ELICOS - English Language Studies
Learn the English you need to live and study in Australia. CIT offers affordable English courses in a friendly and supportive educational environment.
CIT's English courses will help you to improve your skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing English, from beginner to advanced level. Studying English in Canberra means that you will gain confidence in using English through experiencing Australian culture.
All levels include social and conversational English skills. In higher course levels, there is a focus on the language and study skills you will need for further study in Australia.
Our students come from a wide range of countries and language backgrounds. This means you will have many opportunities to practise your English skills.
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)
Why choose a CIT English course?
- The perfect pathway to university or employment
- $380 AUD per week OR......
- $300 AUD per week when packaged with a CIT course
- No application or material fees
- Study in Canberra's city centre
- Courses start every 5 weeks
English for Study and Life (Elementary)
CRICOS: 097541B | National ID: N/A
Entry: IELTS 3.5 | Exit: IELTS 4.0
English for Study and Life (Pre-intermediate)
CRICOS: 097543M | National ID: N/A
Entry: IELTS 4.0 | Exit: IELTS 4.5
English for Study and Life (Intermediate)
CRICOS: 097544K | National ID: N/A
Entry: IELTS 4.5 | Exit: IELTS 5.0
English for Study and Life (Upper Intermediate)
CRICOS: 097545J | National ID: N/A
Entry: IELTS 5.0 | Exit: IELTS 5.5
English for Study and Life (Advanced)
CRICOS: 097546G | National ID: N/A
Entry: IELTS 5.5 | Exit: IELTS 6.0
English for Study and Life (Academic)
CRICOS: 097547G | National ID: N/A
Entry: IELTS 6.0 | Exit: IELTS 6.5
10 weeks each
Semester 1, 2019:
Semester 2, 2019:
15 July, 19 August, 30 September, 4 November
Semester 1, 2020:
6 January, 10 February, 16 March, 27 April, 1 June
$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. 2019 and 2020 fees subject to change.
- Course Subjects - (Elementary)
- Course Subjects - (Pre-Intermediate)
- Course Subjects - Intermediate
- Course Subjects - Upper-Intermediate
- Course Subjects - (Advanced)
- Course Subjects - Academic
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
Our teachers are professionally qualified, enthusiastic and very helpful. They provide interactive classes which encourage participation and promote self-confidence. The teachers use a variety of modern teaching methods including class room delivery, lectures, tutorials, discussion groups, computer assisted learning, portable electronic devices and online materials to deliver courses.
CIT has modern facilities for teaching and learning which include classrooms, lecture theatres, libraries, 24 hour computer laboratories, portable electronic devices, a language laboratory, study centres, flexible learning centres and individual tutorial assistance, as well as friendly informal conversation groups. 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 for Study and Life (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 6.5English for Study and Life (Elementary) (10 weeks - Entry IELTS 3.5)PLUSEnglish for Study and Life (Pre-intermediate) (10 weeks - Entry IELTS 4.0)PLUSEnglish for Study and Life (Intermediate) (10 weeks - Entry IELTS 4.5)PLUSEnglish for Study and Life (Upper Intermediate) (10 weeks - Entry IELTS 5.0)PLUSEnglish for Study and Life (Advanced) (10 weeks - Entry IELTS 5.5)OREnglish for Study and Life (Academic) (10 weeks - Entry IELTS 6.0)