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Discover English, Melbourne, Australia

What we like about the school

  • 10 hrs of free extra classes/teacher support each week

Discover English

The language school Discover English was founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2010. The school is located in the heart of Melbourne's central business district. It is surrounded by an exciting range of shopping malls, art galleries, head offices of multinational corporations and cuisine from every corner of the planet.

Accreditations and Quality seals

EAELICOS NEAS Study in AustraliaPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalEnglish Australia

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

18

Number of public PC workstations:

32

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

  • Adapted for deaf students

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 70 AU$ per course level.

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

English teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

7
2
5
2
10
20
6
8
6
10
2
2

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Melbourne Tullamarine.

Melbourne Airport:
160 AU$ pick up
320 AU$ return (both ways)
Avalon, Avalon Airport:
230 AU$ pick up
460 AU$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020 - 05 Jan. 2020, 26 Jan. 2020 - 27 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 25 Apr. 2020, 27 Apr. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020 - 26 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Please note this school reserves the right to cancel confirmed bookings if a minimum number of students is not reached. Notification of such cancellation would happen at least 7 days before the course is due to start.

English Courses

General Language
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Price in AU$ 350 700 1050 1400 1750 2100 2450 2800 3500 4200 350
Price in US$ 222 444 666 887 1109 1331 1552 1774 2217 2661 222
Free Extra Classes:
Monday: Pronunciation Power
Tuesday: Look Who's Talkin'
Wednesday: Writing Workshop
Thursday: Word Builder
Friday: Go Grammar
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:50
Afternoon: 13:10  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in AU$ 220 440 660 880 1100 1320 -- -- -- -- 220
Price in US$ 140 279 419 558 697 837 -- -- -- -- 140
Free Extra Classes:
Monday: Pronunciation Power
Tuesday: Look Who's Talkin'
Wednesday: Writing Workshop
Thursday: Word Builder
Friday: Go Grammar
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 17:40  - 21:50
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Work & Study
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 20
Price in AU$ -- -- -- -- 1750 -- -- -- 3500 4200 7000
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- 1109 -- -- -- 2217 2661 4434
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 10 Feb. 2020, 16 Mar. 2020, 20 Apr. 2020, 25 May 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 16 Nov. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:45
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Business
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in AU$ 350 700 1050 1400 1750 2100 2450 2800 3150 3500 350
Price in US$ 222 444 666 887 1109 1331 1552 1774 1996 2217 222
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in AU$ -- -- -- -- 1750 -- -- -- -- 3500 --
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- 1109 -- -- -- -- 2217 --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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See availability »
FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in AU$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3500 4200
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2217 2661
Starting dates:
- 10-week course: 06 Jan
- 12-week course: 16 Mar, 09 Jun, 07 Sep
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 16 Mar. 2020, 09 Jun. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam fee
378 AU$
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See availability »
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in AU$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3500 4200
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2217 2661
Starting dates:
- 10-week course: 06 Jan
- 12-week course: 16 Mar, 09 Jun, 07 Sep
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 16 Mar. 2020, 09 Jun. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam fee
378 AU$
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in AU$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3420 -- 4560
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2167 -- 2889
Starting dates:
- 9-week course: 06 Jan
- 12-week course: 07 Sep
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
Exam fee
378 AU$
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in AU$ 350 700 1050 1400 1750 2100 2450 2800 3150 3500 350
Price in US$ 222 444 666 887 1109 1331 1552 1774 1996 2217 222
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:10  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in AU$ 220 440 660 880 1100 1320 -- -- -- -- 220
Price in US$ 140 279 419 558 697 837 -- -- -- -- 140
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 17:40  - 21:50
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Discover English, Melbourne can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 220.00 AU$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 110 AU$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:All courses are 20 hours of classroom instruction plus 5 hours of optional supervised self study and 5 hours of optional extra classes.
Additional Fees:
Overseas Postage & Handling Fee: AUD 30
Teaching Assistant Program: AUD 420
Demi-Pair Program: AUD 850
All classes are subject to minimum enrollment numbers in order to run.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AU$ -- -- -- 1120 1400 1680 1960 2240 2800 3360 280 250
Price in US$ 747 934 1121 1307 1494 1867 2241 187 167
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Wi-Fi Fee: AUD 10 per week
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AU$ -- -- -- 1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 3000 3600 300 250
Price in US$ 801 1001 1201 1401 1601 2001 2401 201 167
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Wi-Fi Fee: AUD 10 per week
Price extra night:
50 AU$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Air conditioning, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AU$ -- -- -- 1120 1400 1680 1960 2240 2800 3360 280 250
Price in US$ 747 934 1121 1307 1494 1867 2241 187 167
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Wi-Fi Fee: AUD 10 per week
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Air conditioning, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AU$ 509 1018 1527 2036 2545 3054 3563 4072 5090 6108 509 500 250
Price in US$ 340 679 1019 1358 1697 2037 2376 2715 3394 4073 340 334 167
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This accommodation option also includes: gym & exercise area
cinema
outdoor area & BBQ
bicycle storage area
Exit/Cleaning Fee: AUD 70 to 170 (depending on the room condition) This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AU$ 310 620 930 1240 1450 1740 2030 2320 2900 3480 290 250
Price in US$ 207 414 621 827 967 1161 1354 1547 1934 2321 194 167
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Budget Student Lodge, Discover English, Melbourne - 1
Budget Student Lodge, Discover English, Melbourne - 2
The price also includes electricity and water bills, free weekday shuttle buses to the city and access to all hotel facilities.
Deposit:
Bookings up to 8 weeks: AUD 200
Bookings more than 8 weeks: AUD 500
Exit/Cleaning Fee: AUD 100
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AU$ 380 760 1140 1520 1800 2160 2520 2880 3600 4320 360 250
Price in US$ 254 507 761 1014 1201 1441 1681 1921 2401 2881 241 167
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
The price also includes electricity and water bills, free weekday shuttle buses to the city and access to all hotel facilities.
Deposit:
Bookings up to 8 weeks: AUD 200
Bookings more than 8 weeks: AUD 500
Exit/Cleaning Fee: AUD 100
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Students interested in staying at OziHouse (Student Hostel) should inquire directly at the school.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet5 km
Basketball5 km
Cooking5 km
Cricket12 km
Dancing2 km
Diving107 km
Football (soccer)15 km
Golf4.5 km
Mountainbiking50 km
Music2 km
Rugby10 km
Skiing147 km
Squash2 km
Swimming3 km
Table Tennis3 km
Tennis5 km
Volleyball10 km
Windsurfing 
Yoga5 km
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Brochures

Discover English Brochure (PDF)
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 Exam preparation (PDF)
 Academic Preparation (PDF)
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    FAQ about Discover English, Melbourne

  • English courses at Discover English start at 220 AU$ for General English Course (Evening) course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Discover English
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Melbourne Airport (160 AU$), Avalon, Avalon Airport (230 AU$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Discover English varies from 10 students (CPE Exam Preparation Course) to 18 students (General English Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Discover English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Discover English comes from Japan with a 20% representation, followed by students from Italy (10%) and Thailand (10%).
  • Discover English offers courses from 18 years to 99. Average age is 23 during the summer and 27 for the rest of the year.
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