English for Further Studies

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

Key Information

Duration

10 weeks

Intake Dates

Campus Location

Melbourne

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Course overview

Build language skills to succeed academically

Not confident you’ll be ready to study in a new language? The English for Further Studies program is designed for international students with ambitions to succeed in an Australian academic setting.

In developing your academic and language skills, you’ll learn self-study techniques, become familiar with lecturer expectations, and get a better understanding of academic coursework.

This is achieved through:

  • Library and project research
  • Academic reading, listening and note taking
  • Presentations and public speaking
  • Academic essay and report writing
  • Critical thinking and analysis

The English for Further Studies course is offered at La Trobe University’s Melbourne campus and can be packaged with your academic course into a single offer letter. 

ELICOS classes are currently scheduled from 11:00am-1:00pm & from 1:30pm-3:30pm (Australian Eastern Standard time - AEST).

Entry requirements

Your starting point will depend on your IELTS score

English Level IELTS TOEFL(iBT) Pearson's Exit to
EFS 3 4.5 (minimum writing score 4.5) 34 30 -
EFS 4 5.0 (minimum writing score 5.0) 40 36 Foundation Studies/Diploma of Business/Diploma of IT
EFS 5 5.5 (minimum writing score 5.5) 55 42 Undergraduate degrees/Diploma of Health
Science/Diploma of Bioscience/Diploma of
Engineering/Diploma of Psychology
EFS 6 6.0 (minimum writing score 6.0) 75 50 Postgraduate programs/Diploma of Media and Communications

English program dates

View term dates below

Terms START DATE(Orientation) Classes Student’s Study breaks & Public holidays
      1 - 6 January (Break)
Term 1 5 January 9 January – 10 February 26 January, Australia Day
Term 2 9 February 13 February – 17 March  
Term 3 16 March 20 March – 28 April 7 - 13 April, Easter break
25 April, Anzac Day
Term 4 27 April 1 May – 2 June  
      5 – 9 June (Break)
Term 5 8 June 13 June – 14 July 12 June, Queen’s Birthday
Term 6 13 July 17 July – 18 August  
      21 – 25 August (Break)
Term 7 24 August 28 August – 28 September 29 September, AFL Final
Non-Teaching     2-6 October (Break)
Term 8 5 October 9 October – 10 November 7 November, Melbourne Cup Day
Term 9 9 November 13 November – 15 December  
Xmas Break     18 – 31 December (Break)

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