Confidence, fun, friends – lay the foundation for fluency
The General English program develops students’ English language communication skills with a focus on building confidence and fluency in a friendly and fun environment. Through a communicative approach, students practice listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in a variety of ‘real life’ situations. Studying General English will give you the confidence and skills to function in an English speaking country or to go on to further study or examination preparation courses.
The program is designed around a range of course books that vary from level to level. As part of our academic department’s policy of continual improvement, we are constantly searching for the latest and most up to date classroom books and materials.
Discover English offers six levels of General English from Beginner to Advanced. Our Beginners class accepts students with very little exposure to English to students who have not yet acquired a single word; no one’s level is too low. Our Advanced General English class is for students with high level communicative skills and serves as an excellent base for advanced exam courses such as FCE, CAE, IELTS or Academic English.
General English students undertake a placement test to determine their entry point. Each week of class our teachers assess all students and undertake weekly unit assessments based on the material covered. Based on in-class assessment results and class performance, students may be recommended to take a change of level test at any stage of their enrolment.
Beginner to Advanced
1 to 70 weeks
Our General English course is recognised by German Bildungsurlaub.
As students have weekly assessments they have the opportunity to level up in any given week at Discover English.
A teacher is in the library in supervised self-access periods to assist students with homework, resumes and questions from class.
Teachers provide students with weekly feedback on their progress in one-to-one meetings and advise on how to improve in areas of weakness and build on current strengths.
You cannot choose your timetable but will be allocated to a class depending on the course and level at which you study. Requests to change course/timetable will be dependent upon your level and availability in the requested class.
I was in Melbourne 8 years ago as an exchange student. I liked the city so much, that is why I decided to come back to Melbourne. When I visited my agent representative, they gave a range of good choices including Discover English. So I went to a trial lesson to another school, but I did not like it at all, I did not feel comfortable. Then I came to Discover English for a trial lesson and I loved it!
Studying in Melbourne is amazing… you get to know people from everywhere. There are also a lot of well-known universities that specialize in different fields, so it makes it easier for students to pick a university that really suits them. At Discover English teachers and administrative staff are very friendly. The atmosphere at the school is very good; the deck on level 4 is nice, I enjoyed it a lot. I believe that “English only” is a helpful tool to improve our English.