ELICOS Curriculum Resources 

One of the most important decisions an ELICOS school can make is to decide which courses to add to scope. ELICOS Consulting has a comprehensive array of ELICOS resources available:

General English (6 levels)
IELTS (2 levels)
English for Academic Purposes (2 levels)
Pearson Test of English Academic
Cambridge FCE

Our courses are of the highest quality because they have been written using the most up-to-date textbooks and effective teaching methodologies. All of our curriculum documents have passed at multiple ASQA audits.

General English

The primary goal for the General English course is to prepare students to communicate successfully in English outside the classroom. General English classes are designed to develop autonomous learning through student-centred activities with a focus on task-based learning and communicative competence. They effectively integrates the four macro-skills, which optimises the possibility of a student reaching their learning potential. By the end of the course, students will be able to use their English more confidently and with greater fluency.

The General English ELICOS course structure is six levels: Starter, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate, and Advanced. When students first enter the school, they are placed in their appropriate level. They can progress to the next level if they receive a satisfactory passing grade.


IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. Students primarily take the test in order to qualify for permanent residency or to enter an Australian university. Language schools offer IELTS courses to prepare students to take this test. The test has reading, writing, listening and speaking sections and students taking the test will receive a band score of between 0 and 9. A band score of 6 is generally required for undergraduate university courses.

The IELTS Preparation ELICOS course structure is two levels: Foundation and Advanced. The Foundation course has an entry level band score of 5.0 and an exit level of 6.0, while the Advanced course has an entry level band score of 6.0 and an exit level of 7.0. Both levels are intensive programs, including test taking strategies and tips, and mock tests.
English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

The primary goal for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) students is to give them the skills to fully integrate into an Australian University under-graduate course. The EAP program is designed to prepare students for the academic rigour of a degree course learning and assessment environment, with a focus on critical thinking, academic writing, study skills and presentations. IELTS

The four macro-skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) are effectively integrated, which optimises the possibility of a student becoming an autonomous learner, a pre-requisite for academic success at a university level. By the end of the program, students will be able to confidently and effectively participate in a university lecture, lab class and workshop. 

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

PTE is a computer-based test of English that is approved by the Australian government as a way to measure the language proficiency of people who want to study tertiary courses in or immigrate to Australia. By the end of the course, students will be better equipped to reach their potential with regard to PTE test scores.

Cambridge English First Course

The Cambridge English First course is a 12 week intensive program to prepare international students to take the B2 First exam (formerly known as the Cambridge English First exam). The B2 First Exam is set at Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It is accepted by thousands of businesses and educational institutions worldwide. The Cambridge English First course is designed to give learners the skills to communicate effectively, and write clear, detailed letters, reports and other texts.