Part-time English (ELICOS)

Not available to Student Visa holders.

Develop your English for living, studying and working in Australia. CIT offers a friendly and supportive learning environment with helpful teachers and modern equipment.

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.


Why choose a CIT English course?

  • No application or material fees
  • Great location in the city centre!
  • Highly experienced and supportive teachers
  • Intakes every 5 weeks
  • Pathways to further study at CIT or university
  • Small class sizes for personalised learning
  • Group work with a focus on communication
  • Highly diverse classes

Timetable

The timetables below include two breaks throughout the day:
11.30am–12.00pm and 1.30–2.00pm

Written English Timetable (11 hours per week)

TUESDAY: 9.30am–3.00pm
WEDNESDAY: 9.30am–1.30pm
FRIDAY: 9.30am–1.30pm

OR
Spoken English Timetable (9 hours per week)

MONDAY: 9.30am–3.00pm
THURSDAY: 9.30am–3.00pm

  • Course Details
    Course/s

    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

  • Course Duration
    Duration

    10 weeks per level (for full time studies)

  • Course Intake
    Intake

    Semester 2, 2019:
    19 August, 30 September, 4 November

    Semester 1, 2020:
    6 January, 10 February, 16 March, 28 April, 2 June

    Semester 2, 2020:
    20 July, 24 August, 6 October, 9 November

  • Course Campus
    Campus

    CIT Reid

  • Course Fees
    Fees*

    Tuition Fees:

    Spoken English (9 hours per week): $207 per week (10 weeks $2070)

    OR

    Written English (11 hours per week): $253 per week (10 weeks $2530)

    Extra Fees:

    NO EXTRA FEES


    Flexible payment plans available, based on approval.

  • *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 may happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. 2020 and 2021 fees subject to change.

  • Course Subjects

    English for Study and Life (Elementary)

    • Elementary Reading and Writing
    • Elementary Speaking and Listening

    English for Study and Life (Pre-Intermediate)

    • Pre-Intermediate Reading and Writing
    • Pre-Intermediate Speaking and Listening

    English for Study and Life (Intermediate)

    • Intermediate Reading and Writing
    • Intermediate Speaking and Listening

    English for Study and Life (Upper-Intermediate)

    • Upper-Intermediate Reading and Writing
    • Upper-Intermediate Speaking and Listening

    English for Study and Life (Advanced)

    • Advanced Reading and Writing
    • Advanced Speaking and Listening


    Electives: complete 1 subject

    • Grammar (subject to sufficient student numbers)
    • English for Study and Life (Advanced)
    • Advanced Reading and Writing
    • Advanced Speaking and Listening

    English for Study and Life (Academic)

    • Academic Reading and Writing
    • Academic Speaking and Listening


    Electives: complete 1 subject

    • Grammar (subject to sufficient student numbers)
    • English for Study and Life (Academic)
    • Academic Reading and Writing
    • Academic Speaking and Listening
  • Likely Job Outcome

    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 6.5
    English for Study and Life (Pre-intermediate)
    ➜Entry IELTS 4.0
    10 weeks (full-time)
    PLUS
    English for Study and Life (Intermediate)
    ➜Entry IELTS 4.5
    10 weeks (full-time)
    PLUS
    English for Study and Life (Upper Intermediate)
    ➜Entry IELTS 5.0
    10 weeks (full-time)
    PLUS
    English for Study and Life (Advanced)
    ➜Entry IELTS 5.5
    10 weeks (full-time)
    OR
    English for Study and Life (Academic)
    ➜Entry IELTS 6.0
    10 weeks (full-time)