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General English

Duration

12 Weeks

Entry

Requirements:

Per Week

20 Hours

Course Overview

Southern English College’s primary goal for General English students is to prepare them to communicate successfully in English outside the classroom. The 72-week General English course (6 levels x 12 weeks) is designed to develop autonomous learning through student-centered activities focusing on task-based learning and communicative competence. It effectively integrates the four macro-skills, which optimizes the possibility of a student reaching their learning potential. By the end of the course, students will be able to use their English more confidently and with greater fluency. The main delivery mode is face-to-face. However, online materials and homework will provide students the opportunity to study outside the classroom in their own time.

Course Levels

The Starter level is a 12 week, 20 hours per week, 4 hours per day level (Monday to Friday). The core part of the level is the first three hours, when students will use the set textbook, along with supplementary material. Students will study all of the skill areas: reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar. As this period is the core part of the students’ learning, the most important aim for the instructor is to create a positive, supportive and comfortable classroom environment, based on a good rapport and empathetic communication with the students.

Specific skills classes encompass Vocabulary, Conversation, Listening comprehension, Grammar and Pronunciation. These classes are designed to add to the students’ learning experience by covering material that complements what is included in the core classes.

The Elementary level is a 12-week, 20 hours per week, 4 hours per day level (Monday to Friday). The core part of the level is the first three hours, when students will use the set textbook, along with supplementary material. Students will study all of the skill areas: reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar. As this period is the core part of the student's learning, the most important aim for the instructor is to create a positive, supportive and comfortable classroom environment, based on good rapport and empathetic communication with the students.

Specific skills classes encompass Conversation, Listening comprehension, Reading comprehension, Grammar and Pronunciation.
These classes are designed to add to the students’ learning experience by covering material that complements what is included in the core classes.

The Pre-Intermediate level is a 12-week, 20 hours per week, 4 hours per day level. The core part of the level is the first two and a half hours, when students will use the set textbook, along with supplementary material. Students will study all of the skill areas: reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar. As this period is the core part of the student's learning, the most important aim for the instructor is to create a positive, supportive and comfortable classroom environment, based on good rapport and empathetic communication with the students.

The last hour and a half of the day will focus on a specific skill area such as Writing practice, Discussion, Listening comprehension, Grammar practice, and Reading comprehension. These classes are designed to add to the students’ learning experience by covering material that complements what is included in the core classes. Upon successful completion of the Pre-Intermediate level, students will be able to transfer to the Intermediate level.

The Intermediate level is a 12-week, 20 hours per week, 4 hours per day level (Monday to Friday). The core part of the level is the first three hours, when students will use the set textbook, along with supplementary material. Students will study all of the skill areas: reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar. As this period is the core part of the student's learning, the most important aim for the instructor is to create a positive, supportive and comfortable classroom environment, based on good rapport and empathetic communication with the students. The last two hours of the shift will focus on a specific skill area: Writing practice, Short presentations, Listening comprehension, and reading comprehension. These classes are designed to add to the students’ learning experience by covering material that complements what is included in the core classes.

The Upper-Intermediate level is a 12-week, 20 hours per week, 4 hours per day level. The core part of the level is the first two and a half hours, when students will use the set textbook, along with supplementary material. Students will study all of the skill areas: reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar. As this period is the core part of the student's learning, the most important aim for the instructor is to create a positive, supportive and comfortable classroom environment, based on good rapport and empathetic communication with the students. The last hour and a half of the day will focus on a specific skill area: Essay writing, Debating, Listening practice, Grammar, and Reading comprehension.

These classes are designed to add to the students’ learning experience by covering material that complements what is included in the core classes.

The Advanced level is a 12-week, 20 hours per week, 4 hours per day level (Monday to Friday). The core part of the level is the first three hours, when students will use the set textbook, along with supplementary material. Students will study all of the skill areas: reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar. As this period is the core part of the student's learning, the most important aim for the instructor is to create a positive, supportive and comfortable classroom environment, based on good rapport and empathetic communication with the students.
The last hour of the shift will focus on a specific skill area: Essay Writing, Debating, Presenting, and Advanced grammar practice. These practical classes are designed to add to the students’ learning experience by covering material that complements what is included in the core classes.

Delivery mode and location

20 hours per week face-to-face study, delivered at Level 1 & 4, 95 Bathurst Street, Sydney 2000

Entry Requirements

Students must be at least 18 years old.

All students will take a placement test when they arrive at SEC. After that, the college will assess the test and determine the appropriate General English Level for the student’s level of language ability.

Fees

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