• Australian English Language Centre
Australian English Language Centre (AELC)

For students who need to increase their level of English language prior to study or those who would simply like to improve their English language skills.

We are pleased to welcome student-visa holders, tourists, working holiday visitors or residents who would like to improve their English language skills.

AELC students also have the opportunity to study a vocational course at ACAE.

Our courses involve individual work as well as pair work and group work. Whatever your level might be or whatever future goals you have, we have a course suitable for you.

You will be taught by our team of qualified and experienced teachers who are committed to your learning success and achievement of your goals. Our teachers organise a varied and systematic teaching plan to incorporate your learning needs and to help you progress.

You will be placed in a class suitable for your level, from Elementary (A2 Common European Framework) through to Advanced (C1 Common European Framework). If you are Elementary or Advanced level, please contact us first so we can recommend a suitable start date for you.  

During your course, your progress is continually assessed through regular testing by your teachers. As you progress, you will change classes to ensure you are in the most suitable class for your level.

The majority of our lessons are held in one of our spacious classrooms, although students also have computer lessons in the school’s Learning Centre or a communication lesson in the school’s cafe, or a lesson off the school premises.

ENGLISH CENTRE ORIENTATION
You will receive a Student Handbook and welcome talk on your first day. This includes information about the school, your course, our social programme, the range of student services offered and more information about living in Perth. You will also be taken on a tour of the school, and if you are new to Perth, the local area including Perth train station where you can obtain your Smartriders (public transport pass).

You will also be given a placement test so we can place you in the most appropriate class.

SOCIAL PROGRAMME
On a regular basis, a teacher will accompany the students on the Social Programme so you can have fun and practise your English!  The activities depend on the season and student requests but some examples of social programme activities include surfing lessons, art gallery visits, cycling by the river and conversation club. 

BOOKS AND MATERIALS
We ask you for a $60 security bond for your course book.  This will be collected on your first or second day.  You can use this book while you are studying at AELC but you must not write in the book (in pen or pencil) and must keep the book in good condition.  When you change class, you will get a new book.  When you leave AELC, you must return your book in good condition to receive your $60.  All other supplementary materials are provided free of charge.
 

SMALL CLASS SIZES
Class sizes are small, with a maximum of 18 students but on average there are 12-14 students. The atmosphere in the classes is happy and friendly meaning you are always learning in a positive environment.

2017 Course Start Dates 

You can start your course on any Monday in 2017 unless it is a public holiday.  Please see below: 

January

9

16

23

30

 

February

6

13

20

27

 

March

6*

13

20

27

 

April

3

10

17*

24

 

May

1

8

15

22

29

June

5*

12

19

26

 

 

July

3

10

17

24

31

August

7

14

21

28

 

 

September

4

11

18

25*

October

2

9

16

23

30

November

6

13

20

27

 

December

4

11

 

 

 

Please note: The underlined dates are the start of our new school term and course book.  If you are an elementary or pre-intermediate level student, we highly recommend that you start on the dates underlined.

* Start date is a Tuesday due to a Public Holiday falling on the Monday.

Christmas holiday: 18/12/2017 – 05/01/2018

Downloads

aelc brochure
AELC Course Brochure

aelc handbook
AELC Student Handbook 2017

International Student fees
AELC Student Fees 2017
AELC application form
AELC Application Form
study english perth
International Student Agreement
learn english perth
Non-Student Visa Agreement