General English - Starter

General English

Starter Level

CRICOS Course Code: 0100387

  • Course Details

    The General English course is delivered via an interactive classroom environment to assist students to develop their use of the English language, including their reading, writing, speaking and listening. There are six individual level within this course consisting of Starter, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate and Advanced.

    At Starter Level, the course is based on survival type English which a beginner students needs to learn to communicate following arrival in an English speaking country. On completion of this level, students will be able to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases, will be able to introduce him or herself and others, as well as ask and answer questions about personal details.  Students will also be able to interact in a simple way when the other person speaks slowly and clearly and repeats or clarifies information as needed.

    Week Theme/Topic
    1 Nice to meet you
    2 Around the world
    3 Going places
    4 Around the town
    5 Home and family / things you do
    6 Your time
    7 You can do it
    8 Now and then / Famous lives
    9 Travel
    10 What do you want
  • Dates & Times
  • Dates

    Class commencement dates
    Commences weekly throughout the year
    10 week duration (Subject to public holidays)

    Hours per week

    20 hours classroom 


    Five per week
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays


    Class times
    Commences at 8.30am
    Concludes 3.30pm

  • Locations
  • Delivery Location

    Australian College of International Studies
    Level 2

    335 Flinders Lane

    Melbourne VIC 3000

    Public Transport

    Our location is located within 5 minute walk from famous Flinders Street train station and is  very close to both buses and trams connecting to all major public transport routes.


    There is public car parking available.

    (Fees Apply)

  • Enrolment
  • Admission Criteria

    There are no specific educational pre-requisites for entry into this course, as entry into this level is based on assessment of English language proficiency. All students will complete the Oxford Online Placement Test.  The outcome on their scores for reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar will determine the level students should start at and the recommended duration. Alternatively, students can progress or enter based on a passing grade in the immediately preceding General English level.

    Other English language proficiency tests such as IELTS, Cambridge, PTE and TOEFL may be taken into consideration when placing students.

    Students must be at least 18 years of age.

    How to enrol

    Applications for admission for students on a student visa must be made using the Enrolment form. The completed Enrolment form should be sent to as below along with all supporting documents listed in the form. Completed Enrolment forms are processed, and the application assessed on the information provided. Please refer to the Student Handbook for more details that to apply to enrolment.

    Enquiries Phone: 1300 21 73 75

    Enquiries Email:

    Please fill out all sections in the Student Enrolment Form and return to:

    Post:  Level 2, 335 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Once we receive your completed forms we will contact you to arrange an entry interview.


  • Education Pathways

    Education Pathways

    After passing through Levels 1 – 6, students may be able to pathway into an academic English course such as IELTS, or undertake studies at a higher education level, at an RTO, TAFE or university.

  • Fees
  • Fee Information

    Course Fees
    Tuition Fee AUS $270 per tuition week
    Enrolment Fee NA
    Total Course Fee for 10 weeks AUS $2,700

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