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General English (Elementary – Intermediate)

General English – (Beginner to Intermediate)

ELICOS (Elementary- GE1, Pre-Intermediate- GE2, Intermediate- GE3) Levels

  

  • Course CRICOS Code: 098010K
  • Course Level: Non-AQF Award
  • Course Sector: ELICOS
  • Course Duration: 2 to 42 Weeks

INTAKES

  • Every week

COURSE DESCRIPTION

What is this course about?

Our General English (Elementary-Intermediate) course will help you develop language skills for real life situations – like speaking and conversation. We will help you develop the confidence to live, travel or work in Australia. You will graduate with real-world English skills you can use anywhere.


COURSE DURATION

How long does it take?

This course is delivered over 42 weeks in 6 five-week terms & 12 weeks of holidays. Classes are scheduled for 21 hours per week, three days per week plus scheduled study. Students must participate in training and assessment for a minimum of twenty (20) hours a week face to face. This is conducted over three (3) days per week with approximately seven (7) hours of study per day. Classes run Monday-Wednesday or Thursday-Saturday. Depending on their entry level, students will study for a duration of 14, 28 or 42 weeks. These are broken down into blocks of five weeks and two weeks for break and catch up lessons. Where students are identified at not meet course progress, breaks may also be used for catch up classes and additional one on one support from teachers.


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This qualification allows you to explore your educational and employment opportunities while gaining an insight into industry requirements.


SUPPORT & FACILITY

What support does PCBT provide?

PCBT provides a range of support for students. We have great facilities with a student recreation area, library and computer lab. The course includes a range of incursions and excursions linked to curriculum where students can practice their skills in the real world. Additionally, the school has a range of support staff including teachers, multilingual student support officers, counselling and academic leadership from the English Academic Manager and Principal.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Who should enter?

This course is designed for students wanting to study in Australian on an International Student Visa. Students will need to provide evidence of the following:

  • Proof of reaching 18 years old at the time of course commencement date
  • IELTS 3.0 or higher or equivalent (Students without evidence may take a placement test. Please contact admissions@pcbt.wa.edu.au to arrange your placement test). Students must demonstrate that they possess the appropriate level of English to enter the course level they are applying to enrol in. Students must sit a Placement Test. Based on the test results, students will be offered a place at Elementary or Pre-Intermediate or Intermediate Level.
    The pre-requisites for this course are as follows. English requirements at the beginning and end of each course are expected to align to the following:
  • English level requirements Entry Level Exit Level
    General English Level Duration CEFR* IELTS* CEFR* IELTS*
    General English (Elementary)- GE1 10 weeks A2 3.0 B1 3.5
    General English (Pre-Intermediate)- GE2 10 weeks B1 3.5 B1 4.5
    General English (Intermediate)- GE3 10 weeks B1 4.5 B2 5.0

Who Can Apply:

  • It is available to enrol to:
    • All nationalities from offshore and onshore applying for Student Visa 500
    • All nationalities with: Student visa, Tourist visa, Work & Holiday Visa, Working Holiday Visa, Business or Investment Visas, and Dependents of Work Visa Holders.
    • who are 18 years of age and above

PATHWAYS FROM THE QUALIFICATION

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is designed for those wanting to enter into a Vocational Education and Training course such as a Certificate III or IV. You must have minimum year 11 high school certificate if willing to proceed to Certificate level courses at PCBT or elsewhere.


STUDY & ASSESSMENT MODE

This course is delivered on face-to-face classroom based. Assessments are through observation, written and verbal tests, projects, portfolios and case studies.


COURSE FEE

How much does it cost?

International Students: Tuition Fees of AU$12,600 apply (Including material fees).

GE Level Breakdown of Fees
General English (Elementary- GE1) – 14 weeks AU$4,200 + AU$150 (Material fees)= Discounted fees for a limited time includingmaterial fees: AU$ 2,500 (offshore students) and AU$ 1,950 (onshore students)
General English (Pre-Intermediate- GE2) – 14 weeks AU$4,200+ AU$150 (Material fees)= Discounted fees for a limited time includingmaterial fees: AU$ 2,500 (offshore students) and AU$ 1,950 (onshore students)
General English (Intermediate- GE3) – 14 weeks AU$4,200+ AU$150 (Material fees)= Discounted fees for a limited time includingmaterial fees: AU$ 2,500 (offshore students) and AU$ 1,950 (onshore students)

What is the minimum study period?

  • Discounted fees for a limited time for 42 weeks CoE: 
    • Offshore students: AU$ 7,500 (tuition: $7050, resources: $450) 
    • Onshore students: AU$ 5,850 (tuition: $5,400, resources: $450)
  • Discounted fees for a limited time for 28 weeks CoE: 
    • Offshore students: AU$ 5,000 (tuition: $4,700, resources: $300) 
    • Onshore students: AU$ 3,900 (tuition: $3,600, resources: $300)
  • Discounted fees for a limited time for 14 weeks CoE: 
    • Offshore students: AU$ 2,500 (tuition: $2350, resources: $150) 
    • Onshore students: AU$ 1,950 (tuition: $1,800, resources: $150)
  • Discounted fees for a limited time for less than 10 weeks: 
    • Only onshore students: AU$ 265 per week (tuition $250, resources $15 per week)

Other costs:

  • 12-month Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)- if required:
    • Single Students: A$ 605
    • Couple cover: A$ 1,928
    • Family cover: A$ 2,809

For a full list of applicable fees & charges, please refer to our application form. You will be provided with a full outline of fees in your letter of offer.


UNITS

What will I be studying?

Each level is designed to be studied over 14 weeks, two five-week terms and two study breaks. Each level (Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, and Intermediate) cover a range of areas including writing, listening, speaking and reading.

Each week will compose three days study from 8:30am to 4:40pm. Activities may include:

  • Skills extension (Listening, speaking, reading and writing)
  • Core learning (tutorials, formative activities)
  • Incursions and excursions
  • Portfolio development
  • Unit tests, progress tests and reviews

Assessment will occur weekly to ensure that you are progressing in your English development. Summative assessments will take place at the end of each term to mark your progress.

English requirements at the beginning and end of each course are expected to align to the following:

English level requirements Entry Level Exit Level
General English Level Duration CEFR* IELTS* CEFR* IELTS*
General English (Elementary- GE1) 10 weeks A2 3.0 B1 3.5
General English (Pre-Intermediate- GE2) 10 weeks B1 3.5 B1 4.5
General English (Intermediate- GE3) 10 weeks B1 4.5 B2 5.0

Sample Class Timetable

Elementary

Unit code Unit name Study duration Study days Time
ELI-ELE-1 ELICOS Elementary Part 1 5-week Mon, Tue, Wed 8.30am-4.30pm
Holiday 2-week
ELI-ELE-2 ELICOS Elementary Part 2 5-week Mon, Tue, Wed 8.30am-4.30pm
Holiday 2-week

Pre-Intermediate

Unit code Unit name Study duration Study days Time
ELI-PI-1 ELICOS Pre-Intermediate Part 1 5-week Thu, Fri, Sat 8.30am-4.30pm
Holiday 2-week
ELI-PI-2 ELICOS Pre-Intermediate Part 2 5-week Thu, Fri, Sat 8.30am-4.30pm
Holiday 2-week

Intermediate

Unit code Unit name Study duration Study days Time
ELI-I-1 ELICOS Intermediate Part 1 5-week TBA 8.30am-4.30pm
Holiday 2-week
ELI-I-2 ELICOS Intermediate Part 2 5-week TBA 8.30am-4.30pm
Holiday 2-week

Sample Weekly Timetable

Times Monday (Elementary) /
Thursday (Pre-Intermediate) /
TBA (Intermediate)
Tuesday  (Elementary)  /
Friday (Pre-Intermediate) /
TBA (Intermediate)
Wednesday  (Elementary)  /
Saturday (Pre-Intermediate) /
TBA (Intermediate)
08.30 –10.00 Skills Extension

Listening/ Speaking

Skills Extension

Listening/ Speaking

Skills Extension

Reading/Writing

10.00-10.15 Break
10.15 – 12.15 Unit Test/ Progress Test and Review Skills Extension

Reading/Writing

Core learning from course textbook including formative activities
12.15 – 13.00 Lunch Break
13.00 – 15.00 Core learning from course textbook including formative activities. Core learning from course textbook including formative activities and excursions. Core learning from course textbook including formative activities
15.00 – 16.40 Supervised Self-Study

Independent Learning Centre

Supervised Self-Study

Independent Learning Centre

Supervised Self-Study

Independent Learning Centre (Portfolio Check)


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