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Studying General English at Bond University

General English programs commence every 10 weeks throughout the year. Students that are unable to commence at the beginning of a 10-week cycle may commence halfway through at the 6-week point.

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

The General English program is a communicative course that helps students achieve their English Language proficiency goals in everyday communication.

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

Classes are available at six levels graded from Beginner to Advanced, with each level lasting 10 weeks.

  • 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.
  • Active Teach methods are employed using interactive whiteboard tools, DVD, audio, transcripts, dictionary and additional resources encouraging heads up learning.

Textbook Series: Cutting Edge (Published by Pearson Education)

Program content includes:

  • 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.

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 grammar. 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 commencement dates for 2019

WeeksStartEnd
Weeks 1-5Monday, 18 March 2019Thursday, 18 April 2019
Weeks 6-10Tuesday, 23 April 2019Friday, 24 May 2019
Weeks 1-5Monday, 27 May 2019Friday, 28 June 2019
Weeks 6-10Monday, 1 July 2019Friday, 2 August 2019
Weeks 1-5Monday, 5 August 2019Friday, 6 September 2019
Weeks 6-10Monday, 9 September 2019Friday, 11 October 2019
Weeks 1-5Monday, 14 October 2019Friday, 15 November 2019
Weeks 6-10Monday, 18 November 2019Friday, 20 December 2019
BREAKMonday, 23 December 2019Friday, 6 January 2020

Sample Timetable: GE

Monday to Friday (excluding Wednesday)Wednesday (free BBQ lunch for all students)
Session 1: 8.30am - 10.30amSession 1: 8.30am - 10am
Session 2: 11am - 1pmSession 2: 10.30am - 12pm
Session 3: 2pm - 3pm (English Lab)Session 3: 1.30 - 3.30pm (Elective and English Lab)

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

  • 2019 fees: $410

Program related costs

Text booksAllow AUD$ 50-$60 per semester
Processing fees payable for individual students (non refundable)
No processing fee will apply for students returning to Bond University College within 12 months of leaving
AUD$ 200
Student activities fee (AUD $) – payable by all students. Covers access to all
Bond University facilities including computers, library, gymnasium, swimming
pool and sporting equipment, as well as a BBQ lunch for Bond University College
students every Wednesday
AUD$ 5/w

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