Brisbane

English school in Brisbane 

Our English school in Brisbane offers great educational and social facilities. It is located in a modern building in a business district, and has impressive panoramic views of the city, Brisbane river and Moreton bay. 

The school is located near the main public transport stops, and very near the train station and ferry station that go on the river. Just in front of the school is the famous Riverside centre with its infinite number of cafes and boutiques. 

Facilities at the school

  • Bright and well equipped classrooms, with air conditioning and interactive whiteboards
  • Student room where you can relax, get to know your classmates and connect to the internet. There is a microwave, fridge and an outside terrace with excellent views of the city
  • Resource centre
  • Library with computers and English programmes 
  • Free wifi in the whole building 

Accreditations: CRICOS, Access Learning Institutes Pty Ltd 


Characteristics

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  • Computer room doesn´t have  Computer room
  • Cafe doesn´t have  Cafe
  • Tea or coffee machine doesn´t have  Tea or coffee machine
  • Garden doesn´t have  Garden
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Student lounge doesn´t have  Student lounge
  • Prayer room doesn´t have  Prayer room
  • Kitchenette doesn´t have  Kitchenette
  • Support deparment for the students doesn´t have  Support deparment for the students

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Holidays

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Strongest Points

  • You can learn to surf in the surf paradise
  • Many tourist attractions makes this city one of the most visited in Australia
  • You will have the opportunity to see completely different wildlife from what you are used to (koalas, kangaroos, dingoes)

Brisbane 

Brisbane is the third biggest city in Australia. It is the capital of the Queensland state, in the North East of the country, and has 2,000,000 inhabitants. 

Enjoy the excellent climate in Brisbane during your English course, and travel around the heart of the charismatic city where you will find the main street, The Queen Street Mall, known for being the main shopping destination and where you will be able to enjoy the performances by different groups, as there is a stage where every weekend they organise some kind of entertainment, from concerts to dancing. Brisbane has various colleges recognised worldwide such as the University of Queensland, so it is a young city with a lot of atmosphere both day and night. 

 

Things to see and do in Brisbane 

Culture
  • Trip to the modern art gallery in Brisbane
  • Trip to the Queensland Maritime museum
  • Admire the impressive architecture in the market of Queen Street. 
Leisure
  • Kayak in Brisbane river and enjoy the view of the city
  • Relax in the Botanical gardens
  • Learn to surf in the Surfers Paradise
Trips
  • Sanctuary of koalas in Lone Pine Zoo
  • Whale watching from June to October
  • Nature tours in Mount Coot

 

Useful information 

Tourism in Brisbane

  • Visit the famous artificial Southbank beach, in the city centre of Brisbane 
  • Admire the impressive architecture in the market of Queen Street while shopping
  • Capture the atmosphere of the bustling street markets
  • Admire and relax in the Botanical gardens
  • Take a tour around the city on a catamaran on the river
  • Visit the splendid Forest Park, the koala Sanctuary Lone Pine and the Australia Zoo of Steve Irwin
  • Head to Moreton or Kangaroo Point to enjoy exciting outdoor activities
  • Enjoy the impressive live concerts, theatres and museums

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Standard English course in Brisbane

Structure of the course: 15 hours of standard English per week

The General English course focuses on the four main aspects of the language: reading, writing, listening and speaking. This course offers a Semi-intensive level of English which will help you to learn quickly and effectively. 

Perfect for

Ideal for those that want to have enough time for their studies whilst enjoying their free time

Additional information

You will also learn vocabulary, grammar and how to speak in formal and informal discussions. Visa F1 is required

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 2 to 52 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  20
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning or afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  15
  • Average during the rest of year  12
  • Minimum age  16

Super Intensive English course in Brisbane

Structure of the course: 20 lessons + 8 lessons of specific skills + 7 sessions of structured study. 

The optional subjects depend on the school and your level of English, but they can include vocabulary, current affairs, local culture or Business English. 

Perfect for

Ideal for students of all levels that want to improve their English quickly and effectively.

Additional information

The Intensive English courses focus on quick and effective language learning, reaching a fluent level of English, learning grammar and vocabulary that are used in daily conversations. Visa F1 required

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 2 to 52 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  35
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  15
  • Average during the rest of year  12
  • Minimum age  16

Super Intensive Business English course in Brisbane

Structure of the course: 20 lessons + 8 lessons of specific skills + 7 sessions of structured study 

Communication techniques in the work place in English to learn and participate in expressing yourself in Business meetings, whilst also improving your written skills. 

Combine English classes with specialised Business classes, as well as making the most of structured study sessions to promote your skills in handling the language. 

Perfect for

Ideal for those that want to study English and learn how to speak in Business meetings, written English and job interview techniques

Additional information

The students can choose between a wide list of interesting courses related to the world of Business. Visa F1 required

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 2 to 52 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  35
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  15
  • Average during the rest of year  12
  • Minimum age  16

IELTS Preparation course in Brisbane

Structure of the course: 28 lessons of IELTS preparation per week + 7 structured study sessions. 

A preparation course for the IELTS exam will teach you skills and necessary strategies to pass the exam. The course will help you make the experience much easier, by achieving a good result. 

In the lessons of the course, you will practice reading, writing and speaking, and will also improve your grammar and vocabulary. 

Perfect for

Ideal for those that want to improve their skills and practice before the exam.

Additional information

Getting to know the different sections of the exam, the ways of maximising your time and the types of exam style questions. Visa F1 required

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 5 to 10 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  35
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  15
  • Average during the rest of year  12
  • Minimum age  16

Cambridge preparation course (FCE and CAE) in Brisbane

Structure of the course: 28 lessons of preparation for the Cambridge exam per week + 7 structured study sessions. 

This preparation course for the Cambridge exams will give you a detailed understanding of the structure of the exams and will teach you the best strategies to pass the exams, as well as practicing the English that you need.

You can do various Cambridge exams: the First Certificate (FCE), the Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), or the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). 

Course starting dates in 2016:

  • 8 weeks: 18/01, 11/04, 27/06, 04/10
  • 10 weeks: 04/01, 28/03, 14/06, 19/09
  • 12 weeks: 14/03, 05/09

Perfect for

Ideal for those that want to improve their skills and practice before the exam. In the lessons you will practice reading, writing, speaking, and also grammar and vocabulary.

Additional information

Visa F1 required. Our lessons offer the opportunity to do practice exams, learning the best techniques so you feel confident on the day of the exam.

Characteristics

  • Course duration 8, 10 or 12 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  35
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Varies
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  15
  • Average during the rest of year  12
  • Minimum age  16

Long duration course in Brisbane

Doing a long duration course, you will have the extraordinary opportunity of experimenting with your English studies in the country where the language is spoken. During the 5-6 month course, you will gain fluency in English, you will get various qualifications and you will make friends from all around the world, whilst opening many doors for your professional life. The programme can be personalised so you can adapt it to your needs and objectives, with options of interesting subjetcs, exam preparation and work experience.

Additional information

Visa F1 required

Characteristics

  • Course duration minimum 20 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  35
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon (Monday to Friday)
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  15
  • Average during the rest of year  12
  • Minimum age  16

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Extra-curricular Activities

What to do in Brisbane

Every week the school organises a variety of social, cultural and sports activities according to your tastes, budget and free time. This allows you to integrate with your classmates, while getting to know the wonders of the city. Signing up to the activities is the perfect way to practice your English, make new friends and have a good time. 

This list is just an example: 

  • American bowling
  • Rock climbing at Kangaroo Point
  • Evening stroll by Story Bridge 
  • Excursions to theme parks on Gold Coast
  • Karaoke night
  • Beach volleyball
  • Cinema night
  • Groove dance party
  • Stradbroke island tour 

Weekend excursions to places of interest are organised in places near to Brisbane (Gold Coast, Fraser Island, Sunshine Coast, etc.) diverse sports, parties and socials.

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Accommodation

Family accommodation (those under 16)

Enjoy a warm welcome from a local host, who will provide you with a bedroom in their house, as well as breakfast and dinner every day, and lunch at the weekends. Enjoying staying with a family whilst doing your English course in Australia is a great way to submerge yourself in the local life, and practice your English with natives every day. All of the families are selected carefully so that they offer you a welcoming and safe home. 

Availability: all year

Room Type: single room

Check-in: Sunday

Check-out: Saturday

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  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
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  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
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  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
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Unilodge Guest House

Our guest house Unilodge is in the South of Brisbane, just 10 minutes from Southbank train station. Each apartment has its own bathroom and a small kitchen, and all bedrooms can be individual, for couples or friends that want to share a room. All of the apartments are fully furnished and equipped. 

The property also has a cafe on the first floor, a big gym and a laundry. 

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Availability: all year

Room Type: Single or double room

Facilities: barbeque outside, possibility to rent a bike

School distance: 30-35 minute walk. 15 minutes by bus

Check-in: Sunday from 07:00 to 18:00

Check-out: Saturday

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  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service it has Cleaning service
  • Wifi it has Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels it has Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board it has Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Adalong Residence

Adalong residence is a great place to get to know other students, and has single and double rooms. There is a shared bathroom, communal student room and laundry services. You can relax outside or rent a bike and travel around Brisbane. 

The laundry works with coins. The common areas include a living room and dining room. A barbeque is available at the weekends. 

Home made dinners are served Monday to Friday, and continental breakfast 7 days a week.

Adalong Residence

Availability: All year

Room Type: single, double or shared room

Facilities: laundry

School distance: 30 minutes in public transport

Check-in: Sunday

Check-out: Saturday

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities doesn´t have  Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service doesn´t have  Cleaning service
  • Wifi it has Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service it has Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels it has Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board it has Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities doesn´t have  Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service doesn´t have  Cleaning service
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Kitchen doesn´t have  Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils doesn´t have  Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen doesn´t have  Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

How to get there

How to get to Brisbane 

Birisbane airport is located in the North East of the city and is one of the biggest in Australia.

From the airport to the city

  • Bus: the airport manages a bus service to the centre of Brisbane, Roma Street to Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. 
  • Train: The train Airtain covers the journey from the airport, the central station of the city of Brisbane (approximately 22 minutes) and the Gold Coast. The stations can be found at the exit of both terminals. 


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