Students share their General English experience

English pathways

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
  • Excursions
  • Writing workshops
  • Games, music, television and movies


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 2017

*Students can commence any Monday throughout the year however preferred start dates are listed below.
** Commencement date on Tuesday, due to Monday Public Holiday.

Preferred Start Date Alternative (Midway) Start Date
3 January, 2017 (Tues)** 6 February, 2017
13 March, 2017 18 April, 2016 (Tues)**
22 May, 2017 26 June, 2017
31 July, 2017 4 September, 2017
9 October, 2017 13 November, 2016