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General English Program (Beginner to Advanced)

General English Program
General English Program (Beginner to Advanced)
Cricos Course Code : 092950C
Course Name : General English Program (Beginner to Advanced)
Location : Melbourne CBD Campus
Duration : 72 WEEKS

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The General English Program (Beginner to Advanced) has been designed for international students from non-English speaking backgrounds seeking to improve their English language skills for social, work and study purposes. Our General English Program focuses on developing our students’ skills through a blend of methodologies combining the best of traditional approaches – solid grammar and vocabulary basis – and modern communicative approaches, such as role-plays, personalization and gamification. The course consists of six proficiency levels, in which students are assigned after taking a placement test. Depending on their fortnightly test results and class performance, students may be recommended to take a level exit test, which enables them to move up to the next level.

Program duration and schedule

CRICOS Code 092950C
TOTAL COURSE DURATION 72 Weeks including 12 weeks of break
and public holidays. The duration
of the program may vary as per the
learners’ entry level and their desired
exit levels from program.
Location Melbourne CBD Campus
International program Yes
Intake Schedule Various dates throughout the year
(Contact us: +61 3 9670 2985)
FEE STRUCTURE Please contact us at +61 3 9670 2985
or email at info@orange.edu.au to get
the latest information.

Assessment Methods

Once you are placed in the most suitable level, on the basis of the placement test, you will be able to commence your course. Assessments are undertaken on a fortnightly basis. The tests you will take are based on the unit outcomes and your studies, and are designed to track your progress and general readiness to move up to the next level. The level exit test is based on the level outcomes, and not the unit outcomes.

Delivery mode and Methods

Our students receive 20 hours per week on campus, through a face-to-face delivery method. There is no online component to this course, however, student are provided with additional activities for independent study through Google Classroom. Our General English Program combines the best of traditional approaches – a solid grammar syllabus with controlled practice and introduction of systematic vocabulary through reading and writing activities – with modern communicative approaches, such as situational syllabus and personalized practice, real language work in real situations and gamification of activities. We also acknowledge out of classroom learning and development and organize regular excursions and extra-curricular workshops and sessions for our students.

Please refer to the OIC COVID-19 page for information regarding course updates

Entry requirements

All language learners are enrolled according to the outcome of a placement test for the purpose of establishing the appropriate level of class for them to commence their study.

  • All students must be aged 18 years or above.
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy is applicable for this course. Please refer to BYOD Policy for details
  • There are no specific education requirements for this course
  • Learners will be placed in the program at an appropriate level, based on their English language proficiency level, as per their performance in the Placement Test, which they will undertake prior to their enrollment.

Learning Outcomes

This course aims to develop students’ general English language skills and confidence in using English within a broad range of contexts when living, studying or working in an English speaking environment.

Study Pathway and Career Opportunities

Students undertaking the course may use the course to prepare themselves for further study in the Australian VET sector or higher education or to improve their English language skills for work /life in Australia or back in their home countries.

Course Pathway

Successful completion of one level will allow you to gain entry into the level above. If you are on an academic pathway to other courses at OIC, you will be able to transition into these courses after completing your General English course with achieved Upper Intermediate level.

Course Features

  • Centrally located in Melbourne city
  • English only campus
  • Flexible timetables
  • Experienced and highly qualified teachers
  • Regular excursions and social activities
  • Supportive learning environment
  • Diverse mix of nationalities

Additional Information

For further information, and to enrol please go to Source: www.orange.edu.au and apply directly from the website. Alternatively, you may contact the college on +61 3 9670 2985..

Course fees

Please contact us at 13000 MY OIC (69 642)
or email at info@orange.edu.au to get
the latest information.

Payment Plan

Customised payment plans are available

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