General English

General English

The General English program is the perfect preparation for students wishing to improve their basic all-round English language skills.

The program has a strong focus on the four core skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. This will develop the language skills you’ll need for English use in your daily life.

*Indicative only.

Course Features

  • Classes focus on building fluency and accuracy in both spoken and written language.
  • Successful General English students at Upper-Intermediate level or above can progress directly into our Cambridge English program if they wish.
  • Small classes of no more than 18 students allow for close levels of interaction between you and your lecturers.
  • Our highly qualified and experienced teachers understand the needs of students and will provide you with the support and advice that you need.
  • Emphasis on the four core language skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).

General English is ideal for you if… 

  • You are an international student 
  • You want to study in Australia 
  • You have beginner-level English language skills 


  • You want to get a better job in Australia 
  • You want confidence to take the Australian citizenship test 
  • You want to improve your English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills 
  • You want to make English-speaking friends

General English Quick Facts

CRICOS Code 107227C
DurationEach level of General English is 10 weeks.
You will be evaluated so we can find the right level for you.
StartJanuary, February, March, April, May, July, August, September, October
Fees$525 per week (no admission or enrolment fee)
English Language Proficiency RequirementsRefer to Entry Requirements page
Locations Sydney CBD | Northern Beaches
OutcomesSpeaking, reading, writing and listening skills.

 *The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOSCode indicates a registered program offered to international students studying in Australia on student  visas.  

“One of the best English schools in Sydney! I would definitely recommend Aspire English to other students.”

“Aspire English helped me become more confident in my English speaking skills.”

“The friendly learning atmosphere and encouragement from my teachers was definitely the highlight of my experience.”

Course Timetable

Welcome to Aspire English– Where Learning Adapts to You

Northern Beaches Campus (Manly)Monday to ThursdayDay Classes: 9am to 2:45pm
City Campus (Sydney)Monday to ThursdayDay Classes: 9:00am to 2:45pm

Evening Classes: 3:30pm to 9:15pm

Day and Evening Classes

We recognize that everyone has unique preferences when it comes to learning hours. That’s why we provide both daytime and evening classes. Our daytime sessions offer a traditional classroom experience, fostering collaboration and engagement during regular business hours. For those who thrive during the twilight hours, our night classes provide the same exceptional education at times that suit your after-work routine.

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