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English as an Additional Language (EAL)


This guide is designed for Charles Sturt students who have English as an Additional Language (EAL). It will help you to find:

  • Library resources on English language skills
  • Some useful EAL web resources.

IELTS - The International English Language Testing System

If you are planning to migrate to an English-speaking country, immigration authorities may ask you to provide evidence of your English language ability. IELTS - the International English Language Testing System - is accepted as proof of English language proficiency for study, work and migration in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.

There are two tests available. The test you choose should be based on what it is you want to do:

  • IELTS Academic - usually used for entry into university
  • IELTS General Training - used for migration purposes.

For more information, go to the IELTS Australia website.

There is an option to take the IELTS tests online via IELTS on computer.  

Preparation materials, including free practice tests for speaking, reading, and writing at general and at academic levels, are available at IELTS prepare


Australian Culture

Library Word Meanings

Charles Sturt University acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which its campuses are located, paying respect to Elders, both past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples.Acknowledgement of Country

Charles Sturt University is an Australian University, TEQSA Provider Identification: PRV12018. CRICOS Provider: 00005F.