English Courses


What is ELICOS?

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students
Our minimum requirements are:
Be 18+ years of age.
Successful completion of Year 11 or equivalent in your home country.
As part of the enrolment process, you will be interviewed and possibly be required to do a short placement test. Advancement through course levels is measured by satisfactory assessment progress. Assessment is continuous during courses; there is no major final exam.

ANCE English language study options

Enrol at ANCE and have the opportunity to combine your courses. For example, 10 weeks of General English (Intermediate or Upper Intermediate) and then study IELTS Preparation for 10 weeks. Study 10 weeks of General English then complete 10 weeks of Business English to give you the competitive edge! There are many combinations and we are always here to offer you expert advice when planning your English language studies.

ANCE Timetable

Our timetable is flexible and considers the work/study commitments of our students. ANCE students attend 5 hours of classes per day, 20 contact hours per week with our experienced teachers.

Monday – Thursday 8.45 – 2.45pm. Coffee/tea break 10.45-11am. Lunch break 12.45-1.30pm.

General English

Want to improve your general English language skills? This course is for you! Please note completion of each level generally takes 15 weeks. Test preparation – 8hrs per week – is included in the Upper Intermediate course.

ANCE currently offers:

Elementary at CFR level A1 [ielts 1.0-3.0]
Pre-Intermediate at CFR level A2 [ielts 3.0-4.0]
Intermediate at CFR level B1 [ielts 4.0-5.0]
Upper-Intermediate at CFR level B2 [5.5-6.5]

Start dates 2017: Enrolment is possible every Monday and Friday between 10am – 4pm.

Business English (Soon)

Planning to study business/finance/management? Want to improve how you conduct business in English? The course also will empower you with the language of business and the cultural mores of conducting business in an English speaking environment.

ANCE will offer:

Intermediate at CFR level B1 [ielts 4.0-5.0]
Upper Intermediate at CFR level B2 [ielts 5.5-6.5]

You can use this course as preparation for the Cambridge Business English Certificate levels 1 (Preliminary) and 2 (Vantage)* and are an excellent pathway to business courses in vocational (VET) and higher education sectors. Completing 1 level of Business English would generally take 12 weeks. *ANCE has no direct association with Cambridge English Language assessments.

Start dates 2017: Subject to number of students.

IELTS Test Preparation (NEW)

ANCE will offer:

Intermediate at CFR level B1 [ielts 4.0-5.0]
Upper Intermediate at CFR level B2 [ielts 5.5-6.5]

ANCE offers two IELTS test preparation courses for Intermediate level students (B1/4.5-5.0) and Upper Intermediate students (B2/5.5-6.5). Each IELTS Test preparation course is of 10 weeks duration with fixed start dates (see below). The course is intended for people who need to verify their English language proficiency in internationally recognised tests, and is quite specifically designed to meet the learning needs of international students preparing to take the IELTS test. The course assessment is continuous and allows for learners to monitor their own progress, including materials similar to those used in the IELTS test. The course includes information about the format of the IELTS test and how to register as a candidate.

Start dates 2017: APRIL 03, JUNE 12