Australian Ideal College (AIC)
Vocational Courses

Sydney Campus Majors




General English Course

is a specialised English language program for international students who are preparing themselves for a lifetime experience; to either work, study or to casually or permanently live in Australia.

Course Objectives

  • The main aim is to give you the confidence to live and work in the English-speaking world. It is also an excellent preparation before enrolling for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course.
  • Students are equipped to indentify various English texts, to write in a range of genres, to discuss materials and present ideas/opinions in small groups, and to handle individual presentations as well as group discussions.
  • Students also, learn to become familiar with the range of everyday conversations and correspondence to emerge into the Australian life style.

* Depending on your current English ability, you may enrol in our English for Academic Purposes program (EAP) for up to 48 weeks, to suit your personal learning needs and study goals to join higher education (Universities – TAFE).

English Class Levels

To ensure you are placed at the right English level you are tested on your first day. We offer 6 levels of General English classes:

  • Beginner (Lower Elementary)
  • Elementary
  • Pre- intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper-Intermediate
  • Advanced 

How Do I Move Up an English Level?

You are assessed throughout your English course.The standard of your class work and homework, and your results on end-of-unit tests, determine your class level for the next unit of study. We expect it will take between 8-12 weeks to progress from one level to the next. 

Program Delivery

Our friendly and experienced teachers are dedicated to providing our students with a very supportive and motivating learning environment to unlock their learning potential.

Our GE program is effectively delivered through:

Our preferred small class size

Task-based activities for pair work and group work

Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) methodology

Supplements of web-based language learning materials

Flexible teaching approach to meet the learning pace of the students

fun, dynamic and interesting classroom interactive activities

Delivering 20 contact hours a week, inclusive of face-to-face classroom interactions and guided excursions

Course Contents

At Australian Ideal College, our GE program is especially designed to help students to

  • develop and upgrade their four macro-skills in English language; speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • lay a solid foundation for grammar, sentence structures, vocabulary, and language problem-solving skills
  • achieve social success in the Australian everyday lifestyle context


There are many activities for GE students to be involved in class. These include games, quizzes, sports matches, etc. During supervised Self Access sessions, you will be able to use the computer centres and log on and have access to online materials that directly reinforce what you have studied during your faceto-face classes.


Assessments are weekly and monthly in addition to the exiting assessment and are held to monitor the progress of students and determine further study pathways.


Students will be able to receive a College Certificate of proficiency at the completion of their course and a Statement of attendance.

Course Link


Sydney Campus

Level 8, 75 King Street, Sydney 2000 NSW Australia

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