General English Curriculum
Students will participate in a minimum of 20 hours per week face-to-face studies.
Students with no English to basic English are able to study this ELICOS program.
The recommended teacher-student ratio is 18:1. This regulation must be upheld for NEAS member colleges but for all other CRICOS colleges, it is only a recommendation.
There are five levels in our General English curriculum. They are Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate. The table below will show you their level as per CEFR, IELTS and PTE level interpretation.
|CEFR||IELTS||PTE||GE Entry||GE Successful Exit|
|B1+||5.0||36 ~ 43||Exit average score of 60%|
|B1||4.5||30 ~ 36||Upper-Intermediate||Exit average score of 60%|
|A2+||4.0||> 30||Intermediate||Exit average score of 60%|
|A2||3.5||Pre-Intermediate||Exit average score of 60%|
|A1||3.0||Elementary||Exit average score of 60%|
|> A1||> 3.0||Beginner|
When you provide a program that requires an IELTS score of 5.5 or more, students who successfully complete General English Upper-Intermediate can continue their ELICOS studies by entering English for Academic Purposes.
Each level consists of a 12-week program. Total of 12 weeks x 5 levels = 60 weeks. Some colleges choose to provide a 10 week per level program. If you wish to do so, then you will need to ask us to customise it for you. There will be an additional cost for this customisation service. If you wish to receive this service, please complete this form.
There are fortnightly formative assessments. Formative assessments cover all macro skills. There is a summative assessment in the final week of the level. Students’ overall score will be the average score of both formative and summative assessments.
When you make the full payment and receive the curriculum from us, you will also receive a Copyright License Certificate of your purchase. This is an important document for you to have as it is part of the required documents for ASQA submission related to adding an additional scope.
For clients who need customisation, we do it at no additional cost. Some clients prefer to do it themselves as they might need the product as soon as possible. The customisation can take up to 10 working days from the commencement of the project. If you wish to receive this service, please complete this form.
$9,500.00 AUD + GST
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