Is studying English right for me?
At Academia, we’re proud to welcome students of all ages and from all walks of life to our Australian campuses.
We’re passionate about fueling your desire to arm yourself with the best education that will lead you to a secure and fulfilling career!
Whether your passion lies in childcare and education or you’ve got special skills in the kitchen and want to pursue commercial cookery, we’re here with you every step of the way.
For many international students, our English courses are the first step they take towards their education.
With a newly acquired grasp of one of the world’s most popular language, students are confident to pursue further education in their chosen field, getting one step closer to a wonderful career.
If you’re reading this blog post, there’s a strong chance you’re thinking about formally studying the English language.
But why should you?
Do you want more job opportunities?
As companies grow, they may spread their wings and seek more opportunity internationally.
Many companies – regardless of their location – also choose to conduct their business entirely (or at least primarily) in English. English has in fact been called “The Language of Global Business”.
As such, a strong grasp of the English language is becoming more and more important on your resume. Arm yourself with the confidence you need to pursue a great career!
Do you want to pursue further education?
Many students who come to Academia to learn English have the goal of pursuing a passion through one of our other courses, including hospitality management or childcare.
Learning English is a key skill students apply once they are ready to follow their passion.
Our English courses set you on the right pathway towards your chosen course and ideal career!
Do you love to travel?
English is the official language of 59 countries – the most popular official language in the world! In second place is French with 29 countries. That’s quite a large leap!
Having a great understanding of the English language will help you enjoy more than just a holiday; rather, you’ll experience an immersive journey in a foreign land.
If you love to travel, having a solid understanding of the English language will help you
Other ways to improve your English while studying
Watch English-language movies
Start off with subtitles, and over time, see how confident you feel turning them off and following along with the plot!
Watching movies can help you improve pronunciation and expand your vocabulary.
Watch videos about your interests
Similarly, jump onto YouTube and search for English videos about things you’re interested in.
Whether that’s celebrity interviews or cool facts about space, you won’t even feel like you’re learning!
This smart trick can help improve your listening and comprehension.
Listen to music
Old music, new music – whatever you like! Listening to English-language music can be a fun challenge to see if you can keep up.
Afterwards, look up lyrics and learn about slang, crazy sayings, or words unique to different English-speaking countries.
Lyric videos on YouTube are also a great way to practice your listening and reading skills!
Get up from the desk and actually go out and experience the English language by interacting with native speakers.
This could be as simple as going to the supermarket and asking for the location of a certain item, or heading out to a restaurant and practicing your food-ordering skills!
Learn English and live the unique Aussie lifestyle with Academia!
“This class gave me all what I need for the future education, for example, they taught me how to organise my study plan, how to be successful in your future career.”
– Rada from Thailand
Learn English at our Brisbane campus
Located just a few minutes’ by foot from Brisbane’s Central Station, students at our Brisbane campus benefit from being close to the country and the sea!
Learn English at Academia Brisbane and enjoy a truly personalised learning experience. Small classes, friendly and supportive trainers, and real student care make Academia the premier choice for English courses in Brisbane.
Learn English at our Melbourne campus
Always dreamed of visiting Melbourne? There’s a reason we were voted the world’s most liveable city
Don’t just visit – live it!
Study English at our Melbourne campus while simultaneously enjoying a truly Melburnian lifestyle.
From our iconic brunches (“Smashed Av” is a favourite!) to our great culture and foodie scene, Melbourne’s a great place to not only study, but to live, too.
Academia’s English courses
General English (GE)
Practice your skills in a supportive environment with help from motivational trainers! Our GE course is great for everyone from beginners to advanced learners.
English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
This English course is ideal for those who want to pursue further study, as mentioned earlier in this blog post.
English for IELTS Preparation
This English course is tailored specifically for students who are preparing to take the IELTS test. Classes run from Monday to Thursday with additional optional classes on Fridays!
Want more information about our English courses?
- Australian and New Zealand students application information
- International students application information
- Enquire now
Prefer to chat?
- International Phone: +61 3 9671 4755
- Local phone (Melbourne): (03) 9671 4755
- Local phone (Brisbane): (07) 3001 5300