ELICOS – General English – for International Students

International Students

ELICOS - General EnglishCRICOS: 098213K

Overview

​Our General English course is designed to improve students’ English skills so that they can communicate more confidently in English-speaking work and social environments, and to help them continue into further study.  The course ranges from Starter to Advanced, as outlined below. After you have enrolled in General English, you will take a placement test to determine the correct level for you.

Duration and Delivery

This qualification is delivered over a period of 10-76 Weeks

Location

Level 1/169 Plenty Road, Preston, VIC 3072. Practical placement locations as negotiated by ALACC with individual Providers.

Purpose

Our General English course is designed to improve students’ English skills so that they can communicate more confidently in English-speaking work and social environments, and to help them continue into further study.  The course ranges from Starter to Advanced, as outlined below. After you have enrolled in General English, you will take a placement test to determine the correct level for you.

ELICOS Level

ELICOS Level Skill level CEFR* / IELTS
Starter Very little or no ability to speak or write English. A1 / 2
Elementary A few basic English skills. A1-A2 / 2.5-3
Pre-Intermediate Can communicate in familiar situations. B1 / 3.5
Intermediate Can use some different tenses, and can speak and comprehend well, but complicated grammar is difficult. B2 / 4
Upper-intermediate Can speak, write and understand confidently, with some mistakes. C1 / 4.5-5
Advanced Speaks fluently and has few comprehension problems. Makes mistakes that do not affect meaning. C2 / 5.5-6

*Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Each level is taught over a period of 10 weeks. Students can progress into higher levels based on the results of their assessments.

Pathway

Successful completion of this course will equip you with English skills for employment and everyday life.

Timetable

Classes run four days a week, totaling 20 hours:

Monday – Thursday

9:00 – 3:30pm, including 1 ½ hours break.

Timing may be flexible, please enquire for more information.

Sample Timetable

Time/Days Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:00 – 11:00 Present Simple Tense Vocabulary: Leisure activities Reviewing Question Form Reading: New ways with old sports
11:30 – 1:00 Frequency Phrases Speaking: 60 second interview Pronunciation: Stress in questions Reviewing Vocabulary and Grammar
2:00 – 3:30 Discussion and Vocabulary: Sports and Games World Culture Video: Unusual Sport Discussion and speaking activities Weekly Test
Course Units

Please ask us about credit transfers.

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    Course Fees
    International Fee
    (On Shore)
    AUD 5,000.00
    Fees: AUD 4,500.00
    Registration Fee: AUD 500.00
    International Fee
    (Off Shore)
    AUD 19,700.00 AUD 10,000.00
    Fees: AUD 9,500.00
    Registration Fee: AUD 500.00

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