ELICOS – General English


Course Description

Studying at Elizabeth Institute is your first step to your success in English language proficiency. English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) are designed to improve your English language proficiency and communication skills. We can help you in your journey to success in Australia. Elizabeth Institute’s English Language program has highly experienced specialised teachers, resources, facilities and a well-developed support system to help you achieve the English language proficiency that you dream of.

Why study with Elizabeth Institute?

  • You get an opportunity to learn from well qualified and experienced teachers in a multicultural environment
  • Have all the necessary support from teachers all the time
  • Have an opportunity to make friends and explore Australia.

Our courses aim to:

  • Improve your communicative English by developing an understanding of grammar and vocabulary
  • Develop critical thinking and independent learning skills, which are an integral part of Institute’s life,
  • Develop your presentation, group work and spoken conversation skills
  • Improve your listening, reading and writing skills.

We ensure you are correctly matched to the appropriate English Proficiency Level and receive all the necessary skills needed for a smooth transition into other certificate and diploma courses at the Elizabeth Institute or other Institutions.



Course Details

Entry Requirements

—Any international student over the age of 18 is eligible to enrol in our ELICOS – General English course.


— Placement Test (PT) is a requirement to assess the current English level of all students.


—PT is free-of-charge and is done at Elizabeth Institute’s campus, to ensure that every student is placed in the right level of class.


— PT result may impact the period of English language course originally offered to you at the time of enrollment. In turn, this may impact your entry in your future course.

Course Duration, Location and Mode of Delivery

—Total course Duration: Your course duration may vary depending on your current level of English language proficiency. The course duration may vary from 10 weeks to 30 weeks.


— The course Location: Level 3, 56-58 York Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia.


— Mode of delivery: Face to face classroom based delivery. Students need to attend 20 hours of class time per week as part of their Student Visa requirements. Distance/online learning is not available.

Delivery Methods

—Classroom with active involvement of all participants.


— English language text with easy to understand activities.


— Culturally sensitive to learners’ needs.

Course Fees and Charges:

Enrolment Fee $ 300.00 (non – refundable)
Material Fee $ 700.00 (subject to variation)
Course Tuition Fee $ 9,000.00 maximum course fee ($300 per week x 30 weeks)
Total course fee payable $ 10,000.00

Initial deposit required at the time of enrolment: $1000 (enrolment fee + material fee)

Course tuition fee is collected on a quarterly basis in advance (after the commencement of the course).

Please note that our payment terms and conditions including our refund policy can be read in our International Student Prospectus document. Our Letter of Offer document will also include all the important and essential information that you need to know before you make your final decision to enrol in any of our courses. We strongly advise our potential students to read carefully and understand it before they sign the Letter of Offer document.

*These are the current fees for 2022 and may be subject to change over the duration of a course without notice.

Where next?

Once you have successfully completed your General English course, you can enter certificate and/or diploma courses offered by Elizabeth Institute.

Career Opportunities

This course provides students with the opportunity to master the language skills for working and living in Australia. Students get the opportunity to learn English in Sydney at an English language school with a reputation for practical activities, applied learning and outstanding results.


Email: admin@elizabeth.edu.au or via our Education Agents

Visit www.elizabeth.edu.au and download our International Student Prospectus which contains important information about our Institute, our courses and our enrolment form. Information contained in the prospectus must be read and understood by each student prior to their enrolment.

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