Overview


Duration: 1 to 71 weeks

Course Start Dates: You can start the Intensive General English (30+) course on any Monday*

Campus: This course is available at any of our two campuses: Brisbane and Gold Coast*

Program Description:

  • Tailored Intensive General English classes for students aged 30 and over*
  • Study with students of a similar age and maturity
  • Be in classes/excursions outdoors when appropriate
  • Learn topics that are more relevant to age and maturity
  • 20 hours in-class and 5 hours Accelerate and homework review
  • 10 weeks per level
  • Daily coursebook-based core lessons followed by afternoon Active8 skill and system based lessons
  • Themed Active8 lessons focus on four skills and four systems of English, with level-based streams: Aussie, Academic or Business/Hospitality*
  • Access to a variety of teachers and teaching styles
  • Weekly revision tests and structured teacher feedback
  • Students progress through levels as their abilities improve
  • Students are provided with coursebooks in accordance with coursebook entitlements
* Subject to availability and class level

Entry Requirements:

CRICOS Code: 076222B

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Timetable

On your first day, you will be placed into one of the following schedules:

Sample Timetable (Schedule A)

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.20 – 9.20 CORE class
Revision
CORE class CORE class CORE class CORE class
9.30 – 10.30 CORE class
Revision test
11.00 – 12.00 CORE class
Test answers
Active8
Vocabulary & Reading
Active8
Writing
Active8
Grammar
Active8
Listening & Speaking
12.10 – 13.10 Active8
Functional
Active8
Pronunciation
Lunch
14.10 – 15.10 Accelerate and Homework Review Accelerate and Homework Review Accelerate and Homework Review Accelerate and Homework Review Accelerate and Homework Review

Sample Timetable (Schedule B)

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.50 – 9.50 CORE class
Revision
CORE class CORE class CORE class CORE class
10.00 – 11.00 CORE class
Revision test
11.10 – 12.10 Accelerate and Homework Review Accelerate and Homework Review Accelerate and Homework Review Accelerate and Homework Review > Accelerate and Homework Review
Lunch
13.10 – 14.10 CORE class
Test answers

Active8
Vocabulary & Reading

Active8
Writing
Active8
Grammar
Active8
Listening & Speaking
14.20 – 15.20 Active8
Functional
Active8
Pronunciation

Sample Timetable (Schedule C)

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.30 – 10.30 Accelerate and Homework Review Accelerate and Homework Review Accelerate and Homework Review Accelerate and Homework Review Accelerate and Homework Review
10.35 – 11.35 CORE class
Revision
CORE class CORE class CORE class CORE class
11.45 – 12.45 CORE class
Revision test
Lunch
13.45 – 14.45 CORE class
Test answers

Active8
Vocabulary & Reading

Active8
Writing
Active8
Grammar
Active8
Listening & Speaking
14.55 – 15.55 Active8
Functional
Active8
Pronunciation

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is IGE 30+ class?
30+ class follows the BROWNS Intensive General English curriculum, but is a tailormade class for students over the age of 30. The topics and activities are age-relevant to suit the students’ skills, background and needs better.

When can I join 30+ class?
The 30+ classes will commence on 2 July 2018.

When do IGE 30+ classes start?
Every Monday excluding public holidays and school closure periods.

What levels is IGE 30+ class available?
Currently we offer Pre-intermediate and higher

Do I need to do a BROWNS Online Placement Test beforehand?
BROWNS recommends you to do the BROWNS Online Placement Test (BOPT) prior to course commencement. If you choose not to take the BOPT and on arrival to BROWNS your English proficiency is lower than Pre-Intermediate, you will be placed into our regular Intensive General English (all ages) class until you reach the entry level for our 30+ class.

How about Active8?
Active8 classes focus on each language skill or system individually to provide further opportunity for students to improve. Students can choose different themes, based on their proficiency and study goals. Some of these Active8 classes may not be age-specific.

I’m over 30, but would like to join an all ages class. Is it possible?
Yes. On your application, please select Intensive General English.

How do I apply for the 30+ class?
On your application, please select Intensive General English (30+ class) or on arrival to BROWNS, please let our Director of Studies know.

I am enrolled in the Intensive General English program and would like to join the 30+ classes. Is there any extra charge to change?
No extra charge to change into this class.

Testimonials

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