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General English

CRICOS Code: 011045G
Commencement dates: Every Monday
Hours per week: 23 hrs/wk
Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Course length: 2 to 48 weeks
Class size: Average 14
Requirements: None

General English classes are available from Beginner to Advanced levels and comprise 23 hours of English language tuition per week (equivalent to 29 lessons) delivered in six week modules throughout the year.

The Academy’s comprehensive syllabus ensures that speaking, listening, reading and writing skills are covered every day with grammar, vocabulary and syntax studied in context.

The main features of the General English Course are:

  • Emphasis on fluency in oral language skills in the lower levels.
  • Accuracy and expanded vocabulary and complex structures (context and syntax) presented at the higher levels.

A range of language levels to ensure complete satisfaction.


  • Interactive, student-centred teaching style.
  • Regular progress counselling.
  • 3 hours of optional Special Focus Classes or Self Study

Special Focus Studies

Available as two 1.5 hour sessions every Tuesday and Thursday, the Special Focus Studies classes allow students to focus their studies on a particular skill or area of need or interest from the choices available in any given 6 week module.

Special Focus choices may include:

  • Strategies for IELTS
  • Communication Skills
  • Advanced Writing Reports/Essays
  • Grammar & Writing
  • Pronunciation Skills

Sample Timetable

General English
Time Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri
8:45 am - 10:00 am Session 1 - 'LIVE' Class No classes - Independent learning
10:00 am - 10:15 am Break 1
10:15 am - 11:30 am Session 2 - 'LIVE' Class
11:30 am - 11:45 am Break 2
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Session 3 - 'LIVE' Class
Independent learning

Class Level Comparison Table

Class Description CEFR* Expected progress approx. IELTS Band Score Equivalent Recommended Entry Point for further study
Beginner A1 6 - 8 wks 1
Elementary A1+ 12 wks 2
Pre-Intermediate A A2 6 - 8 wks 3 Primary 3/4
Pre-Intermediate B A2+ 6 - 8 wks 3.5 Primary 5/6; Job Club
Intermediate A B1 6 - 8 wks 4 High School Year 7/8; Demi/Au Pair
Intermediate B B1+ 12 wks 5 High School Year 9; AEP
Upper Intermediate B2 6 - 8 wks 5.5 High School Year 10/11/12; Foundation; Dip. Business; TAFE
Pre-Advanced / Express English B2+ 6 - 8 wks 6 Bachelor Degree; Internship; Cambridge CAE
Advanced A C1 6 - 8 wks 6.5 Postgraduate Coursework
Advanced B C1+ 6 - 8 wks 7 CELTA
Expert A C2 6 - 8 wks 7.5 DELTA
Expert B C2+ 6 - 8 wks 8+

English Courses Brochure

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