About the course

This course is intended for students wishing to learn English for a variety of different purposes. The macro-skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening will be studied in conjunction with an electives program that allows students to enhance their skills in relation with their individual learning needs.

Entry Requirements

• Minimum 18 years of age
• No minimum English requirements*
*If your English level is beginner, or below CEFR A1, please contact us for study advice

Duration

This course is delivered from 2 to 60 weeks. There are 5 proficiency levels – 10 weeks each level.

Delivery mode and Assessment

The course is delivered face to face for 20 hours per week.

Students will undertake a mid-course (in week 5) and end of course assessment (in week 10). This will encompass

• a traditional revision-style test of learning (as a way for the school to monitor progress)
• a continuous assessment writing program for each level, based on “Face2Face” but with significant supplements as determined by the teaching staff
• a self-evaluation (a way to train students to reflect on and evaluate their own learning, encouraging the movement towards a more autonomous learning style).

An average of 2-4 hours of self-study per week is also required in this course.

Course Structure

The course has been designed to run at 5 proficiency levels (10 study weeks, each level)

• Level 1: Elementary
• Level 2: Pre-Intermediate
• Level 3: Intermediate
• Level 4: Upper Intermediate
• Level 5: Advanced

Students can be level-tested on application for enrolment and/or on arrival.

Students can enrol for a minimum of 2 weeks to a maximum of 60 weeks.

It takes approximately 10 weeks to complete a level.

After every 10 weeks of study there is a 2 week scheduled study-break except Christmas period when the college closes for 3 weeks.

The classes are delivered over 5×4 hour study days OR 4×5 hour study days totalling 20 contact hours per week.

The core classes will run across all study days and will follow the popular series ‘Cambridge Face2Face– New Edition’ from their Elementary to Advanced texts’.

The Electives program will run in conjunction with the Core classes for the 8 to 10 remaining hours of the scheduled class sessions – (totalling 20 teaching hours per week plus optional 2 hours of Self Access).

Academic Timetable

Sydney Campus

CBC ELICOS Timetable (Term 1-2020)

Morning Shift

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning Shift 8:30 AM-12:45 PM

(includes 15 min break)

4 hours Lecture

8:30 AM-12:45 PM

(includes 15 min break)

4 hours Lecture

8:30 AM-12:45 PM

(includes 15 min break)

4 hours Lecture

8:30 AM-12:45 PM

(includes 15 min break)

4 hours Lecture

8:30 AM-12:45 PM

(includes 15 min break)

4 hours Lecture

Afternoon Shift

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Afternoon Shift 1:15 PM- 5:30 PM

(includes 15 min break)

4 hours Lecture

1:15 PM- 5:30 PM

(includes 15 min break)

4 hours Lecture

1:15 PM- 5:30 PM

(includes 15 min break)

4 hours Lecture

1:15 PM- 5:30 PM

(includes 15 min break)

4 hours Lecture

1:15 PM- 5:30 PM

(includes 15 min break)

4 hours Lecture

Evening Shift

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Evening Shift 5:45PM- 10:00 PM

(includes 15 min break)

4 hours Lecture

5:45PM- 10:00 PM

(includes 15 min break)

4 hours Lecture

5:45PM- 10:00 PM

(includes 15 min break)

4 hours Lecture

5:45PM- 10:00 PM

(includes 15 min break)

4 hours Lecture

5:45PM- 10:00 PM

(includes 15 min break)

4 hours Lecture

 

Note:     All classes consist of 20hours face to face teaching.

City Campus: Suite 301, L3 & L7 – 541 Kent Street, Sydney

Fees & Intakes

Please refer to International fees schedule on our website.

Study locations

Gold Coast, Sydney (City Campus) and Melbourne