English and pathway programs

Learn to speak English with confidence. Our English language courses can start you on the path to an ACU degree, prepare you to speak English in the workplace, or help you succeed in your IELTS or OET exams.

Learn English and unlock your future

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English opens the door to many opportunities. Study at the ACU Centre for Languages in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, and we will give you the support to succeed.

Study English with us

Enrol in one of our English courses and you will become an ACU student from day one. You will learn English in a supportive, friendly environment and practise your skills with other students and our highly qualified staff. 

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Admission pathways

If you don't meet the requirements for an undergraduate degree, check our English for Academic Purposes and Tertiary Preparation pathway programs. You can combine a pathway program and a degree as a 'study package' for your student visa application.

Browse English for Academic Purposes courses

View Tertiary Preparation Program (Health Sciences)

View Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation)

Apply for a course

You can commence our English language and test preparation courses at different times throughout the year. View our intake dates to find a start date that suits your schedule, and learn how to complete your application.

How to apply

View course costs

Discover the cost of your English language course and understand what is included in the price. You can also find information on how to pay your fees and other expenses to plan for.

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Student services

When you study at an ACU language centre, you won’t just benefit from the support of our teaching staff. You can also take advantage of our many student services, including academic skills support, career development services and counselling. Plus, you will have access to a wide range of excellent facilities.

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English for every occasion

Whether you're improving your English for work or study reasons or you're taking a course to prepare you for IELTS, we have the course to suit you.

Choose an English course

Enrol in one of our English language programs to learn how to communicate in English in your professional and social life. You can improve your English to become a more valuable employee or to give you a headstart in your studies.

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Test your English

The Versant English Placement Test can be used to test your English proficiency level for class placement and to help you decide on the length of your English study. An ACU agent representative in your country can book and supervise this 50-minute online test for you.

Book a test with an ACU agent

English requirements

When you apply to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree with us, you must meet our English proficiency requirements. Find out your required level of English and the English test scores that meet that requirement.

Read the requirements

The ACU English test

Once you are offered a place in an ACU degree or pathway program, you can take the ACU English Test as a way to demonstrate your English language proficiency. See when the test runs in each state and learn how to apply.

Take our test

Prepare for the IELTS

Learn the key skills and strategies to succeed in your International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. Our experienced, highly qualified teachers will guide you through the four skills you'll be tested on: listening, speaking, reading and writing. You will receive feedback on practice tests to guide your study. IELTS is widely accepted by Australian universities as evidence of English language proficiency.

IELTS preparation course

Prepare for the OET

If you are an overseas-qualified health professional, have qualified in Australia as a health professional or are studying to work in the health industry, you might need to take the Occupational English Test (OET). Our OET preparation course focuses on helping you communicate in practical, 'premium provider', health-specific situations.

Begin your OET preparation

Study for the IELTS online

If you are unable to attend our face-to-face IELTS preparation class, you canprepare and practise for the IELTS test online. You can choose IELTS Express,as an introduction to IELTS, or IELTS Master with more practice exercises.

Online IELTS preparation
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Custom English study tours

Learn English as part of a study tour designed specifically for your university or professional group. We can customise a tour package that includes accommodation, airport transfers, professional visits and sightseeing excursions.

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