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Welcome to CET

With specialised programs and highly qualified English teachers, we deliver innovative, high quality English language programs in a supportive environment, and maintain excellence in teaching.

Each year, we welcome around 3,500 students from around the world to learn English at CET. We develop and prepare English language proficiency for undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs, or career and migration pathways.

Our program leaders, curriculum designers and teaching professionals are innovators in the field of English learning and research in Australia. All of our courses are taught by highly qualified instructors who have intensive experience both in Australia and internationally in instructing English speaking, writing, reading and listening skills.

Part of the University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university, established 160 years ago. It is ranked #3 in Australia in both the QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University has a network of campuses in Sydney and beyond with around 60,000 students enrolled each year and growing.

Centre for English Teaching (CET) is part of the University of Sydney, located in the centre of the main campus. CET students can package their English course with a degree at the University and gain direct entry into their chosen degree.

Hear from our students

Alison Yang

Direct Entry Course (DEC) student

During the DEC course I applied to be a CET Student Leader. This experience actually inspired me to be a volunteer overseas. I built houses and taught English to students in the second poorest village in Sri Lanka. I am really proud of myself after that experience.

Alvaro Franco

Grdaduate Academic Skills (GAS) student

My experience in CET and Graduate Academic Skills helped me to improve my academic skills in English. CET also gave me the opportunity to meet people from different countries and different parts of the world.

Evelyn Herrera

Global English (GE) student

CET has empowered me as a professional and as a woman to express my opinions with confidence. In the GE course I realised the importance of communicating clearly my aspirations and desires. At the end of the course I feel confident enough to express my opinions.

Located in the heart of Sydney

The Centre for English Teaching (CET) is situated in the main campus of University of Sydney in central Sydney. Sydney ranks fifth on a list of the best cities in the world in which to live, work and study by the 2018 Global Liveability Index.

Our campus is only 10 minutes drive away from Sydney's CBD and China Town, 15 minutes to the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, and 25 minutes to the iconic Bondi Beach. The campus is next door to Newtown, an exciting neighbourhood with a thriving music, theatre, design and restaurant scene. There are many transport options available to students and we offer bike-friendly facilities for cyclists.