Active Conversation In English (ACE)

This course focuses on building your confidence in speaking about any topic. Teachers use role plays, acting and singing activities, oral presentations, pronunciation and group work activities to help students achieve their full potential. Guest speakers are often invited and students project manage fundraising activities to boost their ability to communicate. Our ACE students are our shining stars.

In the Active Conversation in English course students:

  • Perform in role plays and learn the importance of body language
  • Improve their speaking skills with specialized pronunciation lessons
  • Prepare for and deliver powerful and convincing oral presentations
  • Improve their fluency using new vocabulary on different topics
  • Plan and organize special events with peers
  • Listen to inspirational TED Talks and discuss/debate in groups
  • Improve voice control and intonation with singing

All students are tested by the English Management team on their first day and each student is informed of their current English level. Each student’s strengths and weaknesses are discussed and then placed in the ideal class for student’s learning. The class teacher also receives a copy of the student’s English test and is advised of student’s strengths and weaknesses, background, goals and is well prepared for the student’s first lesson.

Active Conversation in English (ACE) – CRICOS Course Code: 099478K

Levels Intermediate to Upper Intermediate (2 Levels)
Duration 4 – 12 weeks (Level completion approximately 12 weeks)
Starting Dates Every Monday
Hours Per Week 20 hours per week + 5 Self-study lessons and homework
Enrolment Fee $250
Material Fee $10 a week ($60 Minimum)
Tuition Fee $400 per week

*Please note that these fees can change at any time throughout the year.

Current Timetables are:

Morning Classes        Monday to Thursday 8.30 AM – 2.15PM

Sample Timetable*

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Lesson 1 Listening: TEDtalk – “A life lesson from a volunteer firefighter” Students listen for gist and then for detail Speaking: students discuss the best and worst jobs and give reasons. Students discuss useful skills for work. Students work in small groups or pairs and create dialogues using present simple, skills & jobs vocabulary, collocations & idioms. Warmer: “speed dating” exercise. Students are divided into employers and employees and mingle. They vote on the boss and employee they would like the most.
Break Time
Lesson 2 Vocab:
Idioms through
Reading sub-skills:
scanning for main idea and
reading for
Listening skills test: on the telephone. Common
future plans for an event.
Break Time
Lesson 3 Presentation skills: Students look at some key skills used in presentations (gesture and body language, relax) and write short speeches about a life lesson. Pronunciation: students will practice and drill a set of minimal pairs, then use ‘Pronunciation Journey’ activity (Pronunciation Games) to practice. Backs to the board: Students must guess the vocabulary item written on the whiteboard through the descriptions of their classmates. Song: students complete a worksheet linked with a song for listening

*The above timetable is only a sample for 1 week and will change depending on your English level

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