Our favourite things to do when you study English in Brisbane
Do you want to study English in Brisbane?
Enrolling in an English course can be exciting and rewarding step into achieving your future goals.
It’s a lot of work, but it’s also a lot of fun when you decide to study with Academia.
If you’ve just moved to Queensland from overseas to enrol in one of Academia’s English courses in Brisbane, you might now be searching for the perfect balance between studying and having fun!
The good news is that your classes at Academia are the perfect place to make friends. We offer a range of additional clubs and fun activities to help you meet new people.
And once you’ve made those new friends, you’ll want something to do with them!
You could always start by combining learning with socialising, by practicing your English together – after all, using a language is the best way to learn it.
We understand that you don’t want to spend all your all your time studying English though.
If you’re looking for something to do in Brisbane with your new friends, you can always try one of the many attractions and activities Brisbane offers.
Here are some of our favourites.
Need a break from your English course? Brisbane Botanical Gardens is the perfect place to relax
There’s nothing like a little bit of fresh air, nature and a cut lunch to clear the study-induced fog inside your head.
You can pack a picnic with all your favourite foods and sit back on a blanket while catching up with your friends from class.
In fact, you might want to coincide your picnic with the Gigs and Picnics event that is held at the Botanical Gardens at the end of this month.
Free music, picnic food, a fun atmosphere… what better way to relax with good company?
The public event is held monthly and even has food trucks available.
The Brisbane Botanical Gardens also hosts a wide variety of other attractions as well. You can view upcoming events on the Brisbane City Council website, including:
- Fitness activities
- Family orientated festivals
Go and see a show with your new friends!
If a quiet, peaceful afternoon isn’t really what you had in mind, how about a night event?
The Brisbane Entertainment Centre has a wide range of shows and concerts coming up from all sorts of genres. There’s bound to be something that you and your friends from your English course would love to see.
What’s more, these also give you a choice to really push your English skills to the limit!
In the next few months for example, Brisbane is hosting:
- Disney on Ice: 8th June-1st July
- Little Mix: 6th July
- The Wizard of Oz: 12th-13th July
- Fleetwood Mac: 20th-24th August
- Hugh Jackman’s The Man, the Music, the Show!: 31st August-3rd September
Whether it is rocking out to a band you love, or sitting back and watching musical theatre production – you are bound to have a lot of fun.
You can make a whole evening of it – maybe get some dinner before hand and head to a local bar for a drink afterwards.
To view a full list of upcoming shows at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, click here.
Study English during the week and meet koalas on the weekends!
If there’s one thing Australia is known for, it’s wildlife.
Nowhere else in the world will you find kangaroos, koalas, wombats and more.
Needless to say, it would almost be wrong to complete your English course in Brisbane without seeing one of these creatures!
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is just 12km from the centre of Brisbane. If you ask us, you owe it to yourself to check it out!
The sanctuary is open every day of the week between 9am and 5pm, so booking a date with these furry creatures couldn’t be simpler!
Lone Pine is the world’s largest koala sanctuary, boasting 130 koalas as well as kangaroos and other native Australian animals including:
- Tasmanian devils
- Freshwater crocodiles
If you’re new to Australia, it’s a non-negotiable that you check out our wonderful wildlife!
If you purchase your tickets online, you’ll even receive a 10% discount on a day pass, as well as a massive 20% discount on a yearly pass for the big animal lovers out there!
Take your English to the next level – study English in Brisbane with Academia!
Whether you are preparing to further your studies in Australia, looking for a job in an English-speaking country or preparing for your immigration test, English proficiency is a must-have.
Luckily for you, Academia can help you get there… and even further!
We’re a multi-award winner – in particular, we’ve won multiple industry awards for our international training and education programs, including the 2018 Victorian Excellence in International Private Education and Training Award.
Our English courses are National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS) approved, meaning that our education program are quality assured.
We have the resources and courses available to offer English for International Students. Our courses include:
If you want to study English in Brisbane or Melbourne with Academia, fill out our enquiry form to find out more. Or if you would like to have a chat with our career advisors to find out more, you can call our international number on + 61 3 9671 4755.