English Courses

General English

CRICOS Code 03378G

*Please note that this course is available to Student Visa Holders as their main course


20 hours of classroom instruction + 2 hours of self access each week. The course runs from 1-54 weeks in length for Student Visa Holders, 1-17 weeks for Working Holiday Visa Holders, and 1-12 weeks for Tourist Visa Holders.

General English prepares students so that they can use English to communicate fluently with confidence and accuracy in all situations. The General English course has been designed so that students can enter TIES with little to no English skills and knowledge and leave proficient, confident and ready to make choices for their future.

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General English is a sequential and developmental set of courses designed to develop students' communication skills and fluency in:

    Speaking and pronunciation
    Reading
    Writing
    Grammar
    Vocabulary

IELTS/PTE Preparation

Academic and General

*Please note that this course is not available to Student Visa Holders as their main course


14 hours of classroom instruction each week. This 11 week Part-time course prepares students for the IELTS - International English Language Testing System or PTE - Pearson Test of English - examination.

IELTS Preparation is a sequential and developmental course designed to improve students' English Language proficiency for the IELTS test. The TIES IELTS Preparation course will prepare students in all components of the exam to ensure success.

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The major skills covered for the IELTS exam are:

    Listening
    Reading
    Writing
    Speaking

Pathway Program

CRICOS Code 03378G

General Intensive English + Elective PTE/IELTS Preparation and Essential Academic Skills

*Please note that this course is available to Student Visa Holders as their main course


20 hours of classroom instruction each week + 2 hours of self access and group work. This 11 week full-time course prepares students for entry into University, TAFE and Training College Courses. Students can prepare for the IELTS - International English Language Testing System or PTE - Pearson Test of English - examination depending on their course entry requirements.

IELTS Preparation is a sequential and developmental course designed to improve students' English Language proficiency for the IELTS test. The TIES IELTS elective will prepare students in all components of the exam to ensure success.

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The major skills covered for the IELTS exam are:

    Listening
    Reading
    Writing
    Speaking

One-on-One

General English, English for Academic Purposes, English for Specific Purposes or IELTS Preparation

*Please note that this course is not available to Student Visa Holders as their main course


One-on-One classes are designed for students who only have a limited time to study English or for students who want that little bit of extra study. Let us design a curriculum around your needs, interests and motivation.

Please feel free to contact us to find out how TIES can help you to achieve your goals. We have experience in preparing students for many different language related situations and we would be more than happy to help you with your specific needs. We have helped students prepare for exams such as PTE, OET, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, and we have taught countless overseas professionals who are living and working in Townsville.

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If you are interested in some One on One lessons with TIES teachers, we can design a curriculum to suit your needs. One on One lessons are especially beneficial for:

    Faster Progress
    Advanced Learners
    Exam Preparation

Night Classes

Work during the day and up-skill your English at night

*Please note that this course is not available to Student Visa Holders as their main course

**Please note that these classes will only commence if there are sufficient student numbers for a class.

Night classes are designed for students who are working during the day, but who would like to improve their English at night. The Night Classes use the same General English Curriculum as is used in our day classes

Please feel free to contact us to find out how TIES can help you to achieve your goals. We have experience in preparing students for many different language related situations and we would be more than happy to help you with your specific needs. We have helped students prepare for exams such as PTE, OET, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, and we have taught countless overseas professionals who are living and working in Townsville.

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Let us help you:

    Improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing macro-skills
    Achieve better results in your PTE/IELTS exam
    Understand your customers, employers and colleagues more easily
    Meet other International Workers
    Have fun and enjoy learning English