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Adult Migrant English Program

Learn practical English to help you access services, work, study, and enjoy your life in Australia.

  • Up to 510 hours of free English lessons
  • Study English for living, working and studying in Australia
  • Find out about government and community services
  • Get support to help you learn
  • Make new friends while you study
  • Plan your future in Australia
  • Eligibility criteria apply*

Call us today for information on starting your FREE English lessons with STEPS 

Alice Springs - 08 8950 7600

Casuarina & Palmerston - 1300 585 868

For translation services call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450 before phoning

Flexible Class Times

STEPS offer flexible class times – See Map

STEPS provide flexible class times to fit in with your family, work, or other study commitments.  You have the option of attending classes during the day or night, on the days and times that suit you best. Please check class times with each location.

Day Classes:  Monday to Friday from 8:30am or 9am – 2pm
Night Classes:  Tuesday and Wednesday from 6pm – 9pm (Casuarina only), Tuesday and Wednesday 5.30pm – 8.30pm (Alice Springs)

What is the Adult Migrant English Program?

The Adult Migrant English Program is funded by the Australian Government and provides up to 510 hours of free English language lessons to eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants. If you have been granted a permanent visa or eligible temporary visa and speak little or no English, you may be eligible for AMEP. Some migrant youths aged between 15 and 17 years of age may also be eligible.  Find out if you’re eligible for FREE English lessons with the Adult Migrant English Program.

What will I learn?

In your AMEP classes you will be learning English language skills that will help you settle successfully in Australia with people with similar backgrounds, experiences and goals. You will learn about Australian values, cultures and laws, and a range of topics that will make it easier for you to work, study and enjoy life in Australia.  Some of these topics include;

  • life skills, culture, loss of family or friends
  • health and safety
  • managing money and banking
  • public transport and driving
  • the child care and education system
  • the medical system and services
  • the law and legal systems
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