Monash English

With Monash English you are future ready to study and work.

At Monash College, we specialise in teaching English to international students. We are passionate about helping you get into the course of your dreams.

Monash English is your stepping stone to a top 50 ranked university1 in the world. This program has been designed for students who have narrowly missed the academic requirements of their destination program. Upon successful completion of the English program, you will gain direct entry into a Monash University degree or Monash College programs.2

With Monash English, you will develop the English language and academic skills required for pursuing a foundation year, diplomas, undergraduate, graduate and higher degrees of research courses at Monash – without the need to sit for an IELTS test.

At Monash College, we understand that your goal is to receive an excellent education for a successful career. We'll help prepare you for this journey from day one by teaching you the unique Monash teaching style, essential skills for higher education and workplace success. Plus, enjoy living in Melbourne, a top-rated city for quality of life.

Melbourne has once again been awarded the prestigious title of No. 1 city in Australia to be a student and the fourth-best destination in the world according to the QS Best Student Cities Ranking 2024!
  • Be citizens of a larger community

    Enhance your experience with new perspectives that foster empathy, and cultivate awareness.

  • Multiple entry and exit points

    Align yourself with our destination programs and their enrolment and intake dates.

  • Stay on track and excel in your studies

    Continuous assessment and progress feedback with timely intervention if necessary.

  • Develop friendships and connections

    Engage in community-based activities to participate in our learning community both in and outside of class.

  • Be future ready to study or work with confidence

    You will be able to participate in learning activities that are specific to your discipline and aligned with its areas of focus.

  • We are here to support you during your studies

    From online learning modules to practice outside of the classroom to academic and language development workshop, supportive peer mentors and learning skills advisors.

Hear from the Director of Monash English

Course outcomes

As a Monash English student, you will:

  • Develop your proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking and improve your grammar and pronunciation
  • Extend your range and use of academic vocabulary and understand, apply and explain theories in your discipline area
  • Apply a range of skills needed to understand complex reading and listening texts
  • Speak clearly and confidently in a range of contexts and learn to communicate effectively in social conversations, academic discussions and presentations
  • Learn to listen and understand a range of English accents
  • Understand the particular way of communicating in your own culture and other cultures and the  misunderstandings that may occur
  • Express ideas in writing following Australian academic conventions, develop your research literacy skills, and learn how to be a reflective learner and respond to feedback

Course assessment

To help you stay on track with your studies, we have designed a learning model that maps your learning progression, builds skills and measures achievement of these skills through capability assessments providing you with real-time data on progress and performance.

Throughout the program you will complete both small group and individual assessments allowing us to put interventions in place earlier to make sure you succeed.

Your teacher will provide you with individualised feedback through their weekly consultation time.

If you are unsuccessful in passing the Monash English program you can repeat the 10-week Module.3

Course information

Duration From one to four 10-week modules depending on placement test and English requirements of destination course.
Start date Eight intakes per year, aligned with the Monash College and Monash University programs start dates.
Campus Docklands campus, Melbourne.
Class timesMonday – Friday (8.30am – 12.45pm and 1pm – 5.15pm)

Please note that we are not able to accommodate individual student timetable requests.
Class size

We have a limit of 18 students in our classes, and our classes are designed to maximise your use of English throughout the day. You will receive dedicated support from your teachers in a dynamic learning environment. You will have access to the interactive material we have designed to support your learning.

Contact hours

20 hours per week + 15 hours independent study.


Monash English results are valid for 12 months.


Meet a student

Destination programs

The following destination programs accept Monash English as meeting their English language requirements.

After completing the required level of Monash English, you can enter Foundation Year, Monash College Diplomas, or your chose University degree without sitting an IELTS test.4

Entry requirements

You can enter Monash English at any level.

You will need to sit an IELTS/TOEFL/Pearson test or you can take the Duolingo English Test, Monash College’s current English Placement Test.

After we have assessed your application, we will send you an offer for the number of Modules of Monash English study that we recommend for you. See below for a guide to the entry requirement for each Module.

Modules to be completed

The number of modules you complete will depend on your destination course and your current level of English. For instance if you are interested in joining Foundation Year (Standard) and your IELTS score (or equivalent) is 4.5 you will need to complete Module 1 and 2. Find out more below based on your destination course.

Hear from a Program Leader of Monash English

Where to next?

12024 QS World University Rankings (42nd), 2022-23 US News and World Report Best Global Universities Rankings (37th) and the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings (44th).

2Conditions apply, including successful completion of your Monash English course within twelve months of the start date of your destination course.

3Please refer to the Student Progress Policy and Procedure.

4You need to successfully complete your Monash English course within twelve months of the start date of your destination course.