General English V – Advanced

General Information:

  • CRICOS Code: 03490G
  • Total Course Duration: 12 Weeks (Start every Monday)
  • Study Period: 10 Weeks (20 hours of scheduled classes every week)
  • Holidays: 2 Weeks
  • Tuition Fees: AUD $2880.00
  • Material Fee: AUD $180
  • Application Fee: AUD $ 250

Profile Target:

This course is designed for candidates over 18 years old who hold a valid Australian Visa (onshore and offshore). It is designed for a formal classroom setting; the methodology and content are directed to adults from different backgrounds who are willing to improve their English as a second language knowledge and proficiency for General purposes. This includes the notion that language learning is a conscious process, and that learning and acquisition of language can arise from interaction both with others and with materials.

Entry requirements:

We accept English Language proficiency scores from a variety of tests:

  • CEFR B2
  • IELTS 5
  • TOEFL IBT 44

Course Structure & Delivery Methods:

GE V will comprehend 12 weeks duration of which the students will have 250 hours class per level divided into 10 weeks, 20 hours are classroom based (face to face) and there is a 5-hour self-paced space for students to study during the week (from week 1-10, week 11 and 12 are break time or time for students to catch up with pending summative assessments). The weekly 25 hours will be allocated within 4 days per week. However, students may consult or express special needs for further considerations to the trainer or ELICOS Director of Studies/Academic Manager.

Purpose and Objectives:

The purpose of the General English (GE) program is to meet the basic communication needs of the learners. It aims at developing basic English language skills, in order for the learners to gain social skills that are necessary to meet communication and cultural needs while travelling and participating in community contexts in Australia and other English-speaking countries.

It can be assumed that all students entering the GE course have the common objective of giving the first steps to learn English start communicating in this one. During the course they will focus on the four key skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Also, to gain accuracy and pronunciation by daily practices integrated with class practices. It is a great opportunity to develop the communication skills by taking part in classroom activities with other students and focus on vocabulary building.

At the end of the course, students should be able to hold and understand simple conversations, write basic texts and reading them. This knowledge will facilitate the learning process for those who want to continue with the EAP, taking international English exams or display skills to access higher education.

Course Learning Outcome:

– Listening
  • Recognize different genres of spoken language and different structures
  • Use active listening skills to comprehend and respond in the academic field
  • Predict meaning from context and identify major lexical items
  • Assess peer presentations
  • Recognize and note the main issues in a lecture
  • Take notes from lectures and other formal spoken texts
  • Demonstrate the ability to respond to academic questions
– Reading
  • Understand abstract concepts
  • Recognise the language features of different written genres
  • Skim and scan a text for information
  • Take notes and summarise a discussion and a text
  • Read and interpret essay questions
  • Fully interpret and analyse a text, establishing the writer’s intentions
  • Undertake research tasks and competently use a library
  • Review and criticise a written text
  • Understand and interpret data presented in graphs, charts and tables.
– Writing
  • Use discourse markers to organise and comment upon text
  • Learn and use vocabulary related to different topics
  • Use notes and summaries to write essays
  • Recognise structure and language features of argument and discussion
  • Demonstrate overall grammatical competence
  • Understand and describe using appropriate vocabulary and grammar
  • Produce different types of essays with introduction, body and conclusion
  • Communicate competently through formal written language
  • Paraphrase and produce paragraphs with topic sentences and supporting
  • Produce competent and cohesive arguments using evidence and examples
  • Interpret questions and write an answer appropriate to the question type
  • Undertake a research project based on written information taken
  • Understand and avoid plagiarism
  • Quote and reference sources
– Speaking
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of effective speaking skills and strategies
  • Speak in appropriate registers and express opinion
  • Operate competently in tutorials and seminar
  • Deliver a presentation competently
  • Participate in interviews, asking and answering questions
  • Use different patterns of discourse
  • Competently negotiate meaning
  • Avoid repetition and irrelevance in spoken presentations
  • Learn and use vocabulary relating to different topics
  • Demonstrate overall grammatical competence
– Study Skills
  • Work independently and in a group to complete an academic task
  • With guidance, develop research skills
  • Use a computer in the completion of an academic task
  • With guidance, complete a number of academic tasks simultaneously