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General English

CRICOS Course Code: 097701B

Stanley College’s General English course provides students with the opportunity to develop useful English language and literacy skills which they can use to undertake a variety of English language skills tests, further their education and training, seek and maintain employment and actively participate in an English speaking community. The aims of this course are to:

  • Improve general proficiency of students in their knowledge and understanding of English, in the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
  • Improve student’s general every-day usage of English in different contexts, including in the community and workplace.
  • Provide students with strategies to participate in learning activities outside of the classroom, to actively participate in further study and learning contexts.
  • To enable students to study toward a specific goal- whether it be to participate in the IELTS. TOEIC, Cambridge FCE or other applicable tests.
Course Duration

Beginner to Upper Intermediate levels and comprises of 20 hours per week face to face teaching , plus optional self study.

Course length from 4 weeks up to 75 weeks. Minimum course enrolment is 4 weeks and each course level may take up to 15 weeks to achieve.

Please note: At the completion of each level students are permitted to apply for up to 2 weeks of holiday, provided their overall enrolment exceeds 20 weeks. Course enrolments of less than 20 weeks do not include any holidays. Minimum course duration is 4 weeks per level.

Study Modes

The delivery methods for this course include:

  • Face-to-face classroom-based learning
  • Group-work
  • Oral Presentations
  • Discussion groups
  • Vocabulary building exercises
  • Excursions

Course Content

This course consists of 5 levels. Students will be placed based on proficiency level testing:

  • General English- Beginner
  • General English- Elementary
  • General English- Pre-intermediate
  • General English- Intermediate
  • General English- Upper Intermediate

*Please note, successful completion of one level will allow you to gain entry into the next level above.

Further Studies

On completion of select levels of the General English Course at Stanley College, students may matriculate into further studies within Stanley College or other education providers.

Please familiarise yourself with Stanley College’s Refund and Cancellation Policy.


PROMOTION – Tuition Fee: $ 240 / week
(Promotion ending on 31 Dec 2018)

Original Tuition Fee: $290 / week



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