ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses), are designed and oversee by Australian Education system. To help international students fulfill their educational goals in the country. This is the first step for overseas student before they take up higher studies in Australia.
But, before you plan to enroll into ELICOS, you must know which ELICOS course will be the best for you. Following are the main ELICOS courses offered in Australia.
|– Improve general English language proficiency or travel or do casual work in an English speaking country||General English (GE) has a focus on developing the English language and communicative skills needed for a range of contexts. Courses can be from Beginner level (A1/2 on the CEFR) to Advanced (C1/C2 CEFR).|
|– study in an Australian school, vocational college or university||Secondary/High School Preparation (S/HSP), English for Academic Purposes (EAP), English for Further Studies (EFS). Usually based on the spoken and written English the students will need for further study.|
|– take an exam such as IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge First Certificate||Exam Preparation Course that includes general skills and knowledge development along with exam orientation and practice.|
|– learn spoken and written English needed for a specific context such as for business or services||An English for special purposes (ESP) course such as English for Business, English for Health Professionals, English for Hospitality etc. Usually based on the spoken and written English the students will need for that particular context.|
|– teach English in schools in their own country.||English for Teaching – many types including TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages; EFTC (English for Teaching Children).|
|– have a short holiday and study English for a short time with a group||Study tour – a combination of General English with sporting, social, tourist or cultural activities.|