English Course in Melbourne
Live and learn in the cultural capital of Australia!
Information about the English School in Melbourne
Melbourne is an extremely popular choice for students, who flock here to live in a city full of opportunities for study and fun for all budgets and needs to suit everyone. It has been named the world’s most livable city two years in a row, as well as the best place for international students to study. Melbourne is known as the cultural capital of Australia, where everyone seems to appreciate the relaxed lifestyle, wide range of activities and the truly friendly people.
Students can spend their free time and weekends enjoying the music scene in Brunswick, taking a stroll along the Yarra River (that runs through the heart of the city), or swimming with seahorses in the blue waters of the Mornington Peninsula. It’s worthwhile exploring the countless museums and parks, or perhaps the Melbourne Zoo. St. Kilda’s is also a great place for students to meet up with friends for a picnic or daytrip. Federation Square is also a popular place to spend the day. The city scene is extraordinarily rich in events and places of interest, and is frequented from visitors coming literally from all over the globe. The landscape and the environment that surround and embrace the city are magnificent.
The School is excellently located right in the city centre and is equipped with all the most modern services and advanced teaching technologies, from interactive whiteboards to iPads. The School is located just a few minutes’ walk from clubs, restaurants, shopping centers, art galleries, and the wonderful Royal Botanical Gardens, ideal for a visit after class.
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Every English Course in Melbourne includes:
- Textbooks and Materials
- Extra-Curricular Activities
- Access to Internet/ Wi-Fi
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English Courses in Melbourne, Australia
English Courses for Adults 18+ and 30+ available in Melbourne
20 or 30 lessons per week, all levels. The English Courses in Melbourne, Australia 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 Melbourne. 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 Melbourne, 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 Melbourne, AustraliaIf you don’t know where to stay while taking your English Course in Melbourne, 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 Melbourne. 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 Melbourne. 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 only breakfast), with the option of having a private bathroom. 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 Melbourne? Some Facts...Some more information on the school, area and statistics
Why Choose an English Course in Melbourne?
Melbourne is known as the cultural capital of Australia, which makes it extremely attractive to all types of people from all walks of life. Both the lifestyle and never-ending list of things to do, there’s something here for everyone. The city scene has plenty of variety, whether you’re looking for music, art, theatre, sport or just relaxing, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The landscape and surrounding environment lend to an adventure in itself. Take a trip to the snow-capped mountains or unwind at one of the amazing beaches along the coast, perhaps you want to drive out to the desert regions or stroll through a charming historic city. Melbourne will never leave you wanting for more.
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Does this English course in Melbourne 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 Melbourne!
- 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 Melbourne, the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Melbourne, 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 Melbourne Stay!Some suggestions from locals and tourists...
Cost of Living in Melbourne
The cost of living in Melbourne is generally higher than in other cities in Australia. As a guide, take a look at the below:
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 Melbourne
In Melbourne you can use Google Maps to find timetables 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.