English Level Guide

English Levels

At Hawthorn-Melbourne, we can help you create the right course combination for your learning goals and your English language level.

General English courses cater to all English level of learners and classes range from beginner through to advanced. 

Students in General English upper intermediate (IELTS 4.5), may choose to move to our academic English or English for Business classes. At the end of each level, you will have the opportunity to discuss your progress with your teacher and together choose your next course of study.

Before your first day of class you will sit an English test to make sure you are in the right class for your English proficiency level. This process ensures you are enrolled in a class that is both challenging and effective in improving your English.

The table below shows the minimum entry requirement for each course.

CourseMinimum English levelPrepares you for
General EnglishBeginner to advanced.

English for Academic Purposes 1

Working holiday

Travel

English at work

 

English for Academic Purposes

EAP1

IELTS 4.5 (writing 4.5, no band less than 4.0)

TOEFL iBTR  32 (writing 12, reading 2, listening 2, speaking 11)

PTE-Academic 30 (writing 30 with no communicative skill below 24)

Suitable level in the Hawthorn-Melbourne Placement test. 

EAP2

IELTS 5.0 (writing  5.0, no band less than 4.5)

TOEFL iBTR  35 (writing 14, reading 3, listening 3, speaking 13)

PTE-Academic  36 (writing 36 with no communicative skill below 30)

Suitable level in the Hawthorn-Melbourne Placement test.

English for Academic Purposes 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

IELTS Preparation

Diploma                      

Foundation 

English for High School 1

Pre-Intermediate to Intermediate level of English

AEAS test results 

Suitable level in the Hawthorn-Melbourne Placement test.

High School in Victoria
English for High School 2

Upper Intermediate to Advanced level of English

AEAS test results 

Suitable level in the Hawthorn-Melbourne Placement test.

High School in Victoria
IELTS Preparation

IELTS 5.5 (writing 5.5, no band less than 5.0)

TOEFL iBTR  46 (writing 18, reading 4, listening 5, speaking 14)

PTE-Academic  42 (writing 42 with no communicative skill below 36)

Suitable level in the Hawthorn-Melbourne Placement test.

Intensive Academic Preparation (IAP) 

IELTS test

Intensive Academic Preparation (IAP)

IELTS 6.0 (writing 6.0, no band less than 5.5)

TOEFL iBTR  60 (writing 21, reading 8, listening 7, speaking 16)

PTE-Academic  50 (writing 50 with no communicative skill below 42)

Suitable level in the Hawthorn-Melbourne Placement test.

Bachelor's degree

Master's degree  

University of Melbourne English LanguageBridging Program Preparation (UMELBP Prep)

IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)

TOEFL iBTR  46 + writing 14, speaking 14, reading 4, listening 5

PTE-Academic  42 with no communicative skill below 36

Certain courses at University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne English Language Bridging Program (UMELBP)This varies depending on University of Melbourne faculty. UMELBP Entry RequirementsCertain courses at University of Melbourne
English for BusinessUpper Intermediate to Advanced level of English   English in a professional or business environment.