Did you know that Australia’s education sector is one of the biggest parts of its economy?
And a large part of that is thanks to huge demand from international students who come here to study English!
With international enrolments predicted to jump to $33 billion by the year 2025, Australia is an extremely popular destination for students from all over the world.
But why is that?
What makes Australia such a popular choice for international students?
And why choose to study English in Melbourne specifically?
Why study English in Australia?
We’re an English-speaking country
If we’re going to talk about reasons to choose Australia, we may as well start with the obvious one!
There’s a saying in English that you may have heard: “the blind leading the blind” means that somebody who knows little about something is learning from somebody who also doesn’t know too much!
Learning English from someone who isn’t a native speaker can feel a little bit like this!
If you’re going to learn English, you will want to learn it from somebody who is a fluent speaker. Only then will you learn:
- Proper pronunciation
- Slang and colloquial (non-formal) phrases
- Formal and academic usage
Not to mention, you will also have plenty of opportunities to practice!
We’ve got a great environment and weather
Beaches. Wildlife. Warm and sunny weather. Australia is a nature-lover’s paradise!
Studying overseas is about more than just learning – you’ll also be living!
So why not choose a country with great weather and clear skies?
Not only is it a great environment to live in, but it also gives you plenty of things to do on the weekend or during term breaks.
It’s a good place to work
Many international students aren’t just living and studying in Australia – they also need to find work to support themselves.
Luckily, Australia is a very worker-friendly place, with the world’s second-highest minimum wage and strong protections for workers.
If you need help finding a job, don’t be afraid to ask. In addition to helping you get settled in Australia, Academia also helps our students find work. We can:
- Direct you towards job sites
- Help you write a resume or CV
- Prepare you for an interview
Why study English in Melbourne?
Okay, so now you know why Australia is such a good choice for international students.
The thing is, Australia has many world-class cities – what makes Melbourne one of the best?
We’re Australia’s top city
We are not saying this because we are Melbourne locals – it’s a fact!
Melbourne is ranked by the Economist’s Global Liveability Index the world’s 2nd most liveable city, and the highest ranking city from Australia.
Here’s something you may not have known: while we may be in second place in the most recent rankings, we were the #1 result for the previous 7 years!
What’s our secret?
- Solid infrastructure
- Our food and culture
- World-class events and sport
- Friendly, inclusive environment
Sounds pretty great, right? You can enjoy all of these when you study English in Melbourne!
Rich cultural diversity
Do you miss home? Don’t worry – Melbourne is one of Australia’s most diverse cities, with people from all over the world calling it home.
As a result, it isn’t hard to find a reminder of your home country if you look hard enough!
Not only can you meet people who can support you and help you settle in, but you’ll also have the chance to meet all sorts of new people that you would never have had an opportunity to meet before.
Melbourne is home to Academia
Academia offers a range of different English courses in Melbourne, tailored to different skill levels and needs.
We don’t just teach English, either – our English school in Melbourne also offers students plenty of ways to further improve their language skills:
- More one-on-one attention than at larger institutions
- Out-of-class resources and clubs
- Opportunities to make connections with fellow students
Each of our courses is fully endorsed by the NEAS, Australia’s leading body for English teaching, so you know you’re getting a quality education!
Explore Academia’s English courses in Melbourne
General English (GE) courses
Master your English skills with our General English courses!
Built to improve your everyday English skills, General English improves your day-to-day conversations and is perfect for students who already live in Australia and who want to improve their English.
Improve your pronunciation, sentence construction and even increase your vocabulary upon enrolling in this course.
Learn more about our General English courses in Melbourne.
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses
If you are planning to study at any Australian University, then take our English for Academic Purposes.
The types of English used at an Australian university are VERY different from ordinary day-to-day English. The language is more complex, and the tasks are different.
All of which requires different English skills!
If you want to graduate with distinction, you will need to prepare your English skills first. Luckily, English for Academic Purposes teaches you all the essentials, such as how to:
- Understand lectures
- Read and write essays
- Make presentations
- Use more complex language
English for IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
Getting ready to take IELTS this year?
Whether you are a first-timer in taking the IELTS or retaking the test, Academia will help you prepare and improve your IELTS score.
Our English for IELTS Preparation is tailored for specific IELTS bands. If you need to score a 6.5, then our English instructors will teach you everything you need to get a 6.5 IELTS score!
Learn more about English for IELTS Preparation.
Enrol in Academia’s English courses in Melbourne
Whatever your goals are, if you need to improve your English to get there, our team can help!
Learn from our certified, dedicated and qualified educators who would love to see you achieve your career and study goals when you study English in Melbourne.
Call us for any of your questions and our team will be glad to assist you today.
Better yet, see for yourself – see what some of our previous students have to say about learning English with Academia.