You’ve been thinking about learning English for quite a while. Now is the time.
If you’ve decided to study English in Melbourne, you’re making a great decision.
Of course, as with any major decision, it’s one that you’ll want to put considerable thought and research into.
Found yourself wondering what your English course will involve?
Understandable – that’s why we’re taking the time today to go over what’s covered in each of our English courses in Melbourne!
Different courses for different needs
We understand that each of our students has a different goal when they learn English.
That’s why we offer a range of courses that teach a range of different things!
This way, we can ensure that you receive the education you’re looking for to help move you closer to your goal.
When researching our English courses in Melbourne, it’s important to know what you will learn, as each of our courses concentrates on different areas of English.
General English (GE)
We use language everyday to communicate, whether that’s spoken, read, or written.
These three skills are key to living in an English-speaking city like Melbourne.
Without good English skills, how are you supposed to:
- Interact with other people?
You need good everyday English skills while living in Melbourne.
Whether you’re a beginner or an intermediate speaker, our General English course gives you all the skills you need to improve your…
Everyday speaking skills
Our General English courses in Melbourne put a large focus on your speaking skills – after all, it’s how you will be communicating most of the time.
Each of our classes set aside time to allow you to practice your speaking with other students, allowing you to improve your pronunciation and practice putting together sentences.
Even our online classes set time aside to practice speaking!
Our online learning system allows students to split into private group video chats during class time, allowing you to immediately practice new words and sentences with your fellow students in smaller group numbers.
General English for each level of fluency
At Academia, we accept both fluent and novice speakers for our English language courses.
How do we ensure that everyone is able to learn at their own pace? Simple: we offer classes for each skill level.
We offer 6 grades from beginners to advanced students, allowing you to start studying at a level that suits your current ability.
Find out more about our General English courses in Melbourne.
English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Are you preparing to study at an Australian university?
Let our English for Academic Purposes prepare you for the level of language you will encounter in higher level education.
Why do we have a separate course for students who are aiming to enrol in an Australian university?
Simple: the type of English language used at university is considerably different from the English you use when you go shopping or out with friends.
Learn formal reading and writing
University texts use much more formal language than everyday English. Not to mention, correct spelling and grammar is also an important grading factor in assignments.
All of this means that it’s more important than ever that you have a strong command of the English language when reading and writing.
English for Academic Purposes focuses on teaching you all of these language skills.
We won’t just expand your vocab and improve your grammar – we will also teach you strategies to help understand university resources, as well as how to structure your own assignments and essays.
Preparing and making presentations
As part of your university degree, you may have to stand up in front of class and make a presentation.
It can make you feel incredibly tense and nervous – after all, fear of public speaking affects 75% of us!
While we can’t help you overcome your fear, our English courses in Melbourne will teach you how to craft effective presentations and speeches.
English for IELTS Preparation
Are you taking the IELTS exam soon? This course is specifically designed for you!
Recognised in Australia as well as throughout the Commonwealth countries, IELTS is an English test that’s used for a range of different purposes:
- Immigration tests
- Visa applications
- University enrolments
- Certain multinational companies
Make no mistake, it’s crucial that you get a good IELTS score!
Luckily, English for IELTS Preparation can help you with that.
Classes tailored for your required IELTS score
IELTS is broken down into several grades (called “bands”), with many of the applications that require IELTS asking for a specific IELTS score.
For example, the University of Melbourne requires all students to obtain a minimum 6.0 IELTS score when enrolling (though 6.5 and above are preferred).
It’s because of this that English for IELTS Preparation offers classes for different IELTS bands depending on what score you need to achieve.
Tell us what IELTS band you need to achieve, and we will place you in a class that focuses on preparing you for your test.
A focus on your IELTS test
Unlike the rest of our English courses in Melbourne, IELTS preparation focuses on training you for your test.
As part of IELTS preparation, you will focus on essay writing, speaking and everything else IELTS includes.
- Giving you practice exams
- Focusing on the questions included on IELTS
- Helping you understand what to expect
Study English in Melbourne (and online!) with Academia
Looking for an English course in Melbourne? Academia is the place for you!
Despite the lockdown, we’re still running our English classes.
Using our online learning system, you can collaborate with other students and get the full, immersive experience, without having to leave the house.
Contact us for any enquiries that you have, and we’ll be happy to assist you!