Excelsia College is excited to announce its newest program, ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students).
Dr Daisy William is the ELICOS Program Director at Excelsia College. Daisy’s experience spans from management, teaching, lecturing, course coordination, business management and development, private consulting, and ministry. She has a PhD in Financial Management and Corporate Governance from the University of New England, a Master’s in Education (TESOL) from Deakin University, as well as a Bachelor of Theology from the Bible College of Malaysia. As a Christian Program Director, Daisy William is a relational leader that focuses on individuals’ holistic experience. She places importance in relationships by caring and helping students reach their highest potential and be successful in life.
So why should you consider undertaking ELICOS? ELICOS courses at Excelsia College prepare students for living, studying and working in Australia. Languages aren’t just words and grammar, they are a living representation of the culture and the people of a country. It can be difficult to express yourself and be successful in higher education, career and assimilating into your community in Australia without English language skills. Beyond obtaining entry into a course, students not only learn English but also form new connections, discover Australian culture and develop their sense of belonging in Australia. Being a Christian college, we see our students as individuals and not just a number.
The ELICOS courses at Excelsia College also help international students to develop learning strategies and critical thinking skills that can be applied to higher education contexts, as well as in the workplace. International students will develop the ability to better understand language nuances and subtexts, and high proficiency in English could lead to other opportunities that exist locally and globally.
The College offers three levels of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and five levels of General English (GE). Besides having a multi-level course structure, the ELICOS program will be delivered by highly experienced TESOL teachers with postgraduate qualifications. Students will be placed in their proficiency level and the program is designed to continually assess students’ progress and adjust according to their needs. Excelsia College seeks to equip students to be successful in their higher education studies and we collaborate with academics to provide the best support so that they can seamlessly transition from ELICOS to their degree program.
If you want to find out more, please visit School of ELICOS | Excelsia College