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English Courses

Salford College offers English courses for students. We offer courses in Certificates ii and Certificate iii for students coming from non-English background, with Literacy, Language and numeracy issues, who want to learn English for learning, further education or for better cultural assimilation.

Language is a window to any culture.

With the English program students at Salford College study in small classes, interact with a variety of people, develop a close rapport with other students and have fun. In addition to class room studies, there are indoor and outdoor activities to slowly expose the students to the not only language but also the culture.

ELICOS programs have been designed for students who come from overseas to study English for a variety of reasons, including the need to develop their English-language skills to undertake further studies in Australia.

Studying ELICOS in an Australian English school means participating in a sector of Australian education that has been developed to allow speakers of English as a second language (ESL) to either develop their English or to continue on to academic studies.

In most countries there is no control over ESL teaching. In Australia the government regulates the English teaching industry to make sure that all international students receive a high quality of instruction.

The key feature of the English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) sector of Australian education has been the ELICOS requirements though the establishment and ongoing maintenance of an appropriate regulatory framework to protect the sector.

The ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) framework relates to international students who will be studying English in Australia as part of an intensive program. In this case ‘intensive’ means a minimum of 20 hours of scheduled classes involving face-to-face contact hours of English language instruction.

ELICOS standards are protected through legislative instruments which ensure certain requirements are met before English language providers are registered and that they maintain these requirements throughout the course of their registration. This approach provides confidence for all stakeholders involved in the provision of English language instruction.

English Courses