Our General English ELICOS program prepares students to use written and spoken English in a wide variety of settings, ranging from everyday conversations to advanced academic studies.
About this Course:
Develop the English language and communicative skills needed for social and work situations and daily life activities. Learn basic comprehension, reading and writing skills through to more complex elements such as syntax and grammar. Adding and successfully completing an Exam Preparation or Academic English course will allow direct entry to Charlton Brown courses.
Choose a study plan that is suitable for you! Our flexible study options will allow you to take full advantage of your time in Australia! You can study and still have time to travel or work.
During your time in General English, you will be able to meet students from all over the world as well as spend time on the Gold-Coast, one of Australia’s most beautiful cities!
A variety of classes and workshops are available for you to attend. You can customise your learning experience in a way that is most beneficial to you! If you want to improve your writing skills, you can attend a Writing Workshop. If you prefer to focus on improving your reading skills, you may choose to spend your time in a Reading Workshop.
English Level Guide
This course teaches English at the following levels:
Working with industry leaders
Minimum age of 16 years
Education & Experience Requirements
Photo ID and evidence of citizenship (international students must provide copy of passport)
Computer Skills & Equipment
Students on this course require computer access for learning purposes and to complete course assessments. As such, learners must have beginner/intermediate computing skills including use of Microsoft Office programmes, in addition to hardware requirements of a desktop or portable computer with keyboard, pointing device, speaker, web camera and microphone, and a broadband internet connection.
Students who are unable to meet the academic or English language criteria may in some cases be eligble to undertake our Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test. Criteria may change at any time without notice. Additional English language requirements may apply to international applicants from non-English speaking backgrounds wishing to articulate on a visa package into a university programme.
INTAKES AND SCHEDULE
Standard Course Intake Dates:
Daily from Tuesday to Friday
Upper Intermediate 12:00-5:00
Note: Guide only. Subject to change without notice.
Each week you will get the chance to demonstrate your new vocabulary and grammar skills as you take a progress test based on the previous week’s content. This is an excellent opportunity for you to see how much you have learned. You will be tested on pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and functional language.
Workshop lessons focus on specific skills, for example, writing or listening and offer real life English materials such as short films. Writing workshops focus on different types of text, from emails to essays, offering lots of opportunities to practise. In addition, workshop lessons offer more opportunities for discussion on important and engaging life topics.
Students love this opportunity to hone their pronunciation skills. A fun based workshop that focuses on specific sounds, intonation and fluency with lots of opportunities to practise.
Practise listening every day with this 30-minute autonomous activity based on useful information, such as the news, the weather or typical Australian activities. Watch the video and answer the questions at your own pace.
Learn English with classmates from all over the world. Your dedicated teachers will guide and encourage you as you work towards your language goals. Here you will practise all the skills, reading, writing, listening and speaking as well as improving your vocabulary and grammar.
An adaptable and dynamic individual, who has grown not only as an IELTS and General English teacher but also as an Assistant Director of Studies.I have a passion for delivering communicative lessons beyond the confines of a textbook within a safe and tolerant learning environment.
Brisbane Adelaide Street Campus Campus & Facilities
Overlooking King George Square in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, NIET Group Brisbane Centre features 10 tutorial rooms, two lecture theatres, library and digital media lab, alongside modern computer lab & large open recreation & study spaces. The campus is just metres from major bus and train terminals, extensive retail & accommodation options.
Level 4, 102 Adelaide Street, Brisbane, 4000
Brisbane Room 5
Multimedia Smart Board
With extensive views over King George Square, students also have access to our dedicated childcare training lab.
See why more than 20,000 students have chosen Charlton Brown
I'm so lucky, I had a great time with amazing teachers in General English-Ms.Jessica and Ms.Jayne. They're always supportive to us. I've learned a lot and I could improve my English skill with my class. I really appreciate their help.
Why study with ?
Our low fees are designed to make education accessible to all students, and we provide a range of funding options, and customised payment schedules.
Lots of Pathway Options.
We offer more than 200 different package and pathway options to award-winning Australian universities, like Griffith, Bond and UTAS.
Accessible Entry Requirements.
Our college caters to learners of all academic backgrounds and English levels, with a huge range of free study support and tutoring options.
Just the education you need.
Our hyper-focused, student-support-heavy training programmes are designed to get students out into industry, with exactly the skills that industry demand.
How do I apply?
Our application process is free, easy & there’s no obligation.
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Our team will send you a letter of offer for you to accept. Sign and send it back, pay your enrolment fee, then our Admissions Team will send you an onboarding pack, provide Student Learning Portal access and introduce you to your trainer. Welcome onboard!
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