English Language Courses (ELICOS)

This course is not available to local students.
EL-ELICOS English Language Hawthorn Send me a link to this course

Improve your English skills at Swinburne.

Our English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) are designed to help you improve your English language skills in preparation to study or to progress your career.

Swinburne offers two types of English language courses: General English and English for Academic Purposes.

General English is designed to improve your language skills for day-to-day situations. It can also prepare you for further English language studies.

English for Academic Purposes is designed to teach you the language skills needed to study at university. It can help you meet the minimum English language entry requirements for entry to your chosen course at Swinburne.

When you choose ELICOS at Swinburne, the content and length of your course will be personalised to your existing English language skills. Our aim is to help you meet your goals. Course duration is between five and 50 weeks and courses begin every five weeks. ELICOS students have access to self-guided and online learning resources, participate in group projects and excursions, and have access to student clubs.
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Your Guide to Studying English at Swinburne

Find out about our English Language Courses (ELICOS), including information about our teachers, students, and campus in this handy guide to studying English at Swinburne


5 Week/s (duration ranges 5 to 50 weeks)


Hawthorn (January, February, March, May, June, July, August, October, November) - View application and start dates




A$440 (per week for 2019)*

The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.