New Courses for the New Year!

If you are continuing your study into the new year, and if you are thinking of moving into an academic preparation program, please speak to Justin to reserve your place.


In January 2010, we will be running the following courses:

Cambridge Exam Courses

These are general English exams. The certificates never expire and are recognised by around the world by employers, universities and government ministries as proof of ability to use English. The exams are held on the same days all around the world in March, June and December. Computer Based testing is now being introduced and extra exam dates are available in July/August.

Students are required to sit an entry test to confirm their level. The exams offered at GV Byron Bay are:

  • FCE                             Upper Intermediate Level
  • CAE                            Advanced Level.

The exams take place in Byron and the Gold Coast over two days and consist of five papers; Listening, reading, writing, speaking and use of English.

The courses are intensive full time (25 hours per week) and run for:

  • 10 weeks January to March
  • 12 weeks March to June
  • 8 weeks June to August
  • 12 weeks September to December

IELTS Examination Course

This is a 12 week course designed to prepare students to sit the International English Language Testing System, which is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who wish to study at an Australian university or college,  or apply for permanent residency.

The exams take place on one day and there are four papers;  listening, reading, writing and speaking.  The result will consist of a score in each of the four skills (listening, reading, writing, speaking) which is then averaged to give the Overall Band Score or final mark.  Performance is rated in each skill on a scale of 9 to 1. To study at an Australian University, an overall score of 6.5 is usually required.

The certificates are only valid for two years.

Students are required to sit a pre test. A level of around 4.5 ( intermediate) is required for entry.

Interested?  Drop in and speak to Justin  as soon as you can

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