English language courses

English language courses

Macquarie University English Language Centre will help you achieve your goal.

We offer a range of programs into Macquarie University as well as General English and professional English courses. 

96% of our students pass their ELC courses and enter Macquarie University or a foundation pathway program. 

Goal  Courses
I want to study English only
  • General English
  • Study Tours
I want to study at Macquarie University but need to improve my English first
  • Academic English
I have a full offer to Macquarie University but would like to do some Academic English training first
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP)
I want to improve my English for work
  • TESOL Teacher Training Programs
I am interested in taking and/or preparing for the IELTS test

 Courses we offer

 General English

The General English programs will help you to develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and improve your vocabulary and grammar. Your skills and confidence in communicating will improve as you learn to use English in a variety of situations. 

The blended learning environment creates interactive and dynamic classes that make learning English interesting and fun. You will be provided with self-access resources to help you in your studies outside of class.

Key Benefits
  • Courses suitable for beginners to upper intermediate
  • Highly qualified and experienced teachers
  • Small class size (no more than 18 students)
  • Blended learning environment
Five Levels of General English

5 Levels of General English

CRICOS Code 073884K

 Academic English

These courses will equip you with the English language and academic skills necessary for successful academic study.

Key Benefits
  • Courses suitable for intermediate to advanced
  • Highly qualified and experienced teachers
  • Small class size (no more than 18 students)
  • Blended learning environment
  • Access to a 24-hour online learning portal 

Academic English - Entry requirement

Academic English entry requirement table

* Entry to the Academic English program is based on an IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson score or on our centre's placement test. IELTS Overall and Writing scores are given as a guide. However, all five scores (Overall, Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) are considered when recommending weeks of English needed.  

CRICOS Code 073884K

University Entry Preparation 

ELC offers 10-week University Entry English Preparation Programs (Direct Entry) for international students who will study undergraduate and postgraduate university degrees within the Faculties of Business and Economics, Human Sciences, Arts and Science at Macquarie University. Students graduating from these programs will be able to enter directly into their chosen degree at Macquarie University without taking the IELTS test.

The content of the following programs has been based on the academic requirements and topics set by the professors and lecturers of the faculties:

  • University Entry Preparation Program for Human Sciences, Arts and Science (HAS)
  • University Entry Preparation Program for Education and Translating and Interpreting (ED/TIPP)
  • University Entry Preparation Program for Business, Accounting and Economics (BAE)
Pathways available for English Language Preparation

Pathways available for English Language Preparation 

*This chart is a guide only to the pathways available for English language preparation.
Students will enter the pathway at the appropriate level based on their IELTS, TOEFL (or equivalent) score.
*You do not need to do the IELTS test if you study at Macquarie University English Language Centre.

CRICOS Code 073884K

Introductory Academic Program

Introductory Academic Program (IAP) is a 5-week program which will give students with full offers into Macquarie University programs a head start with their university studies. It introduces students to the cultural and academic environment they will experience at Macquarie University and helps them further develop many of the academic skills required for success in their future studies.

Key Benefits
  • Learn about the Australian academic context and its general expectations
  • Enhance and further develop your academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills through analysis and writing of various text types
  • Blended learning environment
  • Access to a 24-hour online learning portal

IAP Students

CRICOS Code 073884K

CRICOS Provider code 02942D

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