English and Global Careers Program

Monash College is 100 percent owned by Monash University, Australia’s largest university. We are a leader in conducting customised short courses and pre-university programs for international students.

The English & Global Careers Program is a short-term study experience - all from the comfort of your home via our Virtual Classroom. Together with your virtual-classmates, you will develop English language and communication skills to shape your future career.

Enrolments are now open for February 2021. There are three course entry points;

  • 1 - 19  February,
  • 8 - 26 February,
  • and 15 February - 5 March.

Monash College has been an industry leader in innovative eLearning practices. The Virtual Classroom consolidates this experience with delivering courses online using the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) and collaborative Google Suite, while introducing a video classroom for interaction with the teacher and other learners on Zoom.

Students will work together on a range of other digital learning platforms for coursework and assessment including eBooks and online quizzes.

Please view the program flyer for further program details and registration information.

Structure

The course consists of two modules;
  • Communicative English – Monday to Wednesday
  • Global Career – Thursday and Friday

Levels

The course is designed for students at Intermediate to Advanced levels, and students will be placed based on English language test and/or interview results;
  • Intermediate – IELTS 4.0 - 5.0 or equivalent
  • Advanced – IELTS 5.5 - 6.5 or equivalent

Independent Study

Students are expected to complete approximately 10 hours a week of self-directed learning designed to reinforce the language, skills and communicative focus of the Virtual Classwork. This includes reviewing classwork, engaging in structured web research, participating in group work and preparing presentations.

Learners also have access to a range of additional self-study materials to review the themes and content of the course and target specific language skills.

Class Times

4 hours per day, 20 hours per week

11.30 AM - 4.30 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

Start Dates

There are three course entry points;
  • Monday, 1 February  - Friday, 19 February 2021
  • Monday, 8 February  - Friday, 26 February 2021
  • Monday, 15 February - Friday, 5 March 2021

Eligibility

Minimum English level of IELTS 4.0 or equivalent. (TOEFL IBT 31, TOEFL ITP 400, TOEIC 500). Students without an IELTS score may be required to participate in a short interview.

Minimum age of 18.

The English and Global Careers Program is designed for students at Intermediate to Advanced levels:

  • Intermediate – IELTS 4.0 - 5.0 or equivalent
  • Advanced – IELTS 5.5 - 6.5 or equivalent

Intermediate Level themes

News and Opinions

Speaking and listening skills for telling stories and sharing opinions about current affairs. Introduction to the Virtual Classroom, language for engaging in an online environment, key eLearning platforms, and Australian English.

Everyday Conversation

Speaking and listening skills for everyday conversations, including expressing likes and dislikes, stopping and starting a discussion, clarifying misunderstanding, engaging in polite disagreements and catching up with friends and acquaintances.

Culture

Introduction to cultural differences, including non-verbal communication. Develop familiarity with key concepts in cross-cultural awareness, research a foreign culture in groups and deliver a structured oral presentation.

Global Careers

Business English skills, with an emphasis on communicating and working with colleagues in a more formal context. Develop skills for spoken interaction in the workplace, delivering professional presentations and applying cross-cultural awareness in a business context.

Advanced Level themes

International Media and Communication

The nature of media and digital information in the 21st century, using case studies on transparency and reliability in news media, the role of business in media environments and the importance of digital devices in a global media ecology.

Professional Ingenuity and Innovation

Exercising professional innovation and ingenuity in the face of complex problems, using case studies on technological improvements to urban environments and safeguarding rapidly growing populations.

Issues in Multinational Society

Fostering a sustainable mindset on issues linked with globalised business, trade, law and production, using case studies on disposable fashion and excess waste. Individual, corporate and government responsibility in multinational society

Global Workplace and careers

Developing Advanced Business English skills, with an emphasis on skills for communicating with various stakeholders both within and outside an organisation. Develop skills for communicating effectively in meetings and networking events, as well as building their own personal brand to advance their professional standing and career.

Program schedule

The course consists of five discreet but complementary weeks of study. There are three course entry points as shown below.

Monash College has been an industry leader in innovative eLearning practices. The Virtual Classroom consolidates this experience with delivering courses online using the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) and collaborative Google Suite, while introducing a video classroom for interaction with the teacher and other learners on Zoom.

Students will work together on a range of other digital learning platforms for coursework and assessment including eBooks and online quizzes.

The course will develop student's English language and communication skills to support their future career aspirations.

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Monash College offers a range of extra-curricular activities, which will complement the class experience;

  • Language exchange with Monash students.
  • Student clubs: Cooking, Arts & Craft, Sport.
  • Mindfulness Workshops
  • Online interactive games.

*Actual activities are subject to student numbers and availability

Learn more about the program and it's benefits with our videos and student reports from previous study groups.

Find out more

For more information on the program and how to apply, please contact;

Study Groups and Consulting, Monash College
Phone: +61 3 9905 8794
Email: global.enquiries@monashcollege.edu.au