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Learning English in Australia

Learning English in Australia is becoming very popular, and many people are coming to Australia to study English. There are several English language programs available in Australia which cater for adults and children with varying competency levels to help them learn English.

For adults, there are two programs available depending on your level of English language ability.

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is targeted at recent arrivals in Australia, with a basic level of English, while the Advanced English for Migrants Program (AEMP) is suitable for permanent residents who are seeking employment in Australia and possess a sound (above basic) level of English.

For children, there are a number of programs within the school system.

The government's "English as a second language - new arrivals" scheme assists primary and secondary school students who require intensive language tuition. Schools also have special programs to help classroom teachers with the English language needs of these children.