ELICOS - also known as English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Adelaide International School provides EAP - Secondary to international students from non-English speaking backgrounds for Australian secondary schooling.

Adelaide International School offers three (3) EAP- Secondary locations:

  • Adelaide International School, Level 3, 66 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000
  • Westminster College, 1 / 23 Alison Avenue, Marion SA 5043
  • Mercedes College, 540 Fullarton Road, Springfield SA 5062

  • The program has a focus on the development of proficient speaking, listening, reading and writing abilities, as well as the research and study skills required for successful study in secondary education.

    Facilitators are trained secondary school teachers with specialist qualifications in English as an Additional Language and experienced in establishing a supportive learning environment for international students. Language learning is interactive with a focus on pair work and group work as well as oral presentations. There is specific instruction in grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

    This program is suitable for international students either preparing for secondary school enrolment or for those who are already enrolled with a school and require EAP.

    On graduation, students are able to take advantage of the wide-ranging education opportunities.

    Course Content
    Students are assessed throughout their program and a comprehensive progress report is prepared and provided to students and their parents/caregivers. Students graduate when they have achieved the required English language proficiency required for their secondary school year level.

    Entry Requirement

    • The entry assessment of the student's English language proficiency includes a recommendation for the number of weeks of study in EAP before entering a particular year level in secondary school.


    • The program is up to fifty two (52) weeks duration consisting of four (4) terms, with each term being ten (10) weeks long.
    • Students can enrol at any time and exit the program once they have achieved their required skill level.

    Course Fees

    • AUD $350 per week
    • AUD $10 per week material fee (non refundable)
    • AUD $250 enrolment fee above 10 weeks (non refundable)
    • AUD $70 enrolment fee below 10 weeks (non refundable)


    • Contact AIS for next available start date


    • AIS, Level 3, 66 King William Street, Adelaide 5000
    • Westminster School, 1-27 Alison Avenue, Marion 5043
    • Mercedes College, 540 Fullarton Road, Springfield SA 5062