English For Academic Purposes 1 and 2 Intermediate to Advanced
Student International
Study mode Online On campus
Campus locations Sydney Melbourne  Brisbane Online
Duration10 to 40 weeks full time
Start date

CRICOS 091561B, 098577D and 098578C

What is a General English course?

Develop all-round English skills in a welcoming and dynamic environment. This course is designed to introduce you to everything that is required when learning a new language and the core skills to communicate confidently and independently in English (reading, writing, speaking, and listening).
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A welcoming environment
This course is designed to introduce students to everything required when learning a new language and the core skills to communicate confidently and independently in English.
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Fun, interactive and portable
We have campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide, as well as online. You can move from city to city, travelling Australia and improving your English during your studies.
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Learn from the best 
Our highly qualified and experienced TESOL teachers are committed to educating international students in an engaging and supportive manner.

Workload

Each program requires 20 hours of classroom study per week. ELICOS students must attend 80% or more of scheduled contact hours within the study period.

Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided assurance that exceptions will be made to the usual face-to-face learning requirements.

Key language areas
  • General English 1 (Elementary to Pre-Intermediate)

    Speaking

    Students will be able to participate in short conversations, ask and answer questions, exchange ideas, tell a story or short description, provide personal information, give and follow simple directions, and express how they feel.

    Listening

    Students will be able to understand phrases and expressions relating to familiar topics, identify topics of discussion around them, and extract essential information from short recorded passages.

    Reading

    Students will be able to understand short and simple texts, identify specific information in simple written material, understand basic types of standard routine letters and emails, and locate specific information in lists and isolate the information required.

    Writing

    The focus for students will be to write a series of simple phrases and sentences linked with connectors and everyday matters. Students will be able to start writing personal letters or emails, and basic descriptions of events, past activities and personal experience.

  • General English 2 (Intermediate to Upper-Intermediate) and General English 3 (Advanced)

    Speaking

    Students are comfortable speaking and elaborating on different topics. They can ask for clarification and develop presentation skills.

    Listening

    Students can identify specific information and support ideas from long passages, engaging with various mediums and making critical comments.

    Reading

    The focus for students will be to locate specific information in a range of literature and evaluate information sources.

    Writing

    Students will be able to plan and write a discussion piece, understand different writing structures and write objectively.

Industry Accreditation

Learn more about the English language courses offered by TULC and improve your pathway to university and career opportunities in Australia and globally.
English for Academic Purposes | Jennifer Dominguez | Torrens University | Student | Colombia
Jennifer Dominguez
General English,
TULC teachers are very friendly and really take the time to make sure you learn and improve speaking, listening, writing and reading skills.

Learning outcomes

  • Confidence in communicating independently in English
  • Improved reading, writing, speaking and listening abilities
  • More study and employment opportunities both in Australia and globally
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Why study with us?

As the country’s fastest-growing university, Torrens University Australia brings a fresh approach to higher education. We focus on giving you the skills and the knowledge to ensure long-term success in your career. Our academics are highly qualified and will support you in every step of your study.
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A more collaborative experience
Our smaller class sizes provide a more immersive and effective learning environment. Collaborate with peers and spend more time with academics in your field.
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Maximise your chances of success
With more than 25 years of experience in English language teaching, we offer you the confidence to communicate in English and improve your employment opportunities.
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Personalised approach
Our staff can provide advice on your studies, future career aspirations and help you to meet course requirements.
We are passionate about providing you with the skills to be ready for life – not just for class or study. Find out what our students had to say about the Torrens University Language Centre.

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Learn more about the English language courses offered by TULC and improve your pathway to university and career opportunities in Australia and globally.
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Jacqui Gueye
TULC Program Director,
Torrens University Language Centre is delighted to welcome you to our community. We are excited to help you on this journey to improve your English and achieve your goals.
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Choose your student type for entry requirements


  • Domestic
  • International

Admissions criteria and pathways: Domestic students

To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy one of the entry requirements below.

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General requirements
Minimum academic IELTS 2.5 or equivalent.
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English language placement test

This test ensures students will be placed in the relevant English language program.

Guaranteed pathway

Successful completion of General English 3 (Advanced) guarantees a pathway to English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Contact us for more information.

Fees: Domestic students

Domestic fees
Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course.
FEE-HELP
Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.
  • Domestic fees

    Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course.

    View our fees

  • FEE-HELP
    Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

    View our fees

Scholarships: Domestic students

We’re dedicated to supporting your studies from start to success, which is why we offer TULC regional scholarships. Contact us for more information.

How to apply: Domestic students

Get started
Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.
Apply
It’s easy! Apply online below or contact us and we can help on 1300 575 803.
Offer
We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.
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Get started
Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.

Apply Now Icon | Torrens University

Apply
It’s easy! Apply online below or contact us and we can help on 1300 575 803.

Apply Now Icon | Torrens University

Offer
We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.

Admissions criteria and pathways: International students

To be eligible for admission, you must satisfy one of the entry requirements below.

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General requirements
 
Minimum academic IELTS 2.5 or equivalent.
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English language placement test
This test ensures students will be placed in the relevant English language program.

Guaranteed pathway

Successful completion of General English 3 (Advanced) guarantees a pathway to English for Academic Purposes (EAP).

Fees: International students

International fees
Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.
Fee payment
Course fees can be paid in 3 instalments, each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.
  • International fees

    Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

    View our fees

  • Fee payment

    Course fees can be paid in 3 instalments, each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

    View our fees

Scholarships: International students

We’re dedicated to supporting your studies from start to success, which is why we offer TULC regional scholarships.

How to Apply: International students

Get Started
Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.
Apply
It’s easy! You can apply online below or contact our International team on 1300 575 803.
Offer
We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.
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Get started
Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.

Apply Now Icon | Torrens University

Apply
It’s easy! You can apply online below or contact our International team on 1300 575 803.

Apply Now Icon | Torrens University

Offer
We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.

Key intake dates

31 May 2021 | 13 September 2021 | 14 February 2022

Frequently asked questions

  • When can I start my English course?
    There are 10 intake dates per year that you can apply for the General English or the English for Academic Purposes courses. For more information, you can download our course guide or email us.
  • Am I eligible for a discounted price?
    Various special prices and promotions are available throughout the year. To find out if you are eligible for any discounts, please contact us.
  • How many weeks can I study a course?

    The maximum course length depends on your visa and current English level. The length of your study program should be chosen according to your needs and goals.

    General English (Elementary to Advanced) courses take 1-40 weeks to complete.

    English for Academic Purposes (Intermediate to Advanced) take 10-30 weeks to complete.

  • Do I have to do a placement test?
    After registration and orientation, General English students will take the English Placement Test, before being placed in the appropriate class. Students in other courses who have already been tested will be given their textbooks and introduced to their class.
  • Can I work in Australia while I study?
    If you are on a student visa, you are usually allowed to work 40 hours in a two-week period. For more information go to: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500
     
  • How much will my English improve?
    On average, students studying English courses at Torrens University move from one level to the next in approximately 10 weeks. It varies depending on the student, but if you work hard and speak only English while you are here, you should improve quickly.
  • Do I need to have health cover or insurance?
    It is a student visa condition that you have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of your stay in Australia. OSHC will contribute towards medical and hospital expenses that you may incur.
  • Who can assist me if I have any questions?
    Everyone at the Torrens University Language Centre wants your time at the university and in Australia to be a memorable learning experience so we are here to help. Our Student Advisors are always available and can offer assistance with any questions that you may have. These questions can be around course requirements, enrolment changes, your stay in Australia, job placement, student fees, and personal support and counselling.

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