Study online English program with Health Careers Language Academy (HCLA) at your own suitability.
HCLA provides a comprehensive English for Higher Education to suit you whether you’re balancing work, family or just life in general; we will assist you with your English proficiency for further study or job opportunities. English for Higher Education will facilitate English learning at an advanced to mastery level. All course content is contextualized to prepare students for participating in the health industry. HCLA’s EHE course has been developed to fit into your busy lifestyle with tailored support available when you need it.
This course will be open for 1 year and students can complete the course within the year. The course is a 48 weeks program, and will improve the students’ level of English from a Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), B2 to C1. Students are required to complete a summative assessment task which will be conducted every 4 weeks, the course has a total of 12 summative assessment tasks. Students are recommended to engage in 6 – 8 hours of self-directed learning with 2 hours of online teacher support per week. A well-qualified and experienced teacher in teaching English will provide support to the students on a regular basis. Students are advised to use the recommended text books for this course.
Write academic essays that include citation of a variety of source materials and that set out a structured argument
Understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation
Demonstrate through role playing and simulation the ability to communicate around advanced healthcare topics with colleagues and other stakeholders in healthcare
Communicate advanced healthcare and health science information through structured oral presentations
Read and understand academic and scientific literature
Read and write documents used in healthcare practice such as care plans and reports
Use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes
Utilise contact with English speakers and the language environment, including communication media, to actively seek out opportunities to learn and use complex language
EHE Part 2
Write academic essays that include citation of peer reviewed source materials and that set out a complex structured argument
Produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices
Understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning
Demonstrate through role playing and simulation the ability to communicate confidently and express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions around advanced healthcare topics with colleagues, patients and other stakeholders in healthcare industry
Perform oral presentations in accordance with higher education conventions
Read, understand and synthesise written work based on academic and scientific literature
Implement strategies for effective independent learning in Australian educational and workplace settings
Utilise opportunities for interaction and dialogue with academics and professionals to benefit learning
Constructive, reflective and personalised feedback on overall performance and during study will be provided to the students on a regular basis. Recommendations on improvements will also be given to students upon completion of summative assessments. Students will be required to upload the completed assessment tasks on the Knowledge Hub which the teacher will mark, and upload with feedback.
General English - General English is part of our ELICOS program and it offers students the opportunity to improve their overall English ability for everyday use. Classes are offered at multiple English levels and this course can cater to most students.
This course will prepare students for the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), which is a computer-based English language test for non-native English speakers intending to study, work or settle in Australia.
Studying EAP at HCLA has been a great opportunity for me. I have improved so much in my writing, speaking, listening and reading abilities. EAP prepared me very well for the GDN. It was indeed a great pathway. I would love to thank the teachers who were so determined to deliver their service and were very helpful.
English for Academic Purposes
The information provided in the course is very helpful for me. Specifically, the advice I received on academic writing was very beneficial. I am doing my GDN in IHM, Australia. The advice helped me a lot for my assignments. Prior to this, writing was very hard for me. Now I am more focused and confident with the use of words in a better way. Thank you HCLA for the valuable advice and guidance I have received!
Alejandra Alvarez Sandoval
In the one week that I have been here, I have found the teacher Daisy to be very passionate. She tries to understand all our problems and makes us comfortable with her teaching. I hope I will improve quickly. The facilities are comfortable and the staff members are friendly and helpful. My classmates are helping me to improve my English. I am happy with this academy.
I am an Indian. I joined HCLA on the 7th January. This is my fourth week here. I used to always worry about my pronunciation and grammar, but after joining here I am more confident in my speaking abilities. The practice material is very easy to understand. I am able to freely contact all the staff and have now deleted the word hesitation from my dictionary! The services provided by HCLA make us happy. I am enjoying myself a lot. All the HCLA teachers are very supportive and cooperative. I truly respect and thank them from the bottom of my heart.
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