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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.
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Recreation activities (Tours, BBQ's, Australia Zoo, Aboriginal Experience etc)
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.
Exam and comprehension skills
Planning and writing a research paper
Planning and writing essays
Accuracy with grammar and vocabulary
Pronunciation and oral fluency
Listening for importance
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.