English Language Courses

If you are an international student on a student visa or on a working holiday or tourist visa, the English Language Centre at TAFE SA is the perfect place to improve your English.  Our courses can help you to:

  • Improve your general English
  • Prepare you for your TAFE SA or university studies
  • Develop your English skills for future employment
  • Prepare you for an IELTS test


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Why study at TAFE SA English Language Centre?

  • Highly qualified, experienced and friendly staff
  • Affordable fees
  • Flexible start times and program durations from five to 40 weeks
  • Conveniently located in the heart of the Adelaide central business district
  • A wide range of courses to suit different language proficiency: General English (Elementary-Advanced), English for Academic Purposes, and IELTS Preparation.
  • The only South Australian Government owned English school in Adelaide

Semester Dates for English Courses

All courses commence on the dates listed below with the exception of the General English course which commences every Monday during the term. 

2017 Semester 1

Term 1:  30 January – 7 April
Term 2:  1 May – 7 July

2017 Semester 2

Term 3:  24 July – 29 September
Term 4:  9 October – 15 December

2018 Semester 1

Term 1:  29 January – 6 April
Term 2:  30 April – 6 July

2018 Semester 2

Term 3:  23 July – 28 September
Term 4:  8 October – 14 December

Choosing the right course

With many English language courses to choose from, selecting the best one for your needs can be confusing. Enquire now for help with ELICOS courses.

Courses for International Students

Course NameIntake YearCRICOS CodeTAFE SA Code
General English 402017064265ABR00001
English for Academic Purposes 102017073621MBR00002
English for Academic Purposes 202017064266MBR00003
Advanced IELTS Preparation2017074846GBR00005
English for Academic Purposes Advanced2017086001KBR00006
Certificate IV in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)2017076118BAC00004

Video: international English studies student

Hoa is from Vietnam. When he first arrived in Australia he was shy and lacked confidence. Through studying English at TAFE SA, he started to believe in himself, became self-confident and can now communicate with others without any difficulties. Listen to Hoa explain why he recommends TAFE SA as the first choice for people wanting to learn English.