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Griffith English Language Institute (GELI) - Nathan

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Kessels Road , Nathan (view map)

About Griffith English Language Institute (GELI) - Nathan

Griffith University is now Australia’s 10th largest university in terms of student numbers. There are 34000 students across 5 campuses. 7000 international students from 117 countries are studying one of the many undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Griffith University situated in Queensland is regarded as one of the most innovative tertiary institutions in the Asia-Pacific region. GELI is Griffith University’s English language provider. GELI provides high quality English language instruction for international students who wish to: prepare for their tertiary studies in Australia / obtain the English language skills required for work / improve their English for everyday purposes. Programs: General English (GE), English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Direct Entry Program (DEP), English Test Preparation (ETP), Cambridge Examination Preparation, International University Studies (IUS), English for Working Holiday Makers, Mixed English and Academic Program (MEAP), Academic and Professional Programs (APP), Get Ready (IELTS preparation,) IELTS Testing, ESL Teacher Training, Aviation English. Location: GELI has two locations in Brisbane: Nathan campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Road, Nathan, Queensland 4111 Mount Gravatt campus, Griffith University, Messines Ridge Road, Mount Gravatt, Queensland 4122 One location on the Gold Coast: Level 4, Australia Fair Marine Parade, Southport, Queensland 4215


General English

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This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Entry requirements

This program is available to students at all levels. You will be allocated to a GE level according to the English proficiency level you demonstrate in the Placement Test on arrival.
What you'll study

GE course content helps you develop the full range of English language skills including

speaking, listening, grammar and vocabulary skills
reading skills
writing skills
English pronunciation skills

You will learn through class activities, pairs, small groups and individually.

20 hours per week of face-to-face learning divided into the following classes
Integrated Skills
Reading and Writing
Listening and Speaking
Grammar and Vocabulary
5 hours a week of independent study

English Exam Preparation

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This course is for students aged: 16-70

Entry requirements

English Test Preparation (ETP) is available post-arrival only to students on an academic pathway from English Academic Preparation (EAP) level 1 and above.
What you'll study

The ETP program provides an overview of the main English language proficiency tests and introduces you to a range of helpful test-taking strategies. The program introduces the practice in the four skills areas of the tests including

reading: understanding information from academic and general texts
writing: researching and writing essays under exam conditions
listening: understanding information presented in academic and general settings
speaking: participating in academic/general discussions and presenting information


20 hours per week of face-to-face learning divided in the following classes.
Writing 1
Language Lab
Reading Skills
Item Type Strategies
Speaking/Listening Skills
Part Practise Test
Test Feedback
PC Lab
5 hours a week of independent study


You can use this program to develop your language proficiency and to help you achieve the required external test scores for entry into the Direct Entry Program or chosen tertiary study undertake an English Test Preparation course or join a Direct Entry Program Preparation (DEP Prep) course.

English Academic preparation

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This course is for students aged: 16-70

What you'll study

The EAP program builds on the skills learnt in General English, continues to develop English language proficiency and also prepares you for success in academic study. Academic skills developed include

integrated skills using the core text
academic writing and planning
reading and critical thinking
academic speaking and listening – oral presentations and group discussions
current events


20 hours per week of face-to-face learning divided in the following classes.
Core text
Reading and Critical Thinking
Academic Speaking and Listening
Current Events
Review/Assessment and Feedback
5 hours a week of independent study



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