Monash English

Monash English will improve your English language skills to prepare you for entry into Monash College and Monash University. You can study Monash English from beginner to advanced levels. Classes will develop your language and academic skills. As you improve, you can move to the next level of Monash English, Monash English Bridging or to your destination course.

Students at Monash College City Campus

Monash English develops your learning skills including:

  • how to write essays and academic reports
  • how to reference your sources
  • how to give presentations
  • how to communicate confidently in English
  • how to research
  • how to study independently.

When you arrive, we will give you a learning plan based on your study goals. Your plan will include tips and recommended resources. You'll receive regular feedback from your teachers to help you keep track of your progress.

Course information

Duration 10–60 weeks depending on placement test and destination course
Start date Every five weeks
Class timetable Monday – Friday, 8.45am – 12.45pm
Monday – Friday, 1pm–5.15pm
You will be assigned a morning or afternoon class to provide time for study and language development.
Contact hours 20 hours per week + 15 hours of extra study
Validity Monash English results are valid for six months.

CRICOS 076753G

Entry requirements

You can enter Monash English at any level. You will need to sit an approved English language test and achieve a minimum score of 3.5. Or, you can complete the Monash English Placement Test and enter without an IELTS score. After we have assessed your application, we will send you an offer for the number of weeks of Monash English study that we recommend for you. See below for a guide to the entry requirement for each level. 

IELTS score (or equivalent) Monash English entry level
Overall 3.5, Listening 3.5, Reading 3.5, Writing 3.5, Speaking 3.5 ME Elementary
Overall 4, Listening 4, Reading 4, Writing 4, Speaking 4 ME Pre Intermediate
Overall 4.5, Listening 4.5, Reading 4.5, Writing 4.5, Speaking 4.5 ME Intermediate
Overall 5, Listening 5, Reading 5, Writing 5, Speaking 5 ME Upper Intermediate
Overall 5.5, Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Writing 5.5, Speaking 5.5 ME Pre Advanced
Overall 6, Listening 6, Reading 6, Writing 6, Speaking 6 ME Advanced 

Where to next?

Monash University Foundation Year

After completing the required level of Monash English, you can enter foundation year, without sitting an IELTS test.*

Monash College Diploma

After completing the required level of Monash English, you can enter Monash English Bridging for Diplomas, without sitting an IELTS test.*

If you do not study Monash English Bridging, to start a Monash College Diploma you will need to sit an IELTS test.

Monash University

To enter the University you will need to sit an IELTS test.

You don't need to feel nervous about sitting the IELTS test. We have workshops to help you practice and develop the skills you need. We even have a friendly and convenient IELTS testing centre on campus to make it easy to take the test.

*You need to successfully complete your Monash English course within six months of the start date of your destination course.