Why study Academic English? 

At UIG, we offer a premium Academic English program which is designed by our partner UTS Insearch to help you prepare for success at an overseas university.  Academic English is intended to help you successfully study abroad by: 

  • Helping you learn to listen, speak, read, write and communicate confidently in a range of academic and social situations

  • Ensuring you develop the critical thinking and independent learning skills needed for a successful study abroad

  • Developing your ability to confidently interact in English in academic, social and work situations

  • Providing a pathway to an English speaking university

  • Giving you the tools to study anywhere anytime

  • Ensuring you get the same quality outcomes as if you studied at UTS Insearch in Sydney, Australia.

Our face-to-face program is supported by self-study tools which are available online through our English app which help you study anywhere anytime! 

What skills will you learn? 

  • essay writing suitable for year 1 university submission

  • academic reading and comprehension

  • presenting confidently in English

  • participating confidently in group work activities

  • time management and self directed study

  • taking lecture and reading notes

  • critical thinking and questioning

  • how to communicate with lecturers, tutors and fellow students

  • how to have a conversation in social settings and more!

  • resume and interview preparation


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Before I joined the Academic English program at UIG English, my English skills, especially writing, were very weak. I have improved greatly thanks to the amount of support from my teachers as well as the comprehensive course materials.
— Yosua - Currently studying at UTS Insearch in Sydney

Program Structure

AE is offered in 6 levels. To ensure you enter at the level that suits your abilities we provide an English skills assessment prior to enrolment. We then provide counselling to ensure that you leave UIG with the English skills that meet your study or career goals.

Level 1 provides an outcome benchmarked to IELTS 4.5

Topics: Our World, Lifestyle and Events

Introduces you to Academic English with a focus on key language structures and basic writing skills for organisation and development.

Level 2 provides an outcome benchmarked to IELTS 5

Topics: People and Society

Develops more complex academic abilities to give you tools for paragraph-writing, academic discussions, academic reading and listening tasks.

Level 3 provides entry to UTS Foundation Studies and programs with an IELTS 5.5 requirement*

Topics: Business and Globalised World

Teaches advanced academic language and concepts for real-world work and university tasks such as data analysis and reports, research-based essays, presentations and tutorial discussions.

Completion of AE3 will allow you to start Foundation Studies without an IELTS score.*

Level 4 provides entry to UTS Insearch Diplomas and programs with an IELTS 6 entry requirement*

Topics: Internet Society and Cities

Develops the ability to understand and summarise written content and develops confidence in researching and writing essays and reports. Teaches presentation skills and the ability to confidently participate in tutorials.

Completion of AE4 will allow you to start a Diploma or other program with one of the Universities that recognise our programs without an IELTS score.*

Level 5 provides entry to UTS and other universities degrees with an IELTS 6.5 requirement*

Topics: Organisations and Leadership

Focuses on the ability to research and understand written information from a range of academic texts and writing essays or reports suitable for year 1 university submission.

Completion of AE5 will allow you to start a Bachelor’s degree or Masters by course work with one of the Universities that recognise our programs without an IELTS score.*

Level 6 provides entry to UTS and other university degrees with an IELTS 7 requirement

Topics: Sustainability and Globalisation

Provides advanced English language skills to enable students to function independently and succeed in a university degree which requires a high level of English.

Completion of AE 6 will allow you to start a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s (coursework) degree with one of the Universities that recognise our programs without an IELTS score.*

*AE level required for entry varies by university and qualification and students are also required to meet academic entry requirements.


Study Academic English at UIG and get access to scholarship to study abroad in Australia!

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