Choice Business College is currently at capacity, we are not taking any new enrolments for General English at the Kent St Campus.

About the course

This course is intended for students wishing to learn English for a variety of different purposes. The macro-skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening will be studied in conjunction with an electives program that allows students to enhance their skills in relation with their individual learning needs.

Entry Requirements

• Minimum 18 years of age
• No minimum English requirements*
*If your English level is beginner, or below CEFR A1, please contact us for study advice


This course is delivered from 2 to 60 weeks. There are 5 proficiency levels – 10 weeks each level.

Delivery mode and Assessment

The course is delivered face to face for 20 hours per week.

Students will undertake a mid-course (in week 5) and end of course assessment (in week 10). This will encompass

• a traditional revision-style test of learning (as a way for the school to monitor progress)• a continuous assessment writing program for each level, based on “English File” but with significant supplements as determined by the teaching staff• a self-evaluation (a way to train students to reflect on and evaluate their own learning, encouraging the movement towards a more autonomous learning style).

An average of 2-4 hours of self-study per week is also required in this course.

Course Structure

The course has been designed to run at 5 proficiency levels (10 study weeks, each level)

• Level 1: Elementary• Level 2: Pre-Intermediate• Level 3: Intermediate• Level 4: Upper Intermediate• Level 5: Advanced

Students can be level-tested on application for enrolment and/or on arrival.

Students can enrol for a minimum of 2 weeks to a maximum of 60 weeks.

It takes approximately 10 weeks to complete a level.

After every 10 weeks of study there is 3 weeks scheduled study-break.

The classes are delivered over 5×4-hour study days OR 4×5-hour study days totalling 20 contact hours per week.

The core classes will run across all study days and will follow the popular series ‘Oxford English File Fourth Edition’ from their Elementary to Advanced texts.

The Electives program will run in conjunction with the Core classes for the 8 to 10 remaining hours of the scheduled class sessions – (totalling 20 teaching hours per week plus optional 2 hours of Self Access).

Academic Timetable

Sydney Campus

CBC ELICOS Timetable (Term 1-2020)

Morning Shift

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning Shift 8:30 AM-12:45 PM

(includes 15 min break)

4 hours Lecture

8:30 AM-12:45 PM

(includes 15 min break)

4 hours Lecture

8:30 AM-12:45 PM

(includes 15 min break)

4 hours Lecture

8:30 AM-12:45 PM

(includes 15 min break)

4 hours Lecture

8:30 AM-12:45 PM

(includes 15 min break)

4 hours Lecture


Note:  All classes consist of 20 hours face to face teaching.

City Campus: Suite 701, Level 7 541 Kent Street SYDNEY NSW 2000

Fees & Intakes

Please refer to International fees schedule on our website.

Study locations

Gold Coast, Sydney (City Campus) and Melbourne

Intake Dates

10 Jan 14 Feb
11 Apr 16 May
11 Jul 15 Aug
10 Oct 14 Nov
09 Jan 13 Feb
10 Apr 15 May
10 Jul 14 Aug
09 Oct 13 Nov
08 Jan 12 Feb
08 Apr 13 May
08 Jul 12 Aug
07 Oct 11 Nov
06 Jan 10 Feb
07 Apr 12 May
07 Jul 11 Aug
06 Oct 10 Nov