English Language (EAL)

English Language (EAL)

Are you from a non-English speaking background, and would like to improve your English and employment skills?

Our English as an Additional Language (EAL) program offers courses at various levels depending on your current level of English. Each program includes training in reading and writing, conversation, computer skills, employment skills, workplace skills, and Australian studies. Our English Language Unit offers flexible delivery of courses, counselling services, a library, and a language laboratory.

If you are aged between 17 and 24, we also offer a Youth Preparation for Further Study and Employment program. This intensive one-semester program focuses on English, numeracy and computer skills along with work placement opportunities.

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Profiles and Testimonials

"I am studying ELICOS as I need a good English level to pass the IELTS Examination. My brother-in-law recommended I study at The Gordon, as he had studied here. 
I enjoy learning to speak English as I'm a sociable and talkative person, and the teachers have excellent experience teaching international students.
After I complete ELICOS, I plan to study an automotive course as I would like to work as a car technician and open a car workshop."

Zheng Xiong Mah (Terence)

“I am originally from Karen in Burma. I left when I was 17 and spent 30 years in refugee camps. This is where I developed an interest in education and childcare, as I worked in the pre-schools there.

I arrived in Australia in 2014 and when I first started my English classes they were very difficult. Everything was so different, but the teachers were very understanding and patient, and really helped me. The classes didn’t just teach me English, but also the culture of living in Australia. All of the students were also encouraged to share their culture.

I am now more confident and am looking forward to continuing my studies in childcare. I hope my experience at The Gordon will also encourage others, and I hope to share all my new knowledge with my community.”

Certificate IV in EAL

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If you would like to book training for your organisation, please contact 5225 0800 to discuss your requirements.

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About The Gordon

The Gordon Institute of TAFE is one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria and has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 125 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of TAFE courses from short courses to nationally accredited training across apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas, which can lead you to a great career or create pathways to university.

Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

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