General English

Start your university-level studies off strong by improving your English language skills with the General English program.

Key Information


Minimum 5 Weeks

Intake Dates

Every 4 weeks

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Campus Location


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Please see the Fees section below

Course overview

Build confidence with foundational language skills

The General English program is designed for students focused on the development of foundational language skills, so that you can feel comfortable and fully prepared to commence studies in English.

As part of the course, you can look forward to social excursions and recreational activities that will help you use conversational English in a relaxed setting, allowing you to build up your confidence.

The course focuses on:

  • Core communication skills, including reading, writing and listening
  • Development of vocabulary and grammar skills
  • Enhancement of computer skills

Our General English course is offered at La Trobe University's Melbourne Campus.

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

English program dates

View term dates below

TermsSTART DATE(Orientation)ClassesStudent’s Study breaks & Public holidays
   1 - 6 January (Break)
Term 15 January9 January – 10 February26 January, Australia Day
Term 29 February13 February – 17 March 
Term 316 March20 March – 28 April7 - 13 April, Easter break
25 April, Anzac Day
Term 427 April1 May – 2 June 
   5 – 9 June (Break)
Term 58 June13 June – 14 July12 June, Queen’s Birthday
Term 613 July17 July – 18 August 
   21 – 25 August (Break)
Term 724 August28 August – 28 September29 September, AFL Final
Non-Teaching  2-6 October (Break)
Term 85 October9 October – 10 November7 November, Melbourne Cup Day
Term 99 November13 November – 15 December 
Xmas Break  18 – 31 December (Break)

2024 Fees

Our Elicos fees

A$27,160 (for 56 weeks) at a cost of A$485 per week plus a non-refundable enrolment fee of A$220.

For further details about the General English program, contact one of our representatives.