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General English

  • Delivery Mode: On campus

  • English Level: 04

  • Course Duration: 56 Weeks

  • CRICOS Course Code: 096786M

  • On Campus/Online: Total Tuition Fee: AUD $250 (per week)
  • Melbourne

About the Course

Are you ready to unlock the doors to a world of possibilities? Our General English courses are designed to empower you with the language skills you need to communicate clearly, confidently and effectively in any situation.

Join the course to achieve your dreams

Details about the Course

Master the Basics: Our General English courses cover the fundamentals of English language including the 4 basic skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) as well as functional grammar and vocabulary. These skills will provide you with a solid foundation to build upon.

Speak Confidently: Engage in dynamic and interactive speaking activities and discussions to improve your fluency, pronunciation, and conversational skills.

Read with Ease: Dive into captivating texts, short stories, and articles to enhance your reading comprehension skills while expanding your vocabulary.

Write with Finesse: Express your thoughts with precision and eloquence as we guide you through various writing exercises and creative tasks, including letter, article and essay writing.

Sharpen Your Listening: Tune your ears to a range of diverse accents and real-world conversations, boosting your listening comprehension and responsiveness. Learn to understand both gist, or the overall concept, as well as the details of any conversation or lecture.

Real-Life Practice, Role Plays and Short Presentations: Our interactive sessions simulate real-life scenarios, so you’ll be better prepared to navigate English confidently in everyday situations. Practice using your English language skills by participating in role plays and short presentation tasks.

Expert Guidance: Our experienced instructors are passionate about teaching and dedicated to providing personal guidance and feedback that will assist in your progress.

Join our General English courses and embark on an exciting journey towards becoming a fluent and articulate English speaker. Enrol today and seize the opportunity to communicate with clarity and confidence.

Don’t let language barriers hold you back—empower yourself today!

To be eligible for admission to the program an applicant will be:

  • Aged 18 years or over at the time of commencement
  • At an Elementary (CEFR level A2) level or above based on placement test results
  • Meet current eligibility requirements for a student visa

The Course Coordinator is responsible for selection of candidates for admission in accordance with the Student Selection and Admission Policy and Procedure for Courses Delivered to Overseas Students and relevant guidelines.

Attendance requirements

Students studying in Australia on a student visa must meet all attendance requirements (minimum 80% attendance). If a student is ill and unable to attend class, they must get a medical certificate from a qualified medical practitioner and provide this to their class teacher. Attendance is monitored by the college and students receive warning letters if their attendance is at risk of dropping.

Our ELICOS General English course is an excellent starting point for students who wish to improve their ability to communicate and understand the language clearly, whether for work, socialising or with the aim of completing further study. General English is suited to both short-term students (such as backpackers and tourists) as well as long-term students and those who wish to live and work in Australia.

English levels offered within the program include:

  • Elementary
  • Pre-intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper-intermediate

Students intending to complete further study may opt to join our English of Academic Purposes (EAP) course.

Classes are offered year-round at all 4 levels of study (Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate & Upper-intermediate). Students spend an average of 12 weeks at each level of study before progressing to the next level. To ensure their success, students need to be proactiveand engaged learners, complete assigned homework and assignments, work closely with their class teacher and attend classes on a regular basis (see attendance requirements). Upon successful completion of the program, students have the option of graduating or moving into further academic English programs (such as English for Academic Purposes).

  • Students will sit regular tests throughout each 12-week course, as well as completing a final summative test at the end of each level
  • Students are assessed on their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
  • Our assessment process follows ELICOS guidelines and is valid and fair
  • Students will be provided with a certificate at the completion of each level of study, in addition to detailed assessment outcomes and written feedback

The college undertakes processes for continual improvement of student assessments by:

  • Making adjustments of course and assessment material based on the collection and analysis of feedback from students and staff as well as other stakeholders
  • The regular evaluation and adjustment of the achievement of course outcomes
Tuition Fee : $250/ week
Administration (Non-Tuition) Fee :

**Only applicable to international students.

**AUD $250 (Non Refundable)

Payment plans available. Books, equipment and other materials are required to undertake the program and their cost is not included in the tuition fee.

Pay upfront and Save 10%.

Applicable for International (1 year fee) and full-fee students. Not applicable for funding students.

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  • Small class sizes
  • Personalised feedback and learning assistance
  • Free placement testing
  • Regular assessments to help you to monitor your progress
  • Certificates upon course completion
  • Access to a range of online and text-based learning resources
  • A focus on interaction, communication and discussion within the classroom
  • Regular homework tasks with feedback and class correction
  • Regular excursions and social events
  • Suitable for Student Visa Holders
  • Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Apply Online” on the top right corner of the course page.
  • Interview: If you meet IHM’s eligibility criteria you’ll be contacted for an interview with an admissions consultant.
  • Offer Letter: If you’re successful with the interview you’ll be offered a place for the course.
  • Enrolment Fee: Once you sign the acceptance offer, an invoice will be issued for the course. You may be eligible for government funding, so please call our team to know more.
  • Confirmation of Admission: Once you’ve paid the enrollment fee, we’ll send a confirmation of admission to you.

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