English Language Program – General (ELICOS)

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Course Duration
10, 20, 30 or 40 weeks
Intake Dates
February, April, July, October
Study Mode
Full time, on campus
Tuition Fees
$280 per week
Additional Course Costs
English Language Requirements
IELTS 3.0 (or equivalent)
Entry Requirements (Other)
Students must be a minimum of 18 years old

Course overview

TasTAFE offers the General English Program to English as an Additional Language (EAL) students seeking to improve their English language competency for personal and professional reasons.

This course will develop general English language and communication skills, enabling students to operate more effectively in everyday situations, including social, study and work contexts. The program provides valuable interactive practice in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. It seeks to build sound knowledge of the English language through focussing on grammar, language usage and vocabulary. These skills and knowledge are integrated in the learning activities provided, including role-plays, small group discussions, spoken presentations and essay writing. Our experienced teachers ensure that individual needs are taken into account in the design of these activities.

On successful completion of the General English Program, students will be able to communicate more confidently with a range of English language speakers, including native speakers and other EAL speakers, in a variety of situations. Students may also be able to gain direct access into TasTAFE programs should they wish to continue their studies.