Language course English in Melbourne

Kaplan

Our partner school Kaplan is housed on the first floor of a state-of-the-art facility located in the up-and-coming area of Melbourne’s Docklands. You can reach the city centre within 15 minutes walking and you can also benefit from a free tram service to the city centre just 5 minutes away from the school.

Key features of our partner school in Melbourne:

  • 14 classrooms with interactive whiteboards
  • Elevator
  • free Wi-Fi
  • computer lab/ multimedia center
  • library
  • self study center
  • prayer room
  • vending machine
  • student lounge/common room
  • cafeteria
  • wheelchair access
  • sports facilities
  • free transport to the city centre
  • high nationality mix
  • minimum age: 16 years
  • average age: 22-25 years

Social Programme

Our partner school in Melbourne has a dedicated social program, designed to help you explore the city and build friendships, through organised events and activities. Some of the activities are free of charge while for others a fee applies, which can be paid on site.

Examples are:

  • Movie Night
  • Soccer games
  • barista training
  • museum visit
  • philip island penguin tour
  • great ocean road tour
  • group sport at a facility
  • minigolf

Intensive

You can choose to study an Intensive course with either 20 or 28 lessons (1 lesson = 45 minutes) per week.

The intensive course with 20 lessons per week is the most basic course the school offers and is the perfect choice if you want to combine your English course with vacation since you will have plenty of free time for sightseeing and leisure activities. During the course you will improve your overall English skills and focus on key aspects of the language such as reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Important visa information regarding the intensive course with 20 lessons per week: Please note that the course with 20 lessons per week is not CRICOS registered, therefore it is not suitable for Overseas Student Visa Holders. For visitor visa holders the max. study time for this course is 3 months, 12 weeks. For working holiday visa holders the max study time for this course is 4 months, 17 weeks.

If you choose to take the intensive course with 28 lessons per week, you will receive in addition to the 20 general English lessons 8 additional so called "specific skills lessons" per week in the afternoon. With the specific skills lessons you can personalize your course and choose from different electives that suit your profile the most. Specific skills lessons vary but may include topics such as: current affairs, Business English, Academic English, TOEFL/IELTS exam prepararation, writing and vocabulary, speaking and pronunciation, idioms, local culture, literature and film studies etc.. Apart from the 28 lessons in class per week,  you will have access to 7 sessions of online learning material and learning clubs.

Please note that the intensive course is not suitable for complete beginners, and is only offered from an intermediate level.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
28
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks 17 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 418 670 922 1174 1427 1679 1931 2183 2435 2687 2939 3191 3277 3516 3755 3995 4234
Intensive with host family (16-17 years), single room, halfboard
Intensive with host family 18+, single room, halfboard 801 1270 1739 2208 2677 3146 3615 4084 4553 5022 5491 5960 6263 6719 7175 7631 8088
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 2486 3025 3563 4102 4640 5179 5717 6256 6794 7167 7693 8218 8744 9270
Intensive with studio, single room, no meals 2741 3344 3946 4548 5151 5753 6355 6958 7560 7996 8586 9175 9765 10355
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks 17 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 441 715 989 1264 1538 1813 2087 2361 2636 2910 3184 3459 3650 3918 4186 4454 4722
Intensive with host family (16-17 years), single room, halfboard 843 1353 1864 2374 2884 3395 3905 4416 4926 5437 5947 6457 6885 7389 7893 8397 8901
Intensive with host family 18+, single room, halfboard 824 1315 1806 2297 2789 3280 3771 4263 4754 5245 5736 6228 6636 7121 7606 8091 8576
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 2576 3136 3697 4258 4819 5380 5941 6501 7062 7540 8095 8649 9204 9758
Intensive with studio, single room, no meals 2831 3455 4080 4705 5329 5954 6579 7203 7828 8370 8988 9606 10224 10843
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Please note that the course with 20 lessons per week is not CRICOS registered, therefore it is not suitable for Overseas Student Visa Holders. For visitor visa holders the max. study time for this course is 3 months, 12 weeks. For working holiday visa holders the max study time for this course is 4 months, 17 weeks.

The course is only available from an intermediate level (A2). The intensive course with 20 lessons per week is only available for students aged 18+.

Course materials:  

€10 per week, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family 18+:  

Special dietary requirements supplement: € 39 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Surcharges host family 18+:   single room : 27/12/2020 - 02/01/2021 : €74 per week
Info host family (16-17 years):  

Special dietary requirements supplement: € 39 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Surcharges host family (16-17 years):   single room : 27/12/2020 - 02/01/2021 : €74 per week
Info residence:  

The accommodation in the residence is only available for students aged 18+ and for a minimum stay of 4 weeks.

On arrival you will have to pay a deposit equivalent to a 4-week stay, that is refundable in case there have not been caused any damages.

When leaving the residence, an exit cleaning fee of € 115 has to be paid.

Cleaning fees residence:  

€115, to be paid directly on arrival

Info studio:  

The accommodation in the residence is only available for students aged 18+ and for a minimum stay of 4 weeks.
On arrival you will have to pay a deposit equivalent to a 4-week stay, that is refundable in case there have not been caused any damages.

Transfer:  

€116

Price indicated is valid for a transfer (one way) upon arrival at Tullamarine aiport.

The price for a transfer upon arrival from the Avalon airport is € 173

Prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

Course material is not included and has to be paid on site (€ 10 per week).

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 09/03/2020, 08/06/2020, 03/11/2020, 25/12/2020-03/01/2021. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

IELTS preparation

The IELTS preparation course will teach you valuable English skills and strategies for taking the IELTS exam, helping you to achieve a better score.

The course consists of 28 exam preparation lessons per week and you will have access to 7 online learning sessions during which you can practise and develop what you have learnt in the classroom. The classes will focus on all sections of the IELTS examination in detail and teach you the verbal skills and test-taking strategies you will need to succeed.

With the IELTS certificate you can enter a university in the UK, Ireland, Autralia, New Zealand or Canada, apply for work visa for a country which accepts an IELTS score as proof of language proficiency and enhance your CV and improve your chance for professional success in the future.

We recommend a minimum of 4 weeks, but it is also possible to book the course from 1 week onwards (prices on request).

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
28
  4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
IELTS preparation without accommodation 1264 1538 1813 2087 2361 2636 2910 3184 3459
IELTS preparation with host family 18+, single room, halfboard 2297 2789 3280 3771 4263 4754 5245 5736 6228
IELTS preparation with host family (16-17 years), single room, halfboard 2374 2884 3395 3905 4416 4926 5437 5947 6457
IELTS preparation with residence, single room, no meals 2576 3136 3697 4258 4819 5380 5941 6501 7062
IELTS preparation with studio, single room, no meals 2831 3455 4080 4705 5329 5954 6579 7203 7828
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

The IELTS exam fees are not included in the price and cost approx. € 237

Course materials:  

€10 per week, to be paid directly on arrival

Exam fees:  

ca. €237, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family 18+:  

Special dietary requirements supplement: € 39 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Surcharges host family 18+:   single room : 27/12/2020 - 02/01/2021 : €74 per week
Info host family (16-17 years):  

Special dietary requirements supplement: € 39 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Surcharges host family (16-17 years):   single room : 27/12/2020 - 02/01/2021 : €74 per week
Info residence:  

The accommodation in the residence is only available for students aged 18+ and for a minimum stay of 4 weeks.

On arrival you will have to pay a deposit equivalent to a 4-week stay, that is refundable in case there have not been caused any damages.

When leaving the residence, an exit cleaning fee of € 115 has to be paid.

Cleaning fees residence:  

€115, to be paid directly on arrival

Info studio:  

The accommodation in the residence is only available for students aged 18+ and for a minimum stay of 4 weeks.
On arrival you will have to pay a deposit equivalent to a 4-week stay, that is refundable in case there have not been caused any damages.

Transfer:  

€116

Price indicated is valid for a transfer (one way) upon arrival at Tullamarine aiport.

The price for a transfer upon arrival from the Avalon airport is € 173

Prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

Course material is not included and has to be paid on site (€ 10 per week).

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 09/03/2020, 08/06/2020, 03/11/2020, 25/12/2020-03/01/2021. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Business English

If you want to improve you general English skills as well as learning specific communication skills for the workplace, this is the course for you. This course combines 20 general English lessons per week with 8 focused lessons on business skills per week.

During the 20 lessons of general English you will improve your overall English skills, focusing on the four main language disciplines of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Your fluency and confidence will increase thanks to a communicative teaching method.

The 8 additional Business English lessons include a range of subjects to help you communicate effectively in the workplace. Topics can include participation in meetings, writing skills in business situations and interview techniques.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
28
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Business English without accommodation 441 715 989 1264 1538 1813 2087 2361
Business English with host family 18+, single room, halfboard 824 1315 1806 2297 2789 3280 3771 4263
Business English with host family (16-17 years), single room, halfboard 843 1353 1864 2374 2884 3395 3905 4416
Business English with residence, single room, no meals 2576 3136 3697 4258 4819
Business English with studio, single room, no meals 2831 3455 4080 4705 5329
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

€10 per week, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family 18+:  

Special dietary requirements supplement: € 39 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Surcharges host family 18+:   single room : 27/12/2020 - 02/01/2021 : €74 per week
Info host family (16-17 years):  

Special dietary requirements supplement: € 39 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Surcharges host family (16-17 years):   single room : 27/12/2020 - 02/01/2021 : €74 per week
Info residence:  

The accommodation in the residence is only available for students aged 18+ and for a minimum stay of 4 weeks.

On arrival you will have to pay a deposit equivalent to a 4-week stay, that is refundable in case there have not been caused any damages.

When leaving the residence, an exit cleaning fee of € 115 has to be paid.

Cleaning fees residence:  

€115, to be paid directly on arrival

Info studio:  

The accommodation in the residence is only available for students aged 18+ and for a minimum stay of 4 weeks.
On arrival you will have to pay a deposit equivalent to a 4-week stay, that is refundable in case there have not been caused any damages.

Transfer:  

€116

Price indicated is valid for a transfer (one way) upon arrival at Tullamarine aiport.

The price for a transfer upon arrival from the Avalon airport is € 173

Prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

Course material is not included and has to be paid on site (€ 10 per week).

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 09/03/2020, 08/06/2020, 03/11/2020, 25/12/2020-03/01/2021. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Cambridge preparation

This course will prepare you for the Cambridge Exam (FCE or CAE) and will give you a detailed understanding of the exam structure and teach you a number of test-taking strategies. The lessons offer you a chance to take practice tests, learn a variety of techniques and feel confident on test day.

The course consists of 28 lessons exam preparation for week and has a fixed duration of either 10 or 12 weeks with specific starting dates throughout the year.

Please have a look below to see the course starting dates and exam dates 2020.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
28
Number of weeks:
  10 weeks 12 weeks  
Cambridge preparation without accommodation 2910 3459
Cambridge preparation with host family 18+, single room, halfboard 5245 6228
Cambridge preparation with host family (16-17 years), single room, halfboard 5437 6457
Cambridge preparation with residence, single room, no meals 5941 7062
Cambridge preparation with studio, single room, no meals 6579 7828
Starting dates:  

elementary : 06/01 (10 weeks), 16/03 (12 weeks), 30/03 (10 weeks), 07/09 (12 weeks), 21/09 (10 weeks)

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

The Cambridge course prepares you for the FCE or CAE exam.
This course does not include examination fees (approx € 230).

Please note that all exams take place in the final week of the course (Mo-Fr) or on the following week (Mo-Fr) which is why extra nights might be required (not included in the price)

Starting dates exam preparation course 2020:

10 weeks: 06/01/2020, 30/03/2020, 21/09/2020
12 weeks: 16/03/2020, 07/09/2020

Cambridge exam dates 2020:

  • FCE: 13/03/2020, 09/06/2020, 01/12/2020
  • CAE: 14/03/2020, 10/06/2020, 02/12/2020

Course materials:  

€10 per week, to be paid directly on arrival

Exam fees:  

ca. €230, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family 18+:  

Special dietary requirements supplement: € 39 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Surcharges host family 18+:   single room : 27/12/2020 - 02/01/2021 : €74 per week
Info host family (16-17 years):  

Special dietary requirements supplement: € 39 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Surcharges host family (16-17 years):   single room : 27/12/2020 - 02/01/2021 : €74 per week
Info residence:  

The accommodation in the residence is only available for students aged 18+ and for a minimum stay of 4 weeks.

On arrival you will have to pay a deposit equivalent to a 4-week stay, that is refundable in case there have not been caused any damages.

When leaving the residence, an exit cleaning fee of € 115 has to be paid.

Cleaning fees residence:  

€115, to be paid directly on arrival

Info studio:  

The accommodation in the residence is only available for students aged 18+ and for a minimum stay of 4 weeks.
On arrival you will have to pay a deposit equivalent to a 4-week stay, that is refundable in case there have not been caused any damages.

Transfer:  

€116

Price indicated is valid for a transfer (one way) upon arrival at Tullamarine aiport.

The price for a transfer upon arrival from the Avalon airport is € 173

Prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

Course material is not included and has to be paid on site (€ 10 per week).

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 09/03/2020, 08/06/2020, 03/11/2020, 25/12/2020-03/01/2021. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

One-to-one

You want to improve your English skills in the most effective way in a very short time? The great advantage of one-to-one lessons is that these are fully adapted to your profile and your needs, which makes it a very effective way to improve your skills. You can choose together with your teacher the contents of your private lessons and therefore focus completely on your needs.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
10
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 1123 2080
One-to-one with host family 18+, single room, halfboard 1506 2680
One-to-one with host family (16-17 years), single room, halfboard 1525 2719
Starting dates:  

every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

€10 per week, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family 18+:  

Special dietary requirements supplement: € 39 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Surcharges host family 18+:   single room : 27/12/2020 - 02/01/2021 : €74 per week
Info host family (16-17 years):  

Special dietary requirements supplement: € 39 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Surcharges host family (16-17 years):   single room : 27/12/2020 - 02/01/2021 : €74 per week
Transfer:  

€116

Price indicated is valid for a transfer (one way) upon arrival at Tullamarine aiport.

The price for a transfer upon arrival from the Avalon airport is € 173

Prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

Course material is not included and has to be paid on site (€ 10 per week).

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 09/03/2020, 08/06/2020, 03/11/2020, 25/12/2020-03/01/2021. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Host Family 18+

The option of staying in a host family is ideal for students who want to discover local culture and customs with a friendly host, in a home environment. You will be accommodated in a single room and receive half board (breakfast and dinner). Bed linen and towels will be provided and changed once a week. The host families are located within 60-90 minutes from the school.

Host family (16-17 years)

The school offers courses for students from 16 years onwards. However, for students under the age of 18 it is obligatory to book the accommodation in a homestay, providing a certain degree of supervision.

Residence

If you would like to share your living experience in Melbourne together with international students, this is the right choice for you. The residence offers 3-bedroom apartments with single rooms and shared bathroom. The residence provides a communal kitchen and dining room, meeting rooms, BBQ terrace, rooftop terrace, gym, games room with pool table, table tennis, laundry room (AUD 5 for 10kg wash), theater room, basketball court and bike storage. You will also have access to Wifi in the residence. Students are responsible to clean their own rooms but its also possible to book a cleaning service for AUD 50. When leaving the apartment an obligatory cleaning fee of AUD 150 has to be paid. The residence is located nearby the Princess Park and Queen Victoria Markets, about 25 minutes by public transport from the school. Private studio apartments are also available in the same building (prices upon request).

Please note that the minimum stay in the residence is 4 weeks and a deposit has to be paid on arrival.

 

Studio

If you would like to maintain your privacy during your language stay in Melbourne, the option in one of the studio apartments might be the correct choice for you. The studio apartments are located in the heart of Melbourne, close to the city sights and an extensive tram network. The studio provides your own bedroom with a private bathroom and a kitchen with microwave, cooktop, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster etc. Students will also have access to a study room, common spaces with pool table and table tennis, courtyard, a gym, BBQ area, library, lounge and cinema/media room. There is also 24/7 security and free wifi given. The studio apartments are located only 17 minutes walking distance from the school and 8 minutes by public transport.

Please note that the minimum stay in the residence is 4 weeks and a deposit has to be paid on arrival.

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