The GE course is designed for students from beginners to more experienced English speakers. It is suitable for students who may want to enhance their English language skills before attempting further study in Australia or to achieve their personal goals. On completion of the course students should be able to proceed to the next level. The General English classes also form a basis for students to move on to more specialised areas such as IELTS Test Preparation.

DURATION 4-60 weeks
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Elementary-Advanced levels
COUSE WORK The General English (GE) program is a 5 level program offered at Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced levels. Each level takes 12 weeks to complete. Midterm and end of term exams are conducted every six weeks.

– Elementary – The basic level for students to begin their foundational skills.

– Pre-Intermediate – Students are provided further foundational skills to improve their macro skills.

– Intermediate – This is the level where students are able to gain further skills to communicate and at CTIC we provide the tools to reach native-like fluency.

– Upper Intermediate – The level where students have a very strong foundation and can considerably expand their vocabulary, communication skills etc.

– Advanced Levels  – This is the level where students who have achieved a higher level of fluency in the four macro skills, are able to achieve near native fluency.

COMPLETION Students are given an exit test and receive a certificate stating the level of their course and competencies across reading, writing, listening and speaking.
ASSESSMENTS On entry into the College the student takes a verbal and written placement test which determines their English level and the class to which they are best suited. Students are given progress tests every week to help them understand and improve their performance. Classroom performance is also monitored and further recommendations are made on areas requiring attention as well as ways to improve them. Students are tested on speaking, listening, reading, grammar and writing.


morning-sessions-icon Morning Sessions: Monday to Thursday evening-sessions-icon Evening Sessions: Monday to Friday
08:45 am – 10:25 am Lesson 1 (10:25 am – 10:40 am Tea Break) 4:45pm – 6:45pm Lesson 1 (6:45-7:00pm Break)
10:40 am – 12:15 pm Lesson 2 (12:15 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch Break) 7:00pm – 9:00pm Lesson 2
12:45 pm – 14:30 pm Lesson 3


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Session 1 Diary writing


Auditory and verbal Communication Vocabulary building through reading Vocabulary building and grammar skills
Session 2 Skills: Speaking

Error correction
Vocabulary building

Grammar revision
Task analysis
Test and grading
Session 3 Communication activity Reading skills Grammar revision Communication activity


Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations. C2
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices. C1
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. B2
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. B1
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need. A2
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. A1