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Centre for English Teaching

Supporting international students
We provide high quality academic and English language courses to support international students.

Our programs

Direct Entry Course (DEC) is an English language program that prepares you for direct admission to your chosen course at Sydney University.

  • To be eligible, you need a conditional offer of admission to the University and an international English test result, or equivalent.
  • Courses run for five to 36 teaching weeks, depending on your current level of English language skills and the level required for your degree.

Customised Programs are our cutting-edge, innovative programs for University students and English teachers who wish to improve their English communication skills and experience academic life. These courses are open to all prospective international students with an offer from the University, and a minimum IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent.

Graduate Academic Skills (GAS) is a high level five-week academic skills course that provides an introduction to the expectations and values of academic culture in an Australian university.

English Language Teacher Training (ELTT) is an is an innovative professional development course that covers the latest theories and approaches to teaching English for speakers of other languages.

Advanced Skills for Academic Success (ASAS) is an intensive four-week advanced academic skills course for international scholars sponsored by the Australian government.

Prepare for a language test

If you have not yet completed an English language test, we offer an Intensive Test Preparation Course that can be tailored to help you prepare for a specific language exam, such as IELTS. Please note that classes are temporarily suspended. Please enquire for further details.

This course will give you confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing. We provide extra support for the areas you may find difficult.

The course runs for up to 50 weeks, and is open to anyone. However, if your IELTS is currently below 4.5, we will place you in a Global English course first.

Preparing for your career

The unique two to 50 week Global English course aims to build skills and confidence for social and professional communication. Learn essential employability skills, build global connections, and acquire digital literacy skills through communicative, task-based and mobile learning opportunities. Please note that classes are temporarily suspended. Please enquire for further details.

OET Test Preparation is a preparation course for students intending to undertake the Occupational English Test (OET), an English language test for healthcare professionals.

Centre for English Teaching

  • Level 5, Wentworth Building, Corner of Butlin Avenue and City Road, Darlington Campus

    Opening hours:
    8.30am to 4.30pm


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