Students share their General English experience

Maria Artigas, Brazil

GE

"I came to Bond University to improve my English so that it could help me with my career back in Brazil. Bond is a great university. It is very modern and beautiful campus with great facilities. I love the library but the gym is my favourite. Everyday when I wake up I feel so happy because I'm going to spend my day in a beautiful place with very nice people. It is a life experience that I will never forget".

Maria Artigas, Brazil

GE

"I came to Bond University to improve my English so that it could help me with my career back in Brazil. Bond is a great university. It is very modern and beautiful campus with great facilities. I love the library but the gym is my favourite. Everyday when I wake up I feel so happy because I'm going to spend my day in a beautiful place with very nice people. It is a life experience that I will never forget".

Anastaciia Konovalola, Russia

GE

"Bond University is a great university. I love the learning environment here. I wanted to improve my English skills and Bond University has been the best place to do this for me".

Anastaciia Konovalola, Russia

GE

"Bond University is a great university. I love the learning environment here. I wanted to improve my English skills and Bond University has been the best place to do this for me".

About the program

Bond University College General English - About the program

The General English program is a communicative course that helps students achieve their English Language proficiency goals in everyday communication.

Content

Classes are available at six levels graded from Beginner to Advanced, with each level lasting 10 weeks.

  • A wide range of contemporary topics and video materials are used, helping students discover English in the context of the modern world and making the learning process more memorable and engaging.
  • Active Teach methods are employed using interactive whiteboard tools, DVD, audio, transcripts, dictionary and additional resources encouraging heads up learning.

Textbook Series: Cutting Edge (Published by Pearson Education)

Course content includes:

  • The discussion of contemporary global issues, providing authenticity and an international perspective.
  • Writing lessons for real life use - emails, letters, reports, etc.
  • Study, Practice, Remember sections which provide integrated language summaries and practice exercises.
  • Clear language aims and objectives linked to CEFR, the global scale for English.
  • Directed self-study sessions and English Lab with feedback functionality and exercises, allowing students greater control of their learning.
  • The Student DVD with audio and video plus transcripts which allows learners to review lessons and catch up if they miss a class.

Assessment

Our General English programs are self-paced, with students assessed on weekly tasks, as well as a final test 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.

Study schedule - Please note the new schedule below commences May 21, 2018
Full-time study involves 25 hours per week.
20 hours of face-to-face tuition and 5 hours of directed self- study and teacher supervised activities.

Monday to Friday (excluding Wednesday) Wednesday
Session 1: 8:30am - 10:30am Session 1: 8:30am - 10:00am
Session 2: 11:00am - 1:00pm Session 2: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Session 3: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Session 3: 1:30pm - 3:30pm (Elective and English Lab)

Program commencement dates for the remainder of 2018

General English programs commence every 10 weeks throughout the year. Students that are unable to commence at the beginning of a 10-week cycle may commence halfway through at the 6-week point. The start of each 10 week cycle is in bold text below (weeks 1-5). Commencements outside these two start times are possible, but students must contact the College for approval. This is to ensure a student may obtain their desired learning outcomes.

Weeks Start End

Weeks 1-5

Monday, 30 July 2018

Friday, 31 August 2018

Weeks 6-10 Monday, 3 September 2018 Friday, 5 October 2018

Weeks 1-5

Monday, 8 October 2018

Friday, 9 November 2018

Weeks 6-10 Monday, 12 November 2018 Friday, 14 December 2018

Christmas Break - Our last GE class for 2018 is the 14th of December. Classes will resume on the 7th of January 2019.

Program commencement dates for 2019

Weeks Start End

Weeks 1-5

Monday, 7 January 2019

Friday, 8 February 2019

Weeks 6-10 Monday, 11 February 2019

Friday, 15 March 2019

Weeks 1-5

Monday, 18 March 2019

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Weeks 6-10 Tuesday, 23 April 2019 Friday, 24 May 2019

Weeks 1-5

Monday, 27 May 2019

Friday, 28 June 2019

Weeks 6-10 Monday, 1 July 2019 Friday, 2 August 2019

Weeks 1-5

Monday, 5 August 2019

Friday, 6 September 2019

Weeks 6-10

Monday, 9 September 2019 Friday, 11 October 2019
Weeks 1-5 Monday, 14 October 2019 Friday, 15 November 2019
Weeks 6-10 Monday, 18 November 2019 Friday, 20 December 2019
BREAK Monday, 23 December 2019

Friday, 6 January 2020