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Studing General English at Bond University

General English programs are available at six levels graded from beginner to advanced with each level lasting 10 weeks. Students that are unable to commence at the beginning of a 10-week cycle may commence halfway through at the 6-week point.

General English is a program that helps students achieve their English language proficiency goals in everyday communication. A wide range of contemporary topics and video materials are used, helping students discover English in the context of the modern world and making the learning process more memorable and engaging.

Students share their General English experience

Satoshi Ito, Japan

GE > EAP > Bachelor of Communication

"I was studying English education at a university in Japan aiming to be an English teacher when I heard about a study tour to Australia. I thought it was a good opportunity to test out studying abroad so I came over and spent three weeks studying General English at Bond University College. I loved it so much that I decided to come back to study English for a year. After my English programs I wanted to keep studying at Bond so I cancelled my enrolment in Japan and studied a Bachelor of Communication here. I am now an Associate of Client Experience for Weber Shandwick in Tokyo. Bond was more than just the foundation of my career development, Bond was the best choice I’ve made in my life".

Satoshi Ito, Japan

GE > EAP > Bachelor of Communication

"I was studying English education at a university in Japan aiming to be an English teacher when I heard about a study tour to Australia. I thought it was a good opportunity to test out studying abroad so I came over and spent three weeks studying General English at Bond University College. I loved it so much that I decided to come back to study English for a year. After my English programs I wanted to keep studying at Bond so I cancelled my enrolment in Japan and studied a Bachelor of Communication here. I am now an Associate of Client Experience for Weber Shandwick in Tokyo. Bond was more than just the foundation of my career development, Bond was the best choice I’ve made in my life".

About the program

Students can enter at any level of English, starting with communicative and functional General English and progressing to academic English Programs. The General English programs are 10 weeks long while the Academic Program (English for Academic Purposes) are 14 weeks long. Both the General English program and Academic English Programs include 20 hours of face to face classroom time and 5 hours of self-directed study and the General English Program also includes 5 hours of self-directed study. Show more

Students can enter at any level of English, starting with communicative and functional General English and progressing to academic English Programs. The General English programs are 10 weeks long while the Academic Program (English for Academic Purposes) are 14 weeks long. Both the General English program and Academic English Programs include 20 hours of face to face classroom time and 5 hours of self-directed study and the General English Program also includes 5 hours of self-directed study.

All programs at Bond University College are taught by highly experienced and qualified teachers using the latest technologies and educational resources and are designed to ensure students reach their academic and linguistic goals. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration10 weeks
Starting semestersSee Structure and Subjects section.
Program typeBond University College Program
Study areaEnglish Language Program
CRICOS code065668G
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Content

  • The discussion of contemporary global issues, providing authenticity and an international perspective.
  • Writing lessons for real life use - emails, letters, reports, etc.
  • Study, Practice, Remember sections which provide integrated language summaries and practice exercises.
  • Clear language aims and objectives linked to CEFR, the global scale for English.
  • Directed self-study sessions and English Lab with feedback functionality and exercises, allowing students greater control of their learning.
  • The Student DVD with audio and video plus transcripts which allows learners to review lessons and catch up if they miss a class.
  • Textbook Series: Cutting Edge (Published by Pearson Education)

Assessment

Our General English programs are self-paced, with students assessed on weekly tasks, as well as a final test in week 10 in the four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, and your grammar knowledge. Once a student has demonstrated the required competency, they will move up to the next level.

Study schedule
Full-time study involves 25 hours per week.
20 hours of face-to-face tuition and 5 hours of directed self-study and teacher supervised activities.

Program dates for 2021 to teach out current students

Teaching PeriodStartEnd
Teaching Period 1Monday, 11 January 2021Friday, 12 March 2021
Teaching Period 2Monday, 15 March 2021Friday, 22 May 2021

Sample Timetable

Monday to Friday (excluding Wednesday)Wednesday (free BBQ lunch for all students)

Session 1:

12pm - 2pm

Session 1:

2pm - 5pm

Session 2:

2:45pm - 5pm

 

The below fees are based on an average per week cost.

Weekly program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2020: $440* 
  • Students commencing study in 2021: $455* 

Program related costs

Text books

Allow AUD$50-$60 per semester

Processing fees 
Processing fees are payable by all individual students and are non-refundable. No processing fee will apply for students returning to Bond University College within 12 months of leaving.

AUD$200

Bond University Student Services and Amenities Fee
The Bond University Student Services and Amenities Fee is payable by all students and covers access to all Bond University facilities including computers, library, gymnasium, swimming pool and sporting equipment, as well as a BBQ lunch for Bond University College students every Wednesday.

AUD$5/w

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

Students are tested on their English level and placed in an appropriate class level.

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