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Australian International College of Language in Queensland:
The Australian International College of Language (AICOL) is a leading provider of quality English language instruction in Southport, the education and business centre of the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. We offer beginner to advanced level ESL classes to adults (including our new 12-week Cambridge FCE / B2 First and CAE / C1 Advanced exam preparation courses), as well as English for children, teens, and families from around the globe.

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General English Language Course (Accredited course for elementary to upper-intermediate level)
Photo of English Courses / IELTS / TOEFL Prep in QueenslandThis course offers a range of exciting and innovative levels for people who need English for professional development or social purposes.

General English is available at four levels of proficiency from Elementary to Upper-Intermediate. Emphasis is placed on the development of speaking skills.

The range of Special Options at AICOL varies from time to time but includes: Business English, Australian Studies, Pronunciation, as well as preparation for a variety of international language tests.

AICOL Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses:
The minimum age for both the FCE and the CAE is 16 years. Both courses are 12 weeks in duration.

Why do a Cambridge Certificate course?
• Cambridge Certificate courses are designed for international students who want to set themselves a personal goal and achieve an internationally recognised Certificate in English language ability.

What is the Cambridge FCE / B2 First exam?
B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First and the First Certificate in English (FCE), is an English language examination provided by Cambridge Assessment English, a not-for-profit department of the University of Cambridge in the UK.

The B2 First / Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) is a Certificate qualification for students who need to demonstrate that they can use written and spoken English at an upper-intermediate level in everyday life, in the workplace or at college or university. The FCE / B2 First is equivalent to Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Why do a Cambridge CAE / C1 Advanced course?
• Cambridge Certificate courses are designed for students who want to set themselves a personal goal and achieve an internationally recognised Certificate in English language ability.

• C1 Advanced was designed to allow non-native English learners to gain certification for advanced levels of English suitable for use in universities and academic settings, and in professional life, and was developed to encourage languages skills for use in real-life situations.

• The C1 Advanced certificate (previously called the The Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)  exam is recognised in many countries as the benchmark test for demonstrating a student’s English language level. There is a strong emphasis on new vocabulary and grammar and their use in various contexts.

• Once you pass the Cambridge C1 Advanced test, it is recognised by industry and universities for your lifetime.

IELTS & TOEIC English Language Test Preparation Courses:
IELTS (The International English Language Testing System) is an international standardised test of English language proficiency. It measures your ability to communicate in English across all four language skills - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

Students can also prepare for their TOEIC test at AICOL - an authorised TOEIC pre-test centre. TOEIC (The Test of English for International Communication) measures the ability of non-native English speakers to use English in everyday workplace activities, and is used by over 10,000 companies in 120 countries.

Academic English for University & Other Third-level Studies:
Image of English Courses / IELTS / TOEFL Prep in QueenslandThis course has an entry requirement of Upper-Intermediate level proficiency in English and aims to prepare students for tertiary studies in Australia at diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Students undergo a highly intensive programme of study, which includes: Academic Writing, Presentation and Seminar Skills, Note-taking, Library and Research Skills, Study Skills and Computer Competency.

English Study Tour Programmes:
Enjoy the results of AICOL's many years of experience in organising study tours for international students. We have a first class international reputation for care, happy students and excellent results.

English Language & Professional Sport Programmes:
A CRICOS registered programme for students who wish to spend more time pursuing their professional sporting career while also learning English.

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) courses for non-native English speakers:
- AICOL Teacher Development
- Certificate IV in TESOL

English Courses for Kids & Teens:

English Language Courses for Parent & Child:

Photos of Australian International College of Language in QueenslandAICOL offers a very popular parent and child programme throughout the year. Parents are able to join our General English classes, and their children join our young learner classes. 

English Language Course for Young Learners:
This popular course for ages 6-12 allows young students to arrive on a student visa with or without a parent. If required the student can be placed with one of our reliable and caring homestay families.

Intensive English for High School Preparation for ages 12-16 years:
Duration: Up to 48 weeks.
Our English for High School Preparation course is designed for students who are entering Years 7 to 11 in Queensland secondary schools.  AICOL also has excellent relationships with private high schools and delivers HSP to many students wishing to attend several reputable private schools on the Gold Coast.

The structured High School Preparation ESL content in the course includes: 
- Australian culture and life skills
- Physical Education
- Technology
- Human Society
- Creative Arts

Homestay Programme with Local Australian Host Families:
Live locally with an Australian host family and totally immerse yourself in the language and culture. You will speak English daily with your host family and reinforce what you learn in class. Homestay allows a student to immerse quickly into Australian society and culture. Homestay provides an excellent opportunity for conversation practise.

Farmstay Programme (Group Study)
Picture of English Courses / IELTS / TOEFL Prep in QueenslandLearn about Farm animals and the natural environment Improve your knowledge of Australia with group study at beautiful Mystery Mountain Farm. Our farmstay also offers healthy living study tour programmes for overweight children. 

Gold Coast "English Summer Camp" (Australian Winter) Program:
- June, July, August. Developed for young learners (children and teenagers) ages 6 to 17 years, their parents & grandparents. This fun educational summer program is for individual students with AICOL staff on all activities.

Gold Coast "Winter Camp" (Australian Summer) Program:
- January, February, March, Full time English language classes for children or adults followed by optional activities for individual students and for group study tours.

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Address: 66 Marine Parade, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia
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