As an accredited provider, Eynesbury offers English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) to help you prepare for your study and career goals.

Key Information


10 weeks (per level)*

*Students will need to complete 10 weeks in order to complete a course or level successfully. Students can do 5 weeks only if they have met the entry requirements for their next program or if they are not packaged with any pathway programs (ELICOS only).

Intake Dates

9 intakes per year

View important dates

Campus location

Coglin Street Campus

Programs are delivered through a variety of modes, not excluding online studies

View campus facilities


$400 per week

CRICOS Code: 082985G

Program overview

Improve your English language skills with ELICOS

Eynesbury College is an accredited provider of English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS).

Program structure

ELICOS levels

Each ELICOS level is studied over two 5-week modules. The total study required for each level is 10 weeks. Students can expect their IELTS to improve 0.5 for each 10 week block of successful study. Assessment is based on coursework, exams and minimum attendance requirements.

With each level you will improve the following key competencies to help prepare you for your future studies and career:

  • English listening skills
  • English reading skills
  • English writing skills
  • English speaking skills
  • Australian study skills

English for General Purposes is designed for students who are at beginner level of English. EGP entry requirement: IELTS 3.5 or equivalent.

The English for Academic Purposes Preparation program prepares students to study intermediate level English. EAPP entry requirement: IELTS 4.0 or equivalent.

English for Academic Purposes develops in students the English language skills required to succeed at academic study.

Meet the ELICOS senior teacher


Kari Qasem has been an ELICOS teacher at Eynesbury College since 2009. She is a committed and highly experienced teacher who teaches English to international students from various cultural backgrounds from General English to the highest level of Academic English. Her qualifications include Masters in Linguistics and Diploma of Teaching. Prior to joining Eynesbury College, Kari had taught English as a Foreign Language to high school students in Israel for 7 years.  She also held leadership positions in her previous job as a Year 10 Coordinator and Student Board Mentor.

Kari has made tremendous contributions to the development of the teaching materials at Eynesbury College. Her dedication to her work has ensured that her students are well-prepared for their next program upon completing their English language studies.

Kari is a keen adopter of new learning and teaching technologies. She continues to develop innovative teaching and learning strategies in order to promote interactive learning and an engaging environment for students.

Additional information


Online and on-campus classes run 4 hours per day on weekdays, plus self-directed study as required.

Entry Requirements

Meet language entry requirements for The University of Adelaide

IELTS entry score and progression

Students require different IELTS scores to meet the language requirements for their chosen degree at The University of Adelaide. Students can expect the IELTS score to improve 0.5 for each 10 week block of successful study.

We recommend that students check with the Admission Team at The University of Adelaide to make sure they meet the English Language requirements for their chosen degree.