The General English program is suitable for students at a range of English Levels commencing at Elementary, and including Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, and Upper-Intermediate. The course is delivered via face to face study in a classroom setting.
The General English course is flexible in structure and delivery, and students can choose between the morning or afternoon classes.
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Beginners or if you need to brush
on basic English language skills.
Learn grammar, vocabulary and communication skills.
Focus on developing English language accuracy and fluency. This is a topic-based syllabus with task-based learning at its core.
This level continues the multilayered and communicative approach with task-based learning at its core.
Stay longer and extend and expand on the language and skills you developed through the previous levels.
A unique feature of IES College's General English Program is the inclusion of four hours of free electives per week. Students can choose from a range of interest areas that focus on specific skills and knowledge that will improve their language and communication skills.
Students can choose from:
Cultural Competence Program
This program is an online training course developed in conjunction with our partners, SBS, a national TV broadcaster; and Multicultural NSW, a government agency. It is aimed at building capability and capacity around cultural diversity in the workplace. It features engaging multimedia learning modules and a wealth of resources; and is a recognised professional development activity in major Australian businesses. Students who complete the course receive a certificate for their resume.
Virtual Business Enterprise
In collaboration with The University of Queensland's Business School, IES College developed VBE as an engaging way to apply business and decision-making skills in a virtual business world. It's an exciting way to learn that facilitates real-time messaging within a virtual business group and economy. Learn teamwork skills and how to run a Start-Up business. Compete to win!
IES College is renowned for its unique and extensive Indigenous art collection. In a series of workshops with local Aboriginal artists in residence, students will explore Indigenous culture through art and design while making their own artwork. A truly unforgettable Australian experience!
Skills for Careers
Students can learn English with a focus on their careers. Classes will include job readiness workshops, writing a resume, preparing for an interview and how to communicate in business in Australia.
Living Like a Local
Visit places only locals know about, become a BBQ legend, learn how to sing Waltzing Matilda, and more. This series of fun and Australian-focused workshops will develop student's communicative skills and Aussie slang.
Students can build the confidence and skills needed to succeed in academic study and use English in a globalised world. They can practice skills such as essay writing, making effective presentations, describing graphs and charts, listening and note taking, and reading and summarising journal articles. This is a great elective for students interested in exploring university studies in Australia or needing to take an English language test.