Start your journey here! Study General English “GE” to improve your English for university, higher education, TAFE or VET – or just for life!

The course covers all areas of English: speaking, listening, writing and reading. To help you with these skills, there will also be plenty of learning opportunities for vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar. We focus on the English that is most important to most people – that is, real life English.

Teaching is conducted face-to-face, 20 hours per week in a classroom environment with a lot of discussions, role-plays, reading of interesting magazine articles and websites, writing to communicate with people around the world, and listening to people with a range of accents. Each week has a different topic which are chosen to be useful to you in real life and to be interesting. From time to time you will also go outside the class to practise English in the real world.

A maximum of 18 students in each class allows us to give you the best learning experience. Ten hours each week of self-study is recommended during term.

Levels (GE)

GE Levels

Application Process

To enrol into a course as an overseas student at Sydney Metropolitan English Institute, applicants must complete an International Student Enrolment Form available from the website. The form should be completed in full and submitted by email to: [email protected] A simplified application and study process is illustrated below:

Application Process


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