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English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS Education)
ELICOS Education is a common first step for overseas students who intend to study in Australia and have a low or medium level of English. Overseas students choose ELICOS courses for a variety of reasons. For example, some students may want to improve their academic English skills to prepare for further studies. Others may want to focus on general English language skills to expand their social and networking opportunities in Australia. Australia is known for the best ELICOS and ESL (English as a Second Language) education sectors in the world. ELICOS courses are offered by several universities, private colleges, TAFE institutes, secondary schools, and English language centers.
The general English course duration ranges from 1 to 72 weeks to achieve an advanced level. Other preparation courses take 5 to 10 weeks to be completed. However, as part of the legal requirements, those on a student visa are required to study for at least 20 hours per week along with completing the attendance requirements of their visa.
To pursue an ELICOS course, students either need to have a student visa or a tourist visa, depending on the duration of the course. The framework is created for overseas students who want to complete an English program in Australia. Talk to us! At Monkeys, we deliver helpful advice that provides valuable information and tangible benefits for your career path.
Considerations Before Enrolling to Study a New English Program
Your initial English level
Your purpose of studying and expectactions
What cost you can afford
Your full-time studies commitment
Your own way of learning
The facilities, materials and learning outcomes
Types of ELICOS Academic Programs
Exam Preparation (IELTS, Cambridge, PTE)
English for Specific Purposes
English for Academic Purposes
Some of Our Valued Language Schools
“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world”
Nicole Zapata - Bogota (Colombia)
Studying General English in Brisbane at NCVE
“My consultant was very helpful and motivating. He helped me every step of the way, even when the deadline to apply for my visa was so close. I feel I could not have done it without him. I'd highly recommend this service to any and all of my many friends interested to study in Australia.
Gabriel Campos, Madrid (Spain)
Studied IT at UQ University
“As soon as I arrived to Brisbane, I was focused on getting a job in order to earn money for myself. I participated at one of the job seminars offered by Monkeys and that helped me to understand the system of employment here in Australia. Despite I am still studying I am currently employed by an IT company as a software developer. I am very grateful to Monkeys for providing me with the information and the opportunities to be employed in my profession.”
Elkin Gomez – Villavicencio (Colombia)
Studying English for Academic Purposes in Albright College
Alice Bernard – Toulouse (France)
Studying Chemical Engineering at UNSW
“Sydney is a city of suburbs. It’s very easy to move around the city and its suburbs using public transportation. When I came here, I thought it would be more difficult, but the Monkeys team was very friendly and gave me a tour and helped me to understand the system"