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, IELTS ,TOEIC/TOEFL or OET.
Currently SELC Sydney offers these practical and academic courses:
Beginner to Advanced (2 to 52-week course with start dates every Monday)
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 studentsat higher levels choose special interest focus electives in areas such as TOEIC and TOEFL Test Preparation, Grammar and Writing, Business English, Australian Studies in Culture and Sport, English for Health Fitness and Wellbeing.
Intermediate to Advanced (2 to 24-week course with start dates every 4 weeks) available at Bondi Campus mornings only and city campus evenings only
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.
Upper Intermediate to Advanced (10 or 12-week courses starting 4 times per year in January, March, June and September) available at the Bondi Campus only
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.
Intermediate (4 to 12-week course with start dates every Monday)
This flexible program provides SELC students with an accelerated learning pathway to SELC Cambridge Preparation courses. This pathway course is ideal for students with an intermediate level of English who would like to gain entry into SELC’s Cambridge First Preparation Programs. This four to twelve-week program will fast track students’ progress by providing an introduction to the skills and techniques required for success in the Cambridge exams.
Strong Intermediate to Advanced (2 to 12-week courses with starts every Monday) available at the city campus evenings only.
SELC city campus now offers a flexible yet focused evening Cambridge English First Preparation program for serious, motivated students who are not able to attend a full-time course in the daytime due to other commitments. Students may join this more flexible Cambridge Preparation Program on any Monday. They can study from two to twelve weeks in this rotating course and are not required to take the Cambridge exam.
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.
Intermediate to Advanced (2 to 36-week course with start dates every 4 weeks)
Aimed at people working in international business or those wishing to do so, the SELC English for Business Communication course offers all the language and cultural skills needed by people who use English for their work. Students participate in real-life business projects including presentations, meetings and negotiations, as well as attending interesting lectures and varied excursions.
Intermediate to Advanced (2 to 30-week course with start dates every 5 weeks) available at the city Campus only
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.
Intermediate (8 weeks)
This eight-week program offers an opportunity for intermediate level students to develop their English language and communication skills sufficiently to advance to the Occupational English Test (OET) Preparation Program and ultimately pass the OET. The course centres on language content that is relevant to nurses and health practitioners.
Upper Intermediate to Advanced (8 weeks)
This course is designed for overseas-trained healthcare professionals who are preparing for the Occupational English Test (OET) and are seeking professional registration in Australia. The course will help students identify the particular areas of need in their English language development and to address those areas through a focus on the specific requirements of the OET. Course materials have been designed to reflect the types of tasks found in the OET with a focus on approaches to the tasks and help with test-taking strategies.
SELC Bondi and Sydney City Timetable
SELC Daytime English Timetable (Bondi and City campuses)
|13:30-15:00||Lesson 3||Social activities|
|(15:00 – 15:10)||BREAK|
|15:15-16:15||Intensive English Skills Boost|
SELC Essential English Timetable
Monday to Friday 9am to 12.30pm (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
Monday to Thursday 9am to 3pm and Friday 9am to 12.30pm (Full-day Lessons – 21 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, English for Health, Fitness and Wellbeing or English for Customer Service Communication.
SELC Intensive English + English Skills BOOST Program
Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.15pm and Friday 9am to 12.30pm (Full-day Lessons plus extra afternoon – 21 + 4 hours per week)
SELC’s new English Skills BOOST Program assists students who want to push themselves academically to accelerate their learning and achieve their goals faster. Designed for lower level students (Elementary to Intermediate) who would like to focus on improving their particular weaknesses either in Academic or Communications skills.
Delivered as four additional one-hour lessons (at an additional cost) on Mondays through to Thursdays, these small class groups are in two streams:
- Academic Skills Stream including reading, writing, test preparation skills, critical thinking skills
- Communication Skills Stream including speaking, listening, pronunciation, accent reduction, presentation, debating and assertiveness skills.
SELC Evening English Timetable (City Campus only)
SELC Evening English Timetable (city campus only) is available for students on any visa including student visas who would prefer to study in the evening, leaving the days free for work or other commitments.