General English

Start your university-level studies off strong by improving your English language skills with the General English program.

Key Information

Duration

Minimum 5 Weeks

Intake Dates

Every 4 weeks

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Campus Location

Melbourne

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Course overview

Build confidence with foundational language skills

The General English program is designed for students focused on the development of foundational language skills, so that you can feel comfortable and fully prepared to commence studies in English.

As part of the course, you can look forward to social excursions and recreational activities that will help you use conversational English in a relaxed setting, allowing you to build up your confidence.

The course focuses on:

  • Core communication skills, including reading, writing and listening
  • Development of vocabulary and grammar skills
  • Enhancement of computer skills

Our General English course is offered at La Trobe University's Melbourne Campus.

ELICOS classes are currently scheduled from 11:00am-1:00pm & from 1:30pm-3:30pm (Australian Eastern Standard time - AEST).

English program dates

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Terms START DATE(Orientation) Classes Student’s Study breaks & Public holidays
      1 - 6 January (Break)
Term 1 5 January 9 January – 10 February 26 January, Australia Day
Term 2 9 February 13 February – 17 March  
Term 3 16 March 20 March – 28 April 7 - 13 April, Easter break
25 April, Anzac Day
Term 4 27 April 1 May – 2 June  
      5 – 9 June (Break)
Term 5 8 June 13 June – 14 July 12 June, Queen’s Birthday
Term 6 13 July 17 July – 18 August  
      21 – 25 August (Break)
Term 7 24 August 28 August – 28 September 29 September, AFL Final
Non-Teaching     2-6 October (Break)
Term 8 5 October 9 October – 10 November 7 November, Melbourne Cup Day
Term 9 9 November 13 November – 15 December  
Xmas Break     18 – 31 December (Break)

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