Why choose us
Do you want to learn English so you can come to Australia and study at ACU? Or perhaps you would like to improve your job prospects or travel and work all over the world?
At the ACU English Language Centre, you can choose an English course to suit you. Our centres are based at our three city campuses:
When you enrol in an English course with us, you will become an ACU student from the start. You will have access to all of our services and facilities during your studies, including:
- free wi-fi and internet
- student services
- sports and fitness facilities
- online learning systems.
View a list of our English language courses
A pathway to a degree
Our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course can help prepare you for undergraduate or postgraduate study. And while EAP is a general course catering to all students, our Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP) has been designed as a pathway for students wanting to study an undergraduate health science degree. After successfully completing these courses, you will meet the English entry requirements for your desired degree. Plus, you will already know your way around campus and be familiar with our online learning tools.
View English for Academic Purposes (5 weeks)
View English for Academic Purposes (10 weeks)
View English for Academic Purposes (20 weeks)
View English for Academic Purposes (30 weeks)
View Tertiary Preparation Program (Health Sciences)
Customised study tours
Are you part of a university or professional group? We can customise a study tour for you that includes accommodation, airport transfers and sightseeing excursions. To find out more about organising a customised tour, talk with our international student support team.
Contact international student support
Personalised learning experience
Our teachers are highly qualified and experienced and many have masters degrees in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). A number have experience as IELTS examiners. We also keep class sizes small, with around 12 students a class, so our teachers can spend more time working with you personally.
Courses that count
Our courses give you access to quality, affordable programs. The ACU English Language Centre is:
- accredited by the Australian Government’s Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA)
- quality assured by NEAS
- a member of two peak professional bodies: English Australia and University English Centres Australia (UECA).
We're an Excellence Awards finalist!
Australian Catholic University is a finalist in the Best Onboarding/Induction Program division of the Australian Institute of Training and Development’s 2021 Excellence Awards.
This recognises our work in collaborating with eLearning specialists Liberate Learning to offer the ACU Virtual Study Tour, a free digital education package intended to provide international students with a fun and engaging taste of university life in Australia.
Take a virtual study tour