duration

Course Duration

Weekly Classes
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Location

NSW/QLD/TAS Campuses
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Pricing

Depends on your visa type
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ABOUT THIS COURSE

AIBT’s ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) courses focus on an active-learning approach and our students take a more dominant role in the classroom.
They are given tasks where the teacher acts as a facilitator and communication is based on students giving opinions and reasons for those opinions.
Using information available to IELTS examiners, we explain what examiners look for and expect.
AIBT also focus on how to get higher band scores by specifically targeting each individual student’s weaknesses.

WHY STUDY ELICOS AT AIBT?

Staff
All English teachers at AIBT are highly qualified and experienced in teaching English under strict TESOL guidelines. All teachers are experts in English language teaching and will get to know you well. If you are worried about your English language development, your class or your study plans, your teacher will be there to help guide you towards success. The teachers actively engage students of all cultural backgrounds with a range of activities designed around real life practical situations.
Flexible Start Date
Students may choose to commence any week during the term to fit individual study plan schedules.
Student Support
Free accomodation placement services
Medical insurance arrangement
Orientation program
Study support
Recreation activities (Tours, BBQ's, Australia Zoo, Aboriginal Experience etc)
English Only Policy
All classes are taught with an English-Only Policy. This is to ensure that all students maximise their opportunity to learn and practise their English skills. The English-Only Policy has been established to assist you in making the most of your English language practise time, and develop confidence in a supportive environment whilst at AIBT.

ENTRY ASSESSMENT

The AIBT Entry Placement Test is given to students to assess their current level of English competency.
Paired with a verbal interview, the test places students in the appropriate English level class.
Other English language proficiency tests are taken into consideration such as IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and Cambridge English (see table).
The AIBT Entry Placement Test is used only as a guide to determine class placement.

IELTS
PTE
CAMBRIDGE
TOEFL
8.0
79
80
110-114
7.5
72
74
110-114
7.0
64
67
94-101
6.5
58
58
70-93
6.0
50
52
60-78
5.5
42
47
46-59
5.0
35
41
35-45
4.5
29
35
32-33

COURSE GUIDE

Academic learning & assessment skills
Critical rationality
Exam and comprehension skills
Investigation techniques
Academic writing skills
Australian-style compositions and reports
Planning and writing a research paper
Planning and writing essays
Academic reading skills
Reading for comprehension
Broadening vocabulary
Academic presenting skills
Planning and delivery of a presentation
Accuracy with grammar and vocabulary
Pronunciation and oral fluency
Academic listening skills
Note-taking during lectures
Listening for importance

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS STUDYING ON A STUDENT VISA

As a condition of all student visa-holders, students must maintain a mandatory 80% class attendance.
This is to ensure satisfactory academic progress in ELICOS.
This includes, but is not limited to the following:

• Participating in class events and discussions
• Demonstrating a continuous development in the English language and fluency skills
• Being proficient in a minimum of 50% of the class assessments

If a student has been accepted into an AIBT Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma course subject to reaching a required level of English proficiency, and the student does not reach that level of proficiency, AIBT will require the student to continue ELICOS classes for a further prescribed period. This is to ensure the student is competent in the English language, as all AIBT course materials are taught in English. If a student does not agree to further their ELICOS studies, he/she will not be accepted into an AIBT Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma course.