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English Courses

Studying English in Australia is about much more than reciting words in a classroom. Our communicative teaching approach focuses on critical thinking, as well as group and project work – all drawn from real-life experiences, which means you will not only be learning the language, you will be learning how to use it in everyday life.

By studying English in Australia, you will gain a huge range of life skills in an English-speaking environment that you cannot get at home. Invaluable skills such as problem-solving, leading diverse teams of people, and applying your English to real-world situations – abilities you will draw on for the rest of your life. With a multicultural mix of students at our educational institutes, you will learn the world’s language in a truly international environment.

Our English language teaching maintains its excellence and quality in delivery at all locations no matter where you study or what course you may choose. As the only country in the world with mandatory national standards and a comprehensive, industry-led quality support framework (see English Australia) you can be confident that you’re getting the finest English education.

Types of English Courses

Australia offers a range of English courses to suit a range of study needs.

General English

Your Goal – To improve general proficiency to access higher level courses; to improve your English for everyday use; to improve your English for travel; to improve your English for work purposes or to do casual work in an English-speaking country

Course description – Focusing on all four skills in an authentic, interesting and innovative way with a particular emphasis on speaking and listening

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Your Goal – You want to study at an Australian vocational college or university

Course description – The focus of the course is on developing the academic skills which the student will require to study alongside native speakers in mainstream courses at an English-speaking university, higher education or vocational institute.

English for Specific Purposes (ESP)

Your Goal – You want to learn the spoken and written English needed for a specific context and perhaps want to consider an internship

Course description – Focusing on practical English for specific course areas such as business, aviation or tourism

Examination Preparation

Your Goal – You plan to take an exam such as IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, or the Cambridge First Certificate

Course description – Preparing you for English language proficiency examinations

English for Teaching

Your Goal – You want to teach English in schools in your own country

Course description – These courses include TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, EfTC (English for Teaching Children)

Study Tours

Your Goal – You want to have a short holiday, study English and have fun or study English and undertake work related training

Course description – These courses are a combination of General English with sporting, social, tourist, cultural or professional training activities.

Our quality assurance

Australia has national regulatory and quality agencies for international education – the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). They were established by the Australian Government to monitor quality and regulate university and non-university education providers against a set of independently developed standards to regulate courses and education and training providers to ensure nationally approved quality standards are met. These two bodies share responsibility for monitoring national standards for English language colleges .

In addition, the following student rights are protected by law under the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) act:

  • The wellbeing of all international students.
  • The quality of students’ education experience.
  • The provision of up-to-date and accurate information.

English Australia

English Australia is the national peak body for the English language sector of international education in Australia.  English Australia represents over 100 member colleges throughout Australia that provide quality English language programs to students and professionals from around the world.

 English Australia’s focus is on:

  • Delivering the highest quality English language programs;
  • Providing a range of support services for a secure learning environment; and
  • Assuring tuition protection for students of all visa types.

Top 10 Reasons to Study an English Course

  1. Studying English in an English-Speaking Country is proven to be the best environment to achieve the best result
  2. FREE placement test to enter the English course
  3. More pathways available into further education after English Course completion
  4. An English course, especially the English for Academic Purposes Program, can be used if a student does not meet the required minimum IELTS score for entry to the desired primary program; this is beneficial for the student who finds it difficult to achieve the required IELTS score.
  5. The English courses are customised programs to suit student needs either general, academic or exam preparation.
  6. English is a global language and our courses will enable you to compete in the competitive job market.
  7. English language proficiency is needed for migration purposes.
  8. An English course can be used for filling the gap between main courses and maintain your student visa eligibility.
  9. The English class is fun, entertaining and may include a holiday – all student visa holders are allowed to have one (1) week of holiday for every three (3) months of study.
  10. Work rights: 40 hours per fortnight or unlimited during an approved holiday.

You can contact a member of our friendly team who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.