Study English in Melbourne
Why choose Discover English?
- Students come first
- Students Study and advance at their own individual progress pace
- Personalized service
- Discover More – Extras and Activities
- Pathway progress guarantee
- English only environment
- Discovery Club
- Free ISEC membership
- Discover Family
- Academic & Fun
THE LOCATION (View school location on a map!)
Discover English is located in the heart of the Melbourne’s CBD (Central Business District) and is surrounded by an exciting range of shopping malls, art galleries, multinational corporations and restaurants providing cuisine from all over the world.
The city of Melbourne is surrounded by parks that provide a beautiful place to study, socialize, exercise, relax and energise. The college is located on vibrant Bourke Street, with convenient access to tram, train and bus services.
Study English in Melbourne
Full time General English and Business English Language Courses comprise of 20 contact hours per week comprising of 4 contact hours per day Monday to Friday. Classes are broken down into two 2 hour sessions.
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THE COLLEGE CAMPUS
Discover English specializes in English language courses using the latest methods, materials and equipment and the classrooms are modern and comfortable. Students have a fully-resourced library in which to study and practice their language skills and have access to audio visual language learning software.
The student lounge is a great place to relax and mix with other students from different countries while the quiet lounge areas provide spaces to relax and make use of the free wireless internet. Students can also enjoy the rooftop outdoor deck area to socialize and soak up the city views.
- Central location adjacent to Bourke Street Shopping Mall and in easy access to a number of tram lines, Flinders Street Station and Melbourne Central Station
- Free wireless internet available throughout the college
- Individually climate controlled classrooms
- Fully-resourced Student Library with educational software, books, DVDs and other learning materials
- Student kitchen and lounge areas
- Counseling & support services
- Homestay and Student Accommodation placement service
- Employment advice
- Outdoor rooftop deck
- Activities 7 days a week (many of which are free)
- Free elective classes every day after class
Melbourne is a cosmopolitan city, famous for great fashion and excellent restaurants and is well-known as the cultural capital of Australia. The city hosts many major world sporting events including the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, the Australian Open Tennis Championships and the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
ACTIVITIES & TOURS
Discover English offers an exciting range of weekday and weekend activities and tours designed to suit a wide range of interests. Students can sign up for weekend tours including: Yarra Valley wineries, surfing lessons, Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island penguin parade and much more.
Discover English also runs a comprehensive Extras program providing an additional hour of free English class daily with a specific skill focus. Extras include: job club, TOEIC preparation, IELTS preparation, vocabulary, pronunciation and conversation classes.
Study English in Melbourne
The General English program develops students’ English language communication skills with a focus on building confidence and fluency. Through a communicative approach, students practice listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in a variety of ‘real life’ situations whilst integrating grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.
The program has been designed around the New Cutting Edge Course Books with supplementary materials provided by the classroom teacher.
The General English program is available at six levels from Beginner to Advanced. Students undertake placement testing to determine their entry point and undertake weekly unit assessments based on the material covered. Based on assessment results and class performance, students may level up any week. There is no minimum entry level requirement.
Part time General English courses are not available to students on student visas as their principal course of study.
- Duration: 1 to 72 weeks
The Business English program equips students with English language skills specific to the corporate environment. English is an essential skill both for companies seeking to trade overseas and for employees wishing to develop careers in global industries.
The Business English program develops students’ confidence and ability to communicate effectively in English in a business context by providing them with the necessary linguistic and cultural knowledge to do so. The program is designed around the Market Leader Course Books and covers a range of business related topics including retailing, marketing, careers, international trade and communications.
The Business English program is offered at two levels: Intermediate and Upper Intermediate. Students undertake pre-testing to determine their entry point and undertake weekly mini assessments in relation to the course material they have studied over the preceding weeks. Minimum entry level requirement for Business English is IELTS Band 5.0 or PTE Academic Score 36.
- Duration: 1 to 27 weeks.
Discover English offers a wide range of specialist and exam preparation courses in addition to the General and Business English programs including: IELTS Preparation, FCE and CAE Preparation, EAP (English for Academic Purposes) English + Hospitality and English Excel.
Homestay benefits students by introducing them to Australian culture and family life. Homestay facilitates cultural exchange and provides students with the opportunity to practice English with Australian families. Students learn about Australian culture through emersion, experiencing new food, activities, and attitudes while providing the host family with insight into their own culture.
Homestay fees include accommodation, food and basic utilities (water, electricity, gas and local phone calls). Breakfast and dinner are supplied on weekdays, with three meals per day on weekends.
The student lodge offers studio apartment type rooms inside a secure student residence. Features include a swimming pool, gym, cafes, shared kitchens and a coin laundry. There is also a free shuttle service from the lodge to the city. Each studio room features a desk, lamp, TV, chair, microwave, fridge and air-conditioning. Telephone and Internet services are available at an additional cost.
Airport pick-up and drop-off services can be arranged by Discover English at an additional cost.