Centre for English Teaching : 2012-2013
GENERAL ENGLISH 11 What is General English (GE)? GE is designed to improve your English language skills for general conversation, travelling or life in an English-speaking country. It can also be used to enhance your prospects for employment or for achieving IELTS or other certi cation. The GE course is based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), a globally recognised standard for language competencies, and has six levels: -- A1 (Elementary) -- A2 (Pre-intermediate) -- B1 (Intermediate) -- B2 (Upper-intermediate) -- C1 (Advanced) -- C2 (Pro ciency). What will I learn? You will learn the English language skills necessary to communicate clearly and function successfully in Australia, both socially and professionally. Classes are interactive and include excursions that o er direct experience of Australian culture and opportunities to practise English in context. What do I need to enter this course? There are no entry requirements. You will be placed in a class according to your IELTS score or equivalent or your score on the CET placement test. What can this course help me to achieve? GE can help you to achieve the English skills and con dence you need to improve your job prospects, to travel around Australia or to prepare for permanent residency. It can also help you to improve your IELTS or other test score. How many hours a week will I need to study? You will need to attend classes for 20 hours a week. You will also be expected to do additional work at home. How long is this course? The minimum course length is two weeks, but the course is usually studied in 11 week blocks. How long you will need to study will depend on your current level of English, how quickly you progress in the course and the English language level you want to achieve. You can also study GE concurrently with other courses. When does this course start and nish? There are nine GE intakes per year, but you can join an ongoing course on any Monday. See the table below for details. How much does it cost to study this course? Course Fees: $425 per week. Admission Fee: $290 (non-refundable) payable on acceptance of your o er. Materials Fee: $75.00 for the rst 5 weeks plus $10 for every additional week of study. Note: Health insurance fee: Student visa holders must pay a health insurance fee. Other visa holders must arrange their own health insurance. For more information, visit www.oshcworldcare.com.au You may be eligible for a scholarship. For more information, visit www.sydney.edu.au/cet/scholarships GE AT A GLANCE: -- CRICOS code: 070496B -- Entry requirement: No entry requirements -- Class hours per week: 20 -- Duration: minimum 2 weeks (recommended 11 week blocks) -- Course dates: any Monday -- Course fee: $425 per week -- More information: www.sydney.edu.au/cet/courses_dates/ge COURSE GENERAL ENGLISH GE GE start dates 3Jan2012 13Feb2012 19Mar2012 30Apr2012 4Jun2012 16Jul2012 20Aug2012 2Oct2012 5Nov2012 2Jan2013 Intended students' entry requirements These are recommended start dates. You may join an ongoing course on any Monday. Minimum course length is two weeks. GE is taught at all levels.