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Grow your English Language proficiency through the SCU College General English (GE) program. This program will help you develop your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills while focusing on communicative English. Grow your skills while putting them into practice in real-world contexts.

Our GE classes may be mixed-level ability:

  • Pre-intermediate English (CEFR A2 – B1)
  • Intermediate English (CEFR B2)
  • Upper-intermediate English (CEFR B2+)
  • Advanced English (CEFR C1).

How to apply

Complete and submit an International Application for Admission form. Follow the instructions on the application form to submit your completed application.

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When can I start?

It depends on your current level of English. GE programs are based on individual requirements and can be 4 to 50 weeks in duration. Generally, classes start on Mondays (except at Easter, Christmas and session breaks) as listed below:

2024 ELP Breaks 2025 ELP Breaks
Monday 18 December 2023 - Monday 01 January 2024 Monday 23 December 2024 - Sunday 05 January 2025
Monday 22 April 2024 - Sunday 28 April 2024 Monday 21 April 2025 - Sunday 27 April 2025
Monday 12 August 2024 - Sunday 18 August 2024 Monday 11 August 2025 - Sunday 17 August 2025
Monday 23 December 2024 - Sunday 05 January 2025  Monday 22 December 2025 - Sunday 04 January 2026 
2024 Public Holidays 2025 Public Holidays
Monday 01 January 2024 Wednesday 01 January 2025
Thursday 26 January 2024 Monday 27 January 2025
Friday 29 March 2024 Friday 18 April 2025
Monday 01 April 2024 Monday 21 April 2025
Tuesday 25 April 2024 Friday 25 April 2025
Monday 06 May 2024 (Gold Coast Campus ONLY)  Monday 05 May 2025 (Gold Coast Campus ONLY) 
Monday 10 June 2024 (Lismore Campus ONLY) Monday 09 June 2025 (Lismore Campus ONLY)
Monday 07 October 2024 Monday 6 October 2025

To study your GE program you will need to be on a tourist, working holiday or student visa. Class attendance is closely monitored as per the Attendance Policy for ELICOS Programs</a >.

What will I study?

All General English classes include:

  • 20 hours of face-to-face tuition per week from experienced and qualified TESOL teachers
  • 5 hours of independent self-study
  • Computer access during and after class
  • Formative and summative class assessment
  • Access to library, computer laboratories and other university facilities
  • Program completion documents.

Successful completion of the General English program may lead to enrolment in the Undergraduate Qualifying program or Career Start.  Please contact us for entry levels for specific programs.

What will it cost?

2023 Tuition costs:

  • $450 per week (20 hours face-to-face tuition + 5 hours self-study)
  • $240 enrolment fee (non-refundable).

*$420 for 16+ weeks in 2023.

 

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Contact SCU College

Dean, SCU College - Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic Quality) Assistant to Dean, SCU College
Professor Thomas Roche Emily Pather
T: +61 7 5589 3366

E: colldirector@scu.edu.au

T: +61 7 5589 3360

E: emily.pather@scu.edu.au