+61 (3) 9069 2172 info@ruby.vic.edu.au Level 7, 250 Collins St, Melbourne, VIC 3000

General English

CRICOS Course Code: 098438D

Competency in English is a critical first step for both academic study and everyday life. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced learner, Ruby Institute’s English program is designed to help you improve your language skills and achieve your personal and academic goals.

Our experienced and highly qualified teachers use a student-centered approach to teaching that focuses on developing your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in real-life contexts. We believe that learning English is not only about improving your language skills, but also about gaining a deeper understanding of different cultures and perspectives. That’s why we provide a multicultural and inclusive learning environment where students from diverse backgrounds can learn and grow together.

Students will be initially assessed to determine their language proficiency and will be placed at the appropriate level. They will then progress in accordance with further assessments required by the course curriculum.


Beginner to Advanced

Course Duration:

12 study weeks per level

Next Intake:

Every Monday  (Except Public Holiday)

Entry requirements

Ruby Institute will assess which level students should start at and recommend duration based on their scores for reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar on the Institute’s English Placement Test. Alternatively, students can progress or enter based on a passing grade in the immediately preceding General English level.


Overseas Student Health Cover

Students will have this cover as part of their visa requirements

Age Requirements

Applicants must be over the age of 18

Student Progression and Attendance

Students are required to attend 20 hours face to face scheduled classes per week, with at least 80% attendance rate, during study terms. Student must achieve satisfactory course progress through formative tasks and mini tests undertaken in class, as well as through homework tasks that are to be completed each week.
Summative tests undertaken during each 4-week period will check the academic progress of students.


After passing this course, students may be able to pathway into an academic English course such as IELTS or undertake studies at a vocational or higher education level, such as an RTO, TAFE or university.


Application Fee: $250

Material Fee: $100 per level

Tuition Fee: $280 per week

Please contact us at +61 (3) 9069 2172 or by email at admissions@ruby.vic.edu.au or info@ruby.vic.edu.au to get the latest information.

English Programs

2.5 days program

Monday to Wednesday

4 days program

Monday to Thursday

4 evenings program

Monday to Thursday

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