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The General English Courses (ELICOS) are intended to provide international students with the English language foundation and skills they need to function in social contexts in Australian society and to undertake further vocational courses. The programs focus on language used in everyday situations and provide a solid foundation in grammar, and the four main skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
The courses integrate the modes of language – that is, listening, speaking, reading and writing to improve students’ understanding of the forms, features, and functions of language. Students will enhance their skills in analysing, responding to and composing a range of texts characteristic of those they will encounter in their social language interaction in Australia.
The courses will also assist students in their development and understanding of various strategies and styles of learning.
Students undertaking the course may also use the course to prepare for further study in Australia including in the Australian VET sector. Students can enroll into EAP Programs to prepare them for higher education entry requirements.
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Experience immersive language learning with a focus on improving English proficiency for academic, professional, and social contexts.
Learn from expert instructors who provide personalized guidance to enhance communication skills and boost English fluency.
Engage in interactive language labs to practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing, reinforcing language skills effectively.
Join a diverse community of learners from around the world, promoting cross-cultural experiences and enriching the learning journey.
Choose from flexible study options to accommodate your schedule and learning preferences, ensuring a convenient and accessible learning experience.
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The course will be delivered in face-to-face mode on campus at Victorian Institute of Technology.
There are four levels of English available within the full program with Elementary and Pre-Intermediate for 12 weeks' duration and Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate levels for 10 week’s duration.
The course timetable has scheduled classes for 20 hours per week. You are expected to take additional hours out of class contact hours to complete homework and practice your English skills.
The General English Courses (ELICOS) have assessment tasks built into the course that are on-going and cumulative during the program. The exams will be based on the content of the course and will test the four skills of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
Classwork skills presented and practiced in the class are tested in the weekly assessment tasks so that students may achieve an independent level of skill achievement.
Every week, there will be a new Unit to study with a different topic. During each week, there will be 3 assessments:
In the middle of the course, there will be Mid-Course test, which assess students’ progress on all skills of Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing. These assessments will inform teachers and students of areas of strength and weakness to then address in class.
The Formal End of level test occurs at end of the level. The assessment assesses students’ progress on all skills of Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing. It is based on the material studied throughout the level.
To pass the level, students will need to pass the End-of-level test with a minimum score of 60% for each skill of Reading Writing, Listening and Speaking. Students who achieve a grade that is within 10 percent range of a pass grade in one of the skills will be allowed to be considered for a re-test on that particular skill.
A student must complete at least 80% of weekly assessments and finish with a score of minimum 60% to be determined as having achieved all learning outcomes for that level.
Otherwise, they will be determined as not having achieved learning outcomes for that level and will need to repeat the level.
Duration: 12 weeks
Contact hours per week: 20 hours face-to-face
Independent study recommended per week: 4 hours
Location: Level 10, 123 Queen Street Melbourne VIC 3000
To provide students with the general English language skills required to satisfy basic survival needs in the most commonly encountered situations, and to prepare students for entry to the Pre-Intermediate level ELICOS course at VIT.
To present and provide opportunities for practice in the language required enabling students to:
Outcome - Elementary Level
Upon completion of the Elementary level students should be able to:
To provide students with the general English language skills required to engage effectively in routine forms of social interaction, and to prepare students for entry to the Intermediate level ELICOS course at VIT, or a comparable course of study.
Outcome - Pre-Intermediate Level
Upon completion of the Pre-Intermediate level students should be able to:
Duration: 10 weeks
Location: Classroom 10.7, Level 10, 123 Queen Street Melbourne VIC 3000
To provide students with the general English language skills required to engage effectively in more advanced forms of social interaction and to effectively negotiate meaning in more complex contexts, and to prepare students for entry to the VIT Upper-Intermediate level ELICOS course.
Outcome - Intermediate Level
Upon completion of the Intermediate level students should be able to:
To provide students with the general English skills to engage effectively in a broad range of social interactions and to prepare students for entry into the Vocational courses.
Outcomes - Upper - Intermediate Level
Upon completion of the Upper - Intermediate level students should be able to:
Successful completion of the General English course at Upper-Intermediate level enables entry into the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Course.
18 years or older at commencement of course.
Students do not need any special requirement to enter the General English course. However, students will be assessed and placed in their appropriate class before commencement
There is no minimum academic requirement.
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