You will develop the English language and academic literacy skills required for successful entry to an English speaking university.

The Academic English Program will help you develop your ability to participate confidently within the university community.

Our English programs

Successful completion of Academic English for Foundation (AE3) allows direct entry* into UTS Foundation Studies and the UTS College Extended Diploma program (with entry requirements of IELTS 5.5).

The Pathway

CRICOS Code
032410F
Duration
10 weeks per level
Fees
 $550 per week
UTS College reserves the right to vary fees at any time. You should factor in the likelihood of an annual UTS College fee increase into your budget.
Entry requirements
Modes of study Academic English courses are delivered full time and face-to-face in timetabled classes on campus. The course is also delivered Live Online in exceptional circumstances such as the current pandemic.
Assessment methods Information about specific assessment tasks can be found in the assessment briefs which are given to you in the first week of class. You are assessed on learning outcomes for each of the following skills: writing, reading, speaking and listening. Assessment includes most or all of the following elements: extended written assignments, group oral presentations, group discussions, reading and note-taking tasks, listening and note-taking tasks and final examinations. There is a standardisation process for marking and grading assessments to make sure that grading is consistent and fair. Please note, you must demonstrate that you have passed the learning outcomes for all four macro skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), in order to pass the course.
General Students must be at least 16 years of age at commencement of the Academic English program.
Outcomes
Develop the confidence to interact in social situations and learn the skills you will need to succeed in UTS Foundation Studies and UTS College diploma programs.
Examples of skills you will learn
  • Fundamentals of academic writing
  • Language to participate in seminars and tutorials
  • Listening and note-taking for academic study
  • Group presentation skills
  • Fundamentals of independent learning
  • Cross-cultural skills

Successful completion of Academic English for Diploma (AE4) allows direct entry* into UTS College Standard or Accelerated Diploma programs (courses with entry requirement of IELTS 6.0).

The Pathway

CRICOS Code
032410F
Duration
10 weeks per level
Fees
 $550 per week
UTS College reserves the right to vary fees at any time. You should factor in the likelihood of an annual UTS College fee increase into your budget.
Entry requirements
Modes of study Academic English courses are delivered full time and face-to-face in timetabled classes on campus. The course is also delivered Live Online in exceptional circumstances such as the current pandemic.
Assessment methods Information about specific assessment tasks can be found in the assessment briefs which are given to you in the first week of class. You are assessed on learning outcomes for each of the following skills: writing, reading, speaking and listening. Assessment includes most or all of the following elements: extended written assignments, group oral presentations, group discussions, reading and note-taking tasks, listening and note-taking tasks and final examinations. There is a standardisation process for marking and grading assessments to make sure that grading is consistent and fair. Please note, you must demonstrate that you have passed the learning outcomes for all four macro skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), in order to pass the course.
General Students must be at least 16 years of age at commencement of the Academic English program.
Outcomes
Develop the confidence to interact in social situations and learn the skills you will need to succeed in UTS Foundation Studies and UTS College diploma programs.
Examples of skills you will learn
  • Effective academic writing
  • Effective participation in seminars and tutorials
  • Listening and note-taking skills for academic study
  • Understanding lectures
  • Reading and researching academic texts
  • Summarising and paraphrasing
  • Listening and reading to interpret the media
  • Effective contribution to class discussions and group work

Successful completion of Academic English for Bachelor/Master (AE5) allows direct entry* into most UTS undergraduate and postgraduate degrees  (with entry requirements of IELTS 6.5).

The Pathway

CRICOS Code 032410F
Duration 10 weeks per level
Fees $550 per week
UTS College reserves the right to vary fees at any time. You should factor in the likelihood of an annual UTS College fee increase into your budget.
Entry requirements English entry requirements
Modes of study Academic English courses are delivered full time and face-to-face in timetabled classes on campus. The course is also delivered Live Online in exceptional circumstances such as the current pandemic.
Assessment methods Information about specific assessment tasks can be found in the assessment briefs which are given to you in the first week of class. You are assessed on learning outcomes for each of the following skills: writing, reading, speaking and listening. Assessment includes most or all of the following elements: extended written assignments, group oral presentations, group discussions, reading and note-taking tasks, listening and note-taking tasks and final examinations. There is a standardisation process for marking and grading assessments to make sure that grading is consistent and fair. Please note, you must demonstrate that you have passed the learning outcomes for all four macro skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), in order to pass the course.
General Students must be at least 16 years of age at commencement of the Academic English program.
Outcomes Develop the confidence to interact in social situations and learn the skills you will need to succeed in UTS Foundation Studies and UTS College diploma programs.
Examples of skills you will learn
  • Advanced academic writing
  • Advanced participation in seminars and tutorials
  • Listening and note-taking skills for academic study
  • Understanding detailed academic lectures
  • Reading and researching complex academic texts
  • Advanced cultural interaction skills
  • Academic conversational skills and strategies

Academic English for research (AE6) prepares candidates for studying a UTS postgraduate research degree, either at PhD or Masters Level (courses requiring IELTS 7.0). For enquiries contact courses@insearch.edu.au

*English and academic entry requirements apply. Please refer to the courses page of our website for course information, entry requirements and articulation details. Successful completion of AEL5 satisfies the English Language Admission requirements for most UTS Undergraduate and Post Graduate degrees. For specific details of UTS English entry requirements please refer to the individual faculty pages on the UTS website.

Support services for English students

Support services for English students are tailored specifically to meet the needs of every student.

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Packaging programs

UTS College English courses can be packaged with UTS Foundation Studies and/or diploma courses as well as UTS degrees. You will only need to pay one international student processing fee. One of the advantages of packaged programs is that only one visa is required for the entire study period at UTS College and UTS. Where a package includes English, no further external English test will be necessary before beginning your next course at UTS College or UTS.

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English course enrolment & start dates

Block 1 10 December 2021 13 December 2021 4 March 2022
Block 2 4 March 2022 7 March 2022 13 May 2022
Block 3 13 March 2022 16 May 2022 22 July 2022
Block 4 22 July 2022 25 July 2022 30 September 2022
Block 5 30 September 2022 4 October 2022 9 December 2022

Important dates

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Scholarships and International partners

Scholarships

As part of our ongoing commitment to educating the world’s future leaders, UTS College are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships for both new and continuing students.

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International partners

To help students access our high quality programs we have formed partnerships in five countries outside Australia to offer our English and Diploma programs.

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