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General English

Upon completion of this course, you’ll have an intermediate understanding of English, ready to take your abilities to the next level before applying yourself in academic situations.

Your Curtin English pathway to Curtin University – General English

When you study General English, you’ll develop your English language skills across four core areas – reading, writing, listening and speaking – in everyday situations.

General English is for students with IELTS scores of 3.0 and above. Once you finish these courses, you’ll transition to Gateway English which will aim to increase your English proficiency further.

General English Elementary

General English Elementary is offered full-time in-person at our partner institution Navitas English.

You will need an overall IELTS score of 3.0 or equivalent for entry. After completing your course, you will transfer to General English Pre-intermediate.

This stream runs for 10 weeks with 20 contact hours per week.

General English Pre-intermediate

General English Pre-intermediate is offered full-time in-person at our partner institution Navitas English.

You will need an overall IELTS score of 3.5 or equivalent for entry. After completing your course, you will transfer to General English Intermediate.

This stream runs for 10 weeks with 20 contact hours per week.

General English Intermediate

General English Intermediate is offered full-time in-person at our partner institution Navitas English.

You will need an overall IELTS score of 4.0 or equivalent for entry. After completing your course, you will transfer to General English Intermediate Plus.

This stream runs for 10 weeks with 20 contact hours per week.

General English Intermediate Plus

General English Intermediate Plus is offered full-time in-person at our partner institution Navitas English.

You will need an overall IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent for entry. On successfully completing General English Intermediate Plus, you will transfer to the Gateway Program at Curtin’s Perth campus, where you will develop your language skills at a higher level.

This stream runs for 10 weeks with 20 contact hours per week.

Sample timetable

Course dates

What you’ll learn

The General English curriculum will teach you the four core skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing with a focus on:

Requirements to pass

There is a range of different assessments during the course which will assess your skills in writing, reading, speaking and listening. The grade which you require to move on to the next stage of your learning will be stated in your letter of offer.

Find the right Curtin English course for you

Find the right Curtin English course for you

Use your current English language proficiency test score to calculate the Curtin English pathway to your university study.

Unsure of your English skill level? Curtin English can provide a free online placement test, known as Password, to determine your current level of English and then to plan your pathway. This can be done through a Curtin registered agent or partner.

How to apply

For questions on applying to Curtin English, contact us via our online web form.

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