General English

Learn English at Vigil English College in a fun, exciting and modern way!

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English Courses in Sydney

Improve your English skills and make it easier to communicate with native speakers! Join our General English Course at Vigil English College with our high-quality course materials and premiere student support.

Sydney College of English

Make progress on your English skills in a supportive environment! Our General English courses in Sydney include high-quality course materials, industry-leading student support, and a bespoke teaching approach that meets the needs of learners like you. Learn from a Renowned Company - Vigil English College is a top-performing English school in Sydney, which means you are learning from the best in the industry. Affordable - At Vigil English College, we believe that quality education should be available to as many people as possible. We offer the most affordable price for our English-speaking courses in Sydney. Personalised - Working one-on-one with teachers, students can learn in their own way and not be pressured to move onto the next level before they are ready. Adjust Your Learning - Vigil English College, the leading Sydney college of English, offers a customised English Course tailored to suit your needs and skill set. You can adjust your level depending on your abilities to ensure you are studying English with confidence.

English Courses in Sydney for International Students

Learning English can be challenging at first, but our methods will help you gain skills and experience in speaking, listening, reading and writing that will leave you speaking English with confidence! Huge Variety – Our English courses in Sydney for international students are available for all levels, so you can always find the most suitable one. Personalised Course - Our General English Course Sydney is specially designed to meet the needs of each and every student according to their level and specifications, rather than being a standard course that may suit some students but not others. Experienced Teachers - With years of experience in teaching English, we offer you top-notch teachers with expertise in teaching, training and speaking English at all levels, including beginner, pre-intermediate, intermediate, advanced and professional proficiency. Have you been looking for a place to learn English? Look no further than Vigil English College! As one of the best English schools in Sydney, we will customise the course to suit your needs. Our English teaching staff includes qualified ESL teachers and native English speakers who are accredited with TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) qualifications. Contact us today!

Frequently Asked questions

1. Why should I choose Vigil English College for my General English course? Vigil English College offers General English courses for students of all levels. Our English courses in Sydney are designed for both group classes and private tutoring, giving you flexibility in your learning experience. Our focus on improving communication skills will help you become more confident in your ability to express yourself in a variety of different situations. No matter your level, we have the course for you. We recommend our intensive General English course for those looking to improve their fluency and build up vocabulary while they learn grammar structures. Our course includes conversation classes where you'll practice speaking with a native speaker teacher one-on-one for those who want to work on their fluency with individual instruction. 2. What is included in your General English course? Our General English course in Sydney is delivered over five different levels, including: - Elementary - Pre-Intermediate - Intermediate - Upper-Intermediate - Advanced All the levels are delivered face-to-face and require approximately 20 hours of study each week. Upon completing the course, you will receive a certificate confirming your level of English obtained. 3. Do I receive a certificate at the end of the General English course? Yes, you will receive a certificate at the end of the course. It is important to note that this certificate is not an IELTS or TOEFL certificate but instead reflects the completion of a General English course. At the end of the General English course, participants should be able to understand and communicate in English about various topics such as everyday life, business communication, social customs and current events. Our instructors prepare students for communicating with basic language skills by developing their vocabulary in both written and spoken form. 4. How long is your General English course? The General English course from Vigil English College, the Sydney College of English, is available in five different levels, and each level has a duration of ten weeks. The courses are available face-to-face and require 20 hours of study each week. However, for the convenience of our students, our course is flexible as we give a timeframe of four to 50 weeks to complete the course (excluding holidays). In addition, a maximum of ten weeks will be given as a holiday period if required. 5. What is the course fee? As of the moment, the fee for a General English course offered by Vigil English College, one of the best English schools in Sydney, is $160 per week. The course is available in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings as per the student’s requirements. An enrolment fee of $300 is paid upon enrolment (one-off payment). We also charge an additional $10 per week for course materials. 6. Is learning English difficult? Learning a new language can be difficult, but it can also be one of the most rewarding experiences you'll have in your life. It is important, however, to set realistic goals for yourself. If you are just starting out with a new language, start small. Learn basic vocabulary and phrases, and go slow! Join our General English courses in Sydney for international students for an enjoyable way to learn English and improve your skills quickly. This course is designed for people with little or no experience learning English. We offer a variety of courses for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students at different levels of ability. Join one now!

General English Course is a fun, exciting and modern way of improving your English skills for daily life, which can also help you obtain better employment opportunities and provide you with a pathway to further education. The General English course is delivered over 5 levels (Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced) with each level spanning over 10 weeks.

Vigil English College (CRICOS #04044M, RTO #45894) offers the General English Course with high quality course materials and premier student support. We teach in a method that is customised to meet the needs of our students. The teachers’ lessons are engaging, and students really enjoy the learning process. We have very friendly and genuine teachers who love helping students learn. It's a great opportunity for students to make friends from around the world and use their English outside of class with local Australians!

Study at our Sydney Campus (Surry Hills) or Parramatta Campus! 

Course Delivery Method:

Course Levels: The General English Course is delivered over 5 Levels. These are Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced. Each level has a duration of 10 weeks.

Assessment Methods: Assessment will vary every week and may include reading or writing or listening or speaking tests, role plays, writing summaries, writing dialogues, close exercises, etc.

Mode of Study: The course is delivered face-to-face and requires 20 hours of weekly attendance.

Course Duration:

The course can be completed between 4 to 50 weeks (excluding holidays). The course duration will be based off your Pre-Assessment Test and your Target English Proficiency Level.

The holiday period is a maximum 10 weeks.

Start Date: General English courses start every Monday.

Timetable: The timetables will vary from morning, afternoon, or evening classes. Visit the “Key Dates” section for further information on upcoming schedules.

There are no formal pre-requisites required to enter this course.

However, Vigil English College requires students to meet the following criteria:

  • 18 years or older
  • Hold a Current Student Visa

Note: There is no English entry requirement. You will undertake a Pre-Assessment Test on your first day and you will be placed in an appropriate class based on your results.

The cost of undertaking this course is $350 per week.

Other fees:

  • Enrolment Fee: an addition one-off fee of $300 is paid upon enrolment
  • Weekly Material/Textbook Fee: an additional $10 per week is charged for course materials.

Note: Please read the Vigil English College Student Handbook and other policies and procedures including Refund Policy, Complaints and Appeals Policy, prior to enrolling.

Enrolment Process
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Students Enquire directly with Vigil or Contact their Education Agent.
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Enrolment Form
Students complete the online enrolment form directly or through their Education Agent.
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Vigil provides Students or their Agent the Student Agreement, Letter of Offer and Pre-Enrolment Assessment Form.
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Student Acceptance
Students pay 50% fees and return all signed documents back to Vigil either directly or through their Agent.
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Confirmation of Enrolment
Vigil issues Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE).
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Student Visa & Arrangements
Students should then Finalise their Student Visa Conditions (with DOHA) and make travel / accommodation arrangements.
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Student Arrival & Orientation
Students arrive in Sydney and attend International Student Orientation at Vigil.
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Classes Begin!
Students to start attending classes (20 hours a week).

Students can join the English Courses every Monday (except during the Christmas closure period).

Classes will start every Monday and students can join throughout the year.

Christmas Closure

  • 2023: 24th December 2023 - 8th January 2024
  • 2024: 23rd December 2024 - 6th January 2025.

This course is perfect for learners who are who are seeking to improve their skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in English for general purposes. It can also lead to further study or preparation for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English), Pearson Test of English Academic or Occupational English Test (OET).

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate confirming your level of English obtained.

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