Intensive General English

The Intensive General English curriculum is designed to help students improve their English language ability and develop the student’s confidence in using English for general purposes.

The core skills of reading, writing, speaking, listening and grammar are integrated into your course. A continuous weekly assessment model allows you to monitor your progress.

All General English students get FREE Elective and Events. Check out our calendar HERE

CRICOS Code: 073562F


Entry Requirements



Program Duration in weeks Hours per week Intake Fees ($AU)
Intensive General English
CRICOS Code: 073562F
1 to 50 20 Every Monday $340 per week + $15 per week learning materials
Other Fees  
Enrolment Fee AU$250 (non-refundable)
Course Deposit On application
Overseas Student Health Cover OSHC is provided by Allianz. Pricing is subject to student’s specific circumstances.
Re-issuance of Certificate or Statement of Attainment $25 per page

NOTE: These fees come into effect as of the 1st May 2022. Fees and charges are quoted in Australian dollars and are subject to change without notice. Sarina Russo Institute reserves the right to change details at any time. This includes schedules and fees.

Students are required to be at least 17 years of age, to commence study in English Language programs at Sarina Russo Institute.

Intensive General English
Pre Intermediate
(10 weeks)
(no sub score below 4.0)
28 35 330+ N/A A2
Intensive General English
(10 weeks)
0 – 3.5 Below 28 Below 35 Below 330 N/A A1


  • IELTS General Training will also be accepted for entry into SRI English courses.
  • Results more than two years old will not be accepted.
  • The SRI placement test will need to be undertaken.

8:30am – 10:30am 2 hours Class session one Monday – Friday
11:00am – 1:00pm 2 hours Class session two Monday – Friday
1:30pm – 2:00pm 0.5 hour Lunch / Finish Monday – Friday
1:30pm – 2:30pm 1 hour Free speaking class / Grammar / Homework Help Workshop Monday – Friday

Please note: students are responsible for checking their own timetable on the Student Portal each week for class times.

CORE CLASS – 8:30 – 1:00pm (see timetable above)

  • Learn how English works
  • Core classes focus on: grammar, vocabulary and communication skills
  • You will have access to a huge amount of EXTRA online learning materials 24/7
  • We will measure and track what you CAN DO in class and online! Some examples of what you CAN DO:
    • Pre-Intermediate Students:
    • “I CAN explain my preferences”
    • “I CAN discuss how I fell”
    • “I can talk about a trip”
    • Intermediate Students:
    • “I CAN describe a film”
    • “I CAN make a short presentation”
    • “I CAN answer interview questions”

PLUS: Free support classes (1 hour)

  • Learn how to communicate in a variety of everyday work and social situations
  • Practice vocabulary and grammar learned in class with students from different levels
  • Monday to Friday
  • Length: 1 hour

Our approach to the Intensive General English curriculum’s design and delivery is to help students improve their English language ability. We recognise that all English language learners learn in different ways, progress at different rates and have different goals and we believe our curriculum, supported by optional free classes allows all students to meet their own individual language learning goals.

  • Learn English that you can use
  • Work harder, improve faster
  • Study in class, choose your optional extras
  • Choose “free” extra classes
  • 5 levels: Beginner to Advanced