Our English (ELICOS) course

UK English College Pty Ltd ELICOS course has a minimum of 20 hours face-to-face scheduled course contact per week. It is timetabled 4 hours x 5 days Monday to Friday and is taught by experienced university-qualified teachers. Students with Australian student visas can enrol in this course. Classes contain no more than 18 students which enables you to receive personal attention and special support if needed. There are no other scheduled course contact hours required by the course, however optional extra study opportunities are available using our self-study facilities, including books at a variety of English levels, worksheets, and computer facilities with suggestions for practice. Your teacher will also give you homework relevant to your learning needs, so that you can maximise the benefits of your study time.

At UK English College Pty Ltd, we believe that the best way to learn is by doing. In other words, to learn to speak a language well, you need to practise a lot of speaking! The best way to improve your listening skills in English is to do lots of listening! Classes will have a very practical focus. Your teacher may also take you out of class from time to time, so that you can practise using English in real situations in the real world.

Each level has a text book and the small cost is shown on the Enrolment Application Form. In addition, teachers will also use other quality materials and learning activities. This will make sure that your classes meet YOUR needs.

Our course levels each have approximately an equal balance between the 4 macro-skills of speaking, reading, writing and listening. Of course, we also teach you vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation to help you with the other skills.

Our core course is called General English. It gives you the foundation for communicating English in everyday-life situations. We have 5 levels:

GENERAL ENGLISH (GE) 52 weeks + 2 weeks holiday, total: 54 weeks
Beginner / Elementary 12 weeks
Pre-Intermediate 10 weeks
Intermediate 10 weeks
Upper-Intermediate 10 weeks
Advanced 10 weeks

The complete General English course is 54 weeks long and is perfect for people who want to improve their English in a general way such as:

  • making friends with people from other countries
  • experiencing the culture of Australia
  • watching English-language films, and so on….

It is also very useful for people who are not sure where they will use English in the future. It is a fun and lively course, very focused on everyday language.

It is important to note that most students study General English before moving to English for Academic Purposes (EAP) or for IELTS Exam Preparation. This helps ensure that their English is at the right level for EAP or IELTS Exam Preparation.

Please ask our friendly staff for more information if you need it!

Our teachers

At UK English College Pty Ltd, we employ only very high-quality teachers. All are fully qualified to teach English to adult overseas students; all have a university degree. Our teachers will focus on teaching you in an effective way. They will aim to make lessons interesting and fun, which will help you to learn from them.

UK English College Pty Ltd also has a strong professional development program for its teachers. This makes sure that your teachers fully understand modern, effective ways to teach English and that they stay up to date.

Class times

Classes run daily from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm Monday to Friday including breaks, for a total of 20 face-to-face scheduled course contact hours per week. In addition, self-study facilities are available for an optional 1 hour of study per day outside scheduled daily classroom hours.

The college is open from 8.30 am to 2:30 pm Monday to Friday.