Language support

Adult Migrant English Program

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) provides up to 510 hours of English language tuition to eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants to help them learn foundation English language and settlement skills to enable them to participate socially and economically in Australian society.

For more information about the AMEP, visit the Department for Education and Training website.

Intensive English language education

Intensive English language and orientation to South Australian schooling. For young humanitarian entrants without proficient English, and/or without continuous schooling experience. Support to learn English.

Interpreting and Translating Centre (ITC)

The Interpreting and Translating Centre provides fee-based 24-hour interpreting and translating services in approximately 140 languages and dialects, including:

  • Business, face-to-face and telephone interpreting
  • Translation from English or into English
  • Checking, editing and proof-reading of Translations
  • Certified Translations
  • Type-setting and a range of other services.

Kilburn Community Centre

English classes and ethnic schools (Turkish, Swahili), for those living in Kilburn, Blair Athol and surrounding areas. Run by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield.

At: 59 Gladstone Avenue, Kilburn
Tel: +61 8 8405 6730 
Email: christine.loveday@cityofpae.sa.gov.au

Learn English online

Free online tool to assist learning English, including games, stories, listening activities and grammar exercises.

Public libraries

Libraries provide a variety of resources in a range of languages, including free access to the internet, free lending of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs, and programs for children and adults.

A number of libraries offer English language and literary services for adult migrants from non-English speaking countries or adult literacy students. This includes online access to the Road to IELTS (International English Language Testing System) preparation course to help candidates prepare for their IELTS exams.

Run by local councils, state-wide. See the Libraries SA website for more information.

Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS)

An interpreting service for people who do not speak English and for the English speakers who need to communicate with them. It provides immediate telephone interpreting services, as well as pre-booked telephone and on-site interpreting. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for any person or organisation in Australia requiring interpreting services.  Translating and Interpreting Service

Tel: 131 450