English courses in Australia are referred as ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students). ELICOS programs have been designed for students that require English language training for their personal or professional life or for those who require to improve their English skills before commencing formal studies in Australia.
The fiver mayor categories of English language courses are:
ELICOS courses for international students tend to have the following features:
- Duration: from 12 to 48 weeks (International students are required to study at least 12 weeks)
- They are taught at all levels proficiency from beginners to advanced
- They comprise of at least 20 hours of study this week