General English

CRICOS Course Code: 093611C

Levels: Starter to Advanced
Duration: 10 weeks per level
Full-time: 20 hours per week
Fees(per week): $350
Delivery Mode: Face to Face
Delivery Location: Level 5, 127 Liverpool Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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The Starter or Beginner course is for students who have a low level of exposure to the English language. Often called ‘false-beginners', these learners have usually studied some English, often at primary or high school, however, they have had no contact with English for many years. They want or need to start studying English again due to their limited knowledge.

By the end of this course, students will:

  • Write basic sentence structures that students can use in real-life situations
  • Practise pronunciation of common words and phrases that students encounter in their daily lives
  • Learn a range of common vocabulary dealing with everyday topics including numbers, the time, food
  • Increase their confidence in speaking the English language through regular pair and group conversation activities.
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This course is designed to get students learning and using English right from the beginning, as well as introducing students to the culture of the English-speaking world. The course mainly focuses on giving students a practical understanding of the English language, gradually building on the student’s own source of vocabulary and grammar, and laying a fundamental platform for four major English skills comprising listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

By the end of this course, students will:

  • Have a range of common vocabulary and expressions belonging to common topics, from daily communication and real-life situations to inter-culture
  • Make his/her meaning clear in basic, routine situations through a range of grammar and limited vocabulary
  • Gain the ability and confidence to communicate in English when dealing with familiar topics and themes
  • Write basic sentences with sufficient accuracy to be readily intelligible.
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This course aims to help students transition from elementary English to intermediate English. Students will start to manage most situations related to living and travelling, to describe or express their opinion on topics of personal interest such as experiences, ambitions, opinions, reasons, and plans. At the end of the course, students will be able to talk at some length on everyday topics, pick up main ideas of short structure texts and write simple texts including social emails, descriptions and recounts, some of which are paragraphed.

By the end of this course, students will:

  • Gain new vocabulary and grammar structure with a strong focus on speaking and listening, enabling students to maintain longer conversations and express their own opinions
  • Read and understand information on familiar topics
  • Write simple formal letters and text on familiar matters
  • Accurately use time tense and/or expressions to make the timing and sequence of events clear.
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This course is designed to help students from the Pre-Intermediate level improve their English language ability in four important skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing to a good level of basic English to prepare them for advanced training. Through a series of intensive and practical exercises, this course should equip students with the basic skills in English listening comprehension, reading and writing. The students will also understand how to use these skills and systems in their academic study.

By the end of this course, students will:

  • Use intermediate-level vocabulary and expressions belonging to common topics.
  • Obtain a fundamental knowledge of the systems in English pronunciation and English grammar
  • Be confident presenting specific topics in class
  • Follow simple relationships between ideas in talks and discussions, such as cause-effect, problem-solution and reason-result.



Upper-Intermediate level students are probably beginning to handle the main structures of the language with some confidence. By the end of this level, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of vocabulary and use appropriate communicative strategies in a variety of social cases. Students will participate in supporting activities such as debates, presentations, and role-plays to improve their ability to express and explain their own viewpoints on both concrete and abstract issues, by giving the pros and cons of various options.

During lessons, we will encourage students to try to improve both their fluency and accuracy in English.

By the end of this course, students will:

  • Have the ability to hold a longer conversation and perform a range of more complex functions such as speculating, giving detailed advice, and explaining problems in detail
  • Develop writing skill by texts, broadly structured according to genre conventions
  • Conduct master reading using strategies such as prediction, skimming and scanning to deal quickly with longer texts
  • Produce texts which are broadly structured according to genre conventions, with a good attempt made at logical paragraphing and a smooth flow of ideas
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This class offers teaching at an advanced level and prepares students for the highest level of General English. It is designed to consolidate knowledge learned from the previous levels and to ensure that students have gained confidence in all four English language skills.

By the end of this course, students will:

  • Understand, read and write well-structured texts on complex subjects, both concrete and abstract, and show recognition of implicit meanings
  • Take notes and write formatted and logical text for professional purposes
  • Improve effectively extended speaking and writing skills on a variety of general and specific topics with a high level of fluency and accuracy
  • Flexibly participating in fluent, animated discussions convincingly with precision, in response to others where appropriate
    Speak with native speakers fluently, flexibly, spontaneously, and confidently in social, academic, and business situations.