General English (CRICOS Code 070714G)
English for Further Studies (CRICOS Code 070715G)
Advanced IELTS Preparation Program (CRICOS: 079023G)
English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) program includes General English and English for further studies (English for Academic Purposes).
English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (known as ELICOS) includes General English, English for further studies (English for Academic Purposes), plus English programs for specific purposes.
Students studying English have access to the Independent Learning Centre (ILC), student advisory and support services, computer and language laboratories, field trips and excursions, cultural studies, and language and social activities, to explore and live the Australian experience. English language students also have access to and use of La Trobe University's campus facilities.
There are two shifts for English language programs:
|Shift 1||9.00 to 11.00am||1.00 to 3.00pm|
|Shift 2||11.00am to 1.00pm||3.00 to 5.00pm|
Note: You must be available for either shift.
Students can participate in the free Learner Support Sessions to enhance their skills. These sessions may include:
For everyday use at all levels. Gain competence in:
Critical language and academic skills development. EFS is also for students seeking direct entry to La Trobe University diploma, and undergraduate/postgraduate degree programs. Students gain vital skills and familiarity in an Australian academic setting; develop independent study techniques and gain an understanding of student/lecturer relations and expectations through:
This course is designed to prepare advanced level students for the IELTS Examination and aims to lift students' current IELTS score by 0.5 over a 10-week period. Students may be permitted to study for 5 weeks but progress on the IELTS examination will be significantly less. The course is designed to prepare students for both the Academic and General modules of the IELTS exam.
A range of IELTS-related speaking, listening, reading and writing tasks and skill building activities will be used to provide full preparation for the IELTS exam. Students will undertake 4 practice tests progressively throughout the duration of the 10 week program to measure their progress in reading, listening and writing. One speaking practice interview will be conducted in Week 10. Communicative and interactive teaching methods will be used throughout the course.
La Trobe Melbourne tailors professional development programs for prestigious institutions and Education Ministries from around the world to train and enhance teaching skills. This collective experience also benefits trainees who gain insight into a diverse range of international teaching settings.
|English Level||IELTS||TOEFL (iBT)||Pearson's||Exit to|
|EFS 3||4.5 (minimum writing score 4.5)||47||38||-|
|EFS 4||5.0 (minimum writing score 5.0)||55||40||Foundation Studies/ Diploma program|
|EFS 5||5.5 (minimum writing score 5.5)||65||48||UG (IELTS 6.0); Diploma Program|
|EFS 6||6.0 (minimum writing score 6.0)||80 (no band <20)||61 or 68||PG (IELTS 6.5)|
Weekly Course Fees 2014 (Contact Hours: 20 hours per week)
*The Carer Fee is a compulsory fee for students under 18 years of age, studying at the College on a student visa until they turn 18.
*OSHC: Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is a compulsory Health Insurance plan for students who are on a student visa. OSHC is provided by World care. Rates are calculated monthly and are calculated according to the duration of your enrolment. Fees are valid from 1 June 2010 and are subject to possible increase in 2011. For further details of OSHC, please refer to www.oshcworldcare com.au.
|Classes start||End of 5 weeks||Public Holidays/Study breaks|
|T1||02 January||06 January||06 February||26 January (Australia Day Holiday)|
|T2||12 February||16 February||20 March||-|
|T3||19 March||23 March||24 April||03 - 7 April (Easter)|
|T4||23 April||28 April||29 May||27 April (ANZAC Day)|
|T5||04 June||09 June||10 July||08 June (Queen's birthday)|
|T6||09 July||13 July||14 August||-|
|T7||20 August||24 August||25 September||-|
|T8||24 September||28 September||30 October||-|
|T9||05 November||09 November||11 December||-|