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English Language Courses in Melbourne at Lyceum 

General English Courses - For social, work and travel purposes, and as preparation for further study.

Lyceum is a great place to study English in Australia. We have English courses for students of every level. Students learn to speak with fluency and accuracy developing the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

The General English courses at our Melbourne school focus on communication activities in functional and situational contexts. The classes are theme-based providing relevant practice which can be applied outside the classroom.

Small class sizes ensure that our friendly teachers (all of whom have native speaking proficiency in English) are able to attend to the needs of each individual student.

Lyceum's objective in our English language courses is to provide students with the opportunity to master the language skills necessary for working, travelling and living in Australia and all other countries where English is a widely spoken language.

General English courses in Melbourne at Lyceum are available at the following levels:

  • Beginner
  • Elementary
  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper Intermediate
  • Advanced

Study Period: 2 - 67 weeks. It usually takes 10 weeks to cover one level of English. 

Course Start Dates: Students are welcome to start learning English in Australia at Lyceum on any Monday. However, for absolute beginners we have the following start dates:  4th Jan, 14th Mar, 23th May, 8th Aug, 17th Oct 2016. 

Hours and Timetable: 20 hours in small class groups running from 8.30am to 12.45pm, Monday to Friday. In addition, we run free activities and outings most days after class in the afternoon and/or evenings.

Sample Timetable
08.30 - 10.30Revision and AssessmentReading and Listening, DiscussionWriting, GrammarListening and asking for informationProject Work
Second SessionBreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
10.45 - 12.45Discussion and Language FocusCultural ThemePronunciation, Case StudyWriting, listening and notetakingWeekly Test

Placement Test: Students will be given a comprehensive written and oral placement test to do prior to arrival at the school or on their first day to find the most suitable class for them.

Objectives: This course provides students with the opportunity to master the language skills for working and living in Australia. Students get the opportunity to learn English in Melbourne at an English language school with a reputation for practical activities, applied learning and outstanding results. 

Materials: Materials include text books, audio-visual materials, and authentic texts such as newspapers. The appropriate text will be advised and distributed at the commencement of study depending on placement test results.

For a detailed course outcome description per level, please read our General English Course Outline.