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

Students share their General English experience

Maria Artigas, Brazil

GE

I came to Bond University to improve my English so that it could help me with my career back in Brazil. Bond is a great university. It is very modern and beautiful campus with great facilities. I love the library but the gym is my favourite. Everyday when I wake up I feel so happy because I'm going to spend my day in a beautiful place with very nice people. It is a life experience that I will never forget.

Maria Artigas, Brazil

GE

I came to Bond University to improve my English so that it could help me with my career back in Brazil. Bond is a great university. It is very modern and beautiful campus with great facilities. I love the library but the gym is my favourite. Everyday when I wake up I feel so happy because I'm going to spend my day in a beautiful place with very nice people. It is a life experience that I will never forget.

Anastaciia Konovalola, Russia

GE

Bond University is a great university. I love the learning environment here. I wanted to improve my English skills and Bond University has been the best place to do this for me.

Anastaciia Konovalola, Russia

GE

Bond University is a great university. I love the learning environment here. I wanted to improve my English skills and Bond University has been the best place to do this for me.

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.

Christmas Break - Our last GE class for 2018 is the 14th of December. Classes will resume on the 7th of January 2019.

Program commencement dates for 2019

WeeksStartEnd
Weeks 1-5Monday, 7 January 2019Friday, 8 February 2019
Weeks 6-10Monday, 11 February 2019

Friday, 15 March 2019

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

The per week program fees are:

  • $390
  • $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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