English language programs

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Get ready for your university degree with an SCU College English language program (CRICOS Code: 064715B). Choose a language pathway program to suit your needs and work with our team to prepare yourself for your future. Study at our Gold Coast and Lismore campuses in a supportive learning environment.

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

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Japanese EAP student and violinist Maoko Watanabe

“Before coming to Australia, I felt speaking English was a bit scary. After taking the EAP course, having conversations in English is really fun. In EAP there are many great teachers and friendly students from many countries, so it was a very precious experience and the memory is very important for me. Maoko Watanabe English Language Program graduate ”

English Language Program Graduate Outcomes Course Learning Outcomes
Lifelong learning Use skills and knowledge necessary for current and future learning success.
Communication and social skills Demonstrate acquisition of English Language proficiency for use in University study.

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

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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.

Find out more about EAP
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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
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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 and activities so you can engage and learn about Australian life and culture.

Find out more about our study tours
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Study English online

Southern Cross University offers some, non-pathway English language programs online for partner institutions.

These programs run for 10 weeks each year for groups of greater than 50.

More information on studying English online

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Discover what life at Southern Cross University is all about and how you can get involved and engage with the community.

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Cost of living

Interested to know just how much it costs to live in Australia? Find a general guide on our cost of living page.

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Nicholas Hofman is an international student enrolled in Bachelor of Accounting. Sara Boekle and Alex Reichmann are Study Abroad students

Withdrawals, release, refunds FAQs

A list of frequently asked questions containing information on program withdrawals, the process for withdrawing or changing a program, and much more.

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