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. The General English program is further subdivided into:
1. GE – I (Elementary)—CRICOS Course Code: 096641F
2. GE – II (Pre – Intermediate)—CRICOS Course Code: 096642E
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.
The students willing to take the complete ELICOS, do not require previous knowledge of the English language. However, for the those who do have previous experience, they can summit the results of previous examinations or take a classification test to find the most appropriate level.
Duration (Weeks): 12
Tuition Fee: $AU 3,250
Non Tuition Fee: $AU 450
Estimated Total Course Cost: $AU 3,700
Campus location: Dalton College CBD Campus