Congratulations to David Ferguson on becoming the first person to complete the NEAS Master Practitioner in ELT course! Worth 20 NEAS CPD points, this course is for the ELT professional who is working, teaching or studying in the ELT field and has gained considerable experience in applying quality assurance principles in their professional practice.
The course provides opportunities to demonstrate and apply knowledge, skills and experience with the NEAS Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) to the ELT context. The Master Practitioner course is the capstone course and a culmination of the NEAS Online Professional Development journey.
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Congratulations to Melbourne Language Centre on achieving NEAS Endorsement for their online delivery of General English and English for Academic Purposes. NEAS was particularly impressed with the development of a number of techniques to ensure students have the time and ability to manage the new online platform, including inviting education agents to join the Zoom orientation sessions as well as an IT support group to manage the needs of both the students and teachers.
Congratulations to Hills International Education (HIE) – the ELICOS arm of The Hills Grammar School on a successful Quality Review outcome for 2020. HIE is located in a beautiful bushland campus in Kenthurst, 45 minutes from Sydney’s CBD. The school offers HSP at four levels, and ELICOS students are integrated into mainstream classes for mathematics, physical education and a well-being program.
Due to smaller class numbers, students at HIE receive high levels of attention and individual support. Flexibility and the ability to tailor content and delivery styles to individual students is a key feature of the HIE program, and students could articulate how teachers provided materials and support for them to develop in their individual areas for improvement.
NEAS wishes to congratulate Melbourne Language Centre, Perth campus, on achieving NEAS Quality Endorsement! Melbourne Language Centre (Perth) is part of the well-established Melbourne based conglomerate, Acknowledge Education that has been a NEAS member for more than 28 years. The Perth campus currently has both General English and EAP on scope and began delivering ELICOS in late September 2019 for mostly pathway students that were packaged with VET or HE courses.
Teachers and professional staff noted that the centre had provided excellent support for students during the COVID-19 pandemic, including surveying students in regard to the functionality of the platform, regular checking on their mental health and offering a food-bank to help support their cost of living during this time.
Congratulations to Imagine Education Australia for successfully completing their 2020 NEAS Quality Review. Imagine Education Australia has enjoyed a long association with NEAS, having achieved full accreditation of its Southport campus in 2007.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Imagine Education was delivering a full range of ELICOS courses, including General English, EAP, various test preparation courses as well as HSP. All students in the focus group agreed that the flexibility, empathy and genuine care shown by the team at Imagine Education during the COVID-19 pandemic was highly appreciated.
NEAS congratulates USQ College for successfully completing their virtual Quality Review for 2020. ELICOS courses currently offered are General and Academic English, both of which the College continues to offer fully online.
NEAS commends USQ College in particular for its thorough provision and accessibility of student support services as well as its strong professional learning, development and staff enrichment processes.
Congratulations to Melbourne City Institute of Education (MCIE) / Explore English on achieving NEAS Quality Endorsement of their provision of the Certificate IV in TESOL (10695NAT).
The course involves nine core units and a requisite elective unit “Use technology to assist ESL learning” which is highly relevant and industry informed. Stakeholder feedback about the course and the study experience with MCIE was very positive, describing the course as excellent preparation for worldwide teaching of English.
Congratulations to Explore English on successfully completing their 2020 Quality Review. Explore English is an established ELICOS provider in downtown Melbourne offering General English, EAP, Test Preparation and Business English courses.
During this current pandemic the centre has become more than a place of study for language development. The centre has also become the welfare centre for both students and staff, and students were highly vocal during the focus group about their praise and support for all the staff at Explore English.
Congratulations to Sunshine Coast International College on a positive NEAS Quality Review outcome for 2020. Sunshine Coast International College is an independent ELICOS provider based in the heart of Sydney. The college is currently running General English, EAP/IELTS and Cambridge CAE courses.
An overwhelming sense of community and student care came across in all meetings and focus groups conducted at Sunshine Coast International College, and student survey responses indicate a high degree of satisfaction with the level of support received, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic.