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General English is for you if you need to use English language for your social life, your future study or for work. In the Kingsway General English class you will practise the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in a lively way that gets you motivated. Our teachers encourage you to speak and to get involved in a wide variety of activities.
General English classes have tests every five weeks. Your progress is recorded and if you achieve our promotion grade of 70%, you may be allowed to move to the next class. However, it is important that you show consistent improvement during your studies. Many students are able to progress from one class to the next with around 12 weeks of study.
Our classes have no more than 18 students. This allows a closer interaction between you and your teachers, with more personal attention.
Normally this is not allowed, but under special circumstances you may change either from the Morning to the Evening session or from the Evening to Morning session. For details, please talk to our Administration Department on Level 1.
You can study English for Academic Purposes or the IELTS Preparation Course if you meet the English entry requirements. You can also go on to a Vocational Course with most of our VET partners.
Your teachers are experienced and qualified with a proven record of teaching international students. We only have native-level English speaking teachers, so you can be sure you are learning correct grammar, pronunciation and usage.

General English at Kingsway Institute, will teach you how to develop your skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing for everyday use of English. You will have fun practising and improving your English skills by interacting with your classmates inside the class and also outside when you go on excursions.

There are regular assessments in the four skills and also in grammar, so that you know how you are progressing.

General English has five levels from Pre-Elementary to Upper Intermediate. You can study in the day, Monday to Thursday, or in the evening, Monday to Friday.


Please feel free to use our online application form to start enrolment process. If you would have any additional questions please contact our marketing department at Level 1.

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Entry requirements: There is no specific entry or minimum language proficiency requirement for General English, but students will be tested and placed in classes according to their assessed level.

Minimum 2 weeks; Maximum 40 weeks of General English (a choice of Morning and Evening sessions is available for some levels )

Level 1 Pre - Elementary
Level 2 Elementary
Level 3 Pre - Intermediate
Level 4 Intermediate
Level 5 Upper - Intermediate

General English Morning session 9.00am - 3.00pm, Monday to Thursday

General English Evening session 4.00pm - 8.20pm, Monday to Friday

General English Morning session - sample of timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:00 - 11:00
Core lessons from GE textbook with activities for vocabulary, speaking, and listening Core lessons from GE textbook with activities for vocabulary, speaking, and pronunciation Core lessons from GE textbook with activities for grammar, writing and speaking Core lessons from GE textbook with activities for speaking, vocabulary, listening
11:00 - 11:15 BREAK TIME
11:15 - 12:45
Core lessons from GE textbook with activities for writing, reading and grammar Core lessons from GE textbook with activities for grammar, listening and writing Core lessons from GE textbook with activities for listening, vocabulary and pronunciation Core lessons from GE textbook with activities for reading, grammar, speaking
12:45-1:30 BREAK TIME
1:30 - 3:00
Speaking skills Listening skills Reading skills Writing skills


Writing: Can complete a form, write a list, a short, simple text of 45-50 words  (e.g. a personal email, a personal description) using simple sentences with present simple, simple past, present continuous verb tenses.

Reading: Can understand short, simple descriptive texts of 150 – 200 words written using simple present and past tenses and high frequency vocabulary.

Listening: Can understand short, simple conversations about everyday events and answer simple comprehension questions.

Speaking: Can participate in very short social exchanges e.g. introductions, everyday routines


Writing: Can write short, simple notes and messages using simple sentence structures. Able to write a simple postcard, recount and description of 80 - 100 words using basic vocabulary.

Reading: Can understand, and extract the main idea and key information from short texts of 200-250 words containing high frequency vocabulary.

Listening: Can understand basic phrases and expressions related to areas of most immediate needs (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, travel, work); can follow instructions and ask for clarification.

Speaking: Can interact in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters to do with work and free time.  Can have a simple planning discussion, can handle introductions and express likes and dislikes. Can correctly pronounce learned words and phrases.


Writing: Can write simple paragraphs using linked sentence structures, short descriptions, recounts, narratives and simple personal letters of 100-150 words using adequate vocabulary for familiar situations and topics.

Reading: Can understand short texts of 250-350 words including narratives, descriptions, instructions and newspaper items consisting of high frequency everyday language; can extract information from short texts such as letters, brochures, advertisements and short news articles.

Listening: Can identify the main point in short clear messages and TV news items. Can listen for specific information in short familiar spoken texts.

Speaking: Can communicate with reasonable ease in short conversations on topics of interest. Can deliver a simple descriptive presentation, share information and exchange ideas on familiar matters. Pronunciation is generally clear.


Writing: Can write letters, short essays, articles and reviews of 150 -250 words on topics of interest using more complex sentence structures with an adequate level of accuracy.  Is able to express thoughts using sufficient vocabulary on more abstract topics such as films and music.

Reading:  Can understand short, factual texts (350-500 words) to a satisfactory level. Able to identify the main argument, find and gather information in longer texts and from different parts of a text, including guessing the meaning of unfamiliar words.

Listening: Can follow the main points from a lecture or talk on a familiar topic. Able to identify important key words and details from presentations and other audio material. Can begin to follow a less predictable spoken text.

Speaking: Can communicate reasonably comfortably in familiar situations and on some more abstract topics. Can deliver a reasonably fluent presentation on a topic of interest. Speech is easily understood despite occasional mispronunciations.


Writing: Can write 250 – 350 words clearly with good grammatical control using a variety of genres. Minor flaws in sentence structure do not detract from overall meaning. Able to develop a researched argument with significant points and supporting detail that is generally relevant.

Reading: Can understand longer more complex texts of 500 – 700 words on a variety of subjects with a greater degree of independence. Can quickly identify the main idea and locate details in long texts. Is able to understand a broad range of vocabulary but has difficulties with idioms.

Listening: Can understand spoken language on familiar and unfamiliar topics including most TV and radio news. Is able to identify details and main ideas from presentations of quite complex material.

Speaking: Can contribute comfortably to classroom interaction and discussions on a range of topics. Can interact comfortably with native speakers, producing generally coherent discourse. Can deliver a detailed presentation, including supporting ideas and examples with good grammatical control.



I had a good time. I love all the teachers and I will miss them. I love Kingsway. 

Nonthachai PHONGSRI, General English

It was a great pleasure to study at language school like Kingsway Institute. I really appreciate their hard work and wish them good luck and more success!

Muhammad Zohaib Iqbal Khan, English for Academic Purposes

I loved it here. I had such a good experience. Teachers are good people here. 

Kulwadee POGAEW, General English

It was a really great experiance studying at Kingsway. 

Jenny Johanna GUTIERREZ MESA , General English

It was a really great experience studying at Kingsway. The teachers are really supportive and inspirational.Kingsway Institute definitely helped me to improve my academic skills and I will really miss my teachers and classmates.

Ichchha THAPA, IELTS Preparation

First of all, I would like to thank all teachers and staff for everything such as support. I finished the General English course - Upper Intermediate level. Studying here was extremly important for my English improvement. I am grateful.

Daniel Augusto SANTOS DOS SANTOS, General English

Main thing I learned here was to build up my confidencefor further studies.

Avishek Jung THAPA, IELTS Preparation

Excellent quality of education! I am recommending Kingsway to all of my friends who need to improve their English.

Anna Solovyeva, IELTS Preparation

Yes, this was really great experiance! Go Kingsway go!

Musa Raza, English for Academic Purposes

I had a great time here in Kingsway. My teachers were good and I am able to see how my English improved. I made a lot of friends and always felt happy when going to school. Thanks Kingsway!

Sunisa Niwprasith, English for Academic Purposes

This school is fantastic! I really enjoyed my course at Kingsway Institute. I took my English class only for two weeks but I improved in all parts: writing, listening and speaking. If I came back to Sydney I would choose Kingsway Institute again.


Marianna Tomanova, General English

I chose to study at Kingsway Institute for the reason of improving my English level. This I have achieved and I am really happy with the result. Teachers and all the staff at Kingsway were kind and their services were a really high standard.


Jose Javier Gomez Diaz, IELTS Preparation

Upper Intermediate General English course was great at Kingsway Institute!


Antonio Suklovski, General English

I had had a very good experience in this institute. Teachers were very good and friendly and I have learned so much. I was attending EAP and IELTS class as well. 

Treja Pradhan, English for Academic Purposes

It was great here! I really enjoyed my study at Kingsway. My teachers helped me with any difficulty and they are also so attentive. They have good teaching skills. The school have everything a student needs when studying. There are omputers, good books and all teachers are native speakers which means that students are learning Australian accent. Thanks Kingsway, I realized a big improvement in my English.

Antonio De Oliveira, General English & IELTS Preparation

I am from Thailand and I came here with no English language 6  months ago. I am very happy with some of my teacher who I would like to wish best of luck. Namely than, to Gareth, to Anika and to James. 

Piyaphat, General English

I had a great time here in Kingsway! The teachers and all the staff members were very friendly and professional. I was able to see how my English was improving day by day. I made a lot of friends here and I feel very happy that I was part of his school.

Aneta Sugareva, General English & IELTS Preparation

I have learned a lot from the course and I am absolutely sure that I can apply  everything I have learned in this course. Kingsway is a nice Institute to learn English language and meet new people. Teachers are amazing and really friendly.

Nicky Wiranito, General English

I really enjoyed time here at Kingsway! I have studied here almost one year. What I really find great was that Kingsway helped me to build up a lot of new friendships from students who studied with me. Also, I found teachers lovely. They were helping me from the day 1 until the last day of my studies. Thank you Kingsway! 

Ondrej HOLEVA, General English & IELTS Preparation

I really liked and enjoyed studying at Kingsway. It is a nice institute to learn  English and meet people. Teachers are amazing and really friendly. 

Sami NAVARRO, General English & IELTS Preparation

I loved studying at Kingsway Institute. When I came to Kingsway I had only a beginner English skills. I started in General English class and continued in an IELTS Preparation later. I achieved Upper-Intermediate level which I am very happy about. My teachers were very good and they helped me a lot. I am happy to recommend Kignsway Institute to anyone who wishes to learn and improve their English language!

Eva TRUBACOVA, General English & IELTS Preparation

Learning the English language at Kingsway Institute was a great experience. It enhanced my skills that will help me in the coming future. 


I started in the Upper - Intermediate class and finished in the IELTS Preparation class. I appreciate the effort of our teachers, who helped us to overcome the difficulties with the English language. It is great to see, how is your English improving every day and how you can become confident after finishing your course. Thank you Kingsway Institute! 

KLARA KALINOVA, General English & IELTS Preparation

It has been an amazing experience, improving my English skills at KW. Teachers at Kingsway are very professional, and always come up with fun ways to teach English. Teachers are very good at identifying individual needs, and make every effort to help you improve in the area where you lack skills. It has helped me to achieve an overall score of 77 in PTE.

Ali Shahbaz, English for Academic Purposes

The EAP is essential for Uni it is educational and worth doing it.

NIKOLA VELJANOVSKI, English for Academic Purposes

Kingsway is good place, have good students, have good location near Town Hall train station and it is also near park. There are many markets and restaurant in the area. Administration people are very nice and very quick for document processes, the teachers are good too.


I have really enjoyed studying English language and IELTS Preparation at Kingsway Institute. I would certainly recommend studying GE and IELTS Prep courses to other students.

MICHAL HORAK, General English and IELTS Preparation

"I chose Kingsway because I wanted to learn English for my future work in the hospitality industry. The General English course was very useful and I believe I achieved my goal. I will now be able to work in any country and use the English language. I recommend Kingsway to anyone who needs to start or improve their English language skills."

JAKUB POKORNY, General English

"The IELTS test preparation course at Kingsway Institute was a necessary starting point for me to be able to understand the IELTS test system, learn skills to manage time pressures of the test as well as gain knowledge needed to achieve a 6.5 score result. I have managed to get 7.0!!! Kingsway helped me a lot and I am happy to say that I can recommend them."


"I studied English for Academic Purposes at Kingsway because I had to have the proper level of English language knowledge to be able to study at University. The teachers at Kingsway picked up my weaknesses and gave me a lot of support to improve in academic skills. I feel I am ready to start my degree with confidence."

TEA KWON YOU, English for Academic Purposes


Kingsway Institute is an exciting and innovative English learning centre located in the heart of the Sydney CBD in Australia. 
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