ACU (Australian Catholic University)

Study English on a university campus!

Melbourne Campus Library

Successful language learning involves lots of real life practice. So what better place to learn English than on a university campus?  

ACU has English language centres on 3 of its campuses: Brisbane, Melbourne and North Sydney. ACU English Language Centres offer the following courses:
  • General English
  • IELTS Test Preparation
  • English for Academic Purposes: Direct Entry
  • OET Preparation

Why study at ACU English Language Centres?
  • Great locations 
  • Free Placement Test – results within 48 hours
  • Small class sizes
  • Access to all university facilities and resources
  • No application or enrolment fee
  • No materials fee 

With this course you can expect to improve your overall English Language ability in speaking, writing, listening and reading. You will also be given the opportunity to increase your understanding of Australian culture through fun social activities in and out of the classroom. 
Why study this course?
  • Highly interactive course to help you improve your communication skills
  • Our experienced teachers will help you develop accuracy in speaking and writing
  • Learn about Australian culture through fun activities and excursions out of the classroom 
  • Social teaching style allows you to make friends from all over the world
  • Access learning resources online 

Our course is skills-based, and organised around specific weekly objectives that cover the four skills tested: listening, speaking reading and writing.

Our experienced and well qualified teachers, and small class sizes mean that you are given individual guidance and feedback, thus maximising your chances of achieving your goals. 

Why study this course?
  • Take a free IELTS Test when you enrol for 10 or more weeks IELTS Preparation
  • Learn key skills and strategies to maximise your IELTS result
  • Improve your proficiency in all four macro skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Expand your academic vocabulary
  • Increase your grammatical accuracy

ACU’s EAP course is a pathway for direct entry into ACU degree* and diploma programs. EAP focuses on developing your English language proficiency and approach to academic study in order to help you successfully complete university level courses. At the same time, it allows you to become familiar with campus life and the resources and services available to you.  
Why study this course?
  • Gain entry into ACU degree and diploma programs* 
  • Learn the academic English skills you will need in your university program
  • Study on campus and take part in university social activities
  • Small class sizes mean you will get the extra attention you need
  • High student success rate.

*Not including Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology or Education courses leading to teacher registration. 

This course is designed to help you prepare for the Occupational English Test (OET). The OET is one of the tests that meet the English requirement for professional registration in a health profession. 

Why study this course?
  • Receive instruction, practice and feedback  on the tasks and skills necessary for the OET
  • Familiarise yourself with the requirements of the OET
  • Gain confidence and fluency in your communication within the context of your discipline.
  • Ideal course for current students,  students with tertiary study experience, and overseas qualified Health Professionals 
  • Part time mode to suit the needs of full time students or qualified health professionals

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