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English, Languages and Foundation Studies

English and Foundation Studies courses cater to two broad groups; those who speak English and want to boost their confidence and employability, and those who come from non-English backgrounds and want to learn to understand, speak, read and write English.
There are courses designed for those who did not gain a qualification at high school, or never had the opportunity to finish year 12, or who feel they left school too long ago.

Our access courses will bring you up to speed with what’s expected in the workplace and will enable you to go on to further study or find employment.

If you require further information please email your enquiry to shortcourse@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
SC-PLS-C2018 Arabic Beginners Stage 1 Short course On campus
Short course
Perth (Northbridge)
Languages, Arabic, language, TAFE04, WW000000, A000000, A000002

The Arabic Language "Allughah 'al arabiyyah

Arabic is spoken in over twenty countries from North-West Africa to the Arabian Gulf which makes it one of the most widely used languages in the world. There are three different kinds of Arabic that are written and spoken.

  • Classical Arabic - this is the language of the Qur'aan and classical literature. Its structure is similar to the modern standard but the style and much of the vocabulary is archaic. To learn the modern classical Arabic it is essential to go into rather complex grammar.
  • Modern Classical Arabic - this is the universal language of the Arab world understood by all Arabic speakers. Almost all written material is in modern standard as are formal TV programs, talks, etc.
  • Colloquial Arabic – these are the spoken languages of the different regions of the Arab world. They vary the most in everyday words and expressions.

The Arabic covered in this course is a mixture of the modern classical and the colloquial Arabic to lessen the complexity of the grammar. Students completing these courses will be able to understand and be understood by all Arabic speakers.

Arabic Beginners Stage 1 is a general introduction to the language, its sound and writing system and some general information on the countries in which it is spoken.

 

SC-PLS-V1363 Auslan Beginners Stage 1 Short course On campus
Short course
Perth (Northbridge)
Auslan, deaf, sign language, hands, signing,

Gain an insight into Auslan

This Beginners Auslan (Australian Sign Language) course will offer you an introduction to the language used in the Deaf community, as well as an insight into Deaf Culture.

You'll cover the alphabet, finger spelling, greetings, colours, transport, food and numbers.
Classes are practical and are taught by a native Auslan speaker.

This taster course may inspire you to apply for the accredited Auslan courses offered by North Metropolitan TAFE - from the Certificate II right up to a Diploma in Auslan.

SC-PLS-V0230 Auslan Beginners Stage 2 Short course On campus
Short course
Perth (Northbridge)

Continue on your Auslan journey

This course will build on the skills learnt in Auslan Beginners Stage 1. With practical classes taught by a native Auslan speaker this continuation short course may inspire you to apply for an accredited Auslan course.

North Metropolitan TAFE offers qualifications from the Certificate II right up to a Diploma in Auslan.

SC-PLS-C2028 Chinese Mandarin Beginners Stage 1 Short course On campus
Short course
Perth (Northbridge)
Languages, Chinese; Mandarin; language; TAFE04, WW000000, A000000, A000002

Learn Chinese Mandarin

Our world is getting smaller due to the rapid development of telecommunication, the expansion of international trade and the ease of air travel. In this environment, Chinese can be counted as one of the most important languages to learn. Modern Standard Chinese is an official language of the United Nations.

Chinese is spoken by over one billion people in China as well as by millions of other people all over the world. The language is not so difficult to learn, having quite a simple structure, with no plural forms and no past or future tenses. China is the fastest growing economy in the world, with huge investments in the iron ore industry in Western Australia. For some years now, people with skills in Chinese have been in great demand both at home and overseas – especially in the areas of the service industry, in international and company law, economics, engineering and architecture.

Chinese (Mandarin) Beginners Stage 1  is a general introduction to the language, its sound and writing system and some general information on the countries in which it is spoken. Wherever possible, the course is tailored to meet the needs and interests of the group. Therefore, some variations to course may occur.

SC-PLS-V0424 Chinese Mandarin Beginners Stage 2 Short course On campus
Short course
Perth (Northbridge)
Languages, Chinese; Mandarin; language; TAFE04, WW000000, A000000, A000002

Learn Chinese Mandarin

Our world is getting smaller due to the rapid development of telecommunication, the expansion of international trade and the ease of air travel. In this environment, Chinese can be counted as one of the most important languages to learn. Modern Standard Chinese is an official language of the United Nations.

Chinese is spoken by over one billion people in China as well as by millions of other people all over the world. The language is not so difficult to learn, having quite a simple structure, with no plural forms and no past or future tenses. China is the fastest growing economy in the world, with huge investments in the iron ore industry in Western Australia. For some years now, people with skills in Chinese have been in great demand both at home and overseas – especially in the areas of the service industry, in international and company law, economics, engineering and architecture.

Chinese (Mandarin) Beginners Stage 2 is a direct continuation of Beginners Stage 1. Words and phrases learned are revised and extended to new situations, and more cultural information on the countries added. Wherever possible, the course is tailored to meet the needs and interests of the group. Therefore, some variations to course may occur.

     

    SC-PLS-C2046 French Beginners Stage 1 Short course On campus
    Short course
    Perth (Northbridge)
    Languages, French; language, TAFE04, WW000000, A000000, A000002, francais, francaise, travel, foreign languages,

    French – La Langue Française

    The French language is the second most widely learned foreign language after English, and the sixth most widely spoken in the world, being spoken over five continents. French is both a working language and an official language of the UN, EU, UNESCO, NATO, IOC and the International Red Cross. As it is a Latin-based language, learning French will also open up the world of Romance languages - once you have mastered French, you will find it relatively easy to pick up Italian and Spanish as well.

    Whether you want to learn French to enhance your effectiveness at work or improve your job prospects, to make your business or holiday trip more fulfilling or simply for the joy of learning about a new language and culture, we wish you enjoyment and “Bonne chance”!

    This is a general introduction to the language, its sound and writing system and some general information on the countries in which it is spoken. There are no prerequisites and wherever possible, the course is tailored to meet the needs and interests of the group.

    SC-PLS-C2047 French Beginners Stage 2 Short course On campus
    Short course
    Perth (Northbridge)

    Continue the journey

    This course is a direct continuation of French Beginners Stage 1.  Words and phrases are revised and extended, and you will be given addtional cultural information. On completion of this course, you will be able to communicate in simple language with more confidence and competence in a wider range of situations.

    The French language is spoken in many parts of the world and has long been used as the language of diplomacy.  Even though French is no longer an official language in many countries due to political changes, it is still spoken in many parts of Canada, Africa, the islands of Reunion, the Antilles, Madagascar, Mauritius, New Caledonia and Tahiti. Also once you have mastered French, you will find it relatively easy to pick up Italian and Spanish as well.

    Whether you want to learn French to enhance your effectiveness at work or improve your job prospects, to make your business or holiday trip more fulfilling or simply for the joy of learning about a new language and culture, we wish you enjoyment and “Bonne chance”!

    Course outline
    • Recap of French Beginners Stage 1 and more grammar - revision, ask and answer basic questions
    • Description of Oneself - talk briefly about one’s family, occupation and house
    • Leisure Time - express likes and dislikes, describe leisure activities and sport
    • Time - revise telling the time, ask and answer questions related to timetables and directions
    • Hotels - make hotel reservations – revision, vocabulary extension
    • Past Holidays - talk about past holidays, vocabulary extension
    • Going to the Movies - talk about likes, dislikes, buy tickets
    • Catching the Metro in Paris - basic understanding of Metro, buying tickets
    • France “Bon Appetit” - knowledge of French dishes, extension of food and drink vocabulary, ordering in restaurants
    • France Culturoscope - better knowledge of the French language and society, cross cultural awareness

     

    EAB27 Get ready for 2020 - Computers for work Skill set On campus
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
    General education, wider opportunities for work, WOW, computer skills, job ready, word processing, computing,

    Get ready for your next course or for work

    Do you want to be ready for your next course or for work next year? Or maybe you need to improve your computing skills? If so this 10 week course will help you on your way.

    The Get Ready for 2020 - Computers for Work skill set will provide you with the basic skills so that you are job ready. You will gain the information and skills you need to explore your future options.

    There are no pre-requisites needed for this course, anyone is welcome. You could also earn credits for ICT10115 Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology.

    SC-PLS-V1343 Japanese Beginners (Stage 3) Short course On campus
    Short course
    Perth (Northbridge)
    language, foreign, Japan, Japanese

    Continue on your Japanese pathway

    This course is a direct continuation of Beginners Stage 2. Words and phrases learned are revised and extended to new situation, and more cultural information on the countries added. Wherever possible, the course is tailored to meet the needs and interests of the group.

    With more sister cities established in both countries, the demand for Japanese language skills in business, hospitality and tourism industries is increasing. In addition, banking, finance and security companies are rapidly increasing their requirements for Japanese and English speaking staff due to the restructuring of the economic system in Japan.

    Whether you want to learn Japanese to enhance your effectiveness at work, to make your holiday trip more fulfilling or simply for the joy of learning about a new language and culture, we welcome you to our classes and wish you enjoyment and success.

     

    SC-PLS-C2071 Japanese Beginners Stage 1 Short course On campus
    Short course
    Perth (Northbridge)

    Learn Japanese

    Japanese Beginners Stage 1 course is a general introduction to the language, its sound and writing system and some general information on the countries in which it is spoken. There are no prerequistites and wherever possible, the course is tailored to meet the needs and interests of the group.

    With more sister cities established in both countries, the demand for Japanese language skills in business and hospitality and tourism industries is increasing. In addition, banking, finance and security companies are rapidly increasing their requirements for Japanese and English speaking staff due to the restructuring of the economic system in Japan. Whether you want to learn Japanese to enhance your effectiveness at work, to make your holiday trip more fulfilling or simply for the joy of learning about a new language and culture, we welcome you to our classes and wish you enjoyment and success.

    SC-PLS-V0429 Japanese Beginners Stage 2 Short course On campus
    Short course
    Perth (Northbridge)
    Languages, Japanese,  WW000000, A000000, A000002, foreign, travel, traveller, short course, jap, skiing, niseko,

    Continue on your Japanese journey

    This courses will build on the langauge skills learnt in Japanese Beginners Stage 1.  With more sister cities established in both countries, the demand for Japanese language skills in business and hospitality and tourism industries is increasing. In addition, banking, finance and security companies are rapidly increasing their requirements for Japanese and English speaking staff due to the restructuring of the economic system in Japan.

    Whether you want to learn Japanese to enhance your effectiveness at work, to make your holiday trip more fulfilling or simply for the joy of learning about a new language and culture, we welcome you to our classes and wish you enjoyment and success.

    Wherever possible, the course is tailored to meet the needs and interests of the group.

     

    SC-PLS-C2086 Spanish Beginners Stage 1 Short course On campus
    Short course
    Perth (Northbridge)
    Languages, Spanish, TAFE04, WW000000, A000000, A000002, Spain, travel, traveller, short course, foreign, South America, hispanic, Argentina, Central America, Cuba, Chile, Venezuela,

    Learn to speak Spanish

    Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world! There are over 20 countries where Spanish is the official language. And there are other countries in which it is widely spoken, including some of the Southern states of the US.

    Whether you want to learn Spanish to enhance your effectiveness at work, to make your holiday trip more fulfilling or simply for the joy of learning about a new language and culture, we welcome you to our classes and wish you enjoyment and success.

    This is a general introduction to the language, its sound and writing system and some general information on the countries in which it is spoken. There are no prerequisites and wWherever possible, the course is tailored to meet the needs and interests of the group. Therefore, some variations to course may occur

    SC-PLS-V1362 Spanish Beginners Stage 2 Short course On campus
    Short course
    Perth (Northbridge)

    Take your Spanish to the next level

    This courses will build on the langauge skills learnt in Spanish Beginners Stage 1. Words and phrases are revised and extended, and you will be given addtional cultural information. On completion of this course, you will be able to communicate in simple language with more confidence and competence in a wider range of situations. Wherever possible, the course is tailored to meet the needs and interests of the group.

    Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world! There are over 20 countries where Spanish is the official language. And there are other countries in which it is widely spoken, including some of the Southern states of the US.

    Whether you want to learn Spanish to enhance your effectiveness at work, to make your holiday trip more fulfilling or simply for the joy of learning about a new language and culture, we welcome you to our classes and wish you enjoyment and success.

      SC-PLS-C2091 Thai Beginners Stage 1 Short course On campus
      Short course
      Perth (Northbridge)

      Learn to speak Thai

      Whether you want to learn Thai to enhance your effectiveness at work, to improve your job prospects or make your business or holiday trip more fulfilling – or simply for the joy of learning about a new language and culture – this is the course for you. The class atmosphere is relaxed and fun and learning proceeds at a pace the students feel comfortable with.

      This is a general introduction to the language, its sound and writing system and some general information on the countries in which it is spoken,no prerequisite required. There are no prerequisites and wherever possible, the course is tailored to meet the needs and interests of the group. Therefore, some variations to course may occur.

       

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