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English for General Purposes

ENGLISH FOR GENERAL PURPOSES

English for General Purposes program at Bridge Business College helps students develop their essential English language skills and proceed to more specialised English language courses. The course focuses on the daily use of the language for life and work needs as well as common expressions useful to adapt to new environments and facilitate cultural exchange.

This is a great starting point for everyone who wants to improve their English language skills. You will be assigned after an entry language test to the appropriate level course. You will learn with experienced trainers and in small groups. Intake dates are every Monday.

For those new to English study, our elementary English program will ensure that you achieve all of the basic skills in English including how to speak confidently and understand spoken and written English.

Program description

CRICOS Course Code: 018467F

Elementary to Upper Intermediate level

The General English program at Bridge Business College helps students develop their essential English language skills to assist with everyday life in Australia and proceed to more specialised English language courses. For those new to English study, our elementary English program will ensure that you achieve all of the basic skills in English including how to speak confidently and understand spoken and written English.

Course Length:  4 – 48 weeks

Entry Requirements:  Elementary or higher. Students must be able to read, write and have a basic conversation.

Course includes:

  • Course materials
  • Access to Bridge Business College’s events, workshops and a wide range of resources
  • Free WiFi, Scanning, Printing and Photocopying
  • A weekly programme of workshops, social activities and trips
  • Free IELTS and Cambridge classes on Fridays
  • Free placement testing and proficiency assessments

SAMPLE TIMETABLE

Sample Weekly Timetable – Morning Classes

 

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Friday

 

Session 1

8:30 – 10:00

(1 h 30 m)

Language [Coursebook]

Language

grammar

vocabulary

Language [Coursebook]

Language

grammar

vocabulary

Language [Coursebook]

Language

grammar

vocabulary

Language [Coursebook]

Language

grammar

vocabulary

English for IELTS

[additional workshop]

 

English for Cambridge FCE

[additional non-compulsory class]

 

English for PTE

[occasional workshop]

10:00 – 10:15

BREAK

 

Session 2

10:15- 12:00

(1 h 45 m)

Usage [Focus on meaning]

Usage / application / form / pronunciation / language evaluation / intensive reading

12:00 – 12:30

BREAK

Session 3       

12:30 – 14:15

(1 h 45 m)

Context and communication

Speaking and discussion / text creation / debate /public speaking / peer communication / role play / journal / e-learning activities / extended reading and writing / presentations

14:30 – 15.30

Afternoon study

20 hours plus afternoon study and additional (optional) workshops and classes.

Sample Weekly Timetable – Evening Classes

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 

Session 1

15:45 – 18:00

[2 h 15 m]

Language [Coursebook]

Language

grammar

vocabulary

Context and communication

Speaking and discussion / text creation / debate /public speaking / peer communication / role play / journal / e-learning activities / extended reading and writing / presentations

Usage [Focus on meaning]

 

Journal /e-learning

18.00 – 18:15 BREAK
 

Session 2

18:15- 20.00

[1 h 45 m]

Language [Coursebook]

Language

grammar

vocabulary

[Usage [Focus on meaning]

 

Role play / simulation

 

Context and communication

Speaking and discussion / text creation / debate /public speaking / peer communication / role play / journal / e-learning activities / extended reading and writing / presentations

Additional Study and Free Workshops

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 

14:30 – 15.30

 

Self-study

 

   

Friday

 

 

9:30 – 1:30

English for IELTS

[additional workshop]

English for Cambridge FCE

[additional non-compulsory class]

English for PTE

[occasional workshop]

Both AM and PM students have 20 hours plus optional self-study, additional workshops and classes.

INTAKE DATES

Recommended 2018 start dates:

Students may commence every Monday.

November – December 2018 start dates available, please contact us for more details. 

Recommended 2019 start dates:

January February March April May June July July August September October November December
2019 14/01/19 11/02/19 11/03/19 08/04/19 06/05/19 03/06/19 01/07/19 29/07/19 26/08/19 23/09/19 21/10/19 18/11/2019 13/12/19

English Plus Business Package Courses are available

General English also provides the language skills required to prepare you for successful entry into BBC’s Vocational Programs.

Obtain both English and Business skills for your future!

Download Orientation guide here: BBC ELICOS Orientation Guide 180629

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