The impressive riverside campus at Kangaroo Point is situated on five acres of beautifully landscaped and maintained lawns and gardens. At the centre is the magnificent heritage listed Shafston House that was built in 1851. This campus is home to Shafston International College where students can choose to complete English language programs in preparation for higher-level studies. Shafston University Mansions, an eleven-storey tower that provides on-campus accommodation for up to 352 students in either private, twin-share or dormitory style rooms is also located here. Other facilities for students include: library, student cafeteria and multiple student computer rooms.
Shafston International College offers intensive preparation courses for the Business English Certificate. The Business English Certificate (BEC) preparation courses prepare students in BEC test taking strategies for the BEC Vantage, and the BEC Higher.There are four parts to the BEC tests: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The Business English Certificate (BEC) preparation courses prepare students in BEC test taking strategies. The course is communication based and focuses on English as it is used in todays™ global business world.A business background is an advantage, but not essential for BEC.The BEC examinations can be taken in Brisbane three times each year in March, June and November. Three classes of passing grade are available, A, B and C, and two classes of failing grade, D and E. All candidates are provided with a Statement of Results which includes a graphical display of the candidates™ performance in each paper. These are shown against the scale Exceptional â€“ Good â€“ Borderline â€“ Weak and indicate the candidates™ relative performance in each paper. Passing candidates are awarded a certificate. BEC Vantage is a test aimed at people preparing for a career in business whose level of English is intermediate to upper intermediate. BEC Vantage assesses language ability used in the context of business at the Council of Europes™ Vantage Level (B2) for general language proficiency.BEC Higher is a proficiency test of Business English at an advanced level. Success means proof of a high level of competence in English for the workplace. BEC Higher assesses language ability used in the context of business at the Council of Europes™ Effective Operational Proficiency Level (C1) for general language proficiency.
Accommodation is available either on campus at the Shafston University Mansions or off campus with a Homestay family in the local area. Mansions accommodation gives students access to the Gym and Common Room and is located on floors 4 - 11 of the Shafston Kangaroo Point campus. Due to the...read all