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Learn General English in Gold Coast

Improve your English in Gold Coast

Learn General English in Gold Coast and choose from three levels of intensity

Our General English courses offer three levels of intensity, to help you reach your goals at a pace that suits you.

We know that everyone's approach to learning is different, and over the years we've developed teaching modules tailored to suit your individual goals. We want you to reach your full potential by learning through doing, and immersing yourself in the most inspirational settings with like-minded people.

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Australia Options

The General English course is an ideal way to improve your ability to communicate effectively and have confidence in your use of English. Our dynamic approach to teaching grammar, pronunciation and conversation using interactive software, individual and group work makes learning engaging and fun while you develop your reading, writing and listening skills.

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General English

Includes 16 sixty-minute lessons per week in Australia. Suitable for study on a tourist or working holiday visa (student visa holders cannot take this option). Lessons focus on the key language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) to help you communicate more effectively.

Semi Intensive

Includes 20 sixty-minute lessons per week in Australia, giving you extra time in the classroom to focus on areas you want to further develop. The programme is eligible for study on a student or tourist visa in Australia.


Take 23 sixty-minute lessons per week in Australia. Improve quicker through extra Special Focus lessons each week. You choose which Special Focus classes you want to follow, allowing you to personalise your learning and focus on the skills you wish to build. You can change lessons regularly and build the programme you need according to your future goals.

One to One Lessons

We also offer One to One lessons as an add-on in most locations. These private lessons are 100% focused on your requirements and designed by your teachers to match your specific needs. Add One-to-One lessons to maximise your learning. 

Lessons per week:
16 (16 hours)
20 (20 hours)
23 (23 hours)

Start dates: every Monday

Class size: 15 average (18 maximum)

Course entry requirements: this course is designed for all levels

Minimum age:
16+ tourist visa only (18+ for student visa holders). Students under 18 must book homestay half-board for the duration of their course, return airport transfers and require a parental/guardian consent form. We do not accept U18 year old students on student visas.

Assessment - you will receive:
– An entry test on arrival
– Continuous assessment via classwork and class assignments
– 5 weekly progress tests
– 5 weekly tutorials and progress reports
– Exit test

Mode of study: face-to-face delivery

Award: on completion, a Certificate of Achievement is issued

Minimum length: 1 week

Course Duration: 10 weeks

Holidays: most students study without a holiday break between levels. However, students may request a holiday break of one week between levels when submitting an application form for admission.

EC English Australia Pty Ltd, Trading as EC English, ABN: 33627691696, CRICOS Provider Code: 03812F
General English; CRICOS Course Code: 0101428

Choose 20 lessons per week or 23 lessons per week and further practice the following skills:

Speaking With Confidence
Develop confidence. Practice conversation. Increase fluency. Improve
your speaking, listening and pronunciation skills so you become more
confident interacting in real-life situations.

Real-Life Listening
You will test and develop your ability to understand and respond
in English in real situations. Expand your vocabulary by listening to
conversations, music, videos and podcasts.

Expand Your Vocabulary
If you’re interested in widening your range of vocabulary, this is the course for you. In these lessons, you will focus on developing your vocabulary through topic based lessons.

Global Awareness
Develop your critical thinking so you have a better understanding of what's happening in current events and world issues. Increase your awareness of different cultures and how communication varies
between them.

Not sure which EC English course is right for you?

EC offers a broad range of courses to help you meet your goals. Let us help you find the perfect course for you.

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