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General English (Elementary to Pre-Intermediate)

Academies Australasia

5 months
350 AUD/module
350 AUD/module
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This General English (Elementary to Pre-Intermediate) course at Academies Australasia aims to provide students with the general English language skills required to engage effectively in routine forms of social interaction such as maintaining a conversation on a topic of general interest, writing a short informal letter on a topic of mutual interest and giving advice on simple procedures.  


Teaching Methodology

The emphasis is on communication. Students of the General English (Elementary to Pre-Intermediate) course at Academies Australasia will have the opportunity to practise what is taught through the use of task-based learning activities. The focus for course content is provided by weekly themes and topics. These provide a framework around which coursework – particularly vocabulary building and the development of the macroskills of speaking, listening, reading and writing – is structured.

We offer modern facilities, including audio-visual equipment and internet access. Being in the centre of the Sydney CBD, we are very well served by public transport and are close to public libraries. The student lounge is well equipped (microwave ovens, vending machines, computers with (free) internet access, etc.)  

Programme Structure

Delivery and Assessment Methods
  • A placement test is usually conducted on the first day. Formal assessment of student achievement is conducted every fortnight of the programme. Each of the macroskills is assessed separately and students are assessed on their range and control of the language in appropriate contexts. 
  • The types of assessments include multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank questions, writing of various types of texts, short answer questions and paired interviews among others. Students receive detailed feedback on their progress on a fortnightly basis. Our assessment system enables us to give students targeted remedial help in their identified weaknesses. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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  • Classes run every week 
  • (Except for the two weeks over the Christmas/New Year holidays)


20 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • IELTS 3.5 (minimum 3.0 for writing) or AOE General English (Beginner) or as assessed by AOE 
  • CRICOS Course Code: 0101722 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    350 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 350 AUD per module during 5 months.
  • National

    350 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 350 AUD per module during 5 months.
  • AUD 350 per week 

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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