ELICOS - English Language Courses





Kangan Institute’s English language courses can help improve your English language skills. These courses are designed for both personal development and preparation for direct entry into TAFEs and universities.

Our levels range from elementary to advanced. New English classes start every week and depending on your level, your study duration can range from 5 to 40 weeks. In our English language courses, you will learn to:

  • Write essays and reports
  • Give presentations
  • Communicate with confidence in English
  • Research and reference
  • Study independently
  • Develop your grammar and vocabulary
  • Synthesise ideas through activities from the classroom and through excursions.

When you arrive, you will receive an orientation and will be guided on your study goals. You will also receive regular feedback from our teachers as you progress.

Students who successfully complete certain levels of their English courses can take a direct entry route to Foundation Studies or vocational education (TAFE). At the higher level you can gain direct entry to undergraduate courses.

Location and Facilities

Our Docklands campus is located in the beautiful harbour-front suburb of Docklands. Adjacent to the Melbourne CBD, the campus is easily accessible by trams, which stop outside the campus.

Only a 5 minute walk to the central Southern Cross Train Station, it is extremely easy to get to campus wherever you are in Melbourne. Only a short stroll from the waterfront, you can enjoy trendy cafés and boutique shopping outside of class hours.

The ELICOS Centre is specially designed to provide optimal learning environments for students. Interactive whiteboards in all classrooms facilitate language learning and support the latest resources available, including online resources. The centre also features:

  • A computer laboratory with state-of-the-art computer equipment  
  • Specialised software for language learning
  • Email and high speed internet access
  • Free wireless internet

International students can also access the centre’s student lounge that is equipped with kitchen facilities, hot water, microwave and a refrigerator.

Student activities

In addition to timetabled classes, international students can access our student lounge and the computers in the library.

As part of each students’ ELICOS program, we organise a range of educational excursions and activities. This helps students to visit areas of interest as well as to socialise and to use their English in practical situations. The cost of these excursions is subsidised by the Institute.