The South Australian College of English (SACE Adelaide), the first SACE College, was established and accredited in 1987 and is one of Australia's oldest independent English Language Schools. The Tasmanian College of English (SACE Hobart) and the Whitsundays College of English (SACE Airlie Beach), are also part of the SACE group. SACE is proud of its worldwide reputation for excellence gained through many years of experience. SACE is renowned for: The provision of a broad range of innovative and flexible English language courses of exceptional quality / The quality of our professional and highly skilled teaching staff / Service to students / A good balance of nationalities from more than 30 countries. SACE linkages with leading Australian high schools, universities and colleges provide pathways for further study on completion of the students SACE Course. Academic counselling is provided. The broad range of courses offered by SACE Colleges include: General English 30, 25, 20 & 17 hours per week / English for Tertiary Study (Direct Entry to University, TAFE, Vocational Colleges) / Cambridge Examination Preparation Courses - PET , FCE , CAE , CPE / IELTS Preparation / English & WorkOz (Paid Work Placements) / English & Work Experience / English & Demi-Pair/ English & Tennis , Golf , Diving , Sailing / International Secondary School Bridging Programme / Study Tour Programmes / Teacher Training / Evergreen (Seniors 50+)
Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
SACE General English programmes are designed to improve students’ English language communication skills to prepare for future study, work, travel or career change.
Core classes concentrate on developing grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, writing & pronunciation skills in real-life situations.
Afternoon classes, “Special Studies”, allow students to specialise and choose one or two Special Studies from a wide range of Special Studies options.
The school offers several English preparation for different exams such as IELTS, TOEIC and Cambridge Examination.
The SACE IELTS Preparation programme is an intensive 12 to 24 week course designed to prepare students for
the 4 main areas of the IELTS exam:
Reading (Academic + General)
Writing (Academic + General)
Plus IELTS exam strategies and techniques and IELTS Examination practice
Cambridge qualifications have a very high level of international recognition both by universities and employers as evidence of English. The SACE Cambridge Examination Preparation Course helps students prepare for the examinations.
Preliminary English ( PET)
First Certificate in English (FCE)
Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)
Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
Students are sent a Pre-Test to allow SACE to advise their English language proficiencyand appropriate examination.
On the first week of each Cambridge Course students complete a range of sample Cambridge tests. Students are individually counselled on their strengths and weaknesses, appropriate examination and study plan. All aspects of the examination are covered in the course. Examination practice and exam techniques are an integral part of all courses.
Individual counselling, weekly progress reviews and additional Self Access assist students achieve as much progress as possible.
SACE English for Tertiary Studies Courses are for students planning to study at an Australian University, TAFE, VET or Hospitality Institution. The courses are designed for students who need to improve their English language to meet admission requirements of the tertiary institutions.
SACE ETS courses include academic English training in:
Academic reading and critical analysis
Academic listening and note‐taking
Oral presentations and tutorials
Research and study skills
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