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English Programmes & ELICOS

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Our General English ELICOS program prepares students to use written and spoken English in a wide variety of settings, ranging from everyday conversations to advanced academic studies.

About this Course:

Develop the English language and communicative skills needed for social and work situations and daily life activities. Learn basic comprehension, reading and writing skills through to more complex elements such as syntax and grammar. General English is not a direct entry pathway to TAFE Queensland Certificate or Diploma courses. Adding and successfully completing an Exam Preparation or Academic English course will allow direct entry. ​

English Level Guide

  • This course teaches English at the following levels:
    • Elementary
    • Pre-intermediate
    • Intermediate
    • Upper Intermediate
    • Advanced

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Our Facilities

  • Brisbane Central
  • Sandy Bay Centre - Hobart
  • Gold Coast Centre

Brisbane Central

Brisbane Centre is an education precinct for our group, with exhilarating views across King George Square and into the historic rooftops along Adelaide Street. Located inside a marble-clad former bank, 102 Adelaide Street is at the very nexus of Brisbane, seconds from shopping, supermarkets, food, bars, education agents, transport – you name it.

The campus has two lecture rooms, 10 tutorial rooms, computer lab, library, media studio, plus two large student breakout spaces. Our architecturally designed break room with industrial tones hosts large, tall seating for students enabling expansive views across the century-old buildings of central Brisbane.


  • Multimedia lab
  • modern lecture rooms
  • library
  • digital lab

Sandy Bay Centre - Hobart

Our group’s Hobart Sandy Bay campus is nestled in the University of Tasmania’s sprawling campus on the river Derwent, incorporating 10 large lecture and tutorial rooms, breakout room and lab, each with an expansive view across Hobart.


  • Multimedia lab
  • modern lecture rooms
  • library
  • gym

Gold Coast Centre

Our group’s Gold Coast campus is perfect for students looking to balance lifestyle and study in a regional area. Right on the coast in Southport, the two-storey facility is the ideal launchpad into a career. Explore the campus, surrounds & see how to get here.

The vintage corner campus has two lecture rooms, 10 tutorial rooms, computer lab, library, and massage lab, plus a number large student breakout spaces. A historical, hand-carved stairwell leads upstairs to multiple secluded student areas, offering an ideal getaway; plus we provide a full academic library for studying or doing research.


  • Multimedia lab
  • modern lecture rooms
  • library
  • digital lab

Meet the Training Team

Jessica Zerrance

With more than 15 years teaching English to students from across the world, Jess has delivered our award winning programmes to thousands of international students of all backgrounds.

Jayne Howse

Bringing a long international career spanning multiple fields, Jayne provides cutting-edge contextualised ESL training that brings the world into the classroom.

Course Details


Course NameCourse
Base Rate
Resident Rate
Onshore Rate
Offshore Rate
General EnglishWeekly$200$200$200$250BNE GLD SBYWeekly

Additional Fees:

Enrolment Fee: $200


Charlton Brown’s tuition fees vary based on a combination of residential status and location at the time of applying. The following fees for this course are indicative and intended only as a guide. Specific tuition fees, terms and conditions will be provided via a formal Letter Of Offer issued to successful applicants.

Should you wish to discuss tuition fees, please Contact Us or alternatively, you may Apply Now and our Admissions Team will respond with a formal Letter of Offer should your application be successful.

Scholarships and discounts may apply for approved agents, campus locations or global region.


Why study with ?

Very Affordable.

Our low fees are designed to make education accessible to all students, and we provide a range of funding options, and customised payment schedules.

Lots of Pathway Options.

We offer more than 200 different package and pathway options to award-winning Australian universities, like Griffith, Bond and UTAS.

Accessible Entry Requirements.

Our college caters to learners of all academic backgrounds and English levels, with a huge range of free study support and tutoring options.

Just the education you need.

Our hyper-focused, student-support-heavy training programmes are designed to get students out into industry, with exactly the skills that industry demand.

How do I apply?

Our application process is free, easy & there’s no obligation.


Submit an Application

It’s free, takes around 5 minutes, and helps our team make sure you’re eligible. If you have any questions, for example around how to pay, funding, schedule, placement etc, ask them at the same time.
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Accept your letter of offer

Our team will send you a letter of offer for you to accept. Send it back, pay your enrolment fee, then our incredible Admissions team will send you an onboarding pack, and schedule in your classes. Welcome onboard!

Thank you for the great service and guidance in educating students. I finished my certificate in this college because they’re very helpful and professional.

Franchezca Israel

Words cannot express accurately enough how grateful I am for having Fanny as my trainer during most of my Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. The level of her service delivery was above and beyond my expectations, as well as her ethics and the knowledge and skill set she kindly shared with her students, always with a positive attitude, broad smile and gentleness that are her trademark.

Angelica Okawa

Teachers and general staff are always willing to attend our needs, tutoring, questions or even basic documents from reception. The campus is organised and clean. Library, learning materials and even the kitchen are always available for student’s use. I feel comfortable studying here and supported by my teachers. Having chosen to study Childcare at Charlton Brown has being a great decision. Thank you Fanny and Fei for your constant support both in theory assessments!

Dayhan Torres
Patricia Charlton Brown

Charlton Brown’s trainers are excellent, helping me throughout my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education with incredible examples from the industry, blending their experience and background into the lessons; it really makes the training engaging.

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