General English is a course that focuses on developing communications skills in English. This includes enabling students to discuss a variety of topics, to read and engage with academic texts, develop listening skills to acquire important information, and to recognise and produce cohesive writing at the paragraph level.  The topics selected are approached from both a general and scientific perspective.

The overarching aims of the General English course are as follows:

  1. To provide students with opportunities to gain confidence in speaking English.
  2. To provide students with opportunities to gain confidence in listening to English.
  3. To introduce students to features of English texts to improve both writing and reading skills.
  4. To equip students with the grammatical knowledge and vocabulary acquisition skills necessary to study independently in English.