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English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS)

Course Summary

  • Award Titles : English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS)
  • Course Delivery : On campus
  • Campus : Sydney, Perth and Melbourne CBD
  • Duration : 56 weeks


This course is designed to help students become fluent and confident in core English language skills. The course is available in different levels to suit individuals in their personal and professional life.


Our ELICOS General English course (a part of our ELICOS program) is a good starting point for any students who wish to improve their overall English for work, study or social purposes. General English is well suited to both short-term students (such as backpackers and tourists) and long-term students (intending to complete further study or those taking a gap year).

English levels offered within the program include :

  • Elementary
  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper-Intermediate

The comprehensive course curriculum is designed to assist students to improve their English in :

  • Formal and informal settings
  • Grammar and vocabulary
  • Reading comprehension
  • Confidence in using English language
  • Learning Australian culture and way of life

Students intending to complete further study may opt to join our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course.

Benefits of the course

  • Regular Assessment
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Level Classes
  • Regular Homework
  • Placement Testing
  • Access to Online Resources
  • Flexible Study
  • Regular excursions and social events
  • Suitable for Student Visa Holders
  • Self-access

Enquiries and Applications

Call 1800 763 757 (Toll Free) or Click here.

  • Student support is available at our campuses:
    • Sydney
    • Melbourne
    • Perth

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the program an applicant will be:

  • Aged 18 years or over at the time of commencement

  • At a level of English proficiency of A2 or above in the CEFR (Elementary) based on placement test results

  • Meet current eligibility requirements for a student visa

  • The Course Coordinator is responsible for selection of candidates for admission in accordance with the Student Selection and Admission Policy and Procedure for Courses Delivered to Overseas Students and relevant guidelines.


Attendance Requirements

Students studying in Australia on a student visa must meet all attendance requirements (minimum 80% attendance). If a student is ill and unable to attend class, they must get a medical certificate from a qualified medical practitioner and provide this to their class teacher. Attendance is monitored by the college and students receive warning letters if their attendance is at risk of dropping.


Structure of the course

Classes are offered year-round at each different English level (Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate) to accommodate students at a wide variety of skill levels. Classes are structured around a 12-week academic calendar. Students spend on average approximately 12 weeks at each level before progressing to the next level. To ensure their success, students need to be proactive and engaged learners, complete assigned homework and assignments, work closely with their class teacher and attend classes on a regular basis (see attendance requirements). Upon successful completion of the program, students have the option of graduating or moving into further academic English programs (such as English for Academic Purposes).



AUD $3900

Books, equipment and other materials are required to undertake the program and their cost is not included in the tuition fee.

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