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Curtin English

General English (GE)

Our engaging General English course will help develop your language skills in preparation for academic study.  It is delivered in partnership with Navitas English, and you will attend classes at the modern, state-of-the-art building located in Perth city. 

General English is suitable for students at elementary/intermediate levels (lower than IELTS 5.0).  The focus will be on developing your confidence in using English when living, studying or working in an English-speaking environment.

What the course involves

You will learn general English and other language skills that you can use in everyday situations. Each level comprises two ten-week blocks.


You will be assessed on your listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar.

Course essentials

CRICOS code: 094519B
Duration (each level): 20 weeks
Weekly contact hours: 20
English level required for entry:

  • General English 1: IELTS 3.0 overall or equivalent
  • General English 2: IELTS 4.0 overall or equivalent

If your IELTS scores are lower than IELTS 3.0, or you have not undertaken an IELTS test, please contact Curtin University to discuss your study opportunities.

Course pathways: Successful completion of one level will allow you to gain entry into the level above.  If you are on an academic pathway to Curtin University or Curtin College, you will transition to the Bentley campus after you complete your General English course.