All courses are modular in design so that students can choose to study from 2 to 52 weeks.

SELC offers courses to suit all students’ needs and levels, from beginners who want to study General English to more advanced students who want to prepare for exams such as Cambridge and IELTS.

Currently SELC Sydney offers these practical and academic courses:

General English - Daytime and Evening

Beginner* to Advanced (2 to 52-week course with start dates  every Monday, except week 4 of the term)

Suggested start dates every 4 weeks, please refer to SELC Calendar

*Evening: Intermediate and  Upper Intermediate level
This course aims at developing students’ overall proficiency in the four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in general or everyday contexts. Students at lower levels also take part in weekly skills development electives to improve their areas of weakness in either reading and writing or speaking and listening while students at higher levels choose special interest focus electives in areas such as Listening & Speaking, Grammar and Writing, Business English, Australian Studies in Culture and Sport, English for Photography and Introduction to Cambridge Preparation.


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IELTS Preparation - Daytime and Evening


Intermediate to Advanced (2 levels – Intermediate 2 – 12-week and Advanced 2 – 12-week)
This course helps those students who need an IELTS score to enter their chosen academic institution as it focuses on exam techniques and strategies. It also includes simulated IELTS tests and interview practice for the Academic Module but is also useful for IELTS candidates wishing to take the General Training Module. SELC is an authorised Pre-test centre, enabling students to gain practice using authentic IELTS materials.


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Intensive Cambridge Test Preparation - Daytime and Evening


Upper Intermediate to Advanced* (10 or 12-week courses starting 4 times per year in January, March, June and September)

*Evening: FCE and CAE programs
Cambridge tests have always been popular in Europe and are increasing in popularity in Asian and South/Latin American countries. Our Cambridge Preparation courses familiarise students with exam format and equip them with the skills and strategies needed for success in the Cambridge English First (FCE), Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) and Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) tests.


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English for Customer Service Communication - Daytime


Elementary to Pre-intermediate (4-week course with start dates every 4 weeks)
This course will help those looking for hospitality work to communicate in work situations such as cafes and hotels as well as providing the practical skills required for paid work as a ‘Barista’ making and serving all kinds of coffees (cappuccino, latte, espresso etc). Students study and practise the skills required for this employment in SELC’s Café and gain the confidence and qualifications that can help them find work in Australia.


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Academic English Preparation (AEP) - Daytime


Intermediate to Advanced (4 to 36-week course with start dates every 4 weeks) 
This course is for students who wish to enter an Australian university or vocational college and uses authentic material appropriate for tertiary settings. SELC offers a comprehensive academic English course catering for IELTS preparation featuring 3 levels from intermediate to advanced, (from IELTS 4.5 up to 7.0 +). Classes are offered in the morning with self study tutorials in the afternoon for personalised study support. SELC’s EAP course is recognised as satisfying the English language requirements for progression to courses at several important Australian tertiary institutions without the need for our students to have an IELTS or TOEFL score or to take the IELTS test.


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SELC Essential English Timetable
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 12:00pm (Morning Lessons – 15 hours per week)
SELC Essential English Timetable is suitable for language students on tourist or working holiday visas who would prefer to have afternoons free to work or enjoy the sights of Sydney. This timetable is available only for General English students.

SELC Intensive English Timetable - Daytime
Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 2pm and Friday 8:30am to 12:00pm (Full-day Lessons – 20 hours per week)
SELC Intensive English Timetable is for students on all visas at all levels and is a requirement for those on student visas who must study at least 20 hours per week. This timetable is available for students studying in SELC Cambridge, IELTS, Academic English Preparation or English for Customer Service Communication. SELC offers 5 extra hours of Tutorials and Workshops per week.
SELC Intensive English Timetable - Evening
Monday to Friday 17:00pm to 21:15pm (Full-time Lessons – 20 hours per week)
SELC Intensive English Timetable is for students on all visas at Intermediate and Upper Intermediate levels and is a requirement for those on student visas who must study at least 20 hours per week. This timetable is available for students studying in SELC Cambridge (FCE and CAE), IELTS and General Intensive English.

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