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The University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching (CET) contributes to the broader University's efforts to support international students through the provision of preparatory English language courses. Our teachers are highly qualified above and beyond the stringent standards of the National English Accreditation Scheme (NEAS).

CET is a fully accredited English school (CRICOS provider number is 00026A). We are also a test venue for most major English language tests, including IELTS English Test, Cambridge English Test, Occupational English Test and BULATS English Test.

Why choose us?

With specialised programs and highly qualified teachers, we deliver innovative, high quality English language programs in a supportive environment, and maintain excellence in teaching.

Each year, we welcome around 3,500 students from around the world to learn English at CET. We develop and prepare English language proficiency for undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs, or career and migration pathways.

Our program leaders, curriculum designers and teaching professionals are innovators in the field of English Language teaching practice and research in Australia. All of our courses are taught by highly qualified instructors who have intensive experience both in Australia and internationally.

Our mission

Our mission is to:

  • connect the best and brightest global citizens to the University of Sydney
  • empower our students and teachers through innovative teaching
  • transform lives through education.

Our location

The University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching