About the program
Bond University College’s General English is designed to improve your English skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar for every day usage
Classes are available at six levels graded from Beginner to Advanced, with each level lasting 10 weeks. Class activities include:
- active listening
- pair and group practice
- vocabulary and grammar
- role play and drama
- writing workshops
- games, music, television and movies
- you also have the option of choosing test preparation classes including Cambridge FCE, CAE, and IELTS programs.
Our General English programs are self-paced, with students assessed on weekly tasks, as well as a final test again in week 10 in the four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, and grammar. Once a student has demonstrated the required competency, they will move up to the next level.
Suggested study schedule
General English programs commence every 10 weeks throughout the year (except for the 10 days over Christmas and New Year). It is best to start either at the beginning of a 10-week block or halfway through at the 5-week point, but students can commence on any Monday, if necessary.
Full-time study involves *25 hours per week. On average, a student can expect to take 10 weeks to complete each level.
* Full-time study hours include face-to-face tuition, teacher supervised activities & the opportunity for one-on-one teacher consultation
Course commencement dates for 2018
General English, IELTS, Cambridge FCE and CAE Preparation Streams
* Programs follow a revolving curriculum: students are welcome to join courses any Monday of the academic year.
|Session 1||2nd January – 9th March, 2018|
12th March – 18th May, 2018
4th - 15th April, 2018 (Commonwealth Games)
|Session 3||21st May – 27th July, 2018|
|Session 4||30th July – 5th October, 2018|
|Session 5||8th October – 14th December, 2018|
Sample Timetable: General English
|Monday to Friday (excluding Wednesday)||Wednesday (free BBQ lunch for all university students)|
Session 1: 8:30am - 10:30am
Session 1: 8:30am - 10:00am
Session 2: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Session 2: 10:30am- 12:00pm
Session 3: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Session 3: 1:30pm - 3:30pm