This course is designed to help students become fluent and confident in core English language skills. The course is available in different levels to suit individuals in their personal and professional life.
IHM considers you a ‘Domestic’ student if you are a citizen or permanent resident of Australia; a citizen of New Zealand; or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.
Our ELICOS General English course (a part of our ELICOS program) is a good starting point for any students who wish to improve their overall English for work, study or social purposes. General English is well suited to both short-term students (such as backpackers and tourists) and long-term students (intending to complete further study or those taking a gap year).
English levels offered within the program include:
The comprehensive course curriculum is designed to assist students to improve their English in:
Students intending to complete further study may opt to join our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course.
To be eligible for admission to the program an applicant will be:
Aged 18 years or over at the time of commencement
At a level of English proficiency of A2 or above in the CEFR (Elementary) based on placement test results
Meet current eligibility requirements for a student visa
The Course Coordinator is responsible for selection of candidates for admission in accordance with the Student Selection and Admission Policy and Procedure for Courses Delivered to Overseas Students and relevant guidelines.
Students studying in Australia on a student visa must meet all attendance requirements (minimum 80% attendance). If a student is ill and unable to attend class, they must get a medical certificate from a qualified medical practitioner and provide this to their class teacher. Attendance is monitored by the college and students receive warning letters if their attendance is at risk of dropping.
Classes are offered year-round at each different English level (Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate) to accommodate students at a wide variety of skill levels. Classes are structured around a 12-week academic calendar. Students spend on average approximately 12 weeks at each level before progressing to the next level. To ensure their success, students need to be proactive and engaged learners, complete assigned homework and assignments, work closely with their class teacher and attend classes on a regular basis (see attendance requirements). Upon successful completion of the program, students have the option of graduating or moving into further academic English programs (such as English for Academic Purposes).
Students sit weekly tests or as per their workbooks to constantly monitor their progress.
The College undertakes processes for continual improvement of student assessments by:
Face to Face Delivery
Face to Face Delivery
If you would like to know more about this intake, feel free to contact us any time.