Welcome from the Elicos Manager
“I was involved in UPC from the very beginning, 13 years ago, and helped shape the first English curriculum. One year ago I finally joined the college, and I am very impressed how it has developed in the intervening years. One of the most unique aspects is the fact that UPC has developed its own excellent teaching resources – now in their second edition. Another very pleasing aspect is the very friendly relationship between students and staff. Students are very well looked after – receiving not only excellent teaching, but also loads of support. Recently UPC introduced online resources, to give further practice to students, and to make the programme more flexible. It is good to be back at UPC, and I think any student thinking of studying here, will be very satisfied.”
Mr Anthony Currie
Although it comes second to Mandarin in the total number of speakers, English is the language you’ll be able to use most widely, as it’s spoken in more countries than any other language. That means that English is the language that will give you the best return for your efforts; after all, intellectual challenge aside, there’s little point putting a huge amount of time and effort into learning a language that you’ll hardly ever have the opportunity to use.
English has been referred to as “the language of business”, and it’s not hard to see why. If you have ambitions to become an international businessperson, it’s essential that you’re able to speak English fluently; business conducted internationally is done in English more often than not.
Even if you’re not thinking of living and working abroad, that doesn’t mean you won’t find English a helpful language to put on your CV. There may well be plenty of English-speaking multinational corporations with offices in your home country. What’s more, English skills are just as desirable to employers in your own country and language as they are to employers in English-speaking countries.
English is widely regarded as the language of higher education. Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and MIT are just a few of the famous universities that occupy the lofty heights of the top of the world education league tables, and you’ll need to speak English fluently for access to any of these, as they’re all English-speaking.
Here at UPC, we have a variety of English courses to meet your need- for Business, to enter into one of Australia’s excellent Universities, or to do one of UPC’s courses.