Intensive English Program

Sosil Somokian

Academic Manager

Mission of the Program

The Intensive English Program (IEP) is committed in its mission to equip prospective Box Hill diploma candidates with skills they need to pursue their studies successfully and confidently in diploma. Our program helps you develop:

  • Adequate mastery of English language skills
  • Academic skills
  • Critical thinking skills

and achieve success in academic and professional life. A range of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses exists for those from non-English-speaking backgrounds who need to improve their academic English and study skills to succeed in their chosen program of study and beyond.

Students admitted to BHCK may qualify for direct entry into their selected program of study (mainstream) if TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Box Hill Placement as well as Math Skills Test scores reveal sufficient aptitude. Alternatively, admitted students may be required to complete at least one of two available semesters of Intensive English Program courses depending on their Box Hill Admissions Test result.

Admissions Requirements

  • Year 12 graduate or equivalent
  • Minimum Box Hill Admissions Test score required for admittance to IEP Level 1 course ENG020

BHCK Admissions Test results and academic records help verify whether accepted students will need to complete at least one semester of Intensive English Program and, if so, into which level they should be placed.



The Intensive English Program offers two consecutive levels of interactive targeted training of English language, incorporating language, study skills, critical thinking and IT skills. These courses are sequential and cannot be studied simultaneously.


ENG020: Level 1

(Entry level IELTS <3.5-4  - Target level IELTS 4.5)


One semester of full-time study

This general and academic English course helps students strengthen their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills while introducing them to business and design ideas, in preparation for their further education or employment. 


ENG030: Level 2

(Entry level IELTS 4.5 – Target level IELTS 5.5)

One semester of full-time study

The goal of this course is to help intermediate level students expand and deepen listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills using business, design, and practical general concepts.


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