ELSIS offers a range of afternoon workshops to help you Improve your English quickly.

Pronunciation Workshop

This workshop is designed for students at any level of English who wish to improve their English pronunciation.

This workshop aims to help you develop speech clarity, through a range of activities designed to target your pronunciation problems and enable you to identify mistakes and correct them.

This workshop will help you:

  • Understand the phonetic chart and phonetic symbols
  • Learn the correct location of the lips, teeth and tongue when producing sounds (consonants and vowels)
  • Understand the concept of voiced and voiceless sounds
  • Understand stress and intonation
  • Improve your spelling and reading ability
  • Discover your strengths and weaknesses with certain sounds due to the influence of your native language

IELTS Practice Test

This workshop is ideal for students who want to prepare for the IELTS test or would like to have an idea about their language proficiency level.

The practice tests in this section offer you the opportunity to:

  • Get to know the test format
  • Experience the types of tasks you will be asked to undertake
  • Review answers and compare them with model answers

Vocabulary Games and Activities

This workshop is designed for students who wish to improve their vocabulary in a fun and enjoyable environment.

Every week will focus on a different genre and you will learn how to understand words in context.

This workshop will help you:

  • Expand your vocabulary knowledge
  • Understand new words and phrases in context
  • Practise using new words

Grammar Practice

This workshop is for students who want to improve their English grammar. Each session focuses on a grammar concept.
You will practise using grammar in real-life situations.

This workshop will help you:

  • Improve your knowledge of English grammar
  • Target common grammatical errors
  • Practise grammar weekly

Prepositions and Phrasal Verbs

This workshop is for students who would like to practice using prepositions and prepositional phrases. As phrasal verbs may be very confusing for students, this workshop introduces students to some commonly used phrasal verbs. It also provides spoken and conversational practice of the forms taught.

This workshop focuses on the following:

  • Phrasal verb meaning and usage
  • Phrasal verbs in context
  • Phrasal verbs in spoken English

Songs and Lyrics

This is a fun workshop for students who would like to learn the lyrics to some popular songs. This workshop will also focus on vocabulary and gramrnar.

This workshop will help you:

  • Learn new words and phrases
  • Identify tense and purpose
  • Practise fluency

Reading Club

This workshop is for students who enjoy reading short stories, students who find reading challenging, and/or those who prefer group reading activities. Students are given a short story to read and discuss in a group.

This workshop will:

  • Improve your reading speed and accuracy
  • Enhance your oral skills
  • Encourage you to participate in group work and discussions

Coffee and Conversation

This workshop is for students who want to have a friendly chat with a group of students and a teacher. Teachers select a range of conversational activities. Students are invited to use the session to gain useful information about courses and pathways, or they might like to learn about different activities and places to visit in Australia.

Coffee and snacks are provided.

This workshop focuses on the following:

  • Building student confidence in speaking
  • Encouraging student participation in group discussions

Individual Tutorials

Students can have a 20-minute one-on-one lesson with a teacher. This gives students an opportunity to work on areas of particular interest or concern, such as pronunciation, writing, grammar, spelling or conversation fluency.

The tutorial workshop is great for students wanting to:

  • Focus on areas of weakness
  • Improve English language skills
  • Work one-on-one with an experienced teacher