TAFE Queensland English Language and Literacy Services (TELLS) provides language, literacy, and numeracy training to job seekers and migrants through the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) and the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program. The AMEP is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs and delivered at our locations across Queensland. The SEE program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) delivers free English lessons to new migrants to Australia. The program offers basic English language classes to help you develop your English language skills and settle confidently into your new life in Australia.

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The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program provides eligible job seekers with free language, literacy and numeracy training to prepare for further studies or the workforce.

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The Foundation Skills for Your Future program supports employed and recently unemployed Australians with fully-subsidised training for the workforce. Participants will gain reading, writing, digital and numeracy skills to improve employability or assist with their current role.

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Get involved and become a volunteer tutor. You’ll help our AMEP students to improve their English language skills for work, further study, and everyday activities. Sign up today for the chance to make a life-changing difference to your local community.

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TAFE Queensland English Language and Literacy Services (TELLS) has more than 50 readers, dictionaries, student work books, teacher resources, and CDs available for purchase. We offer a range of adult literacy, numeracy, and English second language resources that address issues or topics relevant to daily life in Australia. Our publications are distributed and supplied in Australia by Bookery, Australia's largest distributors of English language teaching and literacy resources. To review our range or place an order download our TELLS Publications Catalogue or visit the Bookery secure online store.

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Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)
Wide Bay Burnett

Soojin pays it forward

Former TAFE Queensland Adult Migrant English Program student Soojin Lee is using her past experiences to help other migrants settle into life on the Fraser Coast.

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From accounting to child care: Rungnapa's story

In 2013 Rungnapa’s migration from Thailand to Australia brought about a world of changes. Not only did she face an unfamiliar language, relocating also meant leaving behind a well-developed career. But this meant the chance for a new career in child care.

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AMEP tutor Carolina Cerda

Education knows no borders for dedicated teacher

Inala-based tutor Carolina Cerda knows about the challenges facing people moving to Australia without knowing the language. Now she uses her own experience to help her students.

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