Academic English

Academic English

Our Academic English program prepares you for academic interactions and study by introducing you to the spoken and written texts and skills you will need for success at university. We build your language proficiency through our communicative teaching methodology and the latest in digital learning tools.

Our 4 levels of Academic English (A1-A4) are designed for students from intermediate to advanced level. Depending on your English level and your goals, you can study Academic English for 5 to 20 weeks.

After successfully completing Academic English at an appropriate level, you may choose to progress to one of our Direct Entry programs. Our Academic English program can be packaged with a Direct Entry program.

Entry requirements – Academic English

The table below is a guide to our entry requirements. All scores (Overall, Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) are considered when recommending your English course.

IELTS

TOEFL iBT

Pearson (PTE)

Overall

Writing

Overall

Writing

Overall

Writing

Academic English 4

6.0

5.5

73

19

50

49

Academic English 3

5.5

5.5

66

19

49

49

Academic English 2

5.5

5.0

66

16

49

41

Academic English 1

5.0

5.0

60

16

41

41

Below IELTS 5.0

General English

Note: The table above only applies to students entering a Macquarie University program which requires the standard English requirements of IELTS Overall 6.5 with no subscore below 6.0. For Macquarie University programs requiring special English entry requirements (such as Education), contact Macquarie International for an assessment .

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