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Study English in Australia

Study English in AustraliaIf you want to develop your English As a Second Language (ESL) skills, Australia is a great place to study. Many universities and colleges provide high quality English teaching.


The Australian English school system is referred to as ELICOS English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students. Programs offered include general English, business English, English for Academic Purposes, IELTS preparation, and English for travellers. There is a ESL course to suit every student! In addition, you are allowed to work while you study.

English programs taught in Australia

General English – General English programs focus on developing your communication skills, especially speaking and listening. Most schools offer beginner to advanced levels.

Business English – This program is for students who want to develop their English for the workplace. The courses focus on the situational and functional language of day-to-day working life.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) – This program prepares you to study in an English-speaking university or college.

English for Specific Purposes (ESP) – These courses teach English for specific industries such as aviation, medicine, and tourism.

English Exam Preparation – Exam prep courses help you develop the skills and test knowledge for IELTS (International Language Testing System), Cambridge exams like FCE (First Certificate in English), and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

English students can work in Australia!

Just like any international student, the 570 visa allows English learners to work for 40 hours over a two week period. A great benefit to studying in Australia!  Not only can you support yourself while you are here, but having a job gives you a great opportunity to practice your new English skills. You also have international work experience for your resume!



Pathway to university or community college

Did you know that in English program can be a direct entry pathway to a university or college in Australia without having to take the IELTS exam? Certain English colleges have ‘foundation studies’ relationships with university and community colleges that allow this to happen. Send us an inquiry to find out more information on this topic.


Cost to study English

An English course will cost you approximately $AU 300 per week. Most students come for a minimum of 3 months. Many students choose ‘homestay’ accommodation (living with an Australian family) for the time they are in Australia, which costs between $250-$300 a week, depending on the type of accommodation you select. Living with an Aussies is a good way to practice your English skills after school!


Strict regulation of ESL schools

English schools in Australia are regulated by the government, so you are guaranteed of a quality education. This is not the case in many other countries.

English students receive the ELICOS student visa (subclass 570). This visa permits international students studying English to do so in an approved Australian school.


ESL schools in Australia

Study Get AssistanceAbility English, Academia International, Academy of English, Access Language Centre, ACU English Language Centre Brisbane, ACU English Language Centre Melbourne, ACU English Language Centre North Sydney, ANU College, Australia Onsung International College, Australian English Language Centre, Australian Institute of Professional Education, Australian International College of English, Australian National College of English, Australian Pacific College, Bond University English Language Institute, Browns English Language School, Burleigh Heads Language Centre, Byron Bay English Language School, Cairns Language Centre Eurocentres Cairns, CELUSA Centre for English, Language in the University of South Australia, Central Institute of Technology, Centre for English Teaching University of Sydney, Chisholm Institute of TAFE, CQUniversity English Language Centre Rockhampton, Curtin English, Deakin University English Language Institute, Discover English, EF International Language Schools, ELS Universal English College, Embassy CES Brisbane and Gold Coast, Embassy CES Sydney. Embassy English Melbourne, English College of Adelaide, English Language Company, English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS), English Language School of Adelaide. English Unlimited. Eynesbury College Academy of English, Gold Coast Institute of TAFE, Gordon Institute of TAFE, Greenwich English College, Griffith English Language Institute, Hawthorn – Melbourne, Holmes English Language Centre, Hunter TAFE Newcastle English Language Centre, ILSC Australia,  Impact English College, Insearch UTS, Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education University of Queensland (ICTE-UQ), Intensive English Language Institute, International House Brisbane, International House Sydney, Kaplan International College Adelaide, Kaplan International College, Kingsway Institute, La Trobe Melbourne, Langports, Language Studies International, Lexis English, Mackay Language College, Macquarie University English Language Centre, Melbourne Language Centre, Milner International College of English, Monash University English Language Centre, Murdoch Institute of Technology, Navitas English Bondi, Navitas English Brisbane, Navitas English Perth, Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE, Performance Education – Melbourne, Performance Education – Sydney, Perth International College of English, Phoenix English Language Academy, Polytechnic West, Queensland University of Technology International College English Language Programs, RMIT English Worldwide, SACE Tasmania, Sarina Russo Institute, Shafston International College, South Australian College of English, Southbank Institute Language Centre, Specialty Language Centre and Oxford College of English, Strathfield College, Sun Pacific College, Swinburne College, Sydney College of English, Sydney English Academy, Sydney English Language Centre-SELC, TAFE English Language Centre Northern Sydney Institute, TAFE International Education Centre Liverpool, TAFE SA Adelaide English Language Centre, Think Colleges CLASS, UC English Language Institute, University of Ballarat, University of New England Language Centre, University of Newcastle Language Centre, University of Tasmania English Language Centre, UNSW Global Institute of Languages, UOW College, UWS College, Victoria University, Whitsundays College of English SACE