Our Courses

LAB has a variety of courses available for students who wish to learn and improve their English language skills.

General English

Elementary to Advanced

Ideal for students who want to improve their overall English language proficiency for general purposes and gain confidence to communicate effectively in real-life situations

This course can also be a great starting point for students who would like time to settle into Australian life before starting the English for Academic Purposes or IELTS Preparation courses.

Following an integrated skills approach, students do a range of speaking, listening, writing and reading tasks every day to develop their oral and written communication abilities. Lessons also help students to develop their awareness and use of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation to enable them to confidently express themselves on an ever-wider range of topics with increasing levels of subtlety.

The course has 5 different levels:
ELEMENTARY | PRE-INTERMEDIATE | INTERMEDIATE, | UPPER-INTERMEDIATE | ADVANCED

Duration | 5 to 60 weeks

Available | Morning or Evening

Intakes | Every Monday

Entry Level | No minimum level required


Elementary
Pre-Intermediate
Intermediate
Upper-Intermediate
Advanced
General English +

Hospitality and Tourism

Prepares you to work in restaurants, cafes and hotels in Australia

This course is a great starting point for students would like to find a job into the Hospitality industry in Australia

Following an integrated skills approach, students do a range of speaking, listening, writing and reading tasks every day to develop their oral and written communication abilities, including real life Hospiatlity scenarios. Lessons also help students to develop their awareness and use of grammar, Hospitality vocabulary and pronunciation to enable them to confidently express themselves on an ever-wider range of topics with increasing levels of subtlety.

Build your confidence in job applications, learn about local Hospitality & Tourism Culture

Duration | 5 to 60 weeks

Available | Morning

Intakes | Every Monday

Entry Level | No minimum level required


IELTS Preparation

Designed to learn different techniques and strategies to help students fully demonstrate their language ability on the exam

Prepare to succeed in the IELTS test! This course was designed for students who plan to take the IELTS exam within the next 10-20 weeks. 

The course will help students become familiar with the requirements of the exam and its four sections: Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking. Students will practice of each of these skills extensively, as well as focusing on improving their grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and pronunciation.

Students will learn strategies to help them fully demonstrate their language ability on the exam and regularly take full mock exams (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking) to practice these strategies. Every type of IELTS writing task, including both Academic and General Training modules, is covered systematically during each level of the course.

Duration | 5 to 36 weeks

Available | Morning or Evening

Intakes | Every Monday

Entry Level | Intermediate Level and above


Entry Requirement: Intermediate level and above

Sample Course Outline

Week# Topic Language Focus Assessment Task
Week 1 Exercise Facts and Healthy Eating Functions
Reflective learning
Listening test – (Mock)
Week 2 Identifying Cities and
World Quiz
Formality
Critical thinking
Mock IELTS Test – all skills
Week 3 Hurry sickness and
Leisure Choices
Nouns and noun phrases
Self evaluation
Speaking – (Mock)
Week 4 Shopping behaviour and
Arts and culture
Discussing likes and dislikes
Describing events and attractions
Writing – all skills
Week 5 Water use and
Taking risks
Hedging
Describing stages
Grammar Test
Week 6 Memory and
Education
Signposting
Questioning
Mock IELTS Test – all skills
Week 7 Communication systems and Electronic Messaging Comparing and contrasting
Dealing with errors
Reading Test – (Mock)
Week 8 Space quiz and Predictions Discussing personal goals
Predicting the future
Mock IELTS Test – all skills
Week 9 Transport facts and Tourism Reading and locating information
Dealing with difficult data
Writing Test – (Mock)
Week 10 Facial expressions and photography Word building/Academic Style
Discussing topics fluently
Mock IELTS Test – all skills
EAP / Advanced

English for Academic Purposes

Designed for students who need to develop their oral and written communication skills for further study in an English-speaking environment.

This course will prepare students for success in vocational and tertiary level academic environments where English is the language of instruction, such as TAFE colleges (Technical & Further Education) or University. Successfully completing EAP is one pathway for international students into the recognised Bachelor of Design Arts at Fusion’s partner university -, the Academy of DesignAustralia in Collingwood, Melbourne.

In EAP, students develop their critical thinking skills by engaging with complex texts on a range of topics (such as science, technology, engineering, education, society and art), and discuss them with classmates, in formal presentations and in written essays.

Many of our students go on directly to further studies after completing our 10 week program.

Students are assessed on their ability to: 

Duration | 5 to 36weeks

Available | Morning

Intakes | Every Monday

Entry Level | Intermediate level and above


Entry Requirement: Upper Intermediate level and above

Sample Course Outline

Week# Topic Language Focus Assesment Task
Week 1 Critical thinking Fact and opinion
Generalisation and Bias
Listening – Students listen to a dialogue and complete multiple choice questions
Week 2 The Media Linking Words Reading – Students are given 20 questions to answer in a set time
Week 3 Sociology Word Families
Comparing and contrasting
Speaking – Students are given a list of 5 topics and have to debate 2 of them in pairs
Week 4 Leadership Reporting verbs
Phrasal verbs
Writing – Students have to write a 250-300 word argumentative essay
Week 5 Academic Language Applications Tense Review
Prefixes and Suffixes
Grammar Test – Students are given an Online Grammar test to complete
Week 6 Law Conditional Sentences
Past Modals
Listening – Students listen to a lecture and complete gap-fill
Week 7 Interpreting and Translations Interpreting and translating terminology Reading – Students are given 20 Questions to answer in a set time
Week 8 Fashion Cause and effect conjunctions Writing – 1000/1500 word compare and contrast essay
based on negotiated topic area
Week 9 Academic presentations Vocabulary for structuring presentations Speaking – Students have to
make a 10 minute presentation (using PowerPoint) on a
negotiated topic
Week 10 Interpersonal and International Communication Forming Questions All skills -Students (in groups) have to carry out a survey on a negotiated topic.
Business English

Focuses on students who wish to improve their English in a business setting.

This course will develop student’s ability to communicate in English through activities as realistic as possible.This means that students will be taught practical tasks such as participating in meetings, giving presentations, refining telephone skills, reading and writing emails, and building business and finance vocabulary.

Students are tested on a weekly basis. Teachers strategically incorporate multimedia and an array of real life materials to enhance the learning experience. Every 5 weeks each student is given detailed feedback on their class performance.

Duration | 5 to 20 weeks

Available | Morning

Intakes | Every Monday

Entry Level | Upper-Intermediate Level and above


Entry Requirement: Upper Intermediate level and above

Sample Course Outline

Week# Topic Skills Focus Assesment Task
Week 1 Communication Idioms /
Communication breakdown
Listening – listen to business messages
and listen to lecture about presentation
Week 2 Marketing Brainstorming Reading – read article and do gap fill activities as well as comprehension questions – all skills
Week 3 Business relationships Networking /
How to build a business
Speaking – Give a formal presentation in student’s specific job using Power Point
Week 4 Successful people Negotiating Writing – Write an email to a manager arranging hotel accommodation for an overseas work colleague
Week 5 Motivation Word Building / Understanding people Grammar – Weeks 1-5 review of grammar taught
Week 6 Risk management Assessing risk Dealing with a crisis Listening
– Business English Certificate [BEC]
Week 7 Management styles Presentations Reading – Business English Certificate [BEC]
Week 8 Working on a team Conflict resolution Speaking – Business English Certificate [BEC]
Week 9 Raising money Financial terms Writing – write a memo to Staff and write a letter confirming an order
Week 10 Customer service Dealing with complaints Grammar – Weeks 6-10 review of grammar taught
Cambridge English 1st FCE

Preparation

Prepare to succeed in the Cambridge Exam! This course was designed for students who are planning to obtain a higher score in the test

Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) is an upper-intermediate level qualification. It certifies you and indicates you can use every day written and spoken English for work or study purposes. It is internationally accepted by employers and educational institutions globally as proof of your ability to use English at an upper-intermediate level.

Demonstrates the ability to deal confidently with different types of text, (fiction, newspapers and magazines). Tests the use of English with tasks that show how well you can use both grammar and vocabulary.

Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face situations. You will also learn examination tips and strategies to help you achieve success in your assessments and communicate with confidence.

Assesses your ability to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, from news programmes, presentations to everyday conversations. Requires the production of two different pieces of writing from letters, reports, reviews and short stories.

Duration | 5 to 20 weeks

Available | Morning or Evening

Intakes | Every Monday

Entry Level | IELTS 5.5 or PTE Academic score 42 or LAB entry test


Entry Requirement: Upper Intermediate level and above

Sample Course Outline

Week# Topic Skills Focus Assesment Task
Week 1 Communication Idioms /
Communication breakdown
Listening – listen to business messages
and listen to lecture about presentation
Week 2 Marketing Brainstorming Reading – read article and do gap fill activities as well as comprehension questions – all skills
Week 3 Business relationships Networking /
How to build a business
Speaking – Give a formal presentation in student’s specific job using Power Point
Week 4 Successful people Negotiating Writing – Write an email to a manager arranging hotel accommodation for an overseas work colleague
Week 5 Motivation Word Building / Understanding people Grammar – Weeks 1-5 review of grammar taught
Week 6 Risk management Assessing risk Dealing with a crisis Listening
– Business English Certificate [BEC]
Week 7 Management styles Presentations Reading – Business English Certificate [BEC]
Week 8 Working on a team Conflict resolution Speaking – Business English Certificate [BEC]
Week 9 Raising money Financial terms Writing – write a memo to Staff and write a letter confirming an order
Week 10 Customer service Dealing with complaints Grammar – Weeks 6-10 review of grammar taught