Course Name: General English
CRICOS Course Code: 091955F
Course Duration: Full time 12-73 weeks
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Tution Fees: AUD$ 253 per week
Application Fees: AUD$ 200
Material Fees: AUD$ 300
Minimum Enrolment 12 weeks
Course Hours 20 hours per week
Levels 6 levels (Beginner to Advanced)
Entry Requirements None

(Material and Application fees are non refundable)


Who is this course for?

This course is aimed towards any student over the age of 18 who would like to improve their English in every day settings. This course also assists students who are considering taking further studies in Australia and would like to improve their English skills before taking an exam preparation course.

What will I learn during the course?

The course focuses on developing a student’s speaking, listening, writing and reading skills. In addition to this, students are also introduced to appropriate vocabulary and grammar to help them communicate in their daily lives. Topics covered in the course include education, lifestyle, fashion, food and cooking, travel and transportation, health and well-being, life in Melbourne.

Mode of study and assessment

This course is delivered face-to-face in a classroom environment. Assessment consists of weekly, topic-related tests and an end of level test.

Example Week at Della International:

Wednesday (1:00-5:00pm)Thursday (9.00am -5.00pm)Friday (9.00 am-5.00pm)
  • Getting to Know You Speaking Game
  • Topic Introduction
  • How to ask questions Grammar Review and Video Activity
  • Pronunciation focus introduction
  • Sentence Stress Pronunciation Game
  • Short Film Pronunciation practice
  • Listening: News Story
  • Truth and Lie Speaking Game: Grammar Review
  • Grammar Introduction: Present Continuous
  • Listening Transcription exercise
  • Communicative activity: Classmate interview
  • Spelling practice and spelling game
  • Numbers and pronunciation game
  • Vocabulary: Clothing Fashion Parade activity: What are they wearing?
  • Practical English: At the Supermarket
  • Dialogue making: Booking a hotel
  • Describing famous paintings
  • Writing an email
  • Test Revision
  • Short writing task to summarise interview
  • Pair work: asking and writing questions about another student
  • Grammar Focus: Present Simple
  • Vocabulary introductions: Adjectives of Personality and Appearance
  • Describing People and Appearance Using Celebrity Photographs and Family photographs
  • Conversation Practice: Various Topics

Weekly Test and Corrections

  • Excursion to a famous sight in Melbourne


  • Grammar Worksheet/Workbook exercise
  • Reading Task


  • Write a description of someone you know
  • Study for grammar test


  • Listen to a Podcast
Beginner This level focuses on developing basic vocabulary and pronunciation skills as well as basic literacy skills such as writing and spelling. Topics include: basic question forms, using simple tenses, exchanging basic information and expressing likes and dislikes in regard to films, sports and clothes.
Elementary In this level students learn to make simple sentences and reply to simple questions. Students also learn to talk about familiar topics such as family and routines and learn structures to help them in daily life such as ordering a meal at a restaurant or shopping.
Pre-Intermediate This level introduces a wider range of grammatical structures and vocabulary to allow students to participate in conversations and to write and understand simple written text. Topics include shopping, fashion, writing biographies and basic story telling.
Intermediate In this level students learn to participate in a wider range of conversations about various different topics, extract the important information from texts, and learn to understand lectures, meetings and TV programmes.
Upper Intermediate In this level, students learn to participate in longer conversations and focus on writing about and understanding a variety of different topics. Topics include money, transportation, talking about plans, and more advanced grammar structures for discussing ability.
Advanced Students learn to write and understand formal, academic and professional documents and by the end of this level students will be able to easily understand films, television programs and other media. Other example topics include advanced time expressions, talking about learning languages, work, mobile phone culture, and technology.

At times DELLA may not be able to offer all levels