English language courses

Boost your English language skills and your confidence as you start your study journey with our ELICOS courses.

ELICOS courses

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (known as ELICOS) includes General English and English for Further Studies (English for Academic Purposes).

Students studying English have access to student advisory and support services, computer laboratories, field trips and excursions, cultural studies, and language and social activities which allow them to experience and live the Australian university life. English language students also have access to all of La Trobe University's campus facilities.

Students can participate in the free Learner Support Sessions to enhance their skills. These sessions may include:

  • Academic writing
  • Conversation with La Trobe University Students
  • English through drama
  • IELTS preparation
  • Listening through song
  • Paraphrasing and summary writing
  • Reading skills
  • Ready for work
  • Speaking skills
  • Using the media to learn English
  • Vocabulary for academic writing

Download our ELICOS flyer to find out more about our programs and why we are such a great option for students.

Download our ELICOS (Spanish version) flyer.

Levels & outcomes

English program steps

LTCA pathways diagram

Meet our Students

Ibrahim Hassan A Aljedany

“I learn something new every day, even from new students. I have learned some great tips on writing and structuring essays from them. In return, I have helped them with some useful skills I have learned during my time here. We collaborate and help each other. We work really well together – it is like we’ve known each other for years! Each person brings their own ways of thinking which has positively changed the way we study. In class, we work together collaboratively and we receive a lot from feedback from each other.” 

Ibrahim Hassan A Aljedany

English courses

General English

Improve your English language skills overall with the General English program.

English for Further Studies

Be ready to start your academic journey with this 10-week English language course for international students.