Improve your English skills


Improve your English skills for study, work and life

Our English courses will help you communicate effectively, become familiar with the expectations at university, succeed in your studies, or enhance your English for everyday work and life in Australia.

Every English class is more than just lessons. It is a welcoming place where you can learn English and meet people from around the world.

  • Join a vibrant community at UOW College and the University of Wollongong, where diversity thrives, and students from across the globe come together. 
  • Engage in a variety of social, sports, and cultural activities in a safe and supportive environment, all while preparing for university life. 
  • Receive a quality education at our English Language Centre, a proud member of English Australia, accredited by TEQSA and quality endorsed by NEAS Australia. 

Meet Saqer

English for Academic Purposes was perfect for teaching me how to write reports and use citations properly. I learnt about using the library and other valuable study resources and websites. For students struggling with English, it makes a big difference.Saqer English for Academic Purposes and Master of Human Resource Management

Which English course?

English course Who for Entry level Purpose Progression
English for Tertiary Studies (ETS)

Upper-Intermediate to Advanced English students 

IELTS 5.0-6.0 (Writing 5.0 or 5.5) or equivalent Improve English skills to gain direct entry to university courses Direct entry to postgraduate / undergraduate OR Diploma
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Lower-Intermediate to Advanced English students   Improve basic English skills in preparation for higher level academic English study Standalone course OR can lead to Direct Entry English course OR Foundation/Diploma courses
Introduction to Academic Studies (IAS) High level English students Met direct entry English requirements for UOW degree Additional English and academic study preparation before commencing degree Direct entry to postgraduate / undergraduate
General English Students who want to improve English for everyday use/work No required level of English. Applicants are placed on arrival Improve English skills for everyday usage, not necessarily for progression to university Standalone course OR can lead to EAP or other specialised English courses
English Plus Uni Students who want to improve English and sample study in a university course IELTS 5.5 (Reading and Writing 5.0) or equivalent Improve English skills and gain exposure to university study by auditing one or two subjects Standalone course OR can lead to EAP or other specialised English courses


Setting you up for success

Study and course help
Personal support and wellbeing
Access to UOW campus facilities
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Discover Study Tour opportunities

UOW College offers tailored programs for groups from international organisations and institutions aiming to enhance their students' English language skills through a Study Tour experience. We have the capability to create a customised curriculum that delivers a valuable educational and cultural experience for participants.

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Our stories

Studying at UOW College will help you improve your English skills for study, work and life. Our dedicated teachers are passionate and committed to providing quality education and preparing our students for future academic studies.

*Guarantee is subject to meeting UOW entry requirements.