PEP Online Remote Learning

Start your Pre-enrolment English Program (PEP) in your home country.

We understand many students will be unable to arrive in Adelaide by the commencement date of their PEP program due to the COVID-19 situation and travel restrictions. 

You can commence your studies in the PEP while offshore, through online remote learning. Once travel restrictions are lifted, we look forward to welcoming you on campus.

You can apply to the University of Adelaide with complete confidence and can be assured that you will have an excellent study experience. The ELC ranked number in Australia for student satisfaction in Learning (teaching and curriculum) across all 23 university language centres. Importantly, with the recent move to online remote delivery, the ELC also ranked number in Australia for satisfaction with Virtual learning. 

^2019/2020 i-graduate Australian English Language Barometer which surveyed the satisfaction of over 15,700 students across 36 institutions. 

PEP Dates and Fees

What should I expect from my PEP Online classes?

Classes are delivered using online tools, such as Zoom and MyUni. The course content and timetable is the same as usual, with 4 hours tuition per day, 5 days a week. You get the full classroom experience as you talk with and listen to your teachers and interact with classmates. 

To participate in the online remote learning classes, you need access to a computer or device with audio and video capabilities; and reliable internet or data access. Once enrolled, you will be provided with a guide to assist you to activate your University of Adelaide account and gain access to all the University of Adelaide online resources. The guide will also assist you to organise access to MyUni and Zoom, which will be used for classes.

Students who study the PEP through online remote learning will complete the necessary assignments, tasks and assessments required for that program and upon successful completion of the program will be able to progress to the next stage of your study plan. If you who successfully pass your PEP at the required level, your result is valid for 12 months.

Find out more

  • Can I start my PEP as scheduled? If I am not able to arrive in Adelaide by the commencement date?

    Yes.

    The ELC appreciates that it is a challenging time globally with the COVID-19 situation creating many difficulties and as a result of the current travel restrictions, we understand many international students will be unable to arrive in Adelaide by the commencement date of their PEP.

    However, the English Language Centre is committed to assisting students to commence their study plan as scheduled and therefore will be offering students the opportunity to commence their studies in their PEP, while offshore, through online remote learning.

    The English Language Centre will continue to monitor the situation and will be looking to return to face-to-face classes, when it is considered safe to do so.

  • How is the PEP being delivered during COVID-19?

    Classes are delivered using online tools, such as Zoom and MyUni. The course content and timetable is the same as usual, with 4 hours tuition per day, 5 days a week. You get the full classroom experience as you talk with and listen to your teachers and interact with classmates. 

  • What do I need to participate in online remote learning classes?

    To participate in the online remote learning classes, students need access to a computer or device with audio and video capabilities; and reliable internet or data access.

    Once enrolled, students will be provided with a guide to assist them to activate their University of Adelaide account and gain access to all the University of Adelaide online resources. The guide will also assist them to organise access to MyUni and Zoom, which will be used for classes.

  • What can I do if I don’t have the equipment to study at home?

    Students based in Adelaide who do not have access to this equipment at home, can use the computers and internet services available in Hub Central at the University of Adelaide.

    Students can also contact the ELC staff for additional support and assistance via elc@adelaide.edu.au or phone: + 61 8 8313 4777.

  • How can I get help if I am having difficulties studying from my home?

    If you have any difficulties studying from home, please contact the ELC staff via elc@adelaide.edu.au or phone: + 61 8 8313 4777, so we can assist you to resolve these issues as quickly as possible.

  • How can I contact the English Language Centre?

    ELC reception area is currently closed to minimise face-to-face contact. Alternatively, students are encouraged to contact the English Language staff initially via elc@adelaide.edu.au or phone: + 61 8 8313 4777.

  • Will I be able to progress to the next stage of my study plan after successfully completing my PEP at the English Language Centre?

    Students who study  the PEP through online remote learning will complete the necessary assignments, tasks and assessments required for that program and upon successful completion of the program will be able to progress to the next stage of their study plan.

    Students will be assessed and evaluated for entry into their chosen degree program at the University of Adelaide. For students who successfully pass their PEP at the required level, this result is valid for 12 months.

    In the situation that students are unable to arrive in Adelaide by the end of their PEP, the University of Adelaide will be supporting students to continue their studies by offering alternative study plans. These may include online remote learning courses or assistance with deferring programs to the next available intake.

  • How can I defer my studies to a later intake?

    Students who would like to defer their studies to a later intake, should contact the ELC staff via elc@adelaide.edu.au or phone: + 61 8 8313 4777.

    ELC staff will then provide students with further information regarding their deferral and assist them with the deferral process.

  • How is my attendance and academic progress being monitored?

    The English Language Centre will continue to monitor students’ attendance and academic progress throughout the program. Reasonable adjustments to overcome challenges that students’ may experience in connecting into online remote learning will be taken into consideration as compassionate and compelling circumstances.

  • When will the English Language Centre programs recommence face-to-face classes in Adelaide?

    The English Language Centre will continue to monitor the situation and will be looking to return to face-to-face classes, when it is considered safe to do so. This decision will be made in accordance with the advice of the state and national authorities on their response to COVID-19, and the timing of when social distancing rules and travel bans will be lifted.

    Further information will be sent to students as the situation progresses to enable adequate time for students to organise travel to Adelaide to continue their program.

  • Are interim English Language tests being accepted while test centres are closed in my home country?

    Yes, please refer to PEP Entry Requirements- Interim English Language Tests Here

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