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 to develop useful English language and literacy skills which they can use to undertake a variety of English language skills tests, further their education and training and actively participate in an English speaking community. The aims of this course are to:

  • Improve general proficiency of students in their knowledge and understanding of English, in the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
  • Improve student’s general every-day usage of English in different contexts, including in the community and workplace.
  • Provide students with strategies to participate in learning activities outside of the classroom, to actively participate in further study and learning contexts.
  • To enable students to study toward a specific goal, whether it be to participate in the IELTS, TOEIC, Cambridge FCE or other applicable tests.


*Stanley College General English Weekday classes for 2023 are currently FULL. Evening classes are available for enrolment.

Course Summary

  • Duration: 4 weeks up to 75 weeks

  • Students: International

  • Tuition Fee: $290 per week

  • CRICOS Code: 097701B

  • Intakes:
    2023: Every week, from 9 January 2023

About Course

Course Duration

Beginners to Upper Intermediate levels and comprises of 20 scheduled course contact hours per week face to face teaching, plus optional GIL (Guided Individual Learning) sessions. 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

The delivery methods for General English include:

  • Face-to-Face Classroom-Based Learning
  • Group-Work
  • Oral Presentations
  • Discussion Groups
  • Vocabulary Building Exercises
  • Excursions

Course Content

This course consists of 5 levels. Students will be placed in a level based on proficiency level testing at orientation. (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 English requirement for entry to General English.
Course level will be assigned upon completion of the Stanley College placement test. Below is the alignment of English Language proficiency on the CEFR to course levels in the Stanley College placement test:

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

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 9 January 2023

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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