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International Education Services (IES)

Spring Hill , Queensland ,Australia

General English Program

The General English program is suitable for students at a range of English Levels commencing at Elementary, and including Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, and Upper-Intermediate. The course is delivered via face to face study in a classroom setting.

The General English course is flexible in structure and delivery, and students can choose between the morning or afternoon classes.

A unique feature of IES College's General English Program is the inclusion of four hours of free electives per week. Students can choose from a range of interest areas that focus on specific skills and knowledge that will improve their language and communication skills.

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Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Our team are here to help, ensuring you stay on track throughout the course.

  • Teachers are assigned small groups of students to provide you with live individual support and contact when you need it.
  • Regular checkpoint tasks help teachers to monitor your progress and provide you with constructive feedback.
  • Forums in each subject allow you to post a question and receive a response within 24 hours.
  • There is a dedicated Academic Support' page in Moodle where students can access a range of support tools.
  • Teaching staff and Student Services staff monitor class attendance, Moodle engagement, and academic progress. Students who are not attending and/or engaging online will be individually contacted.
  • Dedicated support for all IT issues can be accessed online.

PSW Opportunity

PSW for bachelors and masters is 2yrs

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Students must be over 16 years of age to enter the General English programme at IES. There is no minimum English requirement for entry to General English. Students will take a placement test on their first day of class. Through the production of a portfolio of work, students can move between levels as their language proficiency develops.

To enter General English, students need take a placement test to determine the level they can study which can be one of the following:

Elementary provides a solid foundation in grammar, vocabulary and communicative skills. This level is for complete beginners and those who need to brush up on the basics.

Pre-Intermediate has a topic-based syllabus with task-based learning at its core. It's focused on developing students' accuracy and fluency.

This level continues the multilayered and communicative approach with task-based learning at its core.

Upper Intermediate
Upper Intermediate extends and expands on the language and skills developed through the previous levels.

Flexible Study to help you progress
Every three to four weeks, students will have the opportunity to move between levels through the successful production of a portfolio of work

General English Level

CEFR level

Elementary - A1

Pre-Intermediate - A2+

Intermediate - B1

Upper Intermediate - B1+

IELTS overall

Elementary - 3.0

Pre-Intermediate - 4.0

Intermediate - 4.5

Upper Intermediate - 5.0

Cambridge English Scale overall

Elementary - 100-129

Pre-Intermediate - 130-146

Intermediate - 147-153

Upper Intermediate - 154-161

PTE Academic overall

Elementary - 10-19

Pre-Intermediate - 20-28

Intermediate - 29-35

Upper Intermediate - 36-41


Elementary - 20-24

Pre-Intermediate - 25-31

Intermediate - 32-34

Upper Intermediate - 35-45

  • Course Code: 097244M
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Short Courses and Summer Schools
  • Duration: 09 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 14400 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A
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