Studying General English at Inforum is different to any other college because we focus closely on interaction and communication so you’ll be speaking a lot from your first day.

It will also probably be very different to studying in your home country. This is because you have to speak and listen to both your teacher and your classmates. Your teacher will even ask you to stand up and walk around the room, speaking with them (your teacher) and your other class members.

General EnglishCRICOS Code: 076336C
Key Points
  • Great mix of nationalities
  • Elementary to Advanced level courses
  • Student counselling with your teacher every week
  • Level-up test every week with your teacher's recommendation
Course Length
1 - 50 weeks
Starting Date
Any Monday
Entry Requirements
Successful completion of Inforum’s placement test
Contact Hours
20hrs per week + 6 hours of Workshops
CEFR Levels
A1 - B2

Our Approach to General English

At Inforum, there is a strong focus on interaction so you’ll often be asked by your teacher to work in groups or pairs to practise new language.

This is an exciting but very important part of learning a language because you have to get used to listening to, and understanding people from other cultures and at Inforum, we have students from all over the world!

General English has Three Parts

At Inforum, you’ll study Core Skills in the morning and then in the afternoon, a Focus Class, where you’ll have the chance to practise and apply your knowledge in new and exciting situations. Core Skills are grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking.

MORNING: 3.5 hours compulsory Core Skill building
AFTERNOON: 1.5 hours compulsory Focus Lesson
WORKSHOPS: 3 to 6 hours per week with optional free lessons to give you more chances to study

Total study time: 23 to 26 hours per week

General English - Upper Intermediate (Sample Timetable)

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:10-11:10 Unit 1
Habits grammar
Describing films, music and books
Disagreeing Politely
Social Media Focus Class
Introduction to social media, related vocabulary
Unit 2
Buildings and areas vocabulary
Relative clauses (non-defining)
Social Media Focus Class
Facebook photo album activity (revises places and building vocabulary)
No Classes

3:00 - Graduation

3:30 - Activities

Break
11:20-12:50

Unit 1
Talking about pictures
Adjectives and Adverb usage
Student Consultations
Weekly Review Quiz
Weekly Speaking Review
Group Task Preparation
Unit 2
Agreeing with Synonyms
Festival and Carnivals vocabulary
Writing 1
Advice Email (giving advice grammar; linking words; places and buildings vocabulary)
Lunch
1:40-3:10 Unit 1
Movie related vocabulary
Task-based speaking activity
Group Speaking Tasks
Unit 1 Review
Unit 2
Talking about the future
(future forms + bound to / likely to)
Unit 1 and 2 Review
3:15-4:15 Workshop Workshop Workshop Workshop
4:15-5:15 Workshop Workshop Workshop Workshop

Inforum's General English Language Levels - The Best in Australia

Placing students in the right level is the start of a successful course.

There are two important steps to getting this right and at Inforum, we’re the experts in getting you into the right level to maximise your language learning from your first day.

Step 1 - Inforum's placement test
On your first day, you’ll sit our placement test with the other new students. It will take 1.5 hours and will cover all the important points: reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar and a short interview with one of our teachers.

Step 2 - Inforum’s 8-level General English language program
Most English language schools have just 4 - 5 levels for General English; however, at Inforum, we have 8 levels:

  • Elementary A (6 weeks)
  • Elementary B (6 weeks)
  • Pre-Intermediate A (6 weeks)
  • Pre-Intermediate: B (6 weeks)
  • Intermediate A: (6 weeks)
  • Intermediate A: (6 weeks)
  • Upper Intermediate (6 weeks)
  • Upper Intermediate (6 weeks)

Because we have 8 levels in our General English program, this means:

  1. You’ll be placed in exactly the right level from your first day; and,
  2. You have more chances to go up to the next level. Most colleges you have to wait 12 weeks to take an end of term test but at Inforum, it’s only 6 weeks.

And remember, for your end of term test, you have to remember 6 weeks of work not 12 weeks like at other schools, which will give you a much better chance of success in going up to the next level.

Program Summary

LevelElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper IntermediatePre-AdvancedAdvanced
ABABABAB
Length6 weeks6 weeks6 weeks6 weeks6 weeks6 weeks6 weeks6 weeks12 weeks12 weeks12 weeks
Course NameGeneral EnglishGeneral EnglishGeneral EnglishGeneral EnglishCambridge FCE PreparationCambridge CAE PreparationIELTS Exam Preparation
Morning Class

Core English Skill BuildingCore English Skill BuildingCore English Skill BuildingCore English Skill BuildingFCE Core SkillsCAE Core SkillsIELTS Core Skills
Afternoon Focus ClassConversation 1Conversation 2Cambridge Pet Exam PrepHospitality PlusSocial MediaWorld BusinessCambridge FCE Exam FocusCambridge CAE Exam FocusIELTS Advanced Exam Focus
CEFR Level
(Entry point)
A1A2B1B2C1