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
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.
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|