Our Purpose

Today’s Mission is collaborative and global and English is the adopted common language for communication, research and professional development.

We teach English to pastoral workers and theological students in a supportive and friendly Christian environment.

Our aim is to help students develop skills to improve their communication so they can participate effectively in a pastoral ministry of the contemporary Church.

Our Process

ELSPM offers an attractive program of learning led and supported by committed and experienced teachers. Participation in a variety of communal activities is encouraged. Small class sizes enable individual needs to be met. Integrated into the ELSPM program is a personalised experience in which students are immersed in an English speaking culture. This experience has been shown to accelerate learning and increase fluency in conversational English.

Our Students

ELSPM caters for students from the Asia-Pacific church and beyond, particularly from Catholic Dioceses and Religious Orders. We are also open to all mainstream Christian Church groups. 

ELSPM is intended for students who are seminarians, religious sisters, pastoral care workers, nurses or teachers in church institutions who have indicated their commitment to Church pastoral ministries. 


ELSPM’s English courses are all accredited through the Australian government and are registered through the National ELICOS Accreditation Scheme (NEAS). ELSPM is also an approved provider for English preparation for Theological studies at the University of Divinity.



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