ELICOS

In a friendly educational environment CIT students will learn English they may require for living and studying in Australia.

All levels include social and conversational English as these skills are important in any professional, educational or social context. In higher course levels, there is a focus on providing the students with the language and study skills they need for further study in Australia. Generally, our students come from a diverse range of countries and language backgrounds. As a result, students have enhanced opportunities to practise their communication skills.

Students will also develop confidence in using English through experiencing Australian culture.

Timetable:
Monday: 9:30am - 3:00pm
Tuesday: 9:30am - 3:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 1:30pm
Thursday: 9:30am - 3:00pm
Friday:  9:30am - 1:00pm

(This timetable includes two breaks throughout the day: 11:30am - 12:00pm and 1:30pm - 2:00pm)

  • Course Details
    Course/s

    English - Elementary (extract from 10362NAT)***
    CRICOS: 084740B National ID: 10362NAT


    English - Pre-intermediate (extract from 10363NAT)***
    CRICOS: 084741A National ID: 10363NAT


    English for Study and Life (Intermediate)
    CRICOS: 097544K National ID: N/A


    English for Study and Life (Upper Intermediate)
    CRICOS: 097545J National ID: N/A


    English - Advanced (extract from 10365NAT)***
    CRICOS: 084742M National ID: 10365NAT


    English for Study and Life (Academic)
    CRICOS: 097547G National ID: N/A


    *** This course is an extract of a full certificate qualification. The National ID stated is for the full qualification.

  • Course Duration
    Duration

    10 weeks each

  • Course Intake
    Intake

    Semester 1, 2018:
    2 January 5 February 13 March 23 April 29 May

    Semester 2, 2018:
    16 July 20 August 2 October 5 November

  • Course Campus
    Campus

    CIT Reid

  • Course Fees
    Fees*

    Tuition Fees:

    Applications received before the 30th of June 2018:
    $320 per week OR $290 per week when packaged with a mainstream CIT Course

    Applications received after the 30th of June 2018:
    $380 per week OR $300 per week when packaged with a mainstream CIT Course

  • *Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. 2018 and 2019 fees subject to change.

  • Course Subjects - Elementary

    Statement of Attainment - training in English - Elementary
    CRICOS: 084740B | National ID: Extract from 10362NAT
    This course is an extract of a full certificate qualification. The National ID stated is for the full qualification.


    Complete all 5 subjects

    National ID
    Subject Name
    • SWELRN101A
      Basic learning strategies
      CIT Code: ESLG400
      Description: This module covers the strategies required to be an effective language learner. It includes effective participation in formal learning environments and developing strategies for independent learning.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SWEPER102A
      Giving personal information
      CIT Code: ESLG433
      Description: This module covers the skills required to give basic spoken personal information in highly familiar contexts clearly and accurately. It also develops skills to describe aspects of personal life eg: family, accommodation, home country, personal belongings using appropriate grammatical structures, vocabulary and pronunciation. It develops the learners’ ability to construct effective independent clauses using the present tense.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SWECON105A
      Comprehending and participating in short conversations
      CIT Code: ESLG253
      Description: This module covers the skills required to participate effectively in short informal spoken exchanges in highly familiar contexts. It focuses on the acquisition of relevant vocabulary and formulaic expressions as well as the use of simple clause questions and statements and pronunciation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SWEINS108A
      Comprehending written instructions and completing a short form
      CIT Code: ESLG435
      Description: This module covers the skills required to follow sequences of short written instructions from highly familiar contexts and also to complete a short form.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SWETXT111A
      Comprehending and composing short informal written texts
      CIT Code: ESLG401
      Description: This module covers the skills required to read and write informal texts in community contexts. It includes, but is not limited to, emails / notes and text messages. It covers features of informal written language such as abbreviations, shortened forms and emoticons.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Course Subjects - Pre-Intermediate

    Statement of Attainment - training in English - Pre-Intermediate
    CRICOS: 084741A | National ID: Extract from 10363NAT
    This course is an extract of a full certificate qualification. The National ID stated is for the full qualification.


    Complete all 5 subjects

    National ID
    Subject Name
    • SWELRN201A
      Intermediate learning strategies
      CIT Code: ESLG236
      Description: This module covers the strategies required to be an effective language learner. It includes effective participation in formal learning environments and developing strategies for independent learning.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SWECAS202A
      Comprehending and participating in routine casual conversations
      CIT Code: ESLG262
      Description: This module develops the skills required to understand and participate in short casual conversations on everyday topics. At this level learners are not expected to participate in conversations with more than one topic.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SWEEXC203A
      Comprehending and participating in transactional exchanges
      CIT Code: ESLG263
      Description: This module develops the skills required to understand and participate in transactional exchanges to obtain information or goods and services in community, further study and work contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SWENEW211A
      Comprehending news and information texts
      CIT Code: ESLG406
      Description: This module covers the reading skills required to read news stories and community information texts. It includes reading and interpreting visual texts, which support these texts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SWEOPI213A
      Comprehending and composing opinion texts
      CIT Code: ESLG273
      Description: This module covers the skills required to read and write simple opinion texts on familiar topics for community and study contexts. The module includes reading and interpreting model opinion texts and using these models to write an opinion text.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Course Subjects - Intermediate

    Intermediate Reading and Writing
    Intermediate Speaking and Listening

  • Course Subjects - Upper-Intermediate

    Upper-Intermediate Reading and Writing
    Upper-Intermediate Speaking and Listening
    Elective – May complete one subject
    Grammar

  • Course Subjects - Advanced

    Statement of Attainment - training in English - Advanced
    CRICOS: 084742M | National ID: Extract from 10365NAT
    This course is an extract of a full certificate qualification. The National ID stated is for the full qualification.


    Complete all 5 subjects

    National ID
    Subject Name
    • SWELRN401A
      Learning strategies for further studies
      CIT Code: ESLG239
      Description: This module covers the strategies required to be an effective language learner in further study contexts. It includes the skills required to effectively study within formal educational environments using independent study skills.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SWEANA406A
      Writing skills for academic reports
      CIT Code: ESLG241
      Description: This module develops the skills to write analytical, research or scientific reports. The module gives scope to focus on particular areas of study.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SWELIS407A
      Listening and taking notes in presentations
      CIT Code: ESLG242
      Description: This module develops the skills required to understand and take notes from lectures and presentations.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SWESPE408A
      Speaking and writing skills for presentations
      CIT Code: ESLG243
      Description: This module covers the skills to deliver a presentation within an academic aids to support the presentation and the delivery of the presentation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SWEREA404A
      Reading and note-taking skills for further studies
      CIT Code: ESLG240
      Description: This module covers the skills required to locate, critically read and record a wide range of academic texts. It includes critical understanding of academic written and graphic texts and strategies to take notes appropriate to academic contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Course Subjects - Academic

    Academic Reading and Writing
    Academic Speaking and Listening

  • Job Opportunities

    These courses prepare students for further study at CIT or university, or to return to jobs in their country of origin that require a proficiency in English language.

  • Teaching Methods and Assessment

    Professionally qualified teachers use class room delivery, lectures, tutorials, discussion groups, computer assisted learning and online materials to deliver courses.

    Facilities for teaching and learning include classrooms, lecture theatres, libraries, 24 hour computer laboratories, study centres, flexible learning centres and individual tutorial assistance. Interactive computerised whiteboards are also used to enhance learning.

    Students will be assessed using both formal and informal methods. These include observation of role-plays and pair work, interviews, presentations, practical exercises, portfolios of written work, written tests, reports and observation of group and class work. Assessment tasks will be contextualised and realistic.

  • Pathways to Further Study

    Successful completion of English for Study and Life (Upper Intermediate) is recognised as the equivalent of IELTS 5.5.

    Successful completion of English Advanced is recognised as the equivalent of IELTS 6.0.

    Successful completion of English for Study and Life (Academic) is recognised as the equivalent of IELTS 6.5

    English Elementary (10 weeks - Entry IELTS 3.5)
    PLUS
    English Pre-intermediate (10 weeks - Entry IELTS 4.0)
    PLUS
    English for Study and Life (Intermediate) (10 weeks - Entry IELTS 4.5)
    PLUS
    English for Study and Life (Upper Intermediate) (10 weeks - Entry IELTS 5.0)
    PLUS
    English Advanced (10 weeks - Entry IELTS 5.5)
    OR
    English for Study and Life (Academic) (10 weeks - Entry IELTS 5.5)