English course in Melbourne
Live and learn in the cultural capital of Australia!
Information on 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 locals.
Students can spend their free time and weekends enjoying the music scene in Brunswick, taking a stroll along the Yarra River (which 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 with visitors 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 modern facilities and advanced teaching technologies, from interactive whiteboards to iPads. The school is located just a few minutes walk from clubs, restaurants, shopping centres, art galleries, and the wonderful Royal Botanical Gardens, ideal for a visit after class.
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Discover a bit of Melbourne through pictures!
Choose your English course in Melbourne
Certify your study stay in Melbourne
What certificates can you get?
At the end of your English language course you will receive a certificate of participation stating the dates, the type of course and the language level you have achieved. This certificate of partecipation is a nice addition to your CV. Remember that to get your level certified and recognised internationally, you will have to take a test like the IELTS or TOEFL, for example. You can apply for your examination directly at school, there are normally 2 sessions every month.
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Extra activities, learn while having fun!
What extra activities are available for the students in Melbourne
Each English Course includes a variety of educational and social activities for free, which are specifically designed to promote linguistic practice and socializing. Activities are ongoing and differ from week to week, involving teachers and participating adult students that come from all around the world. There are also varied activities such as concerts and movie nights that can be purchased directly at the school, so make sure you inquire! Among the free activities, you'll find:
- Pronunciation Classes;
- Arts and Food Cultural Evenings;
- Sports, Walking and Hiking;
- Guided Tours of surrounding areas and local markets;
- Focus Groups for conversation practice;
Why study English in Melbourne
Find out why this destination may be the right choice for you!
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.
Ranked the world’s most livable city six years in a row, Melbourne is as a diverse as its multicultural heritage. The city hosts numerous international festivals, as well as the most prestigious sporting events in the country and our baristas brew the best cups of coffee you’ve ever tasted.
The city’s 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 lead 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.
Statistics, some interesting numbers
Does this English course meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.
- COLOMBIAN27 % 27 %
- KOREAN18 % 18 %
- SAUDI ARABIAN15 % 15 %
- JAPANESE10 % 10 %
- THAI8 % 8 %
- BRAZILIAN3 % 3 %
- CHILEAN2 % 2 %
- SPANISH2 % 2 %
- TIMORESE2 % 2 %
- OTHER13% 13%
Here the age groups at the English school in Melbourne:
- 18-29 80 % 80 %
- 30+ 40+ 50+20% 20%
Structure and timetable of English course in Melbourne
First day in Melbourne
The first day begins at 08:30 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.
Welcome Package Tipically, on your first day of English course in Melbourne students get a 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).
Welcome Event On the first day of your course you are invited to a welcome event. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other students on your English course and from the school.
As of your second day, you will start with the regular timetable. For courses of 20 lessons/week, it typically starts at about 09:00 am up until 12:30, with a coffee break in the middle. For courses of 30 lessons/week, the timetable also includes an afternoon session, typically from 13:30 up to 15:00.
NOTE: At certain times (often in the High Season), the school opts for a “Double Banking” time table, this means that your lessons will be held in the morning one day, and in the afternoon the day after. Naturally, the overall amount of lessons you booked will be completed.
Useful information about Melbourne
Not to be missed!
- Federation Square
- Eureka Tower
- St Pauls Cathedral
- National Gallery of Victoria
- Royal Botanic Gardens
- Melbourne Aquarium and Zoo
- Polly Woodside
- Yarra Valley's (wine and wildlife)
How to get around Melbourne
The best way to travel lightweight and securely, is to use your mobile and Google Maps to organize your commutes, you probably use it already, but just in case… try it out here: Google maps. Also, in most English speaking countries worldwide you can use private transport services such as Uber and Bolt. Please try them out, you will find the Apps on your mobile App store, most students use these services to commute from and to school, sharing the rides with their class mates.
Cost of living, some examples
- 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