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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.

We have also introduced an English Language Bridging course* that is taught exclusively online. This online course can be taken by students who have not yet enrolled in any Australian studies, but either they are planning to study at Curtin, or they want to improve their Academic English communication skills for study in Australia.

Study your way

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Study in-person

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.

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Study online

Our English Language Bridging course is available to study online if you live overseas and have not yet enrolled in studies at Curtin Unversity*. Our online classes offer you the flexibility to study full-time or part-time from anywhere in the world, in the comfort of your own home. You’ll have ‘live’ classes with your teacher and classmates, interacting as you would face-to-face (10 hours for full-time students; 5 hours for part-time students), as well as 10 hours of self-paced learning to complete (5 hours for part-time students). There are also a number of homework and self-study hours to complete each week.

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. What does this mean for you? Exceptional language training, in a certified and regulated program.

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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, connect with classmates coming from all over the world, and make friends. Live on campus in Curtin accommodation and enjoy the university experience in a safe and supportive environment.

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Developing skills

You’ll get a head-start on academic life by advancing your language abilities while also developing 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.

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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.

Students who wish to study ELB Online without a packaged pathway, can find out more here.

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


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

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Opening hours:
Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 4.30pm, except Tues: 9.30am – 4.30pm (AWST). Closed public holidays.