They are the kind of courses most popular with international students when they come to Australia for the first time. Regardless of your level or the reasons why you want to study English in Australia, we will help you find an English course that suits your goals and budget.
These are the different types of English courses you can choose from:
- General English: you will prepare yourself to control the main language needs: reading, writing, speaking and listening.
- Preparation for official exams: you will prepare to obtain degrees such as Cambridge, IELTS, TOEFL, ESOL, PTE, etc.
- Business English: aimed at professionals who want to improve their English for the day-to-day work.
As you can see, the variety of English courses is very wide regardless of what your English level.
If you have a basic level and you do not control the language beyond the “How are you? I'm fine, thank you, and you?”, We recommend that you enroll in a general English course for at least six months.
If, on the other hand, you already have a advanced level of English and what you are looking for is an official qualification or perfecting the language to function at work, you will have the option of choosing between an official exam preparation course or an English for business course. In either of these two cases, a three-month course could be enough.
In addition, English courses offer a lot of flexibility to organize your travel plans. And, you can start your course any week of the year and in this way choose when you want to arrive to start studying in Australia.
Something that you should also value is that English courses (ELICOS) are evaluated through attendance. Therefore, you must complete an attendance percentage higher than 80% in order to obtain the certificate that will accredit the level of English you have reached at the end of the course.
With regard to the schedules, English courses can be full time (full-time) or part-time (also known as Part-time o condensed).
In the English courses with full-time scheduleYou can usually choose between morning, afternoon or even night in some schools. Schedule full-time It is a very good option if you have a very low level of English or if you feel that your fluency when speaking is rusty. At Dingoos, we do not usually recommend enrolling for more than 3 months full time because once you start to notice that your English improves, you will want to have more time to work or enjoy the hundreds of plans and events we organize. For this reason, we usually offer to combine 3 months of English course with schedule full-time with 3 or 6 more months of English with schedule Part-time. In any case, the decision is completely yours, but if you miss an event later, don't say we didn't let you know. 😛
The next option is the part time schedule. If you decide to choose a part-time English course, you will give the same 20 or 25 hours per week as in the modality full-time, but condensed in fewer days (hence the Aussies call them "condensed”). Let's say it's like studying English intensively for 2 and a half days a week. This option also allows you to choose between morning, afternoon or evening hours depending on the school.
And wait for the best, what happens if I enroll in full-time, find a job and want to change to part-time schedule? Well what Our Student Attention Department will help you request a change in the schedule at the school And if the school has free places, in principle there would be no major problem in changing you. The same goes for the morning, afternoon or evening schedules. So do not be afraid to choose one or the other if you are not sure because your choice does not have to be completely final.