VU English

General English Level 4 (GE4), Upper-Intermediate

VU English

Institution Title :
VU English
Local Title :
VU English
Also Trading as :
VU English
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Application Fee :
Course Title :
General English Level 4 (GE4), Upper-Intermediate
Program :
General English
Level :
Language Course
Faculty :
English Language
Class Size :
Study Hours per Week :
Entry Level :
IELTS 5.0 or PTE 37-43 or TOEFL IBT 35-45
Minimum Age :
Placement Test :
VU English Placement Test or Completion of VU General English Level 3 (GE3)
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The General English course is for students with beginner to intermediate levels of English. 

This course will help you develop the English language skills for:

  • everyday use

  • speaking, listening, reading and writing

  • entry into the English for Academic Purposes course.

Benefits of studying General English

  • Rapid progress in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

  • Written progress report every 5 weeks.

  • Take part in various programs and clubs.

  • Use VU English textbooks and materials.

  • Receive a university certificate when you graduate.


You will study a range of subjects, including:

  • accommodation

  • education

  • festivals and cultural celebrations

  • food and cooking

  • health and well being

  • living in Melbourne

  • travel and transportation.


Level 4 is our upper-intermediate English level. Students completing this level have an English ability equivalent to IELTS 5.5. Successfully completing General English Level 4 allows you to advance to General English Level 5.

We offer a variety of English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) at different levels. We use an active teaching approach to help you learn English. We target reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Many of our courses use our own textbooks and teaching materials. Assessment is a combination of ongoing assessment and final assessment tasks at the end of each course.

Our courses improve your English skills and prepare you to study at university or TAFE in diplomas, degrees, masters and PhDs.

The English courses we offer are:

1. General English from Elemenatry to Advanced (GE1 to GE5) - To study diploma courses

2. English for Academic Purposes from Upper intermediate to Advanced (EAP4 to EAP6) - To study bachelor, master and PhD courses

3. IELTS Preparation


Learning activities in class
During your classes you will participate in:

  • class discussions and role plays
  • presentations and debates
  • essay and report writing
  • videos and audio learning
  • workshops and tutorials
  • quizzes and tests
  • journal/diary writing
  • computer assisted learning


Class Size and Hours

The average class size is 15 students (maximum of 18 students). Our students study 20 hours a week, 4 hours per day. There are usually 2 hours of morning classes and two hours of afternoon classes. On most days, additional support classes are provided during lunch breaks.


Study tours

At VU English, we provide customised study tours for foreign universities and institutions.

You can improve your English language proficiency and have a unique Australian experience. We can arrange:

  • accommodation
  • airport pick-ups
  • excursions
  • a wide range of English language courses to meet your needs.
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