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Curtin English

Curtin English is a language school at Curtin University that offers English language courses tailored to suit your needs. There is something for everyone with courses available in-person or online, full-time or part-time.

Our language school has been operating for more than fifty years and has an outstanding graduation rate. The vast majority of our students successfully complete their courses and move on to university.

If you’re planning to study at Curtin University or Curtin College, your English courses can be packaged with your chosen undergraduate, postgraduate, or diploma program to streamline your student visa application and get you to university in one easy path.  

Study your way

Our classes are designed to be highly interactive; you’ll learn through active participation in collaborative exercises designed to challenge your thinking. You’ll also have access to Curtin’s vibrant, inclusive campus and facilities to help you make the most of your student experience.

General English is available to study face-to-face via Navitas English at their Perth CBD campus. Both Gateway English and English Language Bridging are available to study in-person on the Curtin University Perth Campus.

Your Curtin journey starts here

When you study with Curtin English, you are part of the Curtin community. Whether you study in-person or online, you’ll have access to the same university facilities and resources you get in your undergraduate or postgraduate course, including support services, the Curtin Library, and the Blackboard virtual learning platform.

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Our courses

Our courses are accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency and endorsed by NEAS.

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Explore Perth

There’s a lot to look forward to outside of the classroom, too. We organise activities and excursions to give you plenty of opportunities to explore Perth.

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Developing skills

Develop a wide range of skills to succeed in your studies, including academic literacy, critical thinking, study strategies, time management, and more.

Curtin English offers courses for all levels

Curtin English offers three pathways to improve your language proficiency to meet the English pre-requisites for entry to university or Curtin College.

1. General English

General English develops your language abilities so you have a strong foundation to work from. Upon successful completion, you will move into the Gateway English course.

IELTS: From 3.0
Pearsons: From 39
TOEFL: From 25

2. Gateway English

Gateway English helps you develop and apply your English language skills at a higher level before progressing to Curtin College or ELB, which is final pathway to enter Curtin University.

IELTS: From 5.0
Pearsons: From 48
TOEFL: From 40

3. English Language Bridging

English Language Bridging (ELB) prepares you for entrance to university by expanding the English academic skills you’ll use in your undergraduate or postgraduate course.

IELTS: From 5.5
Pearsons: From 54
TOEFL: From 52

Curtin English guide in-language

View our Curtin English guide in-language by selecting your language from the list below:

Accepted English tests

To determine the right pathway for you, we will use your English proficiency test scores. We accept: International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Pearson Test of English (PTE), Linguaskill and other valid English language tests.

If you are unsure of your English skill level, we can provide a free online placement test, known as Password, to assess your current level of English and then to plan your pathway. This can be done through a Curtin registered agent or partner.

How to apply

If you are planning to study Curtin English as a pathway to Curtin College or Curtin University, you will apply through your application for your undergraduate, postgraduate or diploma program. You will receive a conditional offer that packages your University or College course with the Curtin English pathway that you will need to complete.

If your would like to study our ELB course without a pathway to Curtin, you’re living overseas, and have not yet enrolled in studies in Australia, please enquire about the availability of our engaging online course.

For questions on the application process, please contact us via our online web form.

Find the right Curtin English course for you

Use your current English language proficiency test score to calculate the Curtin English pathway to your university study.

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Your Curtin English tuition fees must be paid in full by your payment due date outlined on your eInvoice or the Academic Calendar.

Our excellence is evident through our accreditations with TEQSA, membership in UECA and English Australia and endorsement by NEAS.

10 week core course

10 week advanced course

10 week core course

10 week advanced course