English for work, travel or personal reasons

Our English courses are not just for people wanting to go to university. We know there are lots of reasons that you may want to improve your English, and we will help you achieve your goals. Join a class based on your English proficiency level and study for the period suited to your purposes.

Overview

You can start at the Griffith English Language Institute with any English proficiency level and study for the period suited to your own purposes. You will be placed in a class between Level 1 and Level 6 based on our placement test taken on arrival, or your proficiency test result if you have one.

If you are placed in Level 1, 2, 3 or 4, you will develop language skills for everyday communication: speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary, and pronunciation. At Levels 5 and 6, you will further improve your communication skills and also practise academic skills that will be useful for work or further study.

Course features

Hours per week

There's 20 hours of face-to-face learning in class plus an additional five hours of independent learning specially designed to add to the week’s classroom lessons.

Class sizes

Class sizes are small so you receive personal attention from your teachers and can progress quickly through your studies.

Timetable

Class times are 8.15 am – 12.45 pm or, when available, 1 pm – 5.30 pm. A class time will be selected for you, with special circumstances taken into account where possible.

Learning outcomes

Develop language skills for everyday communication: speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary, and pronunciation. In the advanced levels, you can also practise academic skills.

Independent learning

After class you can continue to practise English using specially developed independent learning plans.

Independent Learning Centre

Fees

Your tuition fees will vary depending on the number of weeks you are enrolled.

Fees

Start date

Classes start every five weeks and you can study for as long as you wish.

Key dates

Activities

You can use your free time to take advantage of our after-class workshops, Activities program, the Australian lifestyle and opportunities to work around your study schedule.

Activities program

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Timetable

Sample morning class timetable

Day/TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8.15 am – 9.15 amLanguage for communicationLanguage for communicationLanguage for communicationLanguage for communicationLanguage for communication
9.15 am – 10.15 amLanguage for communicationLanguage for communicationLanguage for communicationLanguage for communicationLanguage for communication
10.15 am – 10.45 amBreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
10.45 am – 11.15 amLanguage for communicationLanguage for communicationLanguage for communicationLanguage for communicationLanguage for communication
11.45 am – 12.45 amClass readerReading and writingListening and speakingReading and writingListening and speaking

Further study

If you change your study preferences and decide that you would like to apply for a Griffith University degree, Study Abroad or Exchange program, or Griffith College diploma at a later date, you will already be on the pathway to undertake further study.

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