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General English

Duration: Up to 50 weeks
Class size: Maximum 18 students
Delivery: Face-to-face 20 hours per week
Intakes: 30 Oct, 2023 followed by every 10 weeks
Levels: Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced
Course accreditation: TEQSA
Available to: International students
Enrolment fee $250 , material and textbook fee $300, and weekly tuition fee $250

The purpose of the General English course is to provide students with a strong, well balanced knowledge and application of the English language. It is taught in a fun and practical manner which will engage the students. The course provides opportunity for students to learn, make errors, receive feedback and engage in authentic, functional and practical conversational settings. Students will study speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. The course will help to prepare them to use daily English outside the classroom or to move on to further English study. 


The General English course provides students with authentic experiences and provides ample opportunity to practise and master the language. As students improve their English language skills, they are able to move up to the next stage. The course is designed with 50 standalone yet scaffolding units which are taught over 50 weeks and allows students join at any week. The formative and summative assessments are conducted during each unit and students who join at any time are not disadvantaged for missing the previous unit.


The General English course can be used as a ‘stepping stone’ or ‘English preparation program’ for students wanting to enter the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course who do not have an Intermediate level of English. Such students are able to enter the General English course and study in Elementary/Pre-Intermediate levels and improve their English. Once such students attain an Intermediate level, they will have met the minimum entry requirements to commence EAP.

There is no minimum education level to enter this course.

For more information on admission requirements, refer to the admission policies in the Admissions Framework.

GE Level Equivalence ENTRY – IELTS General Training Test EXIT – IELTS General Training Test Equivalence
GE1 – Elementary
GE2 – Pre-Intermediate
GE3 – Intermediate
GE4 – Upper Intermediate
GE5 – Advanced

Students need to be over 18 years old on enrolment day to enter this course.

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