Codes: course code VNGEN | CRICOS: 059112E
Duration: 5–10 weeks per level
Levels: Elementary (Level 1), Pre-intermediate (Level 2), Intermediate (Level 3), Upper Intermediate (Level 4), Advanced (Level 5)
Fees: (Australian dollars): enrolment fee A$200 | course fees per week A$460
Entry requirement: VU English Placement Test
English levels & pathways
There are six levels in VU English from elementary to advanced. Upon successful completion of a level you can:
- advance to a course in the next level
- specialise in an area that interests you, or
- apply to TAFE or University.
We will assess which level is right for you through the VU English Placement Test.
All courses are 5 to 10 weeks in duration.
|Level||English Language Entry Level||General English (GE)||English For Academic Purposes (LEL)||English For Academic Purposes (EAP)||VU Pathways|
|Advanced 2 |
Approximate IELTS: 6.0/PTE 51-59/TOEFL IBT: 60-78
|EAP 6||Most VU courses requiring IELTS 6.5 or 7 entry (see VU website for exceptions)|
|Advanced 1 |
Approximate IELTS: 5.5/PTE 44-50/TOEFL IBT: 46-59
|GE 5||IEL5||EAP 5||Courses requiring IELTS 6.0 entry|
|4||Upper intermediate |
Approximate IELTS: 5.0/PTE 37-43/TOEFL IBT: 35-45
|GE 4 |
|EAP 4 |
|Courses requiring IELTS 5.5 entry
Approximate IELTS: 4.5/PTE 30-36/TOEFL IBT: 32-34
|GE 3 |
Approximate IELTS: 4.0/TOEFL IBT: 20-31
Approximate IELTS: 3.5/TOEFL IBT: 0-19
|GE 1 |
Benefits of studying General English
- Rapid progress in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
- Written progress report every 5 weeks.
- Take part in various programs and clubs.
- Use VU English textbooks and materials.
- Receive a university certificate when you graduate.
We offer intakes throughout the year.
You will study a range of subjects, including:
- festivals and cultural celebrations
- food and cooking
- health and wellbeing
- living in Melbourne
- travel and transportation.
Learning activities in class
During your classes you will participate in:
- class discussions and role plays
- presentations and debates
- essay and report writing
- videos and audio learning
- workshops and tutorials
- quizzes and tests
- journal/diary writing
- computer assisted learning
The average class size is 15 students (maximum of 18 students). Our students study 20 hours a week, 4 hours per day. There are usually 2 hours of morning classes and two hours of afternoon classes. On most days, additional support classes are provided during lunch breaks.