General English

0000382 | CRICOS Course Code: 098438D

Competency in English is a critical first step for both study and general living purposes. Ruby Institute offers a level of ELICOS, (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students), General English training from beginner to Advanced levels to suit student’s individual needs. Students will be initially assessed to determine their language competency and will be placed at the appropriate level. Student will progress in accordance with further assessments required by the course curriculum.

The 72-week teaching program known as a General English course has 6 levels each taught over 12 weeks. The levels are:

  • Beginner
  • Elementary
  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper Intermediate
  • Advanced

The course is designed to develop independent learning through student-centered activities with a focus on completing tasks and developing a higher level of communication.

It effectively integrates reading, writing, listening and speaking, which optimises the possibility of a student reaching their learning potential.

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.

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

Education Pathways

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.

How to Apply

Admission for all students must be made using the Application Form. The completed Application Form should be sent to the Admissions Team via, along with all supporting documents listed in the form.

CRICOS Course Code: 098438D
Course Code: 0000382
Duration: 76 Weeks
Location: Melbourne

Please contact us at +61 (3) 9069 2172
or email at to get the latest information.

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