Important Information for PEAT candidates
On 27 May 2017, the PEAT exam came to an end. Teachers in NSW who need to pass an English Language Proficiency test for accreditation are now required to do IELTS or ISLPR. Those candidates who have already passed some but not all components in PEAT should contact the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for advice on how to complete their language requirement.
ENGLISH for LIFE now offers the following tuition courses to meet the needs of teachers:
- IELTS, provided by Ian Synnott. Ian is a highly qualified teacher with many years of experience in tutoring for the IELTS exam. See IELTS for details of the course.
- ISLPR, provided by Linda Kennington. Linda is a highly qualified teacher with many years of experience in preparing teachers for the PEAT exam. For writing, she uses an excellent coursebook, plus sample writing materials for the ISLPR exam. Additional handouts and exercises are provided to fill the student’s gaps in grammar and vocabulary. Linda teaches listening, reading and speaking using a variety of authentic materials from the education sector and everyday life, similar to those used in the ISLPR exam.
- Foundation English, provided by Linda Kennington. This course is recommended for those who have gained mostly B grades in PEAT or less than band 7 in IELTS. It is also an excellent course who don’t speak English much in their everyday lives, for example, mums at home. The course teaches everyday English as used in Australia, and provides a strong foundation for students who then want to go on and prepare for the ISLPR exam.
Contact us for more information and assistance in selecting a course that is right for you.
For more information about Ian and Linda, see Our Tutors