General English

The General English course is our most popular course and students love it as it has a perfect balance of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Students learn English which is used in everyday life and build their confidence to use English in any situation such as travelling, shopping, looking for a job, making friends etc. Lessons are fun, enjoyable and students often go out on excursions or day trips which complement their learning.
In the General English course students:

  • Improve their speaking and conversation skills
  • Learn correct pronunciation and improve their fluency
  • Learn new vocabulary about different topics
  • Improve their grammar in the teacher’s exciting lessons
  • Participate in role plays and activities in class
  • Learn idioms and phrases used in daily language
  • Increase their reading speed and writing skills
  • Improve their listening skills and comprehension

All students are tested by the English Management team on their first day and each student is informed of their current English level. Each student’s strengths and weaknesses are discussed and then placed in the ideal class for student’s learning. The class teacher also receives a copy of the student’s English test and is advised of student’s strengths and weaknesses, background, goals and is well prepared for the student’s first lesson.

General English – CRICOS Course Code: 099477M

Levels Elementary to Advanced (5 Levels)
Duration 4 – 60 weeks (Level completion approximately 12 weeks)
Starting Dates Every Monday
Starting Dates Every Monday
Hours Per Week 20 hours per week + 5 Self-study lessons an homework
Enrolment Fee $250
Material Fee $10 a week ($60 Minimum)
Tuition Fee $400 per week

*Please note that these fees can change at any time throughout the year.

Current Timetables are:

Morning Classes        Monday to Thursday 8.30AM – 2.15PM

Evening Classes        Monday to Friday 5.00PM – 9.15PM

⦁ Contact Universal English to confirm which levels are available in the morning and evening

Sample Timetable*

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Lesson 1 Weekend Topic review. Social English in the city:
Review and feedback. Documentary: watch and debate Voluntary:ambitions and goals FREE day for travelling, working, exploring Melbourne
Break Time
Lesson 2  Vocab: Common Idioms through personal experience Reading sub-skills: scanning for main idea and reading for details Listening skills test: on the telephone. Common
future plans for an event.
Break Time
Lesson 3 Let’s speak: Problem in a restaurant Listening and speaking youth culture in Australia Pair work:
storytelling about favourite
Presentation group work.

*The above timetable is only a sample for 1 week and will change depending on your English level

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