General English Course Outline

General English - Course Outline

General English courses usually focus on the four basic skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students improve their language level and maximize their ability to use English in various everyday situations. While focusing on the four skills, students practice pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and conversation skills.

The courses can be designed for students of various levels – from beginners to advanced levels. They are usually designed to be learner-centred and should improve English skills in a variety of discourse settings. In such courses, students should develop their communicative competence through interactive activities and simulating real-life situations.


  • Student level: approx. Intermediate and above (CEFR B1+)
  • Contact hours: 30 - 36 hours for each level (Beginners to advanced)
  • Lesson length: 2- 3 hours

Course learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to do the following in each skill:
  • Acquire more skills in practical language usage
  • Skim and scan unseen texts
  • Compose short essays.
  • Improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through reading and comprehending short passages and stories
  • Enable students to be acquainted with learning strategies
  • Learn about sentence and paragraph structures
  • Enhance learners’ sensitivity to language.


You will receive the following materials to use on your course:
  • General English Grammar and Composition Book
  • Additional Study Materials used for Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

Pre-course task

    You will complete 1 piece of writing before the start of the course. This is to help your tutor to understand your level of general writing. You will not receive any feedback on this.