English Language Program
To make it easier for students to gain a greater understanding of English to enter the BMIHMS at Torrens University programs, we offer a unique English Language Program (ELP) at the Suzhou Campus.
This program offers students the chance to improve their English in a fun and enjoyable way so they can gain English competency of IELTS 6.0 Academic, TOEFL 79 or equivalent.
Students can be assured of learning from qualified instructors and completing an effective language program. On completion of the course, students will be able to progress into the undergraduate program at BMIHMS at Torrens University.
The program has been formulated to effectively prepare students to study hospitality in the English language and commence a career where speaking and reading English is a distinct advantage.
In addition, the program is quality assured, meeting the standards for ELICOS and complies with the National English Language Teaching Accreditation Scheme (NEAS).
The aim of the program is to ensure that students are able to communicate effectively in their studies as well as for the hospitality industry. The program includes a different theme/topic each week and the topics are based on the students study goals as well as their personal interests. These provide a framework around course work including the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students will have the opportunity to practise what is taught through the use of task based learning activities.
Every four weeks the student is assessed to ensure improvement in each of the core skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. The types of assessments include fill-in-the blank questions, writing texts, short answer questions and interviews.
The English Language Program is held on the BMIHMS Suzhou Campus with students living on campus.
HOW IT WORKS
In general, each 3-month (1 term) course should increase each student's English language proficiency by 0.5 IELTS.
For example if the student has a current IELTS of 5.0 then x2 3-month courses will need to be undertaken to reach IELTS 6.0.
Once IELTS 6.0 has been reached students can commence directly into the BMIHMS Diploma or Associate Degree immediately.
Alternatively a student may have a current IELTS of 5.0 then after successfully completing x1, 3-month course to reach IELTS 5.5 they may still enter into the BMIHMS program, however they must also undertake additional Integrated English Language (IEL) simultaneously until they reach 6.0.
|ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM|
|Beginner to Advanced|
|Duration: IELTS of 5.0 : 1 term (approximately 3 months) | IELTS of 4.5 : 2 terms (approximately 6 months)|
|Entry level: Equivalent to IELTS of 4.5 minimum (or equivalent)|
|Entry intakes: Feb, May, Aug, Nov|
|Entry age requirement: 18+ years (when applying for visa)|
|Pathway: For entry into the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School at Torrens University Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Business.|
|This course aims to provide students with the general English language skills required|
to engage effectively in advanced forms of social interaction and is designed for students
studying hotel management at BMIHMS.
|TUITION COST:||RMB 8500/ per term|
|ACCOMMODATION*:||RMB 3000/per term for single room, RMB1750/per term for twin room|
All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, 24-hours hot water, SIFI access, water dispense, 24-hour security on duty. All bills are included in accommodation fee.
|MEALS:||RMB 1 500/ per month*|
*Should be allowed as a basic living standard in China, assuming
students will have three meals per day at the students' canteen.