FTI is a great place to study English in Australia. We have English courses for students of every level. Students learn to speak with fluency and accuracy developing the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
The General English course focuses on communication activities in functional and situational contexts. The classes are theme-based providing relevant practice which can be applied outside the classroom.
Small class sizes ensure that our friendly teachers (all of whom have native speaking proficiency in English) are able to attend to the needs of each individual student.
- Upper Intermediate
It usually takes 10 weeks to cover one level of English.
Hours and Timetable: 20 hours in small class groups running from 08:30am to 02:15pm (Monday to Thursday) and 02:30pm to 06:45pm (Monday to Friday). In addition, we run free activities and outings most days after class in the afternoon and/or Friday morning.
Sample timetable for ELICOS program
(*The timetable activities are subject to change upon students’ needs and curriculum requirements)
Extra support classes
|8.30am – 10.30am
|Listening and Speaking||Reading and Speaking||Writing and Speaking||Revise and Check||Business English
Pronunciation and Fluency
|10:30am – 10:45am||Morning Tea Break|
|10:45am – 12:45pm
|Listening and Pronunciation||Speaking and Vocabulary||Speaking & Language Use||Revise and Check /Weekly Test|
|12:45pm – 1:15pm||Lunch Break|
|1:15 pm – 2:15pm
|Online Practice||Online Practice||Practical English/Excursion||Weekly Review/Test|
|Non-compulsory after class activities 2.30 pm – 3.30pm||Conversation/
|Writing/reading workshop||Study Help||Job skills workshop|
|2.30 pm – 4.30 pm
|Listening and Speaking||Reading and Speaking||Writing and Speaking||Integrated skills||Revise & Check|
|4.30 pm – 4:45 pm||Afternoon Tea Break|
|4.45 pm – 6.45 pm
|Listening and Pronunciation/
|Speaking and Vocabulary/
|Speaking & Language Use||Practical English/
Weekly Review and Test
Objectives: This course provides students with the opportunity to master the language skills for working and living in Australia. Students get the opportunity to learn English in Melbourne at an English language school with a reputation for practical activities, applied learning and outstanding results. Placement Test: Students will be given a comprehensive written and oral placement test to do prior to arrival at the school or on their first day to find the most suitable class for them.
Materials: Materials include text books, audio-visual materials, and authentic texts such as newspapers. The appropriate text will be advised and distributed at the commencement of study depending on placement test results.
For a detailed course outcome description per level, please read our GENERAL ENGLISH COURSE OUTCOMES.
- Minimum 18 years of age
- No minimum English requirements
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