English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)
The Illawarra Grammar School offers English language tuition to high school age international students. Our Centre for English, located on campus is NEAS accredited and provides a high quality English course to prepare students for our senior school.
Our high school English preparation course teaches the English and academic skills that students need to be successful in the senior school. The course combines intensive English language study with English for specific Australian high school subjects. Time is allocated to focus on Australian study methods and techniques. Where appropriate, students are placed in Mathematics and PDHPE classes in the mainstream.
While studying at the Centre for English, students are integrated with TIGS students, participating in activities as part of the academic, cultural, sporting and social life of the School. This interaction increases confidence and helps students adapt to life in the School. The course also includes study in the library, computer and internet skills, project work, self study and educational excursions.