamese and East Timorese Study Tour Participants DIAC Program

Macquarie University is well connected to leading corporations in a range of industries including international business, finance, accounting, media, communications, and information technology. Sightseeing excursions Excursions and sightseeing tours can be included in the Study Tour Programs. These may include Sydney Harbour cruises, visits to native Australian wildlife parks and places of cultural interest, and trips to famous tourist destinations in and around Sydney. Accommodation CME can arrange accommodation for participants, with a choice of Homestay with local Australian families, serviced apartments or on-campus accommodation during university breaks.

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TESOL Programs CME offers two TESOL programs tailored to the needs and interests of language teachers. Both programs are delivered by highly qualified and experienced TESOL professionals and are ideal for both current English teachers and trainee English teachers. The methodology targets teaching to adults and young adults; however, primary and secondary school teachers can consider how to apply these methodologies to younger learners. Both TESOL programs are open to individual and group enrolments.

Program 1: TESOL Methodology in Context TESOL in Practice and Intermediate English Program (with TESOL Methodology lectures and class observations) This program is for teachers with an intermediate level of English (IELTS 4.5 - 6.5 Academic module or equivalent) wanting to:

–– two opportunities to practise teaching to your peers (other teachers) • Intermediate English language study: 9 hours per week to improve your understanding of the English language and your English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills • Classroom observations: 2 hours per week to observe CME teachers, live or videoed, in the classroom. Visits to primary and high schools in Sydney may also be included in the July program if requested.

in TESOL (with TESOL in Practice and Advanced English program) This program is for teachers with an upper-intermediate to advanced level of English (IELTS 7 Academic module or equivalent) wanting a stronger focus on TESOL theory and formal classroom teaching practice. This program is run by CME along with the prestigious Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University and comprises one unit of their Post Graduate Certificate in TESOL. In addition, teachers will receive the added benefit of developing their English language and practical TESOL skills from CME’s experienced teaching professionals.

Program 2: TESOL Methodology and Practicum

Note: This program begins in January 2011.

TESOL Methodology lectures and Practicum: One unit of Macquarie University’s Postgraduate Certificate

This program is not for native speakers. Interested native speakers should contact Macquarie University’s Department of Linguistics.

Comparison of Program 1 and Program 2 PROGRAM 1:

PROGRAM 2:

TESOL Methodology in Context

TESOL Methodology and Practicum

• observe and experience firsthand current methodologies in adult TESOL classes

TESOL Methodology

3 hours/week CME teacher

Weekly with Linguistics lecturer

• reflect on how these methodologies could be applied to their own teaching context

TESOL in Practice

10 hours/week CME teacher

Daily with CME teacher

English Language Study

8  hours/week CME teacher

Daily with CME teacher

Classroom Observations

2 hours/week

To be advised

Practicum

Peer teaching*

To be advised

• improve their English language skills. This 4-week course, with an average of 20 hours face-to-face instruction per week with experienced CME TESOL teachers, plus classroom observations, includes: • TESOL Methodology: 3 hours of lectures per week on current TESOL methodology (based on current theory) • TESOL in Practice: 9 hours per week of: –– applying current methodologies to your teaching (including developing a lesson plan to use with your own students when you return) –– learning English that will be useful in the classroom e.g. instructions, feedback

IELTS requirement Overall 4.5 - 6.5 (Academic module)

Overall 7.0

Program Dates

10 January – 4 February 2011 25 July – 19 August 2011

10 January – 4 February 2011 25 July – 19 August 2011

Program fees

Please contact study.tours@mq.edu.au

* Program 1 does not offer a Practicum component; however, there are two opportunities to practise teaching to your peers (other teachers).

CME is able to run Program 1 at a different time to the dates listed above for study tour groups. Please contact us for more information. CME and Access Macquarie are happy to assist any study tour group in arranging their accommodation. Sightseeing excursions in and around Sydney are also available on request.

ENQUIRE NOW ! study.tours@mq.edu.au For more information go to cme.mq.edu.au/StudyTours.html

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Studying at CME has been great! They have given me the right tools to improve my writing and speaking abilities in English to enter university and reach my target. Also, the teachers and the staff are fabulous, being a great help at any moment. In addition, there are plenty of resources in the Independent Learning Centre (ILC) to improve your language and learn more on your own. Finally, studying at Macquarie University is such an amazing experience, full of resources and facilities with a great multicultural background!

Sebastian Orellana Chile

At CME we offer a range of support for our students. In classes of 14-18 students, our highly qualified and motivated teachers will provide you with individual attention and specific feedback throughout your English course.

Independent Learning Centre (ILC) CME students have access to their own well equipped interactive English language library, one of the best of its kind in Australia. The ILC provides students with a wide range of language learning materials including books, magazines, newspapers, software, audio and video cassettes, CD’s, DVD’s and a growing range of linked web-based language sites. There are free English conversation classes available, providing students with the opportunity to practise their spoken English in a supportive, informal setting, enhancing their speaking skills and increasing their confidence in conversational English.

who are available to talk through a wide range of issues. Many students experience homesickness, culture shock, class attendance, academic progress or accommodation concerns. These are easily addressed at CME, but in some cases, students are referred to the professional counsellors, doctors and welfare staff at Campus Wellbeing within Macquarie University. Interpreters are always available when needed, so we can be sure that our communication is clear. All issues discussed with Student Advisors are strictly confidential and will only be discussed with others with your written permission.

Health Service Macquarie University has an extensive range of support services available. This includes medical, counselling, disability and welfare support. Campus Wellbeing is also a great source of information on all issues relating to health and wellbeing. There are fact sheets and practical workshops on topics such as stress and time management, diet and exercise, tenants’ rights, etc.

Academic and personal support by Student Advisors We recognise that international students can face a range of unique challenges that may impact on learning. To help students through these issues we have caring and experienced Student Advisors

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Students are responsible for booking their own accommodation. It is essential that accommodation is organised before you leave home. There are different accommodation options available at CME to suit your needs. University housing The university has self catering apartments and residential colleges. Homestay Some students prefer to choose Homestay accommodation. This involves living with an Australian family. It includes accommodation in your own bedroom with a private or shared bathroom, and use of the lounge and dining areas of the house. Breakfast and dinner are provided every day and are eaten with the family. The accommodation is within a reasonable distance from CME – up to 20 minutes by public transport. Homestay offers students a safe and supportive environment and is often a good first step into a new country. Homestay placements are usually for a minimum of one month and can then be extended.

choosing your accommodation. There are laws in Australia to protect your rights as a tenant. Seek assistance from an International Student Advisor at CME for details on these or if you experience any difficulty. For more information about renting in Sydney, please see accommodation.mq.edu.au

Student experience Our student body comes from over 50 countries. This diversity makes CME a culturally interesting and inspiring place to study. Within the Australian environment, students have the chance to make friendships that may last a lifetime with classmates from around the world. At CME, many opportunities are provided for you to be involved in a range of social and cultural experiences, because we recognise that students get the most out of their experience in Australia by learning English in a variety of situations.

Private rentals You can organise to rent your own private accommodation – an apartment or house. You should take care in

Once classes begin, CME provides a range of extracurricular activities for students. These may include social, cultural and sporting events.

CME welcomes students 17 years and older. Students under the age of 17 can also be accepted, but only with package offers with SIBT. For these students, we provide special support because, under Australian law, all people under the age of 18 are considered to be minors. We want our younger students to be safe and happy in their accommodation, and to make good progress with their English language study, so CME provides regular group meetings with an advisor to discuss any problems. Students under 18 must live with parents or a legal guardian while they are in Australia. CME’s approved Homestay Agencies can arrange guardianship and accommodation. This involves living in the home of an Australian family.

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We would recommend that you choose from the agencies listed on our website as they have a consistent and proven standard of care.

On Orientation Day at CME students are introduced to mentors who are CME or Macquarie University students. We provide mentors who speak a variety of languages, as we understand that on your first day, you may have questions that are easier to ask in your first language.

Students Under 18

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Accommodation

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IELTS Test Centre and courses

I have never used such a wonderful course. There are four Modules and they have allowed me to know and learn more. Particularly, in the Writing Module, it was useful to see examples of essays. In the Speaking Module it was useful to see the progression of the whole Interwiev and being able to hear the Interview as well as view the Transcript simultaneously, was very helpful. The “Language Focus” section helped me to refresh and improve my knowledge of Grammar. I highly recommend this Master IELTS course for people who would like to improve their own score on the IELTS test and their General English also.

Svetlana Starodubtseva

Russia

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test is a globally recognised English language proficiency test designed to assess the English language ability of international candidates. The results are used by educational and professional bodies, and in visa application processes. CME is an official IELTS Test Centre, and is one of the largest in Australia, testing over 15,000 candidates in 2009. CME’s interactive online IELTS preparation and part-time face-to-face IELTS Intensive courses, designed by experienced IELTS teachers and examiners, will help you succeed in the IELTS Test.

IELTS Online courses The Centre for Macquarie English offers two convenient ways to prepare for the IELTS test online: IELTS Master and IELTS Express. Both courses have been created by experienced English language course developers and IELTS test experts at CME. Both courses are highly successful in helping students succeed in the IELTS test. IELTS Master and IELTS Express are interactive web-based courses providing thorough preparation, practice and feedback for IELTS test candidates.

IELTS Master is an in-depth course, offering extensive preparation and practice for the IELTS test. • IELTS Master will assist you in developing your overall English skills while building your test-taking skills • Online tutors give you personalised and detailed feedback on your Writing and Speaking Assessment tasks • There are over 300 interactive activities in over 1500 web pages of content • You can choose to study the full course (all four modules), or select one or more individual modules.

IELTS Express has been designed for people interested in quick and thorough preparation for the IELTS Test. The IELTS Express course has been designed to: • familiarise you with the format of the IELTS test • provide you with two full practice IELTS tests • offer over 100 interactive activities in over 200 web pages of content • provide learning materials and practice tasks in all four modules. To learn more about CME’s IELTS online courses and to try the FREE demonstration lessons, visit ieltsonline.com.au


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IELTS Intensive part-time preparation courses

in onli learn ne ing!

Tuition includes: course notes

CME offers two part-time, face-to-face IELTS preparation courses to help you prepare for the Academic and General Training IELTS tests.

up to 20 hours of face-to-face instruction

These IELTS preparation courses are run at the Macquarie University campus at North Ryde in Sydney, on either Saturdays or weekday evenings.

at least 6 hours of structured independent study, including practice tests

BONUS OFFER S!

up to 2 hours of personalised feedback

comprehensive course companion website.

By choosing one of CME’s IELTS intensive preparation courses you will:

–– Try a FREE sample interactive writing lesson from the course website

• develop an understanding of the test format • develop effective strategies for the listening and reading tests

–– Try a FREE Speaking lesson from the course website (speakers required)

• learn how to improve your speaking • learn how to effectively complete the writing tasks

Leade r

Enrol in one of CME’s IELTS Inte nsive Preparation Co urses and receiv e: • Priority test-d ate booking • Access to CM E library (Buildin g E3B) • Regular NEW offers To learn more ab out CME’s IELTS Intensive Prepar ation Courses an d to try the FREE dem onstration lesso ns, visit cme.mq.e du.au/IELTSpre p

cme.mq.edu/ieltsprep

• receive intensive feedback from experienced IELTS teachers.

IELTS test CME is a major IELTS testing and preparation centre offering the IELTS test, face-to-face intensive test preparation courses, IELTS Online web-based courses, IELTS preparation books and materials. Friendly, experienced IELTS examiners and staff will assist you in your efforts to succeed in the IELTS test.

The Centre for Macquarie English (CME) IELTS Test Centre is located on the Macquarie University campus in the Campus Hub Building (C9A) Level 0. The CME IELTS Test Centre is open to take applications at the following times: Monday to Friday: 9:15am - 4:30pm

For information about the IELTS Test, available test dates, to book a test, IELTS advice sessions and test enrolment information, please visit the IELTS Test Centre and speak with the friendly staff, or visit cme.mq.edu.au/ielts

Saturday (only on test days): 9:00am - 3:00pm

IELTS Fees IELTS Test

$317

IELTS online

Please see ieltsonline.com.au

IELTS Preparation Intensive course Please see cme.mq.edu.au/ieltsprep/index.asp IELTS 1-on-1

Please see cme.mq.edu.au/ielts

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Living and studying in Sydney Australia is one of the world’s favourite destinations for education. Sydney and surrounding regions offer world-class study options for local and overseas students to learn English.

There’s no place in the world like Sydney! Studying at Macquarie University gives you the opportunity to experience life in Sydney, named the “World’s Best City” eight times by Travel and Leisure magazine. Sydney is a cosmopolitan world-class city surrounded by beautiful beaches, World Heritage areas, lush hinterland and the acclaimed wine regions of the state of New South Wales. In addition to all the excitement a large, cosmopolitan city has to offer, Sydney is the ideal environment in which to study. The city is scenic, with a mild, temperate climate. From Macquarie University, you can get to most of Sydney’s famous tourist attractions such as the Opera

House, the Harbour Bridge, the historic Rocks area, and Bondi and Manly beaches by public transport, including trains, buses and ferries. Sydney is a multicultural city where you can experience the food, entertainment and customs of many cultures. It is the gateway to Australia and offers more entertainment, shopping and sightseeing than any other Australian city. Sydney is renowned for being one of the world’s most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities.

venues. If you prefer the great outdoors, the city has more than 70 beaches along its eastern coastline, the scenic Blue Mountains to the west, and national parks to the north and south. It is also a short drive away from the vineyards of the Hunter Valley and the skiing fields of the Snowy Mountains. You will be sure to find your own favourite parts of Sydney, but these are some things that you should not miss: • Climbing the Opera House steps to appreciate the full majesty of those massive sails up close

• Sydney is Australia’s largest and most diverse city. Choose the lifestyle, activities, cost and accommodation that suit you!

• Taking a ferry from Circular Quay to famous Manly Beach for a day of swimming, sunbathing or strolling along the busy oceanfront streets

• 2010 Mercer Quality of Living Survey: Sydney was ranked as the 10th most liveable city in the world, substantially better ranked than any other Australian city • Australia is one of the safest countries in the world and a welcoming place to study. Also known as the Harbour City, Sydney is home to Australia’s best shopping, restaurants, entertainment and sporting

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5 million Population: 4. and sunny Climate: warm m per year m Rainfall: 1,223 Temperature: July º Januar y º 8º c – 16.2 c 18.6º c – 25.8 c

• Watching a live sporting game, from cricket to rugby to horse racing – it’s a national obsession! Or take part in a sport yourself – you could even learn to surf • Grab your friends for a barbecue at the beach or in one of Sydney’s many national parks • Explore the Sydney Harbour Bridge from every angle: walk across the bridge for the best view of the Harbour (and it’s free!), or look down on it from the city’s highest point, Sydney Tower. At night it is lit up, and on New Year’s Eve it is alive with fireworks.

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CME Application form Please complete this form and fax it to +61 2 9850 8129 or apply online at cme.mq.edu.au/apply

Personal details Family Name

Given Names

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Gender

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Visitor

Working Holiday

Email

Visa Type you will apply for

Other Agent or referring institution detail Company Name

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Nationality

Passport Number

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Your Current Location

City Country

Company Stamp

City, Country Contact Person

What are your study plans? Please choose one of the 5 options below:

1. I want to improve my English to study at Macquarie University

Semester 2 Year

I have not applied to Macquarie University yet

I have applied to Macquarie University but not received an offer yet

I have accepted a conditional offer from Macquarie University

Which semester do you want to start at Macquarie University? Semester 1

Intended degree of study: Degree type:

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Students applying for a package or conditional offer with Macquarie will must have an English language test score. Please complete the English language level section.

2. I want to improve my English to study at SIBT Please contact SIBT to apply for a package offer with CME on Email: future@sibt.nsw.edu.au

3. I want to study English only When do you want to begin? Month: 

Year:

Length of study? 

months

It would be helpful, though not compulsory, for CME to know your English language level. Please complete the English language level section on the next page.

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4. I want to organise a study tour. Please send me a quote.

What type of study tour are you interested in (see page 20)?

Agency/institution’s name:

Integrated

Are you interested in work experience/internships for your students? Yes 

When do you want to begin? Month: 

   No 

   Closed 

  

Length of study? 

weeks

5. I want to do the TESOL Methodology in Context 4-week program

Individual enrolment 

Agency/institution’s name:

  Group enrolment. Please send me a quote

  What level do you or the people in your group teach?

Primary 

  Secondary/High School

  

How many people in your group?

  

When would like you like to study?  January 2011

Year:

  July 2011

  

  College/University

Other*   Month: 

Year:

* Groups are welcome to start the program at any time convenient for them. Individual students can enrol only in the set programs, unless a group program is running at another time.

English language level There are three ways to indicate your English language level. Please tick one of the following.

TRF number (This is on the lower right hand corner of your IELTS certificate.)         iBT TOEFL Score  Reading Listening  Writing  Speaking             Please copy or scan your test certificate and send it with this application.

IELTS Score

CME Placement Test

Please contact an authorised agent in your country to see if you are eligible to take this test.

Go to cme.mq.edu.au/representatives to find an agent near you.

Payment details Methods of payment will be explained in the offer letter (tax invoice) sent to you. Please note that refunds are available only in limited circumstances. You should read the refund policy at cme.mq.edu.au/policies/refunds.html. If you have questions about the policy, please Email: cmeadmissions@mq.edu.au

Declaration To be valid, this enrolment form must be signed by the student. Agents cannot sign on behalf of students. Sign:

Print Name (in Roman letters)

Date

Privacy statement Access Macquarie Ltd (Access MQ) has collected “personal information” from you. The information is personal information for the purposes of the Privacy Act and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”). 1. The purpose of collecting this information is to: • Process your application for enrolment; • Monitor and maintain a record of your academic achievement (including all information arising for the investigations of misconduct); • Plan, monitor and enhance the provision of educational resources; • Maintain contact with you. 2. The intended recipients of the information are: • • • • •

Data service providers engaged by the company from time to time; Any other body which forms part of the company; Macquarie University; OSHC Worldcare; Any other educational institution, including the Sydney Institute of Business and Technology, to which you may apply to do a course and any related entities of the company for the purpose of delivery of the service.

Information collected about the student during the student’s enrolment can be provided, in certain circumstances, to the Australian Government and designated authorities without the student’s consent where authorised or requested by law. In addition, Access MQ may disclose the information to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) as stated in the National Code of Practice and the ESOS Act 2007. While the supply of the information by you is voluntary, if you cannot provide or do not wish to provide the information sought, the company may be unable to process your application. If you have already provided information but you have changed your mind and do not want the information to be used, you may make an application for access or amendment or request that any information not be used. You have right of access to, and correction of, the information concerning yourself in accordance with the relevant procedures under the Act. Access MQ is to be regarded as the agency that holds the information. Enquiries concerning this matter can be addressed to the Managing Director of Access MQ.


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CME

Q&A Q  What is a Package Offer? A A package offer is an offer to study

English and your degree program with MQ or SIBT. If you have decided on your future study plans at MQ or SIBT you can simply apply directly to MI (international.mq.edu.au) or SIBT(sibt.nsw.edu.au) with evidence of your English level. They will assess the number of weeks of English you require and suggest a start date for your English program to coincide with university semester dates. With a package offer you will have the benefit of having a reserved place in your course at MQ or SIBT.

Q  What is an English only offer? A  If you would like to study English

Q  What is a conditional offer? A You have been offered a place

at MQ but have not yet met the English requirements of entry to the course. You can show your English proficiency in two ways, either by doing and IELTS test or by studying at CME and passing a University Entry Program (UEP). As part of your application process if you provide evidence of your English language level we will assess the number of weeks of study you require.

Q When can I start to study?

What are the course dates?

A Our courses begin every 5 weeks.

only, or if you do not yet know your future study plans, you can apply directly to CME. You can provide evidence of your English level before you arrive or do a placement test on orientation day. You can apply online at cme.mq.edu.au/apply

Q I want to apply for a student visa.

How do I get a COE (Confirmation of Enrolment)?

A Firstly apply to study at CME then we will email an offer to you.

  

 fter you have accepted your offer A and paid your fees you will get a CoE. You can take this to the relevant Australian authority to apply for a student visa.

Q I have a tourist/working holiday visa, do I need a COE and how many weeks can I study?

A CoE is not required for students

Please refer to the calendar on page 18 for the course dates. Please note that different countries have limitations or regulations as to the number of weeks of English you are able to study. You should refer to the relevant Australian agency in your country.

studying while on a tourist visa or working holiday visa. However there are limitations to the number of weeks you are able to study depending on your nationality. If you plan to study for more weeks than your visa allows you will need to apply to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) for a student visa.

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For further information please contact:

CME – The Centre for Macquarie English

Macquarie University MI - Macquarie International

SIBT – Sydney Institute of Business Technology

Building E3B, Level 3 Macquarie University NSW 2109 Australia

Building E3A, Level 1 Macquarie University NSW 2109 Australia

Building E3A, Level 2 Macquarie University NSW 2109 Australia

Tel: +61 2 9850 7667 Fax: +61 2 9850 8129

Tel: +61 2 9850 7346 Fax: +61 2 9850 9198

Tel: +61 2 9850 6222 Fax: +61 2 9850 6223

Email: cme@mq.edu.au cme.mq.edu.au

Email: iso@mq.edu.au international.mq.edu.au

Email: sibt@navitasworld.com sibt.nsw.edu.au

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