RMIT English Worldwide (REW)

Entry requirements

See below

Duration

Two 5-week modules per level

Location

Melbourne, Australia or Online

Tuition fees

$260 enrolment fee
+ $470 per study week (2021)

Enrolments

Every 5 weeks

Overview

RMIT English Worldwide (REW) gives you the academic English skills you need to pathway into a program at RMIT University or other learning institutes. Our students come from across the world to learn from passionate educators who have played an integral part of our 50 year history. Our programs use a hybrid of face-to-face, online learning and diverse assessments tasks to set our students up for English excellence in study, work and life. 

RMIT English Worldwide course overview:

  • 6 academic levels: Elementary - Advanced Plus (see course details) 

  • Each level delivered over 10 weeks (2 x 5 week modules) 

  • 20 hours of scheduled classes per week (plus independent learning) 

  • Small class sizes for improved learning (15 - 18 people) 

  • Pathway into Foundation Studies or RMIT University program 

  • Academic support available 

  • REW Guarantee* (please see conditions) 

  • REW is an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) accredited course (CRICOS: 076733A)

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English Ready Bursary

This bursary is available to prospective international students under English for Academic Purpose (EAP) program.

Study with us

Over 50 years’ experience

Teaching academic English

Centrally located

Within the Melbourne CBD

Available for online study

During COVID-19 travel restrictions

Course details

Delivery method and class schedules

We offer face-to-face English language teaching in the CBD of Melbourne, Australia. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have adapted our specialised learning materials into online resources to provide students a premium online learning experience to continue their studies locally and abroad. 

Entry requirements

To apply for the RMIT English Worldwide course you must complete one of the following: 

  • RMIT English Worldwide placement test  

  • IELTS English test 

  • TOEFL iBT English test 

  • PTE English test 

Your English language test results will indicate which academic level you will be eligible to enter. (see below) 

REW levels of study   Elementary 
(10 weeks)  
Pre-Intermediate
(10 weeks)  
Intermediate 
(10 weeks)  
Upper-Intermediate 
(10 weeks)  
Advanced 
(10 weeks) 
Advanced Plus 
(10 weeks) 
IELTS  / IELTS Indicator
3.5 
no band <3.0  
4.0 
no band
<3.5  
4.5 
no band
< 4.0  
5.0 
no band
<4.5  
5.5 
no band
<5.0  
6.0 
No band 
<5.5 
TOEFL iBT   / TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition 28   30   33   40  (Minimum: Listening 3, Reading 3, Speaking 12, Writing 12) 50  (Minimum: Listening 5, Reading 5, Speaking 14, Writing 15) 60  (Minimum: Listening 9, Reading 10, Speaking 16, Writing 19)
PTE  23   30   33   36   42   50  
CAE - - - - 162 169

RMIT English Worldwide levels

RMIT English Worldwide courses are uniquely designed by our Academic staff meaning you receive a tailored English learning experience.

Our REW courses are available in 6 levels:

Learn English to communicate in everyday situations.  

 

What you will learn 

Practice listening, speaking, reading and writing about the weather, activities, feelings, routines, giving directions and instructions, likes and dislikes. 

 

Delivery 

You will work in pairs, small groups and independently to complete class activities and tasks. 

Classes are delivered in person and/or online. 

 

Assessments

You must complete all the following assessments to complete REW Elementary. 

Skills 
Assessment Task 
Grammar and Vocabulary   Online Grammar and Vocabulary tests  
Reading   Examination 
Listening   Examination 
Writing   Examination 
Speaking   Speaking and Presentations throughout the course

Learning outcomes 

Reading  

  • Understand simple instructions and directions  

  • Scan for information in short texts  

  • Understand the main points in simple descriptive texts  

Listening  

  • Understand key points in a short description  

  • Identify data such as numbers, dates and prices  

  • Follow short conversations  

  • Understand the main points in informational or news reports 

Writing 

  • Write a series of sentences on a familiar topic  

  • Complete a form with personal information  

  • Write a description 

Speaking 

  • Prepare and give a short presentation on a familiar topic  

  • Give directions or instructions  

  • Participate in everyday transactions 

  • Ask and answer simple questions on personal and familiar topics  

Learn how to communicate in English about the present, past and future. 

 

What you will learn 

Describe objects, places and people. You will learn to make arrangements, suggestions and how to give instructions. You will read different styles of text and practice listening and speaking. 

 

Delivery 

You will work in pairs, small groups and independently to complete class activities and tasks. 

Classes are delivered in person and/or online. 

 

Assessments 

You must complete all the following assessments to complete REW Pre-intermediate. 

Skill   Assessment Task   
Grammar and Vocabulary   Online Grammar and Vocabulary tests 
 
Reading   Examination   
Listening   Examination    
Writing   Examination   
Speaking  
Examination
 

Learning outcomes 

Reading 

  • Follow a sequence of directions or instructions 

  • Scan for important information in texts 

  • Understand the main points and details in simple descriptions, narratives or opinion texts 

Listening 

  • Understand simple announcements, instructions or directions 

  • Follow a short description, opinion or narrative 

  • Follow and identify topic shifts in a short conversation 

Writing 

  • Complete a form with personal information 

  • Write a series of rules or instructions 

  • Write a simple narrative or description using structured paragraphs 

Speaking

  • Give a short presentation about a familiar topic 

  • Manage transactional exchanges 

  • Give a sequence of simple directions or instructions 

  • Participate in simple conversations on a personal or familiar topic 

Learn grammar and vocabulary to use in study and in everyday life. 

 

What you will learn 

You will write structured paragraphs and essays and describe graphs. You will practise reading and listening to news and other texts and you will express your opinions on a range of topics, supporting your ideas with reasons.  

 

Delivery 

You will work in pairs, small groups and independently to complete class activities and tasks. 

Classes are delivered in person and/or online. 

 

Assessments 

You must complete all the following assessments to complete REW Intermediate. 

Skill   Assessment Task 
Grammar and Vocabulary  
Online Grammar and Vocabulary Tests 
Reading  
Examination 
Listening  
Examination 
Writing   Graph Description Examination and Compare/Contrast Essay Examination 
Speaking  Examination 

Learning outcomes 

Reading 

  • Understand the main points, details and conclusions in texts presenting a clear point of view 

  • Follow an extended sequence of clear instructions 

  • Scan to locate information in texts 

Listening 

  • Understand instructions and procedures 

  • Follow a talk containing a description, narrative or opinion 

  • Understand the main points in a discussion or interview 

Writing 

  • Write a short essay presenting a description or comparison 

  • Write a brief report and describe a simple process 

  • Write a description or narrative based on experiences and feelings 

Speaking

  • Give a prepared presentation to an audience 

  • Give a sequence of instructions or describe a process 

  • Participate in conversations, expressing opinions, attitudes and feelings 

Develop and enhance your academic English skills.

 

What you will learn

You will learn grammar and vocabulary that will help you to understand complex texts. You will practice listening to lectures and writing academic essays and you will also participate in regular group discussions (tutorials) which will develop your speaking and listening skills.  

 

Delivery

You will work in pairs, small groups and independently to complete class activities and tasks. 

Classes are delivered in person and/or online.

 

Assessments 

You must complete all the following assessments to complete REW Upper-intermediate.

Skill  Assessment Task 
Reading 
Response and Reflection Online Journal and Examination
Listening 
Response and Reflection Online Journal and Examination
Writing  Essay Completion Examination and Essay Examination
Speaking   Tutorials and Group Oral Presentation

Learning outcomes

Reading

  • Scan to locate relevant information in short articles or reports

  • Follow the argument in texts presenting a point of view 

  • Understand information presented in a complex graphic

  • Follow lengthy instructions 

Listening 

  • Understand main ideas and specific information in lectures 

  • Follow the main points and details of a discussion or interview

  • Predict the structure of information presented in a range of listening genres  

Writing 

  • Write a well-structured paragraph 

  • Form paragraphs into a well-structured essay

  • Write a short report using statistics and graphics 

  • Express views and feelings in reflective writing pieces

Speaking 

  • Research and give a presentation on an issue

  • Explain a problem, give details and explore causes and effects 

  • Participate in social and academic discussions, expressing opinions, giving information and sharing feelings

Develop academic skills to prepare for university. 

 

What you will learn 

You will learn grammar and vocabulary that will help you to understand complex texts. You will practice listening to lectures and writing academic essays and you will also participate in regular group discussions (tutorials) which will develop your speaking and listening skills.  

 

Delivery 

You will work in pairs, small groups and independently to complete class activities and tasks. 

Classes are delivered in person and/or online. 

 

Assessments 

You must complete all the following assessments to complete REW Advanced. 

Skill  Assessment Task 
Reading 
Response and Reflection Online Journal and Examination
Listening  
Response and Reflection Online Journal and Examination
Writing  
Referenced Essay Examination and Critical Response Examination
Speaking   Tutorials and Oral Presentation

Learning outcomes

Reading

  • Scan long texts and compare information from different sources 

  • Understand referenced arguments, complex instructions and procedures 

  • Understand the main points and details in a range of text types on familiar and unfamiliar topics  

Listening

  • Follow the main points of a complex presentation 

  • Follow the main points in a discussion with multiple speakers 

  • Follow the development of an argument 

Writing

  • Write a cohesive paragraph or essay that incorporates research 

  • Write a short report or case study discussing research results 

  • Reflect on your experiences in writing.  

Speaking

  • Give a clear, well-structured presentation 

  • Give a sequence of instructions or describe a process 

  • Participate in social and academic discussions 

Develop academic and research skills to prepare you for university in Australia. 

 

What you will learn 

You will conduct secondary research and present your findings in a written report and in an oral presentation. You will develop reading and listening skills to help you understand academic articles and lectures. 

 

Delivery 

You will work in pairs, small groups and independently to complete class activities and tasks. 
Classes are delivered in person and/or online. 

 

Assessments 

You must complete all the following assessments to complete REW Advanced plus.

Skill   Assessment Task 
Reading   Response and Reflection Online Journal and Examination
Listening   Response and Reflection Online Journal and Examination
Writing   Research Report and Critical Response Examination
Speaking   Tutorials and Oral Presentations

Learning outcomes 

Reading

  • Understand lengthy, complex texts related to academic or professional contexts 

  • Scan long and complex texts to locate relevant information 

  • Understand complex referenced texts with stated and unstated opinions and points of view 

Listening 

  • Understand complex extended messages and technical information 

  • Follow arguments in complex presentations and documentaries 

  • Follow extended discussions, debates and interviews 

Writing 

  • Write a report that incorporates research  

  • Write a critical response evaluating multiple texts 

  • Write an annotated bibliography 

  • Write reflectively about the learning process 

Speaking

  • Give a clear, well-structured presentation on a complex topic 

  • Take part in team negotiations 

  • Exchange ideas fluently and in social or academic discussions 

REW timetable

To assist our growing learning community in Australia and online, we offer 3 class schedules to better suit global time zones.

  Session 1  Break Session 2 
Schedule 1
9:00am – 11:00am (AEDT) 
45 mins 11:45pm – 1:45pm (AEDT) 
Schedule 2 1:00pm - 3.00pm (AEDT) 
45. mins 3.45pm - 5.45pm (AEDT) 
Schedule 3  4:00pm – 6:00pm (AEDT)  45 mins 6.45pm - 8.45pm (AEDT) 

You can access your timetable via Canvas. Be sure to check your local time zone to pick the right schedule for you. 

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REW Guarantee

Our REW Guarantee promises that if you did your best and didn’t quite pass, we will let you sit the module again for FREE.

To be eligible for the REW Guarantee, you must:

  • Attend a minimum of 95% of classes online or in-person (over the 10 week module)
  • Submit and attend all assessment tasks and tests
  • Achieve a minimum score of Credit (60% and over) in 3 of 4 skills

Read more information about REW Guarantee eligibility.

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Free Conversation Class

Take the opportunity to practice your English language skills. You will meet one of our experienced educators who will guide you through the lesson using RMIT English Worldwide’s student-centered approach to learning. 

Important dates

Module Enrolment date Orientation Course start date Course end date
1 Mon 14/12/20  Mon 04/01/21  Tues 05/01/21  Fri 05/02/21
2 Mon 25/01/21  Fri 05/02/21  Mon 08/02/21  Fri 12/03/21
3 Mon 01/03/21  Fri 12/03/21  Mon 15/03/21  Fri 16/04/21
4 Mon 12/04/21  Fri 23/04/21  Mon 26/04/21  Fri 28/05/21
5 Mon 17/05/21  Fri 28/05/21  Mon 31/05/21 Fri 02/07/21
6 Mon 05/07/21 Fri 16/07/21  Mon 19/07/21  Fri 20/08/21
7 Mon 09/08/21  Fri 20/08/21  Mon 23/08/21  Thur 23/09/21 (*TBC)
8 Mon 20/09/21  Fri 01/10/21  Mon 04/10/21  Fri 05/11/21
9 Mon 25/10/21 Fri 05/11/21 Mon 08/11/21 Fri 10/12/21
Module Enrolment date Orientation Course start date Course end date
1 Mon 20/12/21  Tues 04/01/22  Wed 05/01/22 Fri 04/02/22
2 Mon 24/01/22 Fri 04/02/22  Mon 07/02/22  Fri 11/03/22 
3 Mon 28/02/22 Fri 11/03/22  Tues 15/03/22  Thurs 14/04/22
4 Mon 11/04/22 Fri 22/04/22  Tues 26/04/22 Fri 27/05/22 
5 Mon 16/05/22 Fri 27/05/22  Mon 30/05/22 Fri 01/07/22
6 Mon 04/07/22 Fri 15/07/22 Mon 18/07/22 Fri 19/08/22 
7 Mon 08/08/22 Fri 19/08/22 Mon 22/08/22  Thur 22/09/22 (*TBC)
8 Mon 19/09/22 Fri 30/09/22  Mon 03/10/22  Fri 04/11/22
9 Mon 24/10/22 Fri 04/11/22 Mon 07/11/22 Fri 09/12/22

Public holidays

RMIT English Worldwide Melbourne is closed on public holidays. Plan ahead by checking when they take place at the Business Victoria website.

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Frequently asked questions

The length of your Academic English program will be determined by your current level of English, the level of English you wish to reach, and how well you progress. Academic English at RMIT Training is delivered in 5-week modules. Each level is delivered over two 5-week modules.

The first step is to take an English language placement test. The test will evaluate your reading, writing, speaking, and listening abilities. The results will determine what level you will be placed in.

You can book a free RMIT English Worldwide placement test online.

Please contact us for further information.

RMIT Training is an official testing centre for IELTS and PTE.

RMIT Training’s Academic English offers 6 levels of Academic English from Elementary to Advanced Plus.

RMIT Training’s Academic English assesses students through a tasks, quizzes, and final assessments. It is very important that you attend all classes and remain engaged with your course for the best possible outcome.

Please view RMIT Training’s policies on assessments for more information.

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