English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)

University of Southern Queensland USQ

This program is designed for students who wish to improve their English language skills. It is suitable for students who intend to continue on to university studies, travel in English speaking countries, or simply take a break from their studies at home. It aims to provide international students and NESB (Non-English Speaking Background) Australian citizens and residents whose first language is not English with functional English to enable students to live in an English speaking society and take advantage of the services offered; conversational English language skills to enable students to communicate with native and non-native speakers of English in the community; a foundation in more academic English language skills (at the EAP Level) to assist students wishing to pursue tertiary studies in Australia to be able to proceed to a university preparation program; socio-linguistic knowledge to enable students to use the language appropriately; knowledge of the culture and customs of Australia through classroom work and activities in the community; and assistance or information to help students solve problems they may encounter in the foreign environment.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education. Students without an IELTS score are given the USQ Placement Test before starting classes to determine which level of English is suitable for them.

Structure:

ELICOS is offered at 5 levels. Each level consists of 10 weeks of teaching. In general, students would study 10 weeks at one level before attempting to progress to the next level.

Subjects you can Study:

English as a second language

Study Pathways:

ELICOS aims to prepare students for further study. When they complete level five of ELICOS, they could choose to go on to study USQ's English for Academic Purposes to prepare them for university study.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Toowoomba No info Yes Full time 5 weeks

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* Online Study Australia, 2017.

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The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a young, dynamic regional university that has evolved into a multi-campus teaching and research institution that provides education and research impact worldwide. 
USQ’s research and research training programs position the institution to support Australia’s innovation agenda, play a major role in regional development, and maintain a culture of scholarship and excellence that informs and inspires its learning and teaching program. 

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Contact

Australian & New Zealand
Phone: +61 7 4631 5315 
Freecall: 1800 269 500 
Email: study@usq.edu.au 
Fax: +61 7 4635 5550 
Opening hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm (AEST) 
Monday to Friday (except public holidays)

International
Phone: +61 7 4631 5543 
Email: international@usq.edu.au 
Fax: +61 7 4635 9225 
Skype: usq.international 
Opening hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm (AEST) 
Monday to Friday (except public holidays) 


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