General English courses with Embassy English

General English Courses

Achieve your English language goals
with our most popular course!

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Overview

General English Course

Course options include: Standard, Standard Plus & Intensive 28


The General English course is our most popular course and is designed for all skill levels.

With start dates every Monday in each of our 13 study centres, this course is an ideal way to improve your ability to communicate effectively and have confidence in your use of the English language.

Our dynamic approach to grammar, pronunciation and conversation using interactive software, individual and group work makes learning engaging and fun as well as developing your reading, writing and listening skills.

Reasons to choose General English:

  • Starts every Monday
  • Suitable for all levels
  • Beginners accepted in some locations
  • Choose the number of lessons and your course length according to your budget and goals
  • Cost effective for long-term study

Outcomes:

  • Improve your understanding of grammar and vocabulary
  • Enhance your listening ability and your confidence in speaking English
  • Develop more effective English language communication skills

Course Includes:

  • Resources and materials
  • Access to My Embassy English Student Dashboard
  • Computer facilities and Wi-Fi
  • Online personalised learning plans
  • End of Course Certificate

Quick Facts

  • Lessons per Week: 20, 24 or 28
  • Course Duration: 1 - 50 Weeks
  • Class Size: Maximum 15 (North America & UK) Average 15 (Australia & New Zealand)
  • Lesson Duration: 45 min. in North America and UK, 50 min. in Australia & New Zealand
  • Age requirements: 16

Course Options

General English Standard programme

The Standard programme consists of 20 x 45 minute lessons (15 hours in North America and UK) or 20 x 50 minutes lessons in Australia and New Zealand (16.6 hours). Lessons occur Monday to Friday, following a structured curriculum with a focus on the key English language skills for success in learning.

This course is offered in all Embassy English study centres.

Reasons to choose this course
  • Starts every Monday
  • Suitable for all levels
  • This course is suitable for study for up to 12 weeks in the USA under the ESTA visa waiver scheme and the B1/B2 tourist visa
  • This course is suitable for study in Australia and New Zealand on a tourist or working holiday visa
Outcomes
  • Improve your English language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Communicate more effectively

The General English Standard programme is available at all Embassy English centres. Choose a location here >>

Standard Plus

The General English Standard Plus programme is available in the USA, Australia and New Zealand. You will participate in 20 lessons from the Standard programme as well as 4 skills development lessons. This course consists of 24 lessons per week and is 24 x 45 min lessons (18 hours in North America) and 24 x 50 min lessons (20 hours in Australia & New Zealand).

Our skills development lessons allow students additional time in the classroom to focus on areas that they would like to develop further. When a student arrives in centre they will be able to select which additional lessons they would like to attend.

The lessons may vary by centre but are likely to include:

  • Pronunciation
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Communication skills

...and more!

Reasons to choose this course:

  • Starts every Monday
  • Focus on the area you want or need to improve
  • Gain additional skills for success in exams
  • Full-time programme eligible for study on a student or tourist visa in Australia and New Zealand
  • This course is required for student visas into the USA
  • Available as an evening programme in Australia only

Outcomes

  • Improve your English language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Learn tips and techniques to improve your exam results if you choose an exam skills development
  • Gain English language skills for the workplace if you choose business English skills development

  • The Standard Plus programme is available at Embassy English centres in North America or Australia & New Zealand.

    Intensive 28

    Available in all of our Embassy English locations, you can choose from a wide range of electives which can improve your career opportunities, help you with exam techniques or simply enhance your experience.

    Our intensive 28 programme consists of 20 lessons from the standard programme as well as 8 skills development lessons. The course consists of 28 lessons per week which is 28 x 45 minute lessons (21 hours in North America and the UK) and 28 x 50 minute lessons (23.3 hours in Australia and New Zealand).

    Our skills development lessons allow students additional time in the classroom to focus on areas that they would like to develop further. When a student arrives in centre they will be able to select which additional lessons they would like to attend. The lessons may vary by centre but are likely to include:

    Pronunciation

    • Grammar
    • Vocabulary
    • Communication skills
    • ...and more!

    Reasons to choose this course

    • Starts every Monday
    • Focus on the area you want or need to improve
    • Gain additional skills for success in exams or career
    • This programme is eligible for study on a student or tourist visa in Australia and New Zealand and a student visa in the USA
    • Outcomes
    • Maximum class time for structured learning

    Improve your English language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking

    • Communicate more effectively
    • Learn tips and techniques to improve your exam results if you choose an exam elective
    • Gain English language skills for the workplace if you choose business English elective

    The Intensive 28 programme is available at all Embassy English centres. Choose a location here >>

    Course Information

    Core Curriculum:

     

    English Levels: Review our English level overview HERE or determine your level with our English Quiz.

    Syllabus: All courses follow an integrated language skills syllabus with specific outcomes for each level.

    Teaching methodology: Our teachers follow an interactive methodology designed to make learning easier through interesting, engaging and enjoyable lessons.

    Bringing English to Life: Take your skills out of the classroom and into the real world. With our #BETL activities you will test your skills in engaging challenges such as blogging, videos, group projects and more. LEARN MORE.

    Classrooms: All classrooms are equipped with Interactive White Boards and Wi-Fi.

    Resources and materials: Books are included for all courses.

    My Embassy English Student Dashboard & Embassy onTrack: Your online portal with everything you need for a successful experience including progress tracking, learning resources and your personalised learning plan. Embassy onTrack.

    Certification: At the end of the course, you will receive an Embassy Certificate documenting your language level.


    General English (Beginner to Advanced) (1 to 52 weeks): CRICOS Course Code 072051D

    Skills Development (Intensive):

    Communication Skills: Build your confidence in everyday situations as well as in public speaking and presenting.

    Perfect your Pronunciation: Make your English speaking easier to understand with focused speaking and listening activities.

    Vocabulary: Increase and extend your vocabulary to give you more confidence.

    Grammar Practice: Improve your understanding of English grammar and learn to speak and write more accurately



    One to One lessons

    We offer One to One lessons as an add-on in most locations, ask your enrolment advisor for more information!