Specialized English Courses

Ideal for advanced-level students who wish to improve their English by focusing on one skill area at a time!

The Specialized English courses are for higher-level students and provide focused training in the skill areas including speaking, reading, listening, writing and grammar.

Courses include:

  • Test Preparation: Covering the materials typically found on the TOEFL and IELTS tests
  • Business English: Focused on speaking English in a professional environment
  • Academic English: Suitable for students wishing to study at an American university
  • English for Specific Skills: Designed for students to succeed in a professional, academic, or social environment


F1 Student Visa

Specialized English 18 Specialized English 16
Lessons per week 18 lessons 16 lessons
Intensity Full-Time Part-Time
Eligible for Student Visa Yes No

Key points

  • Use of interactive technology makes classes more dynamic
  • Classes start on Mondays (Tuesdays when it’s a public holiday)
  • Each level is 12 or 13 weeks long
  • Assessment testing takes place toward the middle and at the end of the level
  • Curriculum is structured in weekly modules with specific learning objectives
  • Curriculum follows that of established publishers and respected textbooks
  • English Level 5 or higher required to enrol
  • All Specialized English courses can be taken as Full-Time or Part-Time courses.

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Accreditations & Associations

TALK Schools are accredited by the United States Department of Homeland Security and ACCET and are member of TESOL, NAFSA, IELTS and ATD.

TALK Schools is a part of the TALK Education Group, together with UnistudyUSA, TALK IELTS Center, TALK Kids, Real World Translations and Brentwood.


This course is designed for students to develop a general knowledge of literature, art, music, and the performing arts. The course covers periods from classical to contemporary in the fields of poetry, prose, philosophy, art, architecture, music, dance, theater, and film. Students will develop a framework to comprehend, analyze and interpret various works of art.