General English

CRICOS code: 072892G
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GENERAL ENGLISH / CRICOS: 072892G

Course Description
•  20 hours in-class + 5 hour/week self study or activity (Full time)
•  15 hours in class /week (Part time)
•  Free level check test in first week
•  Weekly level check test and progress report by core teacher
•  First week interview for new students

Duration
2-52 weeks

Intake
Every Monday

Entry Requirements
Elementary English language level or above

Levels
Elementary to Advanced

Students can book for General English course and change course according to their goals and progress once they arrive in Cairns.

CORE Teacher System
CCEB believe that it’s important for International students to have a CORE teacher who can support their studies. Students will have a CORE teacher who will help them from their first day at the college.

HOW DO WE SUPPORT YOUR STUDY?

1. Academic study diary
Along with weekly speaking presentations, teachers may set writing tasks for students to complete in their diary, which teachers will check and then give advice on what was done well and what could be improved. In this way, students can communicate with their teacher personally.

2. Weekly speaking presentation and feedback
Friday is presentation day: All students at CCEB need to do a speaking presentation. By speaking in front of their classmates, students gain confidence in speaking, as well as improve their pronunciation and fluency. Our teachers give individual feedback on speaking skills including accuracy of grammar, range of vocabulary, and features of pronunciation to each student after their speaking presentation, and give advice about how to improve in these areas.

3. Weekly progress report
Each student receives weekly feedback from their teacher on their academic progress. Your teacher will comment on the skills of speaking, reading, writing, and listening, as well as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. They will advise you about what you need to study more and the areas in which you’ve improved.

4. Weekly testing and ongoing observation
Every Friday is a test day at CCEB. This is an opportunity to review what you’ve studied during the week and possibly prove that you are ready to move to the next level.

5. English only policy
Our school follows linguistic engagement principles because we believe that the best way to improve your English skills is to use them to communicate at all times. CCEB is very strict about its English Only Policy. All new students need to sign the English only policy contract on their first day. If anyone breaks the rules, they can’t attend the next class and they must submit a written essay to their teacher

6. Academic Counselling
If at any point you need advice on your academic options, or simply want more information on your progress, you may talk directly with your teacher or the Academic Coordinator. They will be more than happy to help you. Cairns College of English and Business is unique in that the reception area is an open space with staff who are available to help you!.

7. Qualified and Experienced Teachers
All teachers at CCEB are fully certified in teaching English to international students. They also have an understanding of living overseas and cultural differences.

8. Professional Development Training
Every month all CCEB English teachers get together to participate in professional development workshops. They are continuously looking to improve the standard of their English lessons by incorporating new learning techniques and methods.

9. First week interview
On the first day, students will receive a school tour, staff introduction and a detailed orientation session. In the first week students will receive a counselling session to discuss any questions or problems they may have.

10. Graduation
Students receive a graduation certificate which shows their final level of english achieved. (applies to students who have achieved an attendance of 80% or above).

Sample Timetable

Times Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09:00 – 10:30 Intensive English:
Computer lessons/team or pair work/Interviews/Grammar/Pronunciation/Reading/Writing/Speaking/Listening/Listening through music/Class presentations/Project work/Powerpoint presentations/Roleplays/Problem solving
Review testing &
counseling
10:30 – 11:00 MORNING BREAK
11:00 – 12:30 Intensive English:
Computer lessons/team or pair work/Interviews/Grammar/Pronunciation/Reading/Writing/Speaking/Listening/Listening through music/Class presentations/Project work/Powerpoint presentations/Roleplays/Problem solving
Student speaking
presentation
12:30 – 13:15 LUNCH BREAK
13:15 – 14:15 LESSON
14:15 – 14:30 Intensive English:
Computer lessons/team or pair work/Interviews/Grammar/Pronunciation/Reading/Writing/Speaking/Listening/Listening through music/Class presentations/Project work/Powerpoint presentations/Roleplays/Problem solving
Functional English
e.g. Job hunting
skills, telephone
language etc
14:30 – 15:45 Self Study or Activities
Activities (Everyday)
Job hunting assistance (Every Wednesday)Activity examples: Yoga/Table tennis/BBQ/Conversation/Zumba/Cooking/Singlish/Writing/Afternoon drinks/Exam Preparation
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