ELICOS General English

CRICOS CODE 097218B

Course Description:

Adult second language acquisition is particularly difficult and complex. Designed by two highly qualified and ESL experienced trainers who have both learned second languages as adults, Academique’s program is unique in the way the varied needs of students, particularly low performance competence, are addressed not only within the classroom but also through the structure of the program by utilising the ‘LEAP’ options system.

Schedule 20 contact hours per week

Sign in and out of each class

Catch up any missed hours each week with 'Guided Individual Learning' sessions

Key Days:

Hrs Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8 to 9 1 G.I.L G.I.L G.I.L G.I.L G.I.L G.I.L
9 to 12 3 Cutting Edge
(ELICOS)
Cutting Edge
(ELICOS)
Morning Options Spoken and Written English Spoken and Written English G.I.L
12 to 1 LUNCH
1 to 4 3 Cutting Edge
(ELICOS)
Cutting Edge
(ELICOS)
Afternoon Options Spoken and Written English Spoken and Written English
4 to 5 1 G.I.L G.I.L G.I.L G.I.L G.I.L G.I.L

5 minutes ‘grace’ to move between classes, 10 minutes for morning and afternoon coffee break
G.I.L = Guided Individual Learning: Available 6 days a week!
Cutting Edge: The highly developed integrated system for ELICOS


Morning and Afternoon OPTIONS: So you can design part of your learning program

Morning Afternoon
Easy listening and speaking Confidence building low level fun activities Basic Grammar and Vocab Correct your basic grammar and vocab errors
English for work Practical knowledge for getting work Mid listening and speaking Confidence building mid level fun activities
Test Practice (IELTS style) High level speaking listening reading and writing test practice Test Practice (IELTS style) High level speaking listening reading and writing test practice

Course Structure

There are 5 levels and each level is 12 weeks in length.

Students can begin their course on any Monday.

Every 10 weeks of study there is a 1-2 week scheduled study-break. The ELICOS college closes for 4 weeks in the Christmas/New Years Season

 

ELEMENTARY

Student can

•          deal reasonably competently with everyday situations

•          write simple sentences

•          follow instructions and ask for clarification

•          read, understand and extract information from short texts

PRE-INTERMEDIATE

Student can

•          deal with more complex communication for problem solving in everyday life

•          write simple paragraphs dealing with factual matter and expressing opinions

•          understand and respond to questions in familiar situations

•          read, understand and interpret longer texts

INTERMEDIATE

Student can

•          communicate reasonably comfortably in familiar situations and on some more abstract topics

•          write letters, short essays and articles

•          understand and respond to questions in most situations, including the unfamiliar

•          read, understand and interpret longer texts, newspaper articles and novels

UPPER INTERMEDIATE

Student can

•          handle communication in most situations, using generally accurate linguistic resources

•          contribute comfortably to classroom interaction and discussions on a range of topics

•          write essays, research and present projects

•          read, understand and interpret longer, more complex texts on a variety of subjects

•          interact comfortably with native speakers, producing generally coherent discourse

ADVANCED

Student can

•          handle communication in most situations, using accurate and appropriate linguistic resources

•          contribute with ease to classroom interaction and discussions on a range of topics, including abstract and unfamiliar

•          write essays and analytical assignments, research and present projects

•          read, understand and interpret texts of a more academic nature, and on a variety of subjects

•          interact fluently with native speakers, producing coherent and articulate discourse