General English

Course Description

The General English course is designed to prepare students for conversation, everyday situations and daily interactions that take place when travelling or living in an English speaking country. Students learn and practice the four macro-skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking in an interactive environment. Levels of difficulty increase over the duration of the course to assist students to develop their skills and to be more confident and fluent in English.

CRICOS Course Code 106951E

Course Duration

Duration: The course is structured into 6 levels (Starter, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced). Each of the levels has a duration of 10 weeks (the study period) and the course in total is 60 weeks. 

Term Dates: Refer to the Institute’s academic Calendar.

 

Study Mode

This program is delivered in the classroom. 

Entry Requirements

Education level requirements

There are no specific educational pre-requisites for entry into this course, as entry into this level is based on assessment of English language proficiency. However, it is anticipated that a majority of students will have completed Year 10 or equivalent.

English Language requirements

Students will be assessed by Aventia Institute at orientation using the Oxford Placement Test and an interview. They will then be placed in the appropriate class level as follows:

  • Students who have none or very little English will be placed in the Starter class level.
  • Students who are assessed as having English that matches the descriptors for A1 on the CEFR level will be placed in the Elementary class level.
  • Students are assessed as having English that matches the descriptors for A2 on the CEFR level will be placed in the Pre-Intermediate class level.
  • Students who are assessed as having English that matches the descriptors for B1 on the CEFR level will be placed in the Intermediate class level.
  • Studetns who are assessed as having English that matches the descriptors for B2 on the CEFR level will be placed in the Upper Intermediate class level. Students who are assessed as having English that matches the descriptors for C1 on the CEFR level will be placed in the Advanced class level.

Age requirements

18 and above.

Pathways

Study Pathway

Successful completion of this course may allow the student to study other ELICOS courses such as English for Academic Purposes or Vocational Education and Training or Higher Education courses.

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