General English Classes

Our English Language Programs have been developed to offer you comprehensive courses to improve your English language skills. All levels equate with the Common European Framework (CEF)

General English – Develop your English language and communicative skills for social and work situations and common daily activities. Learn basic comprehension, reading and writing skills through to more complex elements such as syntax and grammar.

Suitable to everyone from beginners to advanced learners, all four levels emphasise the core English language skills; speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Class sizes are capped at 10 students per class to ensure a personalised, helpful and enjoyable learning environment.

Who Takes our Courses?

Our courses are ideally suited to:

  1. International students on working holiday or tourist visas
  2. New migrants seeking to improve their conversational English for work or social interaction
  3. People seeking to meet the new Citizenship Requirements

Our Approach - Our courses offer a well-organised systematic approach. Every unit starts with a “Can do” objective stating what students will be able to do after
successfully completing the unit. Here are some examples:

    • Exchange opinions with a friend
    • Discuss your likes and dislikes
    • Ask and answer about personal plans
    • Understand basic information about a house and furniture

Then, the course builds up the solid language base needed to achieve these objectives. Students learn the relevant vocabulary, commonly used structures and grammar rules, and practice core skills and pronunciation. Our approach provides a clear and logical learning path which allows students to reach their goals faster.

Locations

Class Room - Varsity Lakes, Gold Coast Queensland, Australia

Virtual Classroom - OnlineVirtual classes allow you to interact directly onscreen with your teacher and other students from anywhere that you have internet access, using virtual classroom technology.

Start dates: Weekly (May be subject to minimum class size. Admissions will advise at enrollment)

 

Course Structure

Courses Cover:

  • Speaking & Pronunciation
  • Listening & Reading
  • Grammar & Vocabulary
  • Can Do Objectives to bring the learning to life

Each course is made up of 10 units that cover a range of contexts, and each context has an associated ‘Can Do’ outcome. Courses are designed with a specific ‘Competency in English Level’ in mind. 

Basic Users

  • Beginner Level - Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
  • Elementary  Level -  Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need

Similar to Cambridge KEY (KET) certificate.

 Independent Users

Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

  • Pre Intermediate Level
  • Intermediate Level

Similar to Cambridge Preliminary (PET), BEC Preliminary, IELTS level 4, English TOEFL score 57-86

Students may enrol into a Course Level. 
Classes are run on a weekly basis for each Course Level. (refer to the timetable for more detail about your preferred course)

Entry Requirements

Placement Test

Prior to commencing class, students are required to complete a Placement Test to determine the most appropriate level of class to be enrolled into.

The Placement Test has been specially designed for English language learners to automatically evaluate speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.

  • The test can be taken anytime and at any place on a computer.
  • The test takes approx 50 minutes and scoring is available online within minutes after the test is completed.

 

Virtual Class Room Students

Students will require a computer and internet access. Students are provided access to the Online Activities Lab where they can complete activities online.

What's Included

All classes are facilitated by a Teacher with TESOL Qualifications. (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Class Room Students

Each student is provided with:

  • A text book for each level they enrol into
  • Student Work book for Learner Activities

 

Virtual Class Room Students

Each student is provided with:

  • A text book for each level they enrol into
  • Access to the Online Activities Lab

Timetable

CLASS ROOM STUDENTS

Courses run for 2.5  days each week.

Mon - Wed
Wed - Fri

  • Students must attend 2.5 days weekly 
  • 1 x 4 week block followed by blocks of 1 x week as required 

Monday - Friday (Daytime) 9:00 am  - 2:30 pm

9:00 am - 11:00 am      Class
11:00 am - 11:15 am      Break

11:15 am - 12:00 pm     Class
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm    Break

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm      Class

 

Monday - Friday (Evening) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm  Class
7:30 pm - 7:45 pm  Break
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm  Class

  • Students must attend 2 nights weekly 
  • 1 x 10 week block followed by blocks of 1 x week as required
  • Schedule may be subject to minimum class numbers ... you will be advised at enrollment

 

VIRTUAL CLASS ROOM STUDENTS

Monday - Friday 

Classes are:

9:00 am - 12:00

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Students can attend days or evenings each week as scheduled
  • 1 x 10 week block followed by blocks of 1 x week as required
  • Schedule may be subject to minimum class numbers ... you will be advised at enrollment

Cost

Students must enrol into a minimum 4 week block to start, and then can extend in blocks of 1 week for as many weeks as they require.

Classroom Students:  (4 week block min) 

Enrolment Fee (per level) - $95 (includes Placement Test and Learning Materials)

Tuition: $240 per week

 

Virtual Class Room Students (10 week block min)

Enrolment Fee (per level) - $110 (includes Placement Test, Learning Materials and Online Activities Lab access)

Tuition: $100 per week

 

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