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About CELUSA

CELUSA is the Centre for English Language in the University of South Australia.

CELUSA specialises in providing high-quality Academic English (AE) language preparation programs for international undergraduate and postgraduate students. The CELUSA Academic English (AE) program is for students looking to develop their skills to meet the English language admission requirements necessary for academic study at the University of South Australia, the South Australian Institute of Business and Technology (SAIBT) and the Le Cordon Bleu Academy of Hospitality (LCB).

CELUSA recommends that an intense language course of at least 10 weeks will help develop the skills to lift your IELTS score by half a bandscore. To find out your required IELTS score search our degree programs.

CELUSA meets Australia’s national quality standards in all aspects of our language programs, which includes providing small class sizes, highly qualified and experienced teachers, state-of-the-art facilities and student support services.

CELUSA Dates

2020 Start Date End Date Orientation Date and Time Location
CC2001 Monday 6 January Friday 7 February Monday 6 January, 10:00am To be confirmed
CC2002 Monday 10 February Friday 13 March Monday 10 February, 10:00am To be confirmed
CC2003 Monday 16 March Friday 17 April Monday 16 March, 10:00am To be confirmed
1 week holiday break
CC2004 Monday 27 April Friday 29 May Monday 27 April, 10:00am To be confirmed
CC2005 Monday 1 June Friday 3 July Monday 1 June, 10:00am To be confirmed
2 weeks holiday break
CC2006 Monday 20 July Friday 21 August Monday 20 July, 10:00am To be confirmed
CC2007 Monday 24 August Friday 25 September Monday 24 August, 10:00am To be confirmed
1 week holiday break
CC2008 Tuesday 6 October Friday 6 November Tuesday 6 October, 10:00am To be confirmed
CC2009 Monday 9 November Friday 11 December Monday 9 November, 10:00am To be confirmed

 

For further information contact:

CELUSA University of South Australia
Catherine Helen Spence Building
City West campus
North Terrace Adelaide, SA, 5000
T. +61 8 8302 1571
E. celusaadmissions@unisa.edu.au

Sample Class Timetable

2 days morning sessions and 3 days afternoon sessions

Weekly Topic: Food and Diet
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
08:30 - 10:30 Writing & Study Skills
- Peer correction of homework paragraph
Writing
- Paragraph unity – logical division of ideas
- Brainstorming major ideas for a body paragraph
Writing
- Analysing model essay: transition signals & coherence
- Logical division of ideas in a paragraph
- Paragraph coherence
- Use of transition signals to show relationships of ideas
     
10:30 - 10:45 Break Break Break Break Break
10:45 - 12:45 Reading -Food
- Vocabulary from article
- Answering questions from article
Listening. Lecture: Diet and Health
- Taking notes using gapfill
- Check comprehension of lecture
Writing
- Analysing model essay: conclusion
- Essential elements of a concluding paragraph
     
12:45 - 13:00 Break Break Break Break Break
13:00 - 15:00     Reading
- Extracting vocabulary from texts
- Checking comprehension of texts
Seminar Presentations
- How to conduct a presentation discussion
- Presentation discussion practice
- Creating a seminar presentation outline (visual aid)
- Presentation practice
Weekly Review
- Grammar revision: first conditional
- Introductions
Monitor weekly vocabulary sheets and help students collate weekly vocabulary
- Field any questions or issues on weekly activities / course to date, assignment due dates, expectations, workload etc.
15:00 - 15:15 Break Break Break Break Break
15:15 - 17:15     Writing
- Essay planning
- Note-taking and outlining
Consolidation of Learning
- Use this session to work with students on any problem areas of learning and/or consolidation/catch-up work or
- Peer assess timed writing practice
Student Oral Presentations in pairs

 

2 days afternoon sessions and 3 days morning sessions

Weekly Topic: Food and Diet
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
08:30 - 10:30     Reading
- Extracting vocabulary from texts
- Checking comprehension of texts
Seminar Presentations
- How to conduct a presentation discussion
- Presentation discussion practice
- Creating a seminar presentation outline (visual aid)
- Presentation practice
Weekly Review
- Grammar revision: first conditional
- Introductions
- Monitor weekly vocabulary sheets and help students collate weekly vocabulary
- Field any questions or issues on weekly activities / course to date, assignment due dates, expectations, workload etc.
10:30 - 10:45 Break Break Break Break Break
10:45 - 12:45     Writing
- Essay planning
- Note-taking and outlining
Listening. Lecture: Diet and Health
- Taking notes using gapfill
- Check comprehension of lecture
Consolidation of Learning
- Use this session to work with students on any problem areas of learning and/or consolidation/catch-up work or
- Peer assess timed writing practice
Student Oral Presentations in pairs
12:45 - 13:00 Break Break Break Break Break
13:00 - 15:00 Writing & Study Skills
- Peer correction of homework paragraph
Writing
- Paragraph unity – logical division of ideas
- Brainstorming major ideas for a body paragraph
Writing
- Analysing model essay: transition signals & coherence
- Logical division of ideas in a paragraph
- Paragraph coherence
- Use of transition signals to show relationships of ideas
     
15:00 - 15:15 Break Break Break Break Break
15:15 - 17:15 Reading -Food
- Vocabulary from article
- Answering questions from article
- Listening. Lecture: Diet and Health
- Taking notes using gapfill
- Check comprehension of lecture
Writing
- Analysing model essay: conclusion
- Essential elements of a concluding paragraph
     

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