Course Overview

The ELICOS program offers a dynamic classroom learning experience which is designed to develop grammar, reading, writing and speaking skills, as well as building vocabulary, and the confidence to communicate in English effectively.

The ELICOS program is only available from our Darwin Campuses.

Course entry requirements

English language entry requirements

  • Students must demonstraten a basic English proficiency by passing an entry level examination
    (Placement Test I).
  • Alternatively, evidence of attainment of IELTS band 3 and above is required upon application.Those students wishing to enroll in only one module must provide evidence of an equivalent entry level competency with the following IELTS scores; English I (IELTS 3.0 overall), English II (IELTS 4.5 overall), English III (IELTS 5.0 overall), English IV (IELTS 5.5 overall), English V (IELTS 6.0 overall).

Age requirements

Students must be aged over 18 years. Mature students are encouraged to apply.

Modes and methods of delivery

The course features a blend of direct instruction, self-paced whole class, small group and pair activities using the core textbook, and other supporting text based materials as well as  some internet-based activities; including listening and pronunciation practice, reading tasks and grammar games. Each of the five skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar) are formally assessed every week of the course.


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