School of English

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School Overview

International students have been studying English at Academia's Campus located in the centre of Melbourne since 2005. Students choose Academia for its balanced nationality mix in each class, a friendly, warm and supportive environment and the ability to mix with other students studying vocational courses. Although there are over 150 English schools delivering English Teaching in Melbourne Australia, being a full member of English Australia, Academia is one of 20 English school providers including, Chisholm Institute of TAFE, Deakin University English Language Institute, Hawthorn English Language Centre, La Trobe Melbourne, Melbourne Language Centre, Monash University English Language Centre, RMIT English Worldwide, Swinburne College and Victoria University English Language Institute.

Which English course is right for me?

General English (GE)*

Code: 074238K

Designed for students ranging in level from complete beginner to advanced, this course provides students with the opportunity to practice their English in a supportive, encouraging environment.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)*

Code: 064320K

Students hoping to attend further studies in Australia need practice in the use of Academic English. This course provides the support that international students need to reach their goal of entering to university

English for IELTS Preparation*

Code: 068514A

IELTS preparation courses prepare students to take the IELTS test. There are two levels offered at Academia. Courses start every 5 weeks. It takes approximately 10 weeks for a student to raise her or his IELTS score by .5

English for PTE (Pearson Test of English) preparation

The Part-time PTE preparation course prepares students to take the PTE test (Pearson Test of English) focusing on improving students’ PTE skills and test-taking techniques.

Free Extra Classes for Our English Students

All our English programs now run 4 days a week (20 hours) with 1 day of FREE optional extra classes/activities.

Conversation Club

This class is ideal for students who want to:

  • Practice their speaking skills
  • Meet and socialise with students from different classes
  • Discuss a variety of topics

Pronunciation Club

This class is helpful for students who want to:

  • Improve their pronunciation
  • Improve their fluency and sound more natural
  • Understand different accents

Job Club

This private one-on-one class will help you to:

  • Write a resume/CV
  • Write a professional cover letter
  • Practice answering interview questions

Writing Extra

This class is useful for students who want to:

  • Improve their writing skills
  • learn how to write a good topic sentence, paragraph and essay
  • learn how to plan, draft and edit a piece of writing

Movie Club

This class is perfect for students who want to:

  • watch and talk about movies in English
  • practice their speaking, listening and writing skills
  • meet and socialise with students from different classes

PTE Preparation Class

This class is suitable for students who are:

  • interested in an alternative to the IELTS test
  • want to learn more about the PTE's test structure and question types
  • want tips and strategies on how best to approach the PTE test

Social Activities

To get the best out of your learning experience learning in Australia, Academia organises social and leisure activities every 5 weeks. These include:

  • Zoo trips
  • Glow Golf
  • Pub quiz events
  • Student parties
  • Sporting events
  • Book club
  • Gallery visits

Why Study At Academia?

In addition to our largest nationality of Australian Students, Academia has over 50 nationalities attending our Vocational and English courses. Study at Academia and experience the world.

Academia is known as a leader in quality tuition recognized by Industry and the Australian Government as our awards show.

Situated in the geographical centre of Melbourne, Australia, our students enjoy being in the middle of Melbourne's central shopping, entertainment, restaurant and business district. Voted as the most livable city in the world multiple times in the last few years, Melbourne is Australia's capital of food, fashion sport and entertainment. Clubs and bars, central markets, the main tourist district, fashionable stores, restaurants and much more are all within walking distance of our college. Being one of the most multicultural cities in the world, international students are made to feel welcome.

As a mid-sized tertiary institution you will be treated as an individual at Academia with personalized care and a tailored training plan for students who encounter difficulties in progressing in certain subjects.

Counselling staff, employment officers, student services and marketing personnel are available to assist you with your specific needs. Any personal matters are treated with strict confidentiality

A number of Universities offer Pathways with Academia allowing students interested in continuing their education to a University Degree level or above.

Academia has been recognized by winning multiple Education and Industry Awards see Academia's Awards


Academia English Students have access to spacious classrooms all with sunlight access, electronic projectors, computer labs with free internet access during and outside class hours.

English Trainers Qualifications

All Teachers of English at Academia are:

Native English speakers

Have a minimum of a Bachelor Degree and a Certificate IV in TESOL

A large proportion have a Masters in English teaching related studies

Average 5 years of teaching English to overseas students

By having many years of teaching experience, our Teachers can quickly identify and apply teaching techniques to our students’ training needs, and deliver effective English tuition in a fun, systematic and supportive learning environment.

Testimonials About our English Courses


Our Campuses X
Melbourne Campus
152 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
International Telephone: +61 3 9671 4755
International Fax: +61 3 9671 4988
Local Telephone Melbourne: (03) 9671 4755
Brisbane Campus
41 Raff Street
Brisbane Queensland 4000
International Telephone: +61 3 9671 4755
International Fax: +61 3 9671 4988
Local Telephone Brisbane: (07) 3001 5300
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