Contact us on Skype: NewRecruitment


Home » Education » Australia & New Zealand » AG Mate Academy

AG Mate Academy is an accredited Australian English Language College situated in the heart of Sydney, Circular Quay. It is only a few minutes walk from the picturesque Sydney Opera House and the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. The college is close to tourist attractions, libraries, cinemas, art galleries, restaurants and many shops. It is easily accessible by bus, train and ferry from all parts of Sydney.

AG Mate Academy staff are trained professionals as required by National ELT Accredited Scheme (NEAS). The majority of the staff are Australian. All teachers are native speakers of English but some may come from other countries such as England, Canada, USA and New Zealand. There are also staff that come from other countries around the world. They have the ability to understand the needs of international student’s as most of the staff have firsthand overseas traveling and teaching experience.

Sydney, the gateway to Australia, is one of the world’s elite city destinations. It is a marvelous city of spectacular natural beauty and dazzling world- famous architecture, and is renowned for its relaxed and peaceful lifestyle. Sydney offers many things for you to do. You will discover fantastic places which will stay with you forever. Sydney has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Bondi is Australia’s most celebrated beach. You can take a stroll along the famous promenade, watch the skate-boarders, the blade runners and the joggers in action and eat at some of the great multicultural restaurants. Enjoy the water by taking a swim at the beach or by relaxing on the soft sand. Darling Harbour is a fun filled place where you can spend a day visiting various stunning attractions that cater for all ages and tastes. Take a stroll, enjoy an afternoon shopping or indulge your interests in wildlife or history.

The area is also lively in the evening. You can enjoy a harbour cruise, visit the Sydney aquarium or watch an IMAX movie. There are also many clubs, bars and restaurants offering exceptional entertainment well into the night. The cost of living in Australia is much cheaper than other countries such as the UK and the USA. However, of course, it is not as cheap as living at home with your family. So your lifestyle determines your cost of living to a large extent. In Sydney there are many beautiful beaches and parks. It doesn’t cost anything to visit these, have a barbecue or picnic and enjoy yourself with your friends. Some other entertainment is free such as museums and art galleries and Circular Quay always has street theatre and entertainers performing for free.

Courses:

- Study Tour Program – Study Tours ranging from 1 to 6 weeks are available for groups upon request. The Study Tour may be specifically designed to cater for each group’s needs. The aim of the programme is to improve the students English skills, while at the same time giving them the opportunity to get to know Sydney, one of the world’s greatest cities. Students get plenty of practice in useful English expressions for meeting and greeting people, exchanging money, shopping, asking for directions, and other common situations. In addition, for those who have a higher level of English, there will be opportunities to participate in discussions covering a variety of issues, from current affairs to Australian topics.

- Internship – AG Mate Academy is offering a fantastic opportunity for students to study English and participate in a highly prestigious work experience programme. An internship is an unpaid job in the area of your choice. It allows you to gain invaluable work experience within an industry. All internships provide the opportunity to work with professionals in an area of interest. An internship offers you the opportunity of career advancement while at the same time improving your English skills! It places you in an environment where you will be working with Australians and speaking English all day. At the end of your internship you will receive a letter of recommendation from the company. The experience you have received and the letter of recommendation will make it easier to enter the work force – whether it is in your home country or Australia!

- AG Mate Special Program – AG Mate Academy has made an affiliation with various vocational colleges in Sydney, Australia. You are able to study English at AG Mate Academy and can then proceed to one of our sister colleges and study either IT, Business, Marketing, Computing, Tourism, Hospitality, Child Care, Aged Care and Finance from a Certificate Level to an Advanced Diploma Level. These courses involve a minimum of 12 weeks of English followed by the first 6 months of a 2 year Diploma course in a VET college. The combined fee will save you A$300 of your English tuition. It enables you to enter a VET college without sitting for the IELTS exam.

- English for Academic Purposes – This course is an intensive 12 weeks English language course designed to equip overseas students with the necessary skills to study at tertiary level in Australian Universities and specialized colleges. And successfully complete an Academic IELTS examination with a minimum test score of 5.5. In this course you will learn the skills to take part in a debate or discussion and present an extended seminar with facts, opinions, ideas and summary. For the listening aspect of your English, you will be able to listen to extended lectures, understand the difference between fact and opinion and take accurate notes. You will be able to read a variety of text to obtain information, understand ideas and theories and write researched essays up to 3500 words in length.

- General English Course – There are 6 levels in this course: Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate and Advanced. When students arrive at AG Mate Academy, they are given a Placement Test and have an interview with our Director of Studies or a Senior teacher. They determine the most suitable English level for students by assessing their grammar, listening and speaking skills. There are also three available options: Communication Skills, Business English and Examination Preparation