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English Language Courses

From elementary language classes to advanced academic and business writing, the Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) will help develop your personal and professional English communication skills quickly and effectively.

DUELI: recognised as the best English language centre in Australia*

Students who undertake further study at Deakin after a DUELI English program: 83%

Career opportunities

83% of all commencing students undertake further study at Deakin after completing their DUELI English program. Many find work after they graduate in the following areas:

  • architecture
  • business
  • education
  • engineering
  • finance
  • health
  • hospitality and tourism
  • information technology
  • international relations
  • nursing.

*ranked by i-graduate


Other/non-award courses

Non-award courses are generally single units of study that don’t add up to a university qualification. They’re a great way to explore an area of study before committing to a full degree, and can often be used as credit towards a degree course. Short courses and stand-alone study abroad programs also fall under this category.

The most satisfied students in Australia

DUELI has been ranked number one in student satisfaction in Australia in a survey conducted by independent organisation, the International Graduate Insight Group (i-graduate).

Learn more about DUELI

Broaden your career prospects.

Deakin and DUELI can help you gain the skills and confidence to communicate effectively in English.

Female International student

Enjoy real-world experience overseas

There's no way to learn a language more quickly than to speak it during your day-to-day - everyday.

Learn from the best

Our teaching staff are passionate professionals and recognised as some of the best in their field.

Support for postgraduate research

We rank number one in Victoria and have achieved the highest level of overall student satisfaction amongst Victorian universities for six consecutive years.


DUELI is accredited by TEQSA and is a member of English Australia, NEAS and University English Language Centres of Australia (UECA).

circular module - English Language discipline - English and International Languages

Research with us

DUELI teachers are highly qualified and experienced, with postgraduate qualifications and extensive teaching experience, both in Australia and overseas. If you’re interested in further study, we'll give you all the support you need.

Learn more about researching with us