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Helpful hints to get a high score in the IELTS Speaking test

Written by on June 5th, 2017.      0 comments

The following hints, tips and strategies will help you achieve a higher score in your next IELTS Speaking test:-
 

IELTS and Australian citizenship

Written by on April 21st, 2017.      0 comments

Recent changes to Australian citizenship rules, means that people wanting to apply for Australian citizenship now need to increase their level of English language proficiency.   Following the Prime Minister's recent announcement, it is now more important than ever to ensure English skills meet the minimum requirement of at least an IELTS level 6 standard.   
 
 

How can I improve my IELTS test score?

Written by on October 14th, 2016.      0 comments

Questions we often get asked about the IELTS test include  "can I improve my IELTS score?"   and "if so how can I improve my IELTS test score?"    There are a few points to note in answer to these questions.   
 
 

How to increase your score in the IELTS Writing Test

Written by on September 16th, 2016.      0 comments

The following hints will help you to increase your score in the IELTS writing test
 

Helpful hints to get a high score in the IELTS Reading Test

Written by on August 12th, 2016.      0 comments

The following hints will help you to make the most of your time in the IELTS Reading test.   Pay attention to these, as failing to do so, could mean the loss of valuable marks.
 
 

How to speak like an Australian

Written by on February 18th, 2016.      0 comments

Do you live in Australia and work with Australian colleagues or clients?  Sometimes it can be frustrating when you have to repeat what you say, because others don’t understand your accent.    You may have fantastic technical skills and be brilliant at your job, but find it difficult communicating clearly in English.   Learning to speak like an Australian can make your life a little easier.

How can I do that you ask.  Well that is a very good question.  Firstly, let’s look at what it means to speak like an Australian.
 
 

Is your accent hurting your career?

Written by on July 8th, 2015.      0 comments

So you have the skills and qualifications required to do the job, you know English very well, but you speak with an accent.  You get an interview, but fail to secure the job.
 
Can it be that your accent is hurting your career?  Do accents really make a difference when it comes to the employer deciding who the successful applicant will be?
 

Claim your course as a tax deduction before 30 June and benefit from lower course fees

Written by on June 26th, 2015.      0 comments

It's almost the end of the financial year again and as we all prepare to submit our return for this financial year, a question we often get asked is "Can I claim the course as a tax deduction?".  

If you are eligible to claim the cost of the course as a tax deduction, it can reduce the overall cost of the course to you.  
 
 

Study finds Australian infants struggle to understand the Australian accent

Written by on December 23rd, 2014.      0 comments

A UWS Marcs Institute study found that Australian infants have difficulty understanding the Australian accent.   Interestingly they found that while Australian English is a more relaxed style of the English language, it can also make it hard for babies to learn new words.
What does this research mean for adult learners?

 

 

How to become a more valuable employee at work

Written by on December 3rd, 2014.      0 comments

With the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing that unemployment rates are slowly rising in Australia, largely due to today's difficult economy, the job market is becoming more competitive.  Now more than ever, we need to think about making ourselves more valuable at work.   
But how do we become an indispensable employee?

The following 5 tips will help you become a more valuable in the workplace:-
 

Can accent training increase your credibility?

Written by on November 4th, 2014.      0 comments

Consider this question - Can having a foreign accent influence a person’s credibility?   

Indeed both the speaker AND the listener may not be aware of this, but research has revealed that the answer is...
 
 

Reducing an accent can create job opportunities

Written by on June 16th, 2014.      0 comments

Having an accent does not necessarily mean that there will be less job opportunities available to you or that you may miss out on a promotion at work.   Your ability to respond to the interviewers questions, and convey your knowledge and abilities clearly, is more important than the existence of an accent.   However, if you have a strong accent and the interviewer has difficulty understanding your responses, it may be time to explore your options.

 

Intercultural tips for communicating at work

Written by on July 12th, 2013.      0 comments

In today’s work environment many of us are finding ourselves working with different people from different cultures.   While this can enrich the working environment, intercultural communication can sometimes create a challenge for those who are unable to interpret and understand other people correctly.
 

Ten tips to improve English speaking skills

Written by on June 3rd, 2013.      0 comments

Read these 10 tips to help you to improve your English speaking skills and help you feel more confident when you talk.
 

Corporate language training

Written by on June 1st, 2013.      0 comments

Today, global corporate expansion is increasing and to be successful in an international market, a certain level of English language proficiency is essential for most management or senior positions.  Corporate language training can benefit employees who are transitioning into a new work and language environment.   Corporate language training is a strategic business imperative toward achieving success in the global workplace.