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General English

CRICOS Code: 080628A

Intakes: Every Monday

Course Length: 1-52 weeks

There is no minimum or standard course length. The appropriate length of study can be discussed with the Course Coordinator depending on your current level and the entry requirements of your pathway course.

Campus: Melbourne City & Perth

Hours: 20 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Delivery: Face-to-Face and interactive live online classes

Age: 18 years +

  • International Students

  • Local Students

Online Endorsement:

Melbourne Language Centre has been recognised as an Endorsed Online Centre by NEAS–the peak ELICOS accreditation body in Australia. This distinction means that you can be assured of the high quality standards of our online courses.

For those of you who are currently in your home country, there is no need to delay your studies. You can study ELICOS now with the confidence that you will be able to commence your Australian pathway courses sooner.

Online delivery is also available to students who are in Australia and unable to attend face-to-face classes in Melbourne due to COVID-19 government restrictions.  However, once these restrictions are lifted, student visa holders will be required to return to face-to-face learning in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Home Affairs.

Course Overview:

At Melbourne Language Centre, you’ll learn General English in a fun, relaxed and multicultural environment. You’ll quickly pick up basic language skills to help you settle into life in Australia and deal with everyday situations with ease.The General English course focuses on communication skills within a variety of functional and situational contexts and improves students’ language skills (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) in real life situations such as working, studying, travelling or living in Australia.

We will support you during your English studies by:

  • Offering extra-curricular classes including conversation club and social trip, focusing on speaking skill and cultural/social features of living in Australia
  • Offering support sessions with an individual learning plan, focusing on all language skills including Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Grammar, Vocabulary, Pronunciation and Punctuation
  • Running academic and language skills development workshops
  • Giving access to online learning materials
  • Arranging meetings with academic advisors, student support officers, and program coordinators

General English is offered at Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate and Upper-intermediate levels and can serve as the perfect stepping stone to the study of English for Academic Purposes, IELTS or EHP (OET) preparation courses.


Time Activity
10:00-12:00 Session 1
12:00-12:30 First break
12:30-14:30 Session 2

(effective 22/06/2020 until further notice)


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There are no entry requirements for this course.

School Dates:

At MLC, classes are run continuously throughout the year – the school is open every day except Saturday, Sunday and public holidays and does not close for term or school holidays.


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