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English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)


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The University of Canberra has been offering English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) since 1969 and is one of the longest established English centres in Australia.

Many of our alumni from these courses have reached senior positions in business, diplomacy, politics and education, and are using their English in high-level international forums.

          

Find out which course is right for you

This course is designed to expand your social and work opportunities.  The course helps you to:

  • speak and write in English
  • understand English as it is spoken by people from Australia, England and the United States
  • read and understand the language of newspapers and websites
  • learn more about the lifestyle of people in English-speaking countries, with a special emphasis on Australia.

This course is an Upper-Intermediate level English language and basic study skills course that:

  • develops students' knowledge of Australian culture
  • provides for continuous assessment throughout the course as well as the final assessment
  • offers a direct entry pathway into the UC College diploma courses and higher level UCCELC English programs at the IELTS 5.5 entry level. No further IELTS test is required.

Required Entry Score: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
Duration: 10 weeks

Successful completion qualifies students for direct entry to a University of Canberra undergraduate course with standard entry requirements. No further IELTS testing is required.
 
The EAP course:

  •  builds English language and academic study skills
  •  allows students to develop confidence in using English for both social and study purposes
  •  provides for continuous assessment throughout the course as well as final assessment
  •  allows students to enter twice a year before the start of the university semester

Required Entry Score: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
Duration: 20 weeks (or 10 weeks from IELTS 6.0 or equivalent)

Successful completion qualifies students for direct entry to a University of Canberra Masters degree with standard entry requirements, and to degrees with higher than standard entry requirements to a maximum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. No further IELTS testing is required.

The EAP+ course:

  • offers comprehensive tuition in advanced English language and academic study skills
  • provides for continuous assessment throughout the course as well as final assessment
  • allows students to enter twice a year before the start of the university semester