Welcome to Australia's English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS).
Studying ELICOS in an Australian English school means participating in a sector of Australian education that has been developed to allow speakers of English as a second language (ESL) to either develop their English or to continue on to academic studies.
In most countries there is no control over ESL teaching. In Australia the government regulates the English teaching industry to make sure that all international students receive a high quality of instruction.
This website has been developed to help students understand about the ELICOS programs and to provide answers to commonly asked questions, along with links to important sites and to the various ELICOS English schools around the country.