Elementary (Level 1), Pre-intermediate (Level 2), Intermediate (Level 3), Upper Intermediate (Level 4), Advanced (Level 5)

Course code

5-10 weeks per level


January, February, March, May, June, July, August, October, November

Course fee
A$440 per week (plus an enrolment fee of A$200). All prices are in Australian dollars (AUD).

VU English Placement Test

The General English course at VU English is for international students with beginner to intermediate levels of English. 

This course will help you develop the English language skills for:

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.


On completion of General English 3 (Intermediate) you can advance to English for Academic Purposes (EAP).


You will study a range of subjects, including:

  • accommodation
  • education
  • festivals and cultural celebrations
  • food and cooking
  • health and wellbeing
  • living in Melbourne
  • travel and transportation.

Course dates

We offer intakes throughout the year.

Enrolment date Start date End date Intake number
3 January 6 January 7 February 1
13 February 17 February 20 March 2
19 March 23 March 1 May 3
30 April 4 May 5 June 4
4 June 9 June 10 July 5
16 July 20 July 21 August 6
20 August 24 August 25 September 7
1 October 5 October 6 November 8
5 November 9 November 11 December 9

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