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General English

Course outline

Course Code: GE | CRICOS Code: 098218E

Course Description:

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General English (GE) is designed to cater for students who are interested in improving their level of general English proficiency, including for travel, employment or personal interest. It is also designed for those who intend to progress to further study in English and require a higher level of English proficiency in order to enrol in Global Business College of Australia ‘s English for Academic Purpurses course.

The General English course comprises four levels:
1. Elementary
2. Pre-Intermediate
3. Intermediate
4. Upper-Intermediate

Each level has a nominal duration of 10 weeks, making a total course duration of 40 weeks. However, students enter the course at their level of proficiency and it is possible to progress to the next level if the relevant level of proficiency is demonstrated in under 10 weeks.

How long does it take to study General English

This course is delivered over a duration of 42 weeks (including 2 weeks course breaks). Schedule: 20 contact hours per week. Delivery mode: Face to face training

Tuition and Non-Tuition fees:

Intake Dates:

Campus Location & Delivery Site:

  • 337-339 La Trobe Street, Melbourne 3000 VIC
  • 338 Queen street, Melbourne 3000 VIC

Entry requirements

Students will attend a placement test. Below are the indicative entry and exit points for each level within the course:

  Approximate entry pointLevelPossible pathway / Exit point
  IELTS 3.5 or equivalentElementaryPre-Intermediate
  IELTS 4.0 or equivalentPre-IntermediateIntermediate
  IELTS 4.5 or equivalentIntermediateUpper-Intermediate / EAP1
  IELTS 5 or equivalentUpper-Intermediate 

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