TAFE SA’s ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) program is specifically tailored for international students. Courses can be studied as stand alone (English only) or packaged with one of our TAFE SA award courses or university courses in Adelaide. Courses are available for students on a variety of visas, such as student visa, tourist visa, working holiday visa and a range of other temporary visas.
ELICOS courses comprise 2 course types: General English and Academic English and will develop your English skills for:
Ruth, Boxia, Julia and Gurjot all studied English for Academic Purposes and they share their experiences on how they became self-confident and successful in the classroom.
Listen to our students explain why they recommend TAFE SA as the first choice for people who want to learn English.
With a few English language courses to choose from, selecting the best one for your needs can be confusing. Enquire now for help with ELICOS courses.
If you are an international student, you can undertake short courses to assist with your English language and academic success in your course, whether you are a TAFE SA student or studying with another provider. They can be studied at the same time as your course as they are part-time, usually 2.5 hours per week, in the evening.
TAFE SA international students may be eligible for a 10% discount on these English short courses, please contact the International Unit for details.
The table below demonstrates the EAP 20 or EAP Advanced result required for the various English proficiency entry requirements of the universities. The grade result = its equivalence to the IELTS scoring.
‘I travelled with my wife and son, about thirteen thousand kilometres away from Chile, to Adelaide, leaving family and friends behind. To have new experiences and knowledge was one of our main points we wanted to develop.
My English is not very good, so I decided to enrol in the English course at TAFE SA. I come from the world of education, and I must say that the way of teaching has been really innovative. The learning that I have experienced with the teachers motivates me to want to continue learning and above all, to want to continue in TAFE SA.
The experience I have had these last few months with my classmates, who come from different parts of the world with different experiences and knowledge, has become the perfect complement that I needed for my personal and professional development.’
Jose Miguel CalziaELICOS StudentChile
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