ELICOS - General English
The ELICOS General English course is aimed to provide core English language skills for all students to have the necessary skills to communicate effectively and confidently with a diverse range of people on a variety of topics frequently encountered every day.
CRICOS Course Code: 081502G
Students must complete an entry level test before enrolling in the General English course, be 18 years and above who have satisfactorily completed year 11 or equivalent.
Successful completion of this course may provide students access to ELICOS English for Academic Purposes for further studies and may also assist with gaining employment.
- Learn written and spoken English for everyday situations;
- Communicate with other students in the classroom and in real situations on class excursion projects;
- Learn to speak and write accurately, fluently and clearly;
- Extend your vocabulary and continue to develop cross-cultural communication skills;
- Use English to help you enjoy living, working, or travelling in Australia.
|Week||Topic||Language Focus||Assessment Task|
|Week 1||Globalisation||Continuous Verb forms||Listening – Students listen to a dialogue and complete multiple choice questions|
|Week 2||Emotions||Perfect verb forms||Reading – Students are given 20 Questions to answer in a set time|
|Week 3||How to behave||Modals and related verbs||Speaking – Students are given a list of 5 topics and have to debate 2 of them in pairs|
|Week 4||Mind, body and spirit||Adjective and adverbs||Writing – Students have to write a 250 – 300 word argumentative essay|
|Week 5||Learning for life||Passive forms||Grammar Test – Students are given an Online Grammar test to complete|
|Week 6||Discussing Money||Time phrases and tenses||Listening – Students listen to a lecture and complete gap-fill|
|Week 7||Living together||Infinitives and -ing forms||Reading – Students are given 20 Questions to answer in a set time|
|Week 8||Art and style||Adverbs and auxiliaries||Writing – 50 word compare and contrast essay based on negotiated topic area|
|Week 9||21st Century Lifestyles||Future forms||Speaking – Students have to make a 10 minute presentation [using PowerPoint] about a future invention|
|Week 10||Truth and lies||Noun phrases, eliipsis and substitution||All skills – Students [in groups] i have to carry out a survey on a negotiated topic|
Assessments will incorporate a range of tasks that includes transactional speech through role-plays, listening for details, presenting topics of relevance and creating various formatted text.