General English

Curtin University

This program develops students' confidence in using English when living, studying or working in an English-speaking environment. Students should choose this course if they would like the enjoyment and stimulation of improving their English in a modern university environment. General English is offered at four levels from an Elementary to an Upper Intermediate level. Students will be placed in an appropriate level suited to their current English ability. This is achieved by taking the placement test or providing English language proficiency results upon application.

Course Fee:

International: $8,300

Entry Requirements:

Entry requirements for each level within the General English course are as follows: GE 2 - IELTS 3.0 overall or equivalent; GE 3 - IELTS 3.5 overall or equivalent; GE 4 - IELTS 4.0 overall or equivalent; GE 5 - IELTS 4.5 overall or equivalent


Each 10 week General English course is split into two 5 week modules. The 'a' module covers weeks 1 to 5 of the syllabus, and the 'b' module covers weeks 6 to 10. Students may complete the modules in either order. Assessments are held in the final week of each.

Subjects you can Study:

General English

Further information:

Course Code: NA- ENGL. After completing each level, a graduate can: understand simple conversations and short texts, participate in conversations in a range of situations, and use a limited range of vocabulary and basic grammatical structures to write paragraphs on a range of familiar topics; listen for specific information, skim and scan simple texts, produce simple speech with some fluency, and write a short, structured paragraph with basic sentence patterns and spelling and punctuation that is generally correct; listen for gist and specific details, use contextual clues to guess the meaning of words in longer texts, maintain a flow of speech using an appropriate range of vocabulary, and organise ideas logically using paragraphs; use a text as a basis for critical thinking, demonstrate basic note-taking skills and predict information using contextual clues when listening. Prospective students should consult with Curtin English at

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00301J

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus No info No Full time 20 weeks

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