Stanley College
Stanley College

General English

CRICOS Course Code: 097701B

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Course Overview

Stanley College’s General English course provides students with the opportunity for speakers of other languages to develop their English skills to actively participate in the Australian community, access employment, undertake English language skills tests or further their education and training. The aims of this course are to:

  • Improve the learner's proficiency in the four macro-skills: Speaking, Understanding, Writing and Reading through communicative methodology.
  • Improve the learner's ability to use English in everyday contexts in Australia, for the workplace and social life.
  • Provide learners with top-notch blended learning resources and methods in the classroom setting and outside of the classroom through regular learning trips around town for practical application of their English skills.
  • To enable students, from absolute beginners to progress towards and advanced level of English skills, which includes familiarization with academic English and English for IELTS.

Course Summary

  • Duration: 4 weeks up to 75 weeks

  • Students: International

  • Tuition Fee: $290 per week

  • CRICOS Code: 097701B

  • Intakes:
    2024: Every week, from 8 January 2024
    2025: Every week, from 6 January 2025

About Course

Course Duration

Beginners to Upper Intermediate levels and comprises of 20 scheduled course contact hours per week face to face teaching. Course length from 4 weeks up to 75 weeks. The minimum course enrolment is 4 weeks, and each course level may take up to 15 weeks to achieve. Full-time studies require students to attend 20 hours face-to-face scheduled course contact per week.

Please note: At the completion of each level students are permitted to apply for up to 2 weeks of holiday, provided their overall enrolment exceeds 20 weeks. Course enrolments of less than 20 weeks do not include any holidays.

Study Modes

Our General English courses are blended, utilising top-notch resources developed by Cambridge English and delivered by a team of highly qualified and experienced teachers of English as a Second Language. Classes include:

  • face-to-face classroom-based learning with interactive and communicative teaching methods
  • online interactive activities and tests on our learning platform
  • digital workbook and paper-based workbook
  • practical application of skills through learning excursions

Course Content

The General English course consists of 5 levels. On their first day, students sit for a proficiency diagnostic test to place them in the right class level. Successful completion of a level will allow the student to automatically move up to the next one. The course includes (Click each level to view the applicable learning outcomes):

Please note: Successful completion of one level will allow you to gain entry into the next level above.

Course Entry Requirements

English Proficiency:
There is no minimum entry requirement for our General English courses. The course level of new students is assigned after completion of the Placement Test. Existing students gain entry in the next level by completing 2 Competency Tests to demonstrate they have achieved the course objectives. English proficiency entry levels are as follows:

  • Beginners – CEFR A0
  • Elementary – CEFR A1
  • Pre-Intermediate – CEFR A2
  • Intermediate – CEFR B1
  • Upper- Intermediate – CEFR B2

Course Prerequisite Requirements

Applicants must be at least 17 years old at the time of course commencement

Training and Assessment

For further information on where this qualification is trained/assessed and the types of assessment methods used, please click here.


Tuition Fee: $290 per week
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Intake Dates

Every week, from 8 January 2024

Every week, from 6 January 2025

Other Expenses

For other fees and expenses including Administration Fee, Health Cover, Recognition of Prior Learning, Late and Reassessment Fees click here

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