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, IELTS Preparation, Certificate IV in English Proficiency, Diploma in English Proficiency
  • Small classes and personalised attention
  • The only South Australian Government owned English school in Adelaide

Semester Dates for ELC Courses

Semester 1 2017

Term 1:  30 January 30 – April 7

Term 2:  May 1 – July 7

Semester 2 2017

Term 3:  July 24 – September 29

Term 4:  October 9 – December 15

Choosing the right course

With many English language courses to choose from, selecting the best one for your needs can be confusing. Click here for help with ELICOS courses and special offers.

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: English Language

Mary is originally from China and couldn't understand or speak English when she first arrived in Australia. She enrolled in an English course at TAFE SA and this course ultimately helped her to find employment. Listen to Mary as she explains why TAFE SA is the first choice for immigrants who want to learn English.