English Course in Brisbane
Combine study and entertainment in the sunshine state!
Information about the English School in Brisbane
The state of Queensland, where the queen city of Brisbane reigns supreme, is known as the “Sunshine State”. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, Brisbane is the perfect destination for every foreign student looking for the authentic Australian way of life. In addition to having a great climate, Brisbane has schools and educational organizations of the highest standards, and is close to some of the most extraordinary natural wonders on the continent. For example, Mount Glorious, the Springbrook National Park, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moreton Island.
The metropolis is one step away from becoming one of the world leaders in environmental sustainability and has over 2000 natural parks – with more than 2500 animal species! Brisbane is in effect the city with the greatest biodiversity in Australia. Apart from the friendly people and the envious climate, it is a city where the cost of living is affordable in comparison to other major cities, therefore it attracts many different communities and numerous expats. This is reflected in an intense calendar of events and ones that you surely won’t want to miss! When you book your English Course in Brisbane, take a look at the scheduled activities, you will surely be spoiled for choice!
The English School in Brisbane is excellently located in the heart of the city. Only a few minutes walk from the city’s Royal Botanical Gardens and the riverbank. There are various bars, restaurants, shops and clubs that will cater to everyone’s tastes. The School has its own café for students, and is equipped with all the modern technologies one needs, including a computer lab, interactive whiteboards, a lounge room and a library.
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Every English Course in Brisbane includes:
- Textbooks and Materials
- Extra-Curricular Activities
- Access to Internet/ Wi-Fi
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English Courses in BrisbaneEnglish Courses for Adults 18+ and 30+ available in Brisbane
20 or 30 lessons per week, all levels. The English Courses in Brisbane are available in two versions – General (light) or Intensive. Each week brings a variety of modules and topics, with teachers offering thematic and interesting lessons, combining the most important elements of communication in the English language – comprehension, reading, writing and conversational English. Lessons are engaging and encourage participation from students, with each class being divided into different linguistic levels! Read more…
20 lessons per week, minimum Pre-Intermediate Level (A2). A well-balanced combination of simulations, tutorials, and thematic lessons are used in this English Course in Brisbane. Students learn in a practical and engaging way, allowing them to focus on business aspects such as negotiating contracts, managing human resources, interacting with colleagues in an international work setting and so on. This English Course is devoted exclusively to motivated adult students who are looking to enhance their language skills for a professional workplace environment. Read more…
All levels. To make the most of your studying in Brisbane, you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. Read more…
Accommodation in BrisbaneIf you don’t know where to stay while taking your English Course in Brisbane, you can choose one of the accommodations proposed by the school below...
Single (or Twin) room. This solution offers a unique opportunity to meet other international students studying in Brisbane. Student houses are cheap and well-maintained, located less than half an hour away (on foot) from the School. They are available for both short-term and long-term. There are different options to choose from, all located within residential areas of Brisbane. Shared accommodation provides you with an excellent opportunity to interact with people from across the globe and enjoy the company of other students! Read more…
Single (or Twin), half board (or breakfast only). Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. This choice, as opposed to staying in a residence, offers you a chance to learn about the culture of the destination country “from the inside”, practice English in a friendly environment and in everyday, real-life situations. Read more…
Why Brisbane? Some Facts...Some more information on the school, area and statistics
Why Choose an English Course in Brisbane?
Brisbane is just a step away from becoming a world leader in environmental sustainability, having over 2000 natural parks with more than 2500 species, it is the city with the greatest biodiversity in Australia. Apart from the super friendly people, it’s a modern city boasting immense culture and an intense calendar of events – which we recommend you don’t miss out on!
An International Environment
Does this English Course in Brisbane meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts…
- Student Ages 18-30 80% 80%
- 30+ 40+ 50+ 20% 20%
Course StructureAn overview of lesson times, starting from the first day
First Day (Monday)
The first day begins with reception, registration and a short language test. The test is nothing to worry about – it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar level to yours. The test will be followed by a session / welcome speech, the handing out of the teaching calendar and other activities, and possibly lessons. Here is an example:
- 08:30 Check-in and registration at the school
- 09:00 Test
- 10:45 The first lesson of your English Course in Brisbane!
- 12:45 Lessons (if you have chosen Intensive English or Business English)
- 14:30 Tour of the neighbourhood
- 15:30 Welcome Pack
- 16:00 Welcome Event
The first day you’ll get a nice welcome package, including a manual with information about Brisbane, the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Brisbane, suggestions for free time activities, a list of extra learning activities, the school regulations and some important contact information including the emergency telephone number of the school (which you can contact 24 hours a day during your entire stay).
On the first day of your course you are invited to a welcome event in the centre cafe or at another venue. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other students on your English Course and from the school.
From Tuesday Onwards
By the second day, you will begin to follow the regular academic calendar. During the week, two different teachers will alternate, so you will be exposed different types of pronunciation. The first Wednesday of your course you will receive the textbook, and then as time goes by, you’ll receive the other supplementary educational materials. Note that during the high season, the school adopts a calendar called “Double Banking” when the lessons are held both in the morning and afternoon, but on alternate days. This simple system gives you the chance to enjoy your free time at different times of the day; for example, you’ll have Wednesday mornings free and Thursday afternoons free. The calendar in the high season is as follows::
- 9:00-10:30 First Module*
- 10:30-10:45 Break
- 10:45-12:15 Second Module*
- 12:15-12:45 Lunch
- 12:45-14:15 “Intensive” and “Business” Lessons**
- 14:30-16:00 First Module*
- 16:00-16:15 Break
- 16:15-17:45 Second Module*
*Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing.
**Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing for General or Business English.
Useful Tips For Your Brisbane Stay!Some suggestions from locals and tourists...
Cost of Living in Brisbane
The cost of living in Brisbane is quite expensive when compared to other cities. The below can be used as a guide:
Big Mac Meal AU $11
500gr chicken breast AU $6
1 litre of milk AU $1.29
12 eggs AU $6
1 kg tomatoes AU $5.14
500gr local cheese AU $9
1kg apples AU $4.12
1kg potatoes AU $3.51
0.5 litres of local beer at the supermarket AU $5.53
1 bottle of wine AU $19
2 litre of Coca-Cola AU $3.15
Loaf of bread AU $2.11
Getting Around in Brisbane
In Brisbane you can use Google Maps to find time-tables for public transport, locate the nearest bus stops and subway stops to your location, learn about prices and even create tailor-made itineraries in an instant! Try the free Google Maps app, it is available on practically every smartphone and is extremely useful.