General English

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Course Description

The General English courses offered at KCBT are designed to support student’s development in conversation, everyday situations and daily interactions that take place when travelling or living in an English speaking country. Students learn and practice the four macro-skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking in an exciting, interactive environment.

Our General English courses are offered at 3 levels and the intake days are every Monday.

A simple test will be taken on the orientation day make sure you are in the right class for your level – and then you can start learning straight away.

Course Duration/Mode/Fees

Full time: 1 to 24 weeks per course level (minimum of 4 weeks)

Tuition Fees: $180 per week

Application Fees: $250

Resource Fees: $15 per week

Timetable: 4.30pm to 9.45pm (Evening)

Delivery Methods:

  • Face to face learning
  • Structured learning activities
  • Authentic learning experiences
  • ‘Other study’ such as e-learning

 

Entry Requirements

  • Course available for those 16 years and over
  • Students commence at the level according to their current ability

 

Intakes

Weekly – Please contact us for more details

 

Course Content

Weekly Theme:

“The best things in life”

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Further skills/ Study practice
Morning Session –     Verb forms

Grammar focus: passive voice across tenses

 

–   Hobbies and interests

–   Building and practising vocabulary

–   When an interest becomes an obsession

–   Building and practising vocabulary

 

Class surveys: The most important things in life –      Dialogue practice

–      Pronunciation

–      Friendly intonation

–    Increasing vocabulary

–    Remembering new words

Afternoon Session Language focus:

–  What do you like to do?

–  What would you like to do?

Vocabulary – everyday objects Reading for gist, reading for detail

The world’s most popular brands

Cooperative language skills –        English around you

 

Assessment

Students’ progress is measured on a formative and summative basis. Students are also provided with a report which indicates their progress, enabling them to develop their skills.

Assessment can take place through in-class activities, formal and informal tests, interviews, pair work and group work, research assignments and computer-based tasks.

Study Pathways and Career Opportunities

General English will provide a wealth of opportunities to develop speaking, writing, reading and listening for interaction in English speaking countries. It can also provide fantastic skills to lead into IELTS, PTE, FCE and CAE.

The course aims to provide students with a learning environment that is as close as possible to everyday situations in Australia and is also designed around student based requirements.