Why study Essential English?
Things to know
Learn to communicate effectively in English. Essential English provides the basic English skills you need for all social, academic and work
situations, with a focus on written and spoken fluency. The Essential English course is the starting point for students who want to progress into FEEC and UEEC courses to prepare themselves for university entry. Essential English leads directly to Career and Professional English courses.
Develop your skills in:
- Written and spoken English
Classes will include:
- Listening to news, documentary and drama programs
- Reading and writing emails, stories and essay paragraphs
- Participating in conversations, discussions and presentations
- Group work as well as individual study
Please find below a sample Essential English timetable. This is a guide only, and is subject to change.
9:00am - 11.00am
Unit Test: (weekly review of previous unit)
Reading & Listening: International Women’s Day Awards
Vocabulary: Personality Adjectives & Nouns
11:30am - 1:30pm
Grammar: Past Simple Time expressions
Pronunciation: Voiced/Unvoiced consonants
Speaking: Determined people
Essential English is for students with a level equivalent to IELTS 4.5 or under. You will be interviewed and tested on arrival for placement in one of the following levels:
- Essential English 1 (A1) Elementary
- Essential English 2 (A2) Pre-Intermediate
- Essential English 3 (B1) Intermediate
Dates and Fees
There are 10 terms per year for Essential English.
|Term 1||6 January - 7 February||4 January - 5 February|
|Term 2||10 February - 13 March||8 February - 12 March|
|Term 3||16 March - 17 April||15 March - 16 April|
|Term 4||20 April - 22 May||19 April - 21 May|
|Term 5||25 May - 26 June||24 May - 25 June|
|Term 6||29 June - 31 July||28 June - 30 July|
|Term 7||3 August - 4 September||2 August - 3 September|
|Term 8||7 September - 9 October||6 September - 8 October|
|Term 9||12 October - 13 November||11 October - 12 November|
|Term 10||16 November - 18 December||15 November - 17 December|
|Fees||AUD $2,300*||AUD $2,300*|
* Price is indicative only
Talk to one of our nominated agents in your region or contact our friendly team.
* Students who become Australian permanent residents or Australian Citizens during a Diploma Program will be subject to additional competitive processes for entry to a UNSW Sydney degree program. Students must complete the pre-requisite courses in a Diploma within 24 months to progress to second year. If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident, contact us to discuss your options.
**To enter first year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at UNSW Sydney, students must complete 9 subjects and receive advanced standing credit.
*Note: 2020 fees to be confirmed.
- Please note that Commonwealth financial support is not available for Non-Award programs including Global’s Foundation programs and all language courses