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Study at SBTA & SELA

General English (Beginner to Advanced)

(CRICOS Course Code 058597J)

Course summary

Improve your English for everyday life, travel, work and study. This is a highly effective program designed to develop all skill areas with particular emphasis on speaking and listening. The program also includes a range of elective subjects allowing you to focus on your individual needs. Ideal for students seeking a quality stand-alone course or wishing to improve their English before entry to SBTA’s vocational courses.


Core subjects

Speaking, listening, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, reading, writing.


Elective subjects

Beginner to pre-intermediate level students can choose from subjects such as Communication, Remedial Grammar and English through Song. For intermediate to advanced level students SELA offers IELTS Preparation, Academic English, Media Studies and more.


Course duration

You may enrol for any duration from 2 to 60 weeks depending on the level of English you wish to achieve. Most students take an average of ten weeks to progress from one level to the next.


Further studies

You can commence a vocational course at SBTA after achieving an upper intermediate level of English or achieving an IELTS score of 5.5 and meeting relevant academic entry requirements.


SELA offers a friendly learning environment, skilled teachers and small classes with a broad mix of nationalities


Learning outcomes for General English

You will improve your communication skills so that you can use English to: improve your job prospects, help you when travelling around the world, or just to make friends from other countries!


You will improve your writing ability for a variety of practical situations, including: emailing potential employers, writing informal messages to friends, or simply writing a set of directions about how to get to your house/apartment.


You will improve your listening and understanding of a variety of monologues, dialogues and other real-life situations.


You will improve your reading ability at every level, so that you can better understand magazines, books and online information written in English.


You will improve your fluency and your range of general vocabulary so that you have more confidence to speak, both inside and outside the classroom.