General English (GE)
The General English course develops your confidence in using English when living, studying or working in an English-speaking environment.
You should choose this course if you would like the enjoyment and stimulation of improving your English in a modern university environment.
General English is suitable for a range of English levels. The course is offered from the elementary CEFR A2/General English 2 level to the Intermediate Plus CEFR B1/ General English 5 level.
What the course involves
You will learn general English and other language skills that you can use in everyday situations. Each level comprises two five-week modules.
You will be assessed with the following: a reading test, two writing tasks, a listening test, a speaking assessment, and a grammar and language test.
CRICOS code: 081750B
Duration (each level): 10 weeks
Weekly contact hours: 20
English level required for entry:
- General English 2: IELTS 3.0 overall or equivalent
- General English 3: IELTS 3.5 overall or equivalent
- General English 4: IELTS 4.0 overall or equivalent
- General English 5: IELTS 4.5 overall or equivalent
Course pathways: Successful completion of one level will allow you to gain entry into the level above.
Sample General English Timetable
Process writing: Writing assessment
|Task: Talking about plans using and applying ‘be going to’ in the sentence
Process writing / Feedback
Reading gist and referencing skills
|Language: Verbs and prepositions||Portfolio writing: Editing and peer correction of an information email
|Task: Identifying relative clauses||Speaking assessment: Preparation and practice||Language: Paraphrasing and explaining||Speaking: In-class speaking assessment||Practical English: Words and phrases related to ‘restaurants’
Listening to and understanding problems in a restaurant