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English Course On Campus

Academic English

University of Canberra

35 days
450 AUD/module
450 AUD/module
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The Academic English from University of Canberra will help you develop your English skills for further study in Australia. 

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The Academic English from University of Canberra can be very different to the English you use every day. Even if you speak English well in conversation, it might be difficult to understand the new words and structures used in university or another academic setting. Our curriculum will ensure you are completely prepared for university study in Australia.

Key facts:

In these courses, you will develop skills in academic proficiency and literacy in English. You will find it easier to understand and participate in your college or university course. If you complete the Academic English course successfully, you will be able to use English in a variety of academic contexts and take responsibility for your progress with little support from teachers.

Programme Structure

You will learn skills across a number of areas including:

Reading and listening

  • note-taking strategies for lectures and tutorials
  • analysis of reading text structures 
  • techniques for speed reading, skimming and scanning

Speaking and writing

  • planning, drafting and editing reports and essays 
  • effective communication in tutorials 
  • pronunciation and voice training for presentations and seminars
  • active participation in group projects
  • bibliographic and in-text referencing 

Critical thinking

  • analysis of tertiary assessment tasks 
  • research skills
  • learner independence
  • intercultural communication

Skills for Higher Education in Australia

  • group work and presentation skills
  • expectations of Australian lecturers and tutors
  • time management skills
  • using technology in learning and production 
  • how to avoid plagiarism.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 35 days

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All our programs require you to be 17 years of age or older. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    450 AUD/module
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    Based on the tuition of 450 AUD per module during 35 days.
  • National

    450 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 450 AUD per module during 35 days.
  • $450 per week

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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