This qualification is delivered over a period of 10-76 Weeks
Level 1/169 Plenty Road, Preston, VIC 3072. Practical placement locations as negotiated by ALACC with individual Providers.
Successful completion of this course will equip you with English skills for employment and everyday life.
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||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.
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.
|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|