General English Courses

Ideal for those seeking to improve their English skills on a full-time or part-time basis!

This course puts students on a guided path to English proficiency, providing training to improve speaking, reading, listening, writing, grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary.

The advanced course levels (Advanced and Proficiency levels) are ideal for:

  • Academic purposes: For students who wish to study in an American college or university. Many TALK university partners accept our Advanced Level (Level 5) in place of a TOEFL or IELTS test score requirement.
  • Professional purposes: For students who require English fluency to advance their professional careers or improve their job opportunities.


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General English 22 General English 18 General English 16
Lessons per week 22 hours 18 hours 16 hours
Intensity Full-Time (Intensive) Full-Time Part-Time
Eligible for Student Visa Yes Yes No

Key Points

  • High-quality courses suitable for students seeking immersion English
  • Use of interactive technology makes classes more dynamic
  • Taught at 6 levels (Beginner to Fluency)
  • Classes start on Mondays (Tuesdays when it is a public holiday)
  • On the first day of classes students are provided with an orientation seminar and placement testing is administered
  • Each level is 12 or 13 weeks long
  • Curriculum is structured in weekly modules with special learning objectives
  • Assessment testing takes place toward the middle and at the end of the level
  • Curriculum follows that of established publishers and respected textbooks
  • Proficiency levels match CEFR international standards

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Accreditations & Associations

TALK Schools are accredited by the United States Department of Homeland Security and ACCET and are member of TESOL, NAFSA, IELTS and ATD.

TALK Schools is a part of the TALK Education Group, together with UnistudyUSA, TALK IELTS Center, TALK Kids, Real World Translations and Brentwood.


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