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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

General English

English for Academic Purposes

Some of Our Valued Language Schools


“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world”

Ludwig Wittgenstein