Skip to content

Why Learn a Language?

Learning a language overcomes cultural and interpersonal barriers, offering greater personal and professional opportunities on a wider global stage. It also helps form a clearer understanding of your own native language creating a deeper appreciation of our own multicultural Australian society.

So, whatever your reason; to advance your career, get in touch with your heritage, be able to communicate better with family and friends, make the most of your next holiday or to keep the grey matter active - learning a language is an enjoyable and enriching experience!

Why Learn a Language with PCE?

The benefits of studying a language at PCE include:

Content geared for practical use of language - content is geared to teach you language proficiency for everyday use and interaction.

Experienced adult educators - teachers with proven experience in adult education, and knowledgeable in adult education techniques.

Interactive teaching style - participative approach giving you an opportunity to learn with others, and from others.

Holistic approach - teaching aims to develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Learning structure and continuity at a manageable pace - content allows for systematic and cohesive progression of language learning at a consistent and optimum, yet comfortable, speed, offering option for continued learning at higher levels.

CBD location - comfortable classrooms in a secure, centralised location; and easily accessible by public transport.

PCE’s language courses have been developed as an educational course and are not credit bearing, therefore are not intended to lead to a qualification or institutional credit. There may be institutions that offer credit for completion of study; however it is your responsibility to seek such credit and check with respective institutions before enrolling.


Upon successful completion of courses, and meeting attendance requirements, you will receive a University of Adelaide, Centre for Professional and Continuing Education Certificate of Completion.

Intensive and Full Year students have the option of being assessed during the course; if you decide to participate in the assessment and achieve the required proficiency and attendance requirement, you will be awarded a Certificate of Competency.

Course Advice and Enrolment

PCE's helpful staff are available to assist you in all aspects of your enrolment. Please feel free to contact us and speak with a course adviser if you need assistance in selecting the appropriate course or level of study for you.

Professional & Continuing Education including the English Language Centre

Level 9, 115 Grenfell Street
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005 Australia


Phone: +61 8 8313 4777
Fax: +61 8 8313 4411