Chisholm International English Language Centre

Chisholm's classes ensure that you quickly develop the skills and confidence necessary for better general English communication, professional communication and further study at vocational or university levels.

We understand you may want to improve your English for a variety of reasons including getting a job or applying for a new visa. A range of course options are available to suit your English needs. English courses are delivered at our Dandenong campus in specialist learning environments.

Academic English Programs - English for Further Study (ELICOS)

We off English courses designed as pathways to future employment. Our academic programs focus on essential advanced and academic English language skills, including:

  • advance reading strategies
  • formal and academic writing
  • listening and note-taking
  • effective research and study skills
  • advanced speaking
  • development of language skills to analyse, critically evaluate and interpret spoken and written text
  • intensive exam preparation.

All academic programs include exclusive access to Chisholm's specifically developed Vocational Learning Packages (English for Specific Purposes).

Academic English program levels

  • Upper intermediate
  • Advanced

Course length

Students who are intending to go on to further study will be advised of the required course duration before they arrive in Australia to ensure they meet the English level required for diploma or degree admission. Students not intending to go onto further study may elect their own course duration.


General English programs (ELICOS)

General English programs give students the skills to communicate with confidence in an English-speaking environment. Students have many opportunities to use their English language skills in practical situationa. Speaking, listening, reading and writing skills are practised through the use of interesting, fun and topical resources include:

  • newspapers
  • magazines
  • television
  • music
  • movies.

 

General English program level

  • Elementary
  • Pre-intermediate
  • Intermediate

Course length

Students who are intending to go on to further study will be advised of the required course duration before they arrive in Australia to ensure they meet the English level required for diploma or degree admission. Students not intending to go onto further study may elect their own course duration.

Certification

Upon successful completion of each English Level, a Certificate of Achievement is issued, noting the level completed and the language competencies achieved. Students who do not successfully complete a level but wish to conclude their study receive a Certificate of Attendance noting the length of the time studied.

Teaching approach

Classes consist of a combination of teaching approaches such as internet through smart boards, games, puzzles, quizzes, student presentations, guest speakers, computer-based activities, group work, plays, and discussions of popular culture topics (both international and Australian) - all directed by highly experienced and qualified teachers.

Study program

Twenty hours per week classroom and independent learning centre

Progressing to the next level

Each course is structured as a 10-week block. Students progress to the next level based on satisfactory completion of a block of study. Students have the opportunity to progress faster if they can demonstrate satisfactory completion of assessments. Satisfactory completion is based on a range of assessments, consistent attendance and active participation in learning. Individual student progress is carefully monitored to ensure every opportunity for success. Personal learning plans are developed with students who require extra support/

Admission

Students are placed in the appropriate class level based on an IELTS test score or placement test that is undertaken at the time of application and confirmed on arrival.

Location

Dandenong campus

Course code CHIS00129 CRICOS code 053977D

Cost

Students who enrol in more than 20 weeks may pay a 50 per cent deposit and the balance half way through their program.

Duration Tuition Materials fee
5 weeks $1550 $110
10 weeks $3100 $110
15 weeks $4650 $110
20 weeks $6200 $220
25 weeks $7750 $220
30 weeks $9300 $330
35 weeks $10,850 $330
40 weeks $12,400 $440
45 weeks $13,950 $440
50 weeks $15,500 $550

Intakes

Students may start study on any Monday or at structured block intakes as show in the table.

 Enrolment/Start 2016  End
 4 January  5 February
 8 February  11 March
 15 March  15 April
 Break  
 26 April  27 May
 30 May  1 July
 Break  
 11 July  12 August
 15 August  16 September
 Break  
 3 October  4 November
 7 November  9 December
 Enrolment/Start 2017  End
 3 January  3 February
 6 February  10 March
 14 March  14 April
 Break  
 24 April  26 May
 29 May  30 June
 Break  
 10 July  11 August
 14 August  15 September
 Break  
 2 October  3 November
 6 November  8 December