English course in Brisbane
Study on an English course in Brisbane, a city with a buzzing cultural scene, exciting nightlife and a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere.
Our school in Brisbane
Our English language school in Brisbane is ideally located in the city centre, right next to King George Square Station. The modern school building is surrounded by shops, cafes and food outlets, and also benefits from having several green spaces such as the Botanical Gardens and Roma Street Parklands nearby.
The popular South Bank entertainment precinct, which features a leafy artificial beach and large open-air pool, as well as many cultural attractions, is also just a 15-minute walk away.
The school has excellent facilities with 14 classrooms, all air-conditioned and most equipped with audio visual resources. There is also a large student lounge with table tennis and a wide screen television, a student common room with shared kitchen facilities and vending machines, and a lending library that offers a selection of books, DVDs and magazines (small deposit required).
After class, you can socialise in cosy cafés, browse elegant shops or enjoy a walk along the riverside. Alternatively, you can challenge a friend to a game of table tennis in our school’s student lounge; hone your language skills in the library; or make use of the free wireless Internet access offered by our school.
Study on an English course in Brisbane - an amazing contradiction of a city! As the third largest city in Australia, the capital of Queensland has a buzzing cultural scene, first-class museums and exciting nightlife, yet retains a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. In amongst the ultra-modern architecture of the Central Business District (CBD), hide peaceful parks and unspoilt historical gems.
Admire glistening skyscrapers from the top of Story Bridge, which offers unrivalled views of the city and the meandering Brisbane River. Just south of the city is the incredible Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, while to the east you’ll find stunning white sand beaches. If you learn English in Brisbane, you’ll want to return again and again!
Courses in Brisbane
Our English school in Brisbane offers a unique programme that is personalised for each student. On the first day of the course you will take a series of short assessment tests and will be given a level for each of the five language focuses (listening, reading, writing, speaking and grammar). Your individual timetable will include lessons on each skill at exactly the right level, enabling you to study with several teachers and meet lots of different students throughout the learning week!
The Intensive course consists of 20 lessons per week. Two lessons a day are combined skills classes, covering all the language proficiencies of writing, reading, listening and speaking, as well as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. These lessons are held Monday to Friday. Tuesday to Friday you will also have ‘focus’ classes, which means you will spend an hour working on a specific language skill according to the level you were assessed at (for example, you might be in level 3 for reading one day and level 2 for speaking the next day). This process allows each student to focus on their specific strengths and weaknesses at the exact level required. On Mondays this session is dedicated to a weekly interview with your combined skills class teacher, ensuring students are constantly making significant progress no matter how long they are studying for!
The final session of the day is the ‘options’ class, which allows students to choose from a variety of subjects to help them achieve their learning goals. Topics available include conversation, vocabulary, introduction to business English, higher level business English, and English through media and the Internet, to name a few.
Students who choose the Semi-Intensive course of 15 lessons per week attend the same programme but do not participate in the ‘options’ class. (Please note the Semi-Intensive course is only suitable for students who do not require a study visa and/or are over the age of 18 years. You can attend this course if you have a Working Holiday Visa or Tourist Visa.)
Lessons can take place in the morning or afternoon, but they are always grouped together to enable students to make the most of their free time.
If you take Private English Lessons, you can choose whichever topics you like for your course! Your teacher will spend more time on those areas of the language that you have most difficulty with, allowing you to swiftly overcome any problems and learn quickly!
For those who wish to validate their English language skills with an internationally recognised exam, the school offers specialist preparation courses for the Cambridge exam, IELTS test and TOEIC test, as well as a 12-week university preparation programme.
Please contact us if you have any questions at all concerning our English courses, in Australia or elsewhere.
Stay with a friendly host family and you’ll not only dramatically improve your English, you’ll also experience the Australian way of life at first hand! Host families are available on a self-catering basis, or you can choose a half board meal plan which means your family will provide you with breakfast and dinner each day (full board at the weekend) and the chance to use your English vocabulary in everyday situations. Our school takes great care when selecting host families, assuring you an enjoyable stay in Australia!
Your room will have a comfortable bed, desk, chair, and wardrobe. You will share the bathroom with the family members and other students staying with the same host family. Students who book self-catering accommodation will have access to the kitchen to prepare their own meals. All host families live 30-60 minutes from the school by public transport (train, bus or ferry).
If you will be studying for at least four weeks and would prefer to live within walking distance of the school and the amenities of the city centre, student residence accommodation is also an option. This self-catering accommodation choice offers shared apartment style living - you will have your own air-conditioned bedroom and will share the kitchen, bathroom and living/dining area with the other students staying there. Most will also be students of the English language school in Brisbane.
The residence building offers excellent facilities, including a swimming pool, multiple study rooms, multimedia room, free gym, games room, common kitchen, laundry and relaxation spaces and common areas, one of which is on the 39th floor and has fantastic views of the beautiful city of Brisbane.
Have a trip to remember by joining in with our school’s varied activities! The programme can include anything from table tennis competitions to sky-diving! Regular activities include welcome tours, beach trips, museum trips, games afternoons and nights out with classmates. Excursions are arranged for the weekends, introducing you to places like the beautiful Moreton Island, Dreamworld (Australia’s largest theme park) and the pristine beaches of Byron Bay. The programme of activities is confirmed on arrival, and some activities carry an extra fee.
How to get there
Airport transfers can be arranged from Brisbane Airport and Gold Coast Airport at extra cost. Some students may prefer to make use of public transport services.
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