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English, Languages and Foundation Studies

English, Languages and Foundation Studies courses cater to three broad groups; those who speak English and want to boost their confidence and employability; those who come from non-English backgrounds and want to learn to understand, speak, read and write English; and those who are interetsed in learning another language.

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.

Our language courses could enhance your effectiveness at work or improve your job prospects, make your business or holiday trip more fulfilling or simply bring you joy as you learn about a new language and culture. Whatever your reason, we’re sure to have one that will interest you.

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

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EAB52 Apply Basic Computer Skills to Language Learning Skill Set
Skill set On campus
Balga
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Computer class for ESL students, Basic computing, EAL, English, additional language,

Basic computing skills for non English speaking students

This course is for anyone who would like to learn the basics of using a personal computer where English is an additional language. The class is taught by a specialist English teacher in a computer laboratory.

You will learn how to:

  • log on and off of a computer
  • use a keyboard
  • touch type
  • use a mouse
  • open and save a document
  • open and use a language learning program

 

SC-PLS-C2018 Arabic Beginners Stage 1
Short course On campus
Perth
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
Perth
Auslan, deaf, sign language, hands, signing, Australian Sign Language

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
Perth
Auslan, deaf, sign language, hands, signing, Australian Sign Language

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-V1395 Auslan for Children
Short course On campus
Perth
Auslan, deaf, sign language, hands, signing, kids, community, Australian Sign Language

An insight into Auslan for children

This Auslan (Australian Sign Language) for Children course is recommended for children aged between 7 and 14. It will give them an introduction to the language used in the Deaf community, as well as an insight into Deaf Culture.

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

SC-PLS-C2028 Chinese Mandarin Beginners Stage 1
Short course On campus
Perth
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
Perth
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.

     

    EAB99 English for Migrant Professionals - Analyse and Participate in Complex Conversations Skill Set
    Skill set On campus
    Perth
    Specialist, migrant, professionals, improve, English, listening, speaking, reading, writing ESL, Language other than, workplace English, complex conversations, employment or professional setting, discussions, meetings, improving your employment and promotion prospects, English, ESL, EAL, additional language, migrant, professional, oral, aural, listening, speaking, presentations, written, text, document, reading, writing, written, reports, edit, analyse,

    North Metropolitan TAFE is running specialist skill sets for migrant professionals who wish to improve their English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
    If English is not your first language, and you are a migrant professional looking to improve your skills or develop greater confidence in workplace English, our skill sets will help you achieve your goal.

    This skill set focuses on analysing and participating in complex conversations in an employment or professional setting. As a professional there are many occasions where you will have to listen to, understand, analyse and participate in complex conversations and discussions and you'll gain the skills needed to help you do this. 

    You'll gain confidence and feel more comfortable when taking part in workplace discussions and meetings, improving your employment and promotion prospects.

    Please note classes will only run with sufficient numbers.

    EAB98 English for Migrant Professionals - Critically Read, Write and Edit Complex Texts Skill Set
    Skill set On campus
    Perth
    English, ESL, EAL, additional language, migrant, professional, oral, aural, listening, speaking, presentations, written, text, document, reading, writing, written, reports, edit, analyse,

    North Metropolitan TAFE is running specialist skill sets for migrant professionals who wish to improve their English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
    If English is not your first language, and you are a migrant professional looking to improve your skills or develop greater confidence in workplace English, our skill sets will help you achieve your goal.

    This skill set focuses on being able to critically read, write and edit complex texts in an employment or professional setting. As a professional there are many occasions where you will have to to read, understand, write, analyse and edit complex texts and documents and you'lll gain the skills needed to help you do this. 

    You'll gain confidence and feel more comfortable when tackling these tasks, improving your employment and promotion prospects.

    Please note classes will only run with sufficient numbers.

    EAC16 English for Migrant Professionals - Present and Listen to Complex Oral Presentations Skill Set
    Skill set On campus
    Perth
    English, ESL, EAL, additional language, migrant, professional, oral, aural, listening, speaking, presentations, written,

    North Metropolitan TAFE is running specialist skill sets for migrant professionals who wish to improve their English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
    If English is not your first language, and you are a migrant professional looking to improve your skills or develop greater confidence in workplace English, our skill sets will help you achieve your goal.

    This skill set focuses on listening and presenting complex oral presentations in an employment or professional setting. There are many situations where you will be required to either create and present or listen and understand complex oral presentations and you'll gain the skills needed to help you do both. 

    You'll gain confidence and feel more comfortable when participating in these presentations, improving your employment and promotion prospects.

    Please note classes will only run with sufficient numbers.

    EAC17 English for Migrant Professionals - Read and Write Complex Texts Skill Set
    Skill set On campus
    Perth
    English, ESL, EAL, additional language, migrant, professional, oral, aural, listening, speaking, presentations, written, text, document, reading, writing, written, reports

    North Metropolitan TAFE is running specialist skill sets for migrant professionals who wish to improve their English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
    If English is not your first language, and you are a migrant professional looking to improve your skills or develop greater confidence in workplace English, our skill sets will help you achieve your goal.

    This skill set focuses on reading and writing complex texts in an employment or professional setting. As a professional there are many occasions where you will have to read, understand and write complex texts and documents and you'll gain the skills needed to help you do this. 

    You'll gain confidence and feel more comfortable when tackling these tasks, improving your employment and promotion prospects.

    Please note classes will only run with sufficient numbers.

    SC-PLS-C2046 French Beginners Stage 1
    Short course On campus
    Perth
    Languages, French; language, francais, francaise, travel, foreign languages, conversation

    French – La Langue Française

    This course is your first step in understanding how the French language works and will give you a fun filled insight into French culture.

    You will learn basic communication skills in a variety of situations from introducing yourself to ordering a meal. There will also be ample opportunity to practise with fellow students and through interaction with your lecturer.

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

    SC-PLS-C2047 French Beginners Stage 2
    Short course On campus
    Perth
    Languages, French; language, francais, francaise, travel, foreign languages, conversation,

    Continue your journey into the French language

    This course will give you a deeper understanding of how the French language works and offers a fun filled immersion in French culture. 

    You will consolidate your basic knowledge and enhance your communication skills in a variety of situations while being given ample opportunity to practise with fellow students and through interaction with your lecturer.

     

     

    SC-PLS-C2051 German Beginners Stage 1
    Short course On campus
    Perth
    Languages, German, TAFE04,  WW000000, A000000, A000002, travel, traveller, foreign, short course, deutsch, deutsche, conversation,

    Guten Tag… Willkommen am North Metropolitan TAFE

    This course is your first step in understanding how the German language works and will give you a fun filled insight into German culture.

    You will learn basic communication skills in a variety of situations from introducing yourself to ordering a meal. There will also be ample opportunity to practise with fellow students and through interaction with your lecturer.

      EAB27 Get Ready: Computers for Work Skill Set
      Skill set On campus
      Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
      Midland
      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.

      EAB44 Interpreting Skills for NAATI Certification Skill Set
      Skill set On campus
      Perth

      Interpreting is a skill that can be used to help people across many community and service industries

      Are you, or will you be, in an interpreting or language-related role in the workplace or community? If so then this course will help you meet two of the training prerequisite requirements of the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) Certified Provisional Interpreter test. You will be given guidance in interpreting techniques.

      Please note, you must meet English proficiency requirements to enrol, refer to entrance requirements below for further information.

      Units

      • PSPTIS001 Apply codes and standards to ethical practice
      • PSPTIS002 Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments
      • PSPTIS003 Prepare to translate and interpret
      • PSPTIS042 Manage discourses in general settings

      Please note: Successful completion of this skill set meets the minimum prerequisite training requirements set by NAATI for the Certified Provisional Interpreter test and is designed to prepare candidates for the NAATI test by providing information and training in interpreting techniques; it does not aim to produce fully trained interpreters.

      SC-PLS-C2071 Japanese Beginners Stage 1
      Short course On campus
      Perth
      Languages, Japanese, foreign, travel, traveller, short course, jap, skiing, niseko, Japan, asian, conversation,

      Learn Japanese

      Japanese Beginners Stage 1 course is an introduction to the language, its sound and writing system and you will learn 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
      Perth
      Languages, Japanese, foreign, travel, traveller, short course, jap, skiing, niseko, Japan, asian, conversation,

      Continue on your Japanese journey

      This courses will build on the language 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-V1343 Japanese Beginners Stage 3
      Short course On campus
      Perth
      Languages, Japanese, foreign, travel, traveller, short course, jap, skiing, niseko, Japan, asian, conversation,

      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 situations, 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-C2086 Spanish Beginners Stage 1
      Short course On campus
      Perth
      Languages, Spanish, TAFE04, 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
      Perth
      Languages, Spanish, TAFE04, Spain, travel, traveller, short course, foreign, South America, hispanic, Argentina, Central America, Cuba, Chile, Venezuela,

      Take your Spanish to the next level

      This courses will build on the language skills learnt in Spanish Beginners Stage 1. Words and phrases are revised and extended, and you will be given additional 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-V1412 Spanish Beginners Stage 3
        Short course On campus
        Perth
        Languages, Spanish, TAFE04, Spain, travel, traveller, short course, foreign, South America, hispanic, Argentina, Central America, Cuba, Chile, Venezuela,

        Continue on your Spanish pathway

        This course is a direct continuation of Beginners Stage 2. 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.

        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
        Perth
        Languages, Thailand, TAFE04, Siam, travel, traveller, short course, foreign, asian,

        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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