General English Stream - Dueli


DUELI can help you gain the skills and confidence to communicate effectively in English through our General English beginner to advanced-level programs.

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Key facts

English language requirements

Ranging from IELTS score 2.0 to 6.5 (see entry requirements below).


5 weeks – 50 weeks

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Course information

If you want to improve your English language skills for your personal development, our General English programs are just right for you. At DUELI, we have 10 levels of General English (Beginner to Advanced)

In General English, you will:

  • learn English for everyday situations
  • communicate with people in the classroom and in real situations on class excursion projects
  • learn to speak accurately and clearly
  • improve pronunciation and fluency
  • extend your vocabulary
  • continue to develop cross-cultural communication skills
  • use English to help you enjoy living in Melbourne and Australia.

Level: Beginner– Advanced

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Course structure

In General English you will study for 20 hours per week plus 5 hours of self-study in the Independent Learning Centre (ILC) with a teacher available to guide and support you.

To move from one General English level to the next, you need to pass the main assessment tasks of your current level with an overall score of 55 per cent.


General English Pathways

A General English student is eligible to transfer to the EAP pathway if they pass their General English class at the GE 5 level and attain an appropriate result on the DUELI EAP writing test.



Assessment in each course takes a variety of forms, including written research assignments, debates, class projects, class tests and oral presentations.

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Entry requirements

Entry information

There are ten General English levels offered at DUELI:

IELTS Score*       Level

less than 2.0           GE 1 Beginner

2.5                            GE 2 Elementary 1

3.0                            GE 3 Elementary 2

3.5                            GE 4 Pre-Intermediate 1

4.0                            GE 5 Pre-Intermediate 2

4.5                            GE 6 Intermediate 1

5.0                            GE 7 Intermediate 2

5.5                            GE 8 Upper-Intermediate 1

6.0                            GE 9 Upper-Intermediate 2

6.5                            GE 10 Advanced


* based on lowest IELTS band scale

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How to apply

Deakin University English Language Institute

We recommend that you lodge your application as soon as possible, as places at DUELI are limited. To apply, please download the DUELI Application form. Once you have complete the application form, please scan or post it to:

Deakin University English Language Institute
Melbourne Burwood Campus
Building LA, Entrance 3
70 Elgar Road
Burwood VIC 3125

Tel +61 3 9244 5095
Fax +61 3 9244 5094

PDF Application form - 334 KB

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