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Australia / New Zealand students

International students


Gateway English Course 4


TAUGHT BY: Curtin English


Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.



A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.


About offering

The Gateway course develops confidence in using English when living, studying or working in an English-speaking environment. This course is designed to develop English Language Proficiency in reading and writing and listening and speaking. 

The course includes English Language development, elective classes and study management skills to help you manage your assessments, timetable and general studies. The elective classes available to you include Curtin Life, Improving Interactions, Academic Skills and Contemporary Issues. You can choose the elective class that best suits your needs. You can find a description of these below. 

Gateway Elective Classes 

Curtin Life focuses on student welfare, your physical and mental health as well as preparing you for campus life and becoming more familiar with the facilities on campus.

Improving interactions has a focus on listening and speaking in everyday, Australian contexts such as making plans with friends and talking to people at social events. 

The Academic skills elective helps develop basic academic literacy and skills such as note-taking, summarizing, referencing and giving presentations. 

Contemporary issues has a focus on real-world topics to generate ideas when writing and speaking. 

Course Duration

The duration of your English course would depend on your entry level and the English language requirement for your mainstream program at Curtin University.

Find our upcoming course dates on our website.

You can use our Curtin English Pathway Planner to help you assess your pathway.
If you are unsure of which course you should apply for or have any other questions, please contact us.

Why study Gateway English

  • You will develop English Language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking at the required level for your next course. 
  • The Gateway course prepares students for direct entry to some of the Curtin University courses available. 
  • You can earn extra points by joining our ‘Connecting U’ program and developing your English and academic skills outside the classroom. 
  • We offer a social program to compliment your studies so you can use your English outside the classroom. 
  • You will study English Language Proficiency and you can choose a specialist class to develop the skills you need. 
  • Curtin English is on the Curtin University campus which you get to experience. 
  • You will be prepared for work, life and study on completion of Gateway. 
  • Our teaching staff are experienced and qualified and want you to succeed.

What you'll learn

  • Develop English language and English language writing skills appropriate for producing texts at the required level of proficiency.
  • Manipulate grammatical structures to communicate effectively at the required level of proficiency.
  • Demonstrate independent learning through reflection and active learning techniques.
  • Distinguish between main and supporting ideas in a spoken or written text at the required level of proficiency.
  • Produce spoken utterances and interactions at the required level of proficiency.
  • Negotiate meaning with other users of English at the required level of proficiency.

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.

Where you can study

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

Curtin Perth

On Campus
Block Session 1, Block Session 2, Block Session 3, Block Session 4, Block Session 5, Block Session 6, Block Session 7 and Block Session 8

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How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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Where to get further information

Applicants applying for an undergraduate degree with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma if you are applying for an undergraduate degree.

Applicants with other international qualifications

Find information on what qualifications you can use to apply for a Curtin course.

  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: NA-ENGGT4
  • CRICOS code: 096504D
  • This offering was last updated on: 27/09/2019