The General English Course aims to develop students’ social practical communication skills in terms of four English skills: listening, speaking and pronunciation, reading and writing including grammar.
The General English course is a 20 hour/week course designed to give students the opportunity for rapid progress in all facets of the English language. Classes are structured from beginner through advanced.
Morning and evening classes are available. Our General English courses are substantially topic-based with listening, speaking, writing and reading components with strong emphasis on the grammar component.
Duration: 5 – 12 weeks, depending on level
Each term is 5 weeks with 4 weeks of study followed by 1 week of review and assessment.
Testing: Students take a placement test on arrival and are placed in a class based on the test results. They will also receive a student orientation introducing the rules; such as Astley English College’s strict English only policy. Students will be given progress tests to help them evaluate their performance. Classroom performance is also monitored and further recommendations are made on areas requiring attention and ways further progress could be made.Throughout the 5-week term, students are tested on Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing and Grammar.
Further study: students at an intermediate level will be able to undertake educational or vocational courses. Students wishing to take IELTS preparation should have finished an upper-intermediate level (or have achieved an IELTS 5.5 equivalent.
Students will be able to receive a college certificate of proficiency at the completion of their course.
Entry requirements: 18 Years or above
Orientation: Friday 9am