English language programs

Get ready for your university degree with an SCU College English language program. Choose a language pathway program to suit your needs and work with our team to prepare yourself for your future. Study online or at our Gold Coast and Lismore campuses in a supportive learning environment.

International students undertaking the English language academic pathway program through SCU college at Lismore campus.

Study English online

Begin your journey to Southern Cross University with our Study English online programs. With SCU College, you can study from your home wherever you are in the world and then join us on campus in the future. Study General English or English for Academic Purposes online now.

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Classroom full of EAP Students

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is the perfect unit to help you prepare yourself for study at Southern Cross University. EAP will help you build on your existing English language abilities in reading, writing, speaking and listening. This unit will also help you develop your academic and digital literacy practices, including researching, referencing, note-taking, using the Southern Cross University Learning Management System and giving presentations.

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SCU English College student Natsumi Hakai at the Learning Centre on the Lismore campus

General English (GE)

SCU College’s General English unit will help you develop your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills while focusing on communicative English. Our team will help you develop your language skills for use in real-life contexts including work and travel.

About the General English unit   
International students on study tour

Study tours

Immerse yourself in an English-speaking environment with one of our customised English-language study tours. No matter what English language skill level you are at, this program can be tailored to suit your needs. Each tour includes English language classes, vocational lectures and relevant industry visits such as childcare, tourism, information technology, tropical horticulture, animal husbandry, aquaculture, organic growing, agribusiness and marine studies.

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Frequently asked questions

ProgramLismoreCoffs HarbourGold Coast
English for Academic Purposes*  
General English*  
Study tours 

*These programs are registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) and the SCU College are fully accredited by National English Language Teaching Accreditation Scheme (NEAS).

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Arrival information 

2020/2021 Tuition costs:

  • $450 per week (20 hours face-to-face tuition + 5 hours self-study)
  • $240 enrolment fee (non-refundable).

Other:

  • $300 Workplace Observation placement fee.
  • Lismore - Placement fee (single) $290
  • Lismore - Placement fee (shared) $240
  • Coffs Harbour – Placement fee (single) $290
  • Coffs Harbour – Placement fee (shared) $240
  • Gold Coast – Placement fee (single or shared) $290

2020/2021 Homestay Placement Fees (per placement):

  • Lismore - Placement fee (single) $290
  • Lismore - Placement fee (shared) $240
  • Coffs Harbour – Placement fee (single) $290
  • Coffs Harbour – Placement fee (shared) $240
  • Gold Coast – Placement fee (single or shared) $290

Medical insurance costs:

  • Overseas Student Health Cover is compulsory for all international students
  • Indicative cost for 12 months $605 (effective February 2018).

Costs associated with study tours are negotiated with each tour group and depend on activities arranged. 

Refund Policy

Students are able to obtain a refund of fees under some circumstances. See Tuition Fees Refund Policy.

2020/2021 Homestay costs:

 Coffs HarbourLismoreGold Coast
Single (1 student per family, 18 years or over)

$330 (2020)

$340 (2021)

$330 (2020)

$340 (2021)

$370 (2020)

$370 (2021)
Shared (2 or more students per family, 18 years or over)

$300 (2020)

$315 (2021)

$300 (2020)

$315 (2021)

$340 (2020)

$340 (2021)
Single (1 student per family 17 years or under)

$350 (2020)

$350 (2021)
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Shared (2 or more students per family, 17 years or under)

$330 (2020)

$330 (2021)

$330 (2020)

$330 (2021)
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All costs include 3 meals per day, Wi-Fi and transport to campus      

What will I study?

All Academic English and General English classes include:

  • 20 hours of face-to-face tuition per week from experienced and qualified ESL teachers
  • 5 hours of independent self-study
  • Computer access during and after class
  • Formative and summative class assessment
  • Access to library, computer laboratories and other university facilities
  • Program completion documents.

Timetables

Although timetables may vary, generally:

  • At Lismore and Coffs Harbour** campuses English language classes are from 9:00am to 2:00pm with self-study from 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • At Gold Coast campus English classes are from 8:30am - 1:15pm followed by an hour of self-study or 1:30pm - 6:15pm followed by an hour of self-study. These scheduled timings are subject to availability
  • Students have access to email and the internet after and before class in one of the many university computer laboratories.

 ** Only Study Tours are available at Coffs Harbour.

General English and English for Academic Purposes programs are pathways to university study. Depending on your English language proficiency, English Language Programs lead to enrolment in diplomas through to postgraduate qualifications. Please for entry levels for specific programs.

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Contact SCU College

Director, SCU College

T: +61 7 5589 3366

E: colldirector@scu.edu.au

Assistant to Director, SCU College

T: +61 7 5589 3359

T: +61 409 558 792

E: emily.pather@scu.edu.au

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