Welcome to the English Language Centre
English Language courses are conducted for 44 weeks per year, over academic terms and summer breaks. The ELC also offers the globally recognised International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with tests conducted on site regularly throughout the year.
The teaching staff in the ELC are highly qualified, specialised English language educators. They offer a broad range of language and teaching experience, ensuring that students receive a premier standard of language education. The ELC also maintains quality assurance practices for its course administration and teaching outcomes, to ensure courses are delivered to the highest standard.
The staff in the ELC possess a diverse range of skills and spoken languages. They are committed to providing students with an outstanding language learning experience as well as helping them to achieve their goals. The community lifestyle of Armidale is continued and enhanced at the ELC. With ongoing support, activities and tours, social functions and student interaction, the ELC aims to offer students the complete 'Australian' experience.
The ELC is a part of The University of New England which means that students can progress from basic language training to internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degrees on the same campus. ELC courses ensure that students are equipped for academic study. The University is a centre for educational excellence, boasting a strong heritage and links to tens of thousands of alumni across the world. UNE is also a leader in research innovation and offers internationally renowned degrees.
Living costs in Armidale are significantly lower than in metropolitan cities, and students can immerse themselves in the 'real' Australian academic experience. In addition, UNE offers several residential colleges for on-campus students, as well as a community village.
Armidale is one hour by plane from Sydney, and six hours by road from Brisbane or Sydney to Armidale. There is also a daily train service, Sydney-Armidale. The city of Armidale offers a complete Australian experience, with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, regional living and affordable lifestyle, making the English Language Centre an excellent choice for your educational experience. Armidale is also a centrally located city in the northern region of New South Wales. Armidale is only a two and a half hour drive by motor vehicle to some of the best beaches in Australia, and short day trips will take you to national parks, waterfalls and wineries, and amazing scenery.