Real life English

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General English

If you would like to improve your real life English skills, a General English course at Navitas English is the perfect step.

Our General English courses will help you develop language skills for real life situations – like speaking and conversation. We will help you develop the confidence to live, travel or work in Australia. You will graduate with real-world English skills you can use anywhere.

Courses are built around the four core skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course will focus on:

  • building fluency and accuracy in spoken English
  • expanding your vocabulary
  • understanding native and non-native English speakers
  • developing skills and confidence to use English outside the classroom.

You will learn with experienced and qualified teachers in small classes. We will track your progress with regular testing.

We run General English courses at three levels, day and evening timetables, and you can start studying any Monday.

We will run a simple test to make sure you are in the right class for your level – and then you can start learning straight away.

Your learning outcomes 

A General English course is the perfect way to learn to interact with other English speakers for work, travel or to get a better job when you return home.

General English can also help you prepare for further study such as IELTS, Cambridge and Academic English courses.

Writing

Improve your writing skills and accuracy.

Listening

Understanding native and non-native English speakers.

Reading

Expand your vocabulary and grammar.

Speaking

Gain the confidence to use English outside the classroom.

There is no minimum English requirement for entry to General English. 

Use the English level guide to create a study plan.

Lesson plan

Morning lessons

Topic: Your world
Reading – the right type of holiday for you.

You will:

  • learn vocabulary for places
  • practise reading for general information
  • practise reading for detail

Afternoon lessons

Language focus: different ways of comparing
Speaking – pronunciation: stress in comparative phrases

You will:

  • learn language for comparing places
  • practise pronunciation in comparative phrases

Morning lessons

Review: vocabulary and language for comparing places
Speaking – forming questions

You will:

  • practise asking questions in social situations
  • practise talking about yourself and where you live

 

Afternoon lessons

Vocabulary: adjectives for describing people and places
Speaking

You will:

  • learn adjectives to talk about people and places
  • practise describing people and places
  • learn word stress in adjectives

Morning lessons

Reading: interview with someone from another country

  • practise reading for general information
  • practise reading for detail
  • practise sentence stress in questions
  • practise discussing differences in countries

 

Afternoon lessons

Reading: interview with someone from another country

  • practise reading for general information
  • practise reading for detail
  • practise sentence stress in questions
  • practise discussing differences in countries

Review: vocabulary for talking about people and places

Morning lessons

Review: vocabulary for talking about people and places
Topic: World Culture
Listening – video about two people moving to a new country

You will:

  • practise listening for general information
  • practise listening for detail
  • learn language for comparing past and present

 

Afternoon lessons

Writing – write about your experience moving to Australia and post it to your class blog

You will:

  • give a written description of an experience you’ve had
  • describe and compare different places

Morning lessons

Real Life: useful phrases for meeting new people

You will:

  • learn common conversation phrases
  • learn intonation in common conversation phrases
  • practise keeping a conversation going

 

Afternoon lessons

Review: vocabulary and language from the week
Listening and speaking: social situations

You will:

  • practise asking and answering questions about yourself and your country
  • learn phrases for small talk in social situations
  • practise listening for detail
  • practice pronunciation in comparative phrases

Choice of study locations

We have small schools and bigger schools, schools in the city and schools by the beach. You can study during the day or attend evening classes. The schools below offer General English courses.

See more information on the Brisbane schoolSee more information on the Manly Beach schoolSee more information on the Sydney Hyde Park schoolSee more information on the Bondi schoolSee more information on the Hawthorn Melbourne schoolSee more information on the Perth schoolSee more information on the Darwin school

Courses are delivered by Navitas English Services Pty Ltd (ACN 002 069 730), CRICOS Provider 00289M; The Certificate IV in TESOL is delivered by Navitas English Pty Ltd (ACN 003 916 701), CRICOS Provider 00031D.