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ELICOS - Academic English Program (AEP)

ECC’s Academic English Program (AEP) is specifically designed for students planning to study at an Australian university.

Course overview


The Academic English Program at Edith Cowan College is designed for students who plan to study a degree at Edith Cowan University. Students can improve their academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills during this Program.

The length of your Academic English Program is subject to admissions’ assessment, based on your English level and the course you are going to study.

Course content

  • Essay writing and reading skills
  • Academic English language
  • Academic discussion and presentation skills

Course benefits

  • Taught in 10-week terms, with possible start dates every five weeks
  • Focuses on a mixture of communication skills and academic study skills
  • With a minimum of 65%, you will be able to graduate to the next AEP level or to your designated course
  • No further English testing is required (except for Nursing and other higher English course requirements)
  • Leads into Diploma, Foundation and PQP programs at ECC and various degree programs at ECU

Full-time ECC English courses provide 20-22 hours of English study per week in a classroom setting. Active learning is encouraged through a wide range of teaching methods, which are combined with modern materials and resources. A variety of assessment methods are used to monitor progress.

ECC’s English language courses are accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).


10-40 weeks

Intake Dates

Dependent on package

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Campus Location

ECU Mt Lawley Campus

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2024: A$475/week


Courses that AEP can lead into

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