Why study Academic English?

At AEC, we offer our premium Academic English (AE) program which is designed by our partner UTS Insearch to help you prepare for success at an overseas university. Academic English is intended to help you successfully study abroad by:

  • Helping you learn to listen, speak, read, write and communicate confidently in a range of academic and social situations

  • Ensuring you develop the critical thinking and independent learning skills needed for a successfully study abroad

  • Developing your ability to confidently interact in English in academic, social and work situations

  • Providing a pathway to an English speaking university

  • Giving you the tools to study anywhere anytime

  • Ensuring you get the same quality outcomes as if you studied at UTS Insearch Sydney, Australia

Our face-to-face program is supported by self-study tools which are available online through our English app which help you study anywhere anytime! 

What skills will you learn?

  • Taking lecture and reading notes

  • Critical thinking and questioning

  • How to communicate with lecturers, tutors and fellow students

  • Presentation skills

  • Resume and interview preparation

  • Essay writing suitable for year 1 university

  • Academic reading and comprehension

  • Presenting confidently in English

  • Participating confidently in group work activities

  • Time management and self directed study


Pathway to Leading Australian Universities 

Successful completion of the right level will give you direct entry to a range of Australian Universities.*

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"I have recently successfully completed Academic English Level 5 and gained direct entry to UTS Insearch without needing an IELTS score. Now, I am planning to complete my Diploma of Engineering at UTS Insearch in Australia and after that to continue on to undergraduate studies at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in software engineering. Studying at AEC has helped me to improve my English skills and has also increased my maturity and confidence. The teachers are both qualified and patient, supporting me to overcome difficulties and prepare me for western university learning styles that will help me to succeed when studying overseas. I highly recommend AEC as the best choice for all students who are planning to study at overseas universities without an IELTS score."

- Linn Htet Lwinn


Course Structure

AE is offered in 5 levels. To ensure you enter at the level that suits your abilities we provide an English skills assessment prior to enrolment. We then provide counselling to ensure that you leave AEC with the English skills that meet your study or career goals.

Level 1 - IELTS 4.5

Topics: Our World, Lifestyle & Events

Introduces you to Academic English with a focus on key language structures and basic writing skills for organisation and development.

Duration: 2 modules of 100 hours each

Level 2 - IELTS 5.0

Topics: People and Society

Develops more complex academic abilities to give you tools for paragraph-writing, academic discussions, academic reading and listening tasks.

Duration: 2 modules of 100 hours each

Level 3 - IELTS 5.5
Entry to Foundation Studies

Topics: Business & Globalised World

Teaches advanced academic language and concepts for real-world work and university tasks such as data analysis and reports, research-based essays, presentation and tutorial discussions.

Duration: 2 modules of 100 hours each

Completion of AE3 will allow you to start Foundation Studies without an IELTS score.*

Level 4 - IELTS 6.0
Entry to Diploma

Topics: Internet Society and Cities

Develops the ability to understand and summarise written content and develops confidence in researching and writing essays & reports. Teaches presentation skills and the ability to confidently participate in tutorials.

Duration: 2 modules of 100 hours each

Completion of AE4 will allow you to start a Diploma with one of the Universities that recognise our programs without an IELTS score.*

Level 5 - IELTS 6.5
Entry to University

Topics: Organisations and Leadership

Focuses on the ability to research and understand written information from a range of academic texts. Writing essays or reports suitable for year 1 university submission.

Duration: 2 modules of 100 hours each

Completion of AE5 will allow you to start a Bachelor’s degree with one of the Universities that recognise our programs without an IELTS score.*

Level 6 - IELTS 7
Entry to University

Topics: Sustainability and Globalisation & Events

Provides advanced English language skills to enable students to function independently and succeed in a university degree which requires a high level of English.

Duration: 2 modules of 100 hours each

Completion of AE6 will allow you to start a Bachelor’s degree or a Master's (coursework) with one of the Universities that recognise our programs without an IELTS score.*

*AE level required for entry varies by university and qualification and students are also required to meet academic and immigration entry requirements.