General English

General English

Course code

115150

Professional accreditation status

The English Language Preparatory Program on which the course is based is quality assured by NEAS (National ELT Accreditation Scheme) for delivery in Singapore. Quality assurance will likewise be sought for General English once the full course is approved and delivery commences.

Course type

PCW – Pathway Course

Division

Owned by Division of Global Strategy and Engagement (DGSE)

Academically administered by Division of Tropical Environments and Societies (DTES)

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

The course can be undertaken at three levels:

  • GE Introductory
  • GE Level 1
  • GE Level 2/EAP Level 1

Level of entry is determined by the minimum English language proficiency requirements outlined below.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Students of non-English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed as outlined below.

Admission to this course at GE Introductory requires:

  • New Placement Test – 25-39
  • IELTS – 3.0-3.5
  • TOEFL IBT – 30-39
  • TOEFL Paper – 400
  • PTE Academic - 24

Admission to this course at GE Level 1 requires:

  • New Placement Test – 40-54
  • IELTS – 4.0-4.5
  • TOEFL IBT – 40-52
  • TOEFL Paper – 451
  • PTE Academic - 28

Admission to this course at GE Level 2/EAP Level 1 requires:

  • New Placement Test – 55-61
  • IELTS – 4.5-5.0
  • TOEFL IBT – 53-65
  • TOEFL Paper – 484
  • PTE Academic - 37

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 – 36 credit points

(Requirements vary according to students’ English proficiency at entry.)

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of General English, graduates will be able to:

-           Speak  logically and clearly on a variety of topics in an organised and confident  manner

-           Summarise  and paraphrase texts using complex and compound sentences

-           Understand  and synthesise spoken and written input

-           Produce  cohesive written work on relevant topics using appropriate academic  vocabulary

-           Read  extensively and critically on general and academic topics

Course completion requirements

Completion of GE Introductory: Exit score of 60% fulfils the language entry requirement for GE Level 1/Level 1 for Foundation.

Completion of GE Level 1: Exit score of 60% fulfils the language entry requirement for GE Level 2/Level 2 for Foundation.

Completion of GE Level 2: Exit score of 60% fulfils the language entry requirement to the EAP Level 2; and an exit score of 75% equates to an IELTS 5.5 and fulfils the language entry requirement to the Diploma of Higher Education.

Course Structure

Course Structure – GE Introductory

CORE SUBJECTS

LS0051:12 General English Introductory Level

LS0101:12 General English Level 1

LS0201:12 General English Level 2 / EAP Level 1

Course Structure – GE Level 1 

CORE SUBJECTS

LS0101:12 General English Level 1

LS0201:12 General English Level 2 / EAP Level 1

Course Structure – GE Level 2 / EAP Level 1

CORE SUBJECTS

LS0201:12 General English Level 2 / EAP Level 1

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 – 12 months

Maximum time to complete

24 months

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression
requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment
requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation
requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for
final subject

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

Not applicable – this is a Non Award course

Approved abbreviation

Not applicable

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable