The English program is specifically designed to assist international students wishing to enter Bond University. The program provides students with the academic language skills required in a university where English is the medium of instruction; these skills include the macro areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking (including pronunciation) as well as critical thinking and research skills. Students will develop relevant academic skills, digital literacies and intercultural competency in preparation for higher education and beyond.
About the program
Bond’s English program is designed to improve your English language skills to enter University. Offered in 10-week blocks, the subjects increase English language proficiency and develop academic skills, digital literacies and intercultural competence in preparation for university study. The program provides a personalised teaching approach in a supportive environment with dedicated student support. Show more
Bond’s English program is designed to improve your English language skills to enter University. Offered in 10-week blocks, the subjects increase English language proficiency and develop academic skills, digital literacies and intercultural competence in preparation for university study. The program provides a personalised teaching approach in a supportive environment with dedicated student support. English students can access the same support services, leisure, library and IT services available to all University students. Show less
|Duration||Up to 7 study periods|
|Program type||Bond College Program|
|Study area||English Language Program|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
|Start date||Finish date|
|Semester 2||14 June 2021||20 August 2021|
|Semester 3||11 October 2021||17 December 2021|
Full-time study involves 25 hours per week, with five of those hours being for independent study and/or individual consultation. Intakes for the subjects are built to transfer to Bond University’s academic semesters. This allows you to progress easily into the University’s degree programs when the time comes.
|Monday to Friday (excluding Wednesday)||Wednesday (free BBQ lunch for all students)|
Session 1: 12pm - 2pm
|Session 1: 2pm - 5pm|
Session 2: 2:45pm - 5pm
The below fees are based on a 10 week English level:
- Students commencing study in 2021: $4335
The below fees are based on a 4 week English Portfolio level:
- Students commencing study in 2021: $1735
Program related costs
|Student Services and Amenities Fee|
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is payable by all students and covers access to all Bond University facilities including computers, library, gymnasium, swimming pool and sporting equipment, as well as a BBQ lunch for Bond University College students every Wednesday.
|AUD$104 per semester|
Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.
Entry to the English program is via one of the following methods:
- International English Language Testing System - Academic (IELTS Academic)
- Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE Academic)
- Test of English as a Foreign Language - Internet Based Test (TOEFL - IBT)
- Cambridge English: Advanced
Test scores for the following tests can be used as a guide and all students will be required to be tested on arrival using a placement test. The placement test will determine the actual level of the English tuition required.
- EIKEN 英検 English test
- College English Test (CET) 大学四六级英语考试／大学公共英语考试
- Test of English as a Foreign Language - Institutional Testing Program (TOEFL - ITP). Institutional and Public tests.
- Test of English for International Communication - Listening and Reading Test (TOEIC - Listening and Reading Test)
Please note that English language test results must be no older than 24 months when the applicant commences their program.
English pathways to further study
|Completion of English Level||Next study|
|7 with a Distinction or High Distinction grade|
Students who attain a grade of Distinction or higher in English 7 will be eligible for entry into University programs that have an entry requirement of IELTS 7.0 with no band less than 6.5.
Due to the specific accreditation requirements, the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, Doctor of Physiotherapy, Master of Psychology (Clinical), Master of Professional Psychology, and Master of Occupational Therapy require a formal English test.
|7||Students will be eligible for entry into programs that have an IELTS entry requirement of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.|
|6||Students will be eligible for entry into Level 7 and the Bond University Higher Education Diplomas and the Diploma Preparation Program.|
|5||Students will be eligible for entry into Level 6 and the Bond University College Foundation Program.|
|4||Students will be eligible for entry into Level 5.|
|3||Students will be eligible for entry into Level 4.|