English Language Support

TAFE South Australia offers many services and courses designed to improve the English language skill of international students. 

For currently studying international students the English Language Centre (TAFE’s ELICOS centre) conducts free English classes for students each term. These 2 hours sessions are offered 2-3 times a week for interested or referred students. In addition, the Learning Support Team at Adelaide City campus conducts English Conversation sessions for students in the Library Monday-Friday at lunch times.  Please see English Language Centre for further details.

For new international students TAFE offers award courses such as the Certificate IV in English Proficiency,  Diploma of English Proficiency, or the Certificate IV in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).  We also offer a range of translating and interpreting courses.

TAFE SA also offers many non-award English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) programs including General English, English for Academic Purposes and Advanced IELTS Preparation.

Please see the courses page for further details of these award and ELICOS courses.