Learn English in Australia

Do you want to be successful in today’s world? If you do, you need to be able to speak, read and write English, the international language for communication in business and commerce; study; medicine, aviation and sport as well as popular culture such as movies and songs. Did you know that a lot of this communication takes place between people who have learnt English as an additional language, communicating with other people who are not ‘native’ speakers?

These days you need to know more than grammar ‘rules’ and lists of vocabulary to be ‘good’ at English. You need to be able to speak, read and write English in different contexts for different purposes with different people – and it’s very challenging to master this complex system of meaning!

Australia has been running English language courses for international visitors (ELICOS) for many years. There are currently more than 270 registered ELICOS colleges in all parts of Australia run by government providers such as universities and technical and further education (TAFE) colleges as well as by private organisations. You can learn English in a large city centre, a town in regional Australia or a beachside resort – there are many choices.

Because Australia is located in the Asia/Pacific region it is a truly international place to learn English. Those studying in Australian ELICOS colleges come from over 140 countries including China, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Thailand, Colombia, Taiwan, Italy, Switzerland and Vietnam. If you study English in Australia you will make friends from all over the world!

sydneyWhy come to Australia to learn English?

That’s easy! Australia has the best system of quality English language tuition in the world. If you study on a student visa you are protected by Australian government legislation. The government requires that all institutions that teach students on student visas must follow a National Code of Practice covering business operation as well as educational curriculum, student progress and student support. Did you know that if you are not making good progress your college MUST make sure you have every opportunity to achieve your course goals? English language colleges also have to meet minimum quality standards in English language training to comply with national ELICOS standards.

The leading ELICOS colleges are members of English Australia, the national peak body for the English language sector of international education in Australia. English Australia member colleges must be approved by the association and are required to follow a Code of Conduct to protect their students.

Australian English language institutions are perfectly placed to help Brazilian visitors meet their English language study needs. If you are planning to study at an Australian university, vocational college or school you will find many courses that will help prepare you for this, and some that may enable you to go straight to your course without having to take an English exam like IELTS or TOEFL, if you complete the course successfully. If you would like to improve your spoken and written business English communication skills you will find high quality international Business English courses with experienced teachers, the latest resources and technology and fellow students from around the world. General English courses for people who would like to develop their skills in communicating in personal and social contexts are available right around Australia.

Would you like to earn money while you’re studying? If you’re on a Student visa you have work rights under Australian law and can work up to 40 hours per fortnight. Students at Australian ELICOS colleges will be well looked-after inside and outside the classroom during their study.

When you’re not studying there are many opportunities to experience the amazing natural environment of Australia. Learn to surf, touch a crocodile, swim with dolphins or go walking in the bush. There is so much you can do.

EA logoChoose an English Australia member college

If you want to study English in Australia, make sure you enrol at an English Australia member college. English Australia represents over 100 member colleges throughout Australia that provide quality English language programs to students and professionals from around the world. Over 80% of international students learning English in Australia choose to study with an English Australia member college.

The decision to choose an English Australia member college is an easy one because these colleges:

• deliver the highest quality English language teaching;
• provide the highest quality support services; and
• assure tuition protection for all students throughout the duration of their study within Australia.

Come to Australia, learn English and enjoy our wonderful country! Please visit www.englishaustralia.com.au for further information.

Thallus Simon Momtoino‘The education at Swinburne is of high calibre. The teachers are exceptionally helpful, the staff are friendly and we have access to advanced equipment, services and infrastructure to help us advance our language skills. Studying at an English Australia member college is important to me as I know it will have the best teachers, curriculum and methodology to help me improve my English and achieve what I need to.’ Thallus from Brazil studying at Swinburne, Melbourne