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General English

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CRICOS Course Code: 096191E

The General English course is delivered by a communicative approach , and through student-centred activities to assist students in developing their English language understanding and confidence of using the language.

The General English Course is made up of 6 levels – Starter, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate, Advanced. Each level consist of 12 weeks, which is broken down into 20 hours per week.

Each level is determined by the student’s current knowledge of the English language with an entry test being required to ascertain the correct starting point.

Course Rationale

The primary goal for General English students is to prepare them to communicate successfully in English outside the classroom. The General English course is designed to develop autonomous learning through student-centered activities with a focus on task-based learning and communicative competence. Each level effectively integrates the four macro-skills, which optimises the possibility of a student reaching their learning potential. By the end of the course, students will be able to use their English more confidently and with greater fluency.

Course Details 

Course Level:Non AQF Award
Course Name:General English (Starter, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate, Advanced)

Delivery Method

Duration (weeks):4 – 72 weeks
Mode of Delivery:Face to Face
Commencing:Every Monday

Course entry requirements

  • No Minimum Entry Requirement.                                                                                                                                  You will sit for a Placement Test to make sure you are in the right class for your level - then you can start learning right away.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of course commencement.




Course Fee 

Tuition FeeAU$400 per week(Offshore), AU$200 per week(Onshore)
Enrolment FeeAU$250*
Course Material FeeAU$50*
Total Course FeeDetermined by period of study

*One off payment only, not payable with subsequent enrolment.

*Above material fee covers 12 weeks duration of the course (fees will dependent on duration and is optional).




Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Type of Coverage:Duration:Price:
Single12 months$517*
Couples 12 months$3,001*
Family 12 months$5,373*

*These prices are determined by the Insurance Provider and may be subject to change without any advance notice please inquire with IIB for confirmation of pricing.





The syllabus includes three summative tests – in Weeks 4, 8 and 12. The tests are designed to check the overall progress of a student and whether or not learner objectives have been achieved. During weeks in which summative tests occur, one Friday session will be set aside for student counselling. Each student will have 5-10 minutes with the teacher to discuss individual progress and how to improve in areas that the student is struggling in.
A General English Transcript is given to each student when they complete their studies. The student’s most recent summative tests scores are recorded on the transcript, along with a participation grade, their attendance percentage and comments from the teacher.

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