The General English course helps you to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and the different language areas of grammar, vocabulary and functional English.
Our English classes are organised to respond directly to individual students’ needs. The course is designed to teach you the real-world English and includes activities from real life environments and contexts.
Up to 72 weeks incl. holiday breaks
(choose between 20-23 hrs/week)
WHO IS THE GENERAL ENGLISH COURSE DESIGNED FOR?
The General English course is perfect for students and professionals who want to
improve their English language skills at their own pace
travel and work overseas using English skills
gain strong foundations for English language development
gain the skills needed for further academic study
enhance professional opportunities within their career
take a sabbatical from their job in their home country to learn English in Australia
Average age of people who attend this class:
18 - 40
The General English course is offered at the following 6 levels:
*Using basic English for travel
**Using English independently for work and travel. Exam courses. Academic English courses for entry to college and/or university.
***Taking advanced exam courses. Advanced Academic English courses for entry to college and/or university.
Students are tested on their first day to ensure that they are in the right class level to maximise their learning potential.
✓ Individual attention with regular academic counselling
✓ A focus on real-English with engaging activities
✓ A great mix of students from all over the world
✓ Ongoing testing and assessment
✓ Small classes
The assessment is an important part of your General English course. It tells your teachers how well you are doing and what they need to do to help develop your English. There are 3 main assessments.
When you first come to the college you will do a test that will tell the teachers the best level for you to begin. Then you may have a test every week (depending on the college you choose). This will keep you informed of your progress.
In the 4th week of the term, you will do a term test. The term test will cover speaking, listening, reading and writing. This test helps your school to determin if you are ready for the next level of study.
You should expect to spend up to 3 months at each level. However, most colleges have a flexible system so, if you learn quickly, you can progress in less time than that.
You will get a certificate at the end of your General English course.