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General English

This course is designed to enable learners to speak, understand, read and write English in a variety of communicative situations. Reading, writing, listening and speaking skills are integrated into all class activities and learners develop a strong foundation in grammar and vocabulary. Special emphasis is placed on developing confidence in speaking and listening.


Course Structure

There are six (6) levels of General English at APC:

  • Beginners
  • Elementary
  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper Intermediate
  • Advanced

Prior to commencing the General English course, learners will sit the compulsory placement tests during orientation. Based on these tests, the Academic Manager will place learners in the class best suited to their level of English proficiency.

Learners have the option to study in morning or evening classes.

This course involves full time study with 20 hours of face-to-face teaching and 4 hours of complimentary option classes per week.

Option Classes available to learners are: Writer’s Workshop and Conversation Class, Pronunciation and Social Media, IELTS Test Practice, Grammar and EAP Support.


Course objectives

  • To improve speaking and listening skills;
  • To learn to think independently and establish control over the direction of their studies;
  • To learn to work collaboratively and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • To gain an understanding of Australia and Australian people and culture;
  • To focus on English for the Global Citizen and encourage diversity in thinking, leadership skills, cross-cultural understanding and the ability to adapt to different environments.


Sample Timetable

Course Availability:

  • Morning GE: Monday – Thursday  9:00 am - 2:45 pm
  • Evening GE: Monday – Friday  4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Option Classes: Friday 9:00am – 1:15pm
  • Self Access: Monday – Thursday  2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Evening GE: Limited levels

For more information please contact APC marketing staff:

Day Timetable


Evening Timetable




A placement test will be conducted on the first day at orientation. Learners will be assessed via continuous written in-class and homework assignments, weekly revision tests, written and oral presentations and class movement tests for eligibility for higher levels.

Entry Requirements


APC is a NEAS Quality Endorsed College.

Course Quick Facts

Course Length

Student Visa: 1 to 52 weeks
Working Holiday: 1 to 17 weeks
Tourist Visa: 1 to 12 weeks

Start Dates

General English Courses commence every Monday unless Monday is a public holiday, in this case the course commences on Tuesday.


Student Visa Holder
Application Fee $ 200 
Material Fee + Textbook $ 90 (first level)
Tuition Fee $ 345 (per week)
Textbook Fee $ 80 (each new level) 

Non Student Visa Holder:
Application Fee $ 100
Material Fee + Textbook $ 90 (first level)
Tuition Fee $ 300 (per week)
Textbook Fee $ 80 (each new level)

Student Spotlight

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Paula Brazil

“I am a Brazilian student, 25 years old. I have been studying at Australian Pacific College for over four months. I really appreciate my time at APC. I’m grateful for the opportunity to study English in this college.”

Course: General English
Occupation: Student
City: Sydney

“I am very satisfied with my choice to study English at Australian Pacific College. The teachers at APC are helpful and friendly. Being part of this campus is a great experience. I can feel my English getting better every day. I would surely recommend this course.”