English As A Second Language

ELICOS - 089714G General English

Open up a world of possibilities and learn how to communicate effectively in the English speaking world.

The ELICOS - 089714G General English course is designed to provide skills and knowledge in the use of the English language for general purposes. The course also includes academic elements, however its focus is becoming effective communicators in English. The Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced modules provide students the opportunity to focus on particular areas of English relevant to the student’s interest.

Study ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) in Canberra with supportive, practical, face to face classes. You will have the opportunity to study with others from accross the globe in a multicultural environment.



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Why Study

What will you learn?

Develop listening skills through conversations, listening tests, music and media.
Develop reading skills through news articles, textbooks, reading tests, stories and personal reading programs.
Develop grammar skills each day through our fantastic course textbook. Teachers will also help explain rules and give you lots of practice.
Develop your pronunciation skills through practicing and learning international phonetics and spelling. Obviously you will also practice your pronunciation with lots of speaking!
Develop speaking skills through conversations, discussions, presentations, debates and roleplays.
Develop writing skills through writing sentences, paragraphs, summaries, articles, letter, reports and essays.
Develop your vocabulary skills through studying a variety of topics and themes each day. Through reading and listening, you will also learn lots of new and helpful words.

How will you learn?


Complete individual projects and assignments.


Increase skill level through practical skill activities.


Watch and present a variety of presentations.


Active participation in small classes.


Participate in interactive group discussions.


Research a range of literature, words and topics.


Watch and listen to a variety of resources, including CDs, YouTube and movies.

Course Fees

10 week course
$3,000 + plus application fee
  • Payment plans unavailable
  • Pricing for International Students
2x 10 week course
$6,000 + plus application fee
  • Payment plans available
  • Pricing for International Students
3x 10 week course
$9,000 + plus application fee
  • Payment plans available
  • Pricing for International Students
4x 10 week course
$11,400 + plus application fee
  • Payment plans available
  • Pricing for International Students
5x 10 week course
$14,100 + plus application fee
  • Payment plans available
  • Pricing for International Students


Course Info

The following dates are for ELICOS Canberra 

2022 Semester 2

Term 3: Monday 18 July - Friday 23 September 
Term 4: Tuesday 4 October - Friday 9 December 

2023 Semester 1

Term 1: Monday 30 January - Thursday 6 April  
Term 2: Monday 24 April - Friday 30 June

2023 Semester 2

Term 3: Monday 17 July - Friday 22 September 
Term 4: Tuesday 3 October - Friday 8 December 

2024 Semester 1

Term 1: Monday 5 February - Friday 12 April  
Term 2: Monday 29 April - Friday 5 July

2024 Semester 2

Term 3: Monday 22 July - Friday 27 September 
Term 4: Tuesday 8 October - Friday 13 December 

Please contact the college for the current timetable.

*Timetable will be subject to change each term/semester

  1. PaytoStudy - International payments only
  2. Bank transfer or deposit - Domestic payments only
  3. Over the Phone - Mastercard/Visa 
  4. In Person - Cash or Mastercard/Visa/EFTPOS 

*All fees are in Australian dollars

Bank Transfer Details  (Domestic payments only)

Bank Name: St George Bank Limited
Account Name: Unity College Australia Incorporated
Account Number: 001584968
Branch Number: 112908
Branch Address: 60 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra City, ACT, Australia

*Identify student details in transaction description: Student ID (if available) + Surname + Given Names


ELICOS Brochure

Download the brochure for ELICOS English as a Second Language here: