INTERNATIONAL

General English 40

CRICOS Code: 064265A


Description

Our General English courses are designed for international students and other temporary visa holders looking to improve their English for personal or professional development. You don’t need to be planning to study in a TAFE SA award course to study at the English Language Centre. The course will be tailored to your individual needs, depending on your level of English, goals and study pathways. The course focuses on; developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, improving vocabulary, improving grammar and developing communication skills. New courses begin weekly, with a short pre-course assessment and interview to ensure you are enrolled at a level that suits you.

Duration (incl. holidays)
Semester(s)
Teaching Duration
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40 weeks
40 weeks

Locations

Campus / Location
Study Mode
Contact Hours per Week
Commences

Course Admission Requirements
(for International Applications)

  • Elementary and above. Not beginners – assessment on arrival for class placement.

Course Notes

  • Our General English courses are designed for international students and other temporary visa holders looking to improve their English for personal or professional development. You don’t need to be planning to study in a TAFE SA award course to study at the English Language Centre. The course duration varies from five to 40 weeks and will be tailored to your individual needs, depending on your level of English, goals and study pathways.

    COURSE FOCUS
    -Developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills
    -Improving vocabulary
    -Improving grammar
    -Developing communication skills
  • New courses begin weekly, with a short pre-course assessment and interview to ensure you are enrolled at a level that suits you. The cost of the course is only $350 per week, whether you study with us for 40 weeks or just five.
    - Course duration varies from 5 to 40 weeks depending on student’s level of proficiency and desired outcome
    - Levels from Elementary to Advanced
    - General English is a pathway into EAP20

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

Duration
Tuition Fees
Incidental Fees
Semester 1
AUD $7100
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Semester 2
AUD $7100
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Fee Totals
AUD $14200
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Total Course Cost
AUD $14200

Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

Overseas Students Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Students Health Cover.

  • Employment Outcomes

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    General English 40
    The following skills & activities are covered:

    • - Developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills - Improving vocabulary, grammar & pronunciation - Developing communication skills - Visits by community groups - Excursions to cultural landmarks and visits to local events Weekly classwork consists of 20 hours face-to-face tuition.
      Students have access to an extensive range of resources and digital learning materials.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

  • The city created for students

    You will never find another city like Adelaide. With welcoming locals, it is the perfect place for you to study, live and enjoy.

    Affordable living
    A student city

    A student city

    Adelaide is home to over 30,000 international students and has a strong and growing reputation as an education city. In addition to TAFE SA, Adelaide is home to six world-leading universities: The University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, Flinders University, Carnegie Mellon University, Torrens University Australia and CQ University Australia.

    Safe

    Adelaide’s crime rates are the lowest in the country and for that reason, Adelaide has previously been named the safest city in Australia.

    Safe
    Beach Culture

    Beach Culture

    Adelaide’s pristine sandy beaches are just a 20 minute tram ride from the city centre. On hot summer days, you can study in the day and take the tram to have dinner at the beach and watch the sunset with friends.

    Live centrally

    Accommodation is more affordable in Adelaide than in other cities in Australia making it often possible for students to live in the heart of the city or just outside. This means more time is spent studying and less time travelling.

    Live centrally
    Delicious!

    Delicious!

    Adelaide is known for its cafe culture, with more cafes and restaurants by population than any other city in Australia. In recent years, Adelaide has also developed a vibrant and varied bar scene. The city is big enough that you will struggle to visit all of the places you would like to drink and eat in during in your first year of study. Our mix of cultures means there’s likely to be a supermarket that sells food from your home country too.

    Easy to get around

    Adelaide is a flat city so it is ideal for walking or cycling. Its grid layout makes it almost impossible to get lost! There are free trams and buses around the city centre. International students can show their ID to get cheaper tickets.

    Easy to get around
    Festivals

    Festivals

    Adelaide is known for its festivals, which are famous around the world. WOMADelaide, the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Fringe Festival and Cabaret Festival are just some of the international arts and music festivals that keep the city buzzing

    Everyone agrees – Adelaide is a great place to live and study

    Adelaide is recognised as one of the world’s most liveable cities. In 2014, Lonely Planet’s Best of Travel book ranked Adelaide in the global top ten. For the last four years Adelaide has been ranked one of the most liveable cities in the world by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

    Everyone agrees – Adelaide is a great place to live and study
    Beautiful weather

    Beautiful weather

    Adelaide has four distinct seasons, with moderate winters and warm to hot summers. In winter you will need woolly jumpers and jackets and in summer, shorts and t-shirts. The heat in South Australia is dry, rather than humid.

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