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LAB - Languages Across Borders, Melbourne, Australia

LAB - Languages Across Borders (LAB)

  • The school is centrally located with easy access to main train stations and tram stops. It is close to a variety of shops, shopping malls and other facilities such as libraries and parks.
  • The language school LAB - Languages Across Borders was founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2011.
  • Address: L8, 250 Collins Street, 3000 - Melbourne, Australia (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: The Language Pod Pty Ltd
  • Tax registration ID: ABN51128609807
  • Abbreviated name of school: LAB Melbourne

Accreditations and Quality seals

ELICOS NEAS Study in AustraliaPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

18

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • 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 Optional language workshops

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 10 AU$ per week.

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 7
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 16 years for specific Junior courses

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):

8
2
2
1
9
3
17
12
2
15
3

Optional airport transfer

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 - 03 Jan. 2020, 27 Jan. 2020, 09 Mar. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 08 Jun. 2020, 03 Nov. 2020, 21 Dec. 2020 - 26 Dec. 2020, 28 Dec. 2020 - 31 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.

English Courses

General Language
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Price in AU$ 385 366 770 732 1155 1098 1520 1444 2280 2166 3040 2888 3800 3610 4560 4332 4810 4570 8875 8432 355 338
Price in US$ 269 537 805 1060 1589 2119 2649 3178 3353 6185 248
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
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  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 13 25 Additional Week
Price in AU$ 385 366 770 732 1155 1098 1520 1444 2280 2166 3040 2888 3800 3610 4560 4332 4810 4570 8875 8432 355 338
Price in US$ 269 537 805 1060 1589 2119 2649 3178 3353 6185 248
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
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  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
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Price in AU$ 250 238 500 475 750 713 1000 950 1250 1188 1500 1425 1750 1663 2000 1900 2500 2375 3000 2850 250 238
Price in US$ 175 349 523 697 872 1046 1220 1394 1743 2091 175
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
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: 17:00  - 21:15
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in AU$ 250 238 500 475 750 713 1000 950 1250 1188 1500 1425 1750 1663 2000 1900 2500 2375 3000 2850 220 209
Price in US$ 175 349 523 697 872 1046 1220 1394 1743 2091 154
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
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: 17:00  - 21:15
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Business
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 13 25 Additional Week
Price in AU$ 385 366 770 732 1155 1098 1520 1444 2280 2166 3040 2888 3800 3610 4560 4332 4810 4570 8875 8432 355 338
Price in US$ 269 537 805 1060 1589 2119 2649 3178 3353 6185 248
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
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  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 13 25 Additional Week
Price in AU$ 385 366 770 732 1155 1098 1520 1444 2280 2166 3040 2888 3800 3610 4560 4332 4810 4570 8875 8432 355 338
Price in US$ 269 537 805 1060 1589 2119 2649 3178 3353 6185 248
This is an elective course.Lessons are 1.5 hours per day.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
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: 13:00  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 13 25
Price in AU$ 385 366 770 732 1155 1098 1520 1444 1900 1805 2280 2166 3040 2888 3800 3610 4560 4332 4810 4570 8875 8432
Price in US$ 269 537 805 1060 1325 1589 2119 2649 3178 3353 6185
This is an elective course.Lessons are 1.5 hours per day.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
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: 13:00  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 13 25 Additional Week
Price in AU$ 385 366 770 732 1155 1098 1520 1444 2280 2166 3040 2888 3800 3610 4560 4332 4810 4570 8875 8432 355 338
Price in US$ 269 537 805 1060 1589 2119 2649 3178 3353 6185 248
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
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  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by LAB - Languages Across Borders, 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$
Comments about courses:Registration fee for Student-Visa applicants: AUD 220
Registration fee for Non Student-Visa applicants: AUD 100
Material fees:
- AUD 10 per week
- Minimum AUD 75 - Maximum AUD 350

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AU$ 320 640 960 1280 1600 1920 2240 2560 3200 3840 320 290
Price in US$ 235 470 705 939 1174 1409 1644 1878 2348 2817 235 213
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
320 AU$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, 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$ 335 670 1005 1340 1675 2010 2345 2680 3350 4020 335 290
Price in US$ 246 492 738 983 1229 1475 1721 1966 2458 2949 246 213
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
335 AU$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, 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$ 285 570 855 1140 1425 1710 1995 2280 2850 3420 285 280
Price in US$ 210 419 628 837 1046 1255 1464 1673 2091 2509 210 206
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
285 AU$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, 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$ 300 600 900 1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 3000 3600 -- 280
Price in US$ 221 441 661 881 1101 1321 1541 1761 2201 2641 206
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
300 AU$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, 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$ 350 700 1050 1400 1750 2100 2450 2800 3500 4200 350 295
Price in US$ 257 514 771 1028 1284 1541 1798 2055 2568 3082 257 217
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Fee for Guardianship: AUD 75 (only available for students with 3 month contracts).
Price extra night:
350 AU$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 17
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AU$ 395 790 1185 1580 1975 2370 2765 3160 3950 4740 395 250
Price in US$ 290 580 870 1160 1449 1739 2029 2319 2898 3478 290 184
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
395 AU$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
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

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet1 km
Baseball0.5 km
Basketball1 km
Cooking1 km
Cricket0.5 km
Dancing0.5 km
Diving3 km
Field Hockey0.5 km
Football (soccer)0.5 km
Golf1 km
Horse riding5 km
Ice Hockey3 km
Mountainbiking100 km
Music0.5 km
Rugby0.5 km
Sailing3 km
Skiing150 km
Squash0.5 km
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis2 km
Tennis0.5 km
Volleyball0.5 km
Windsurfing3 km
Yoga0.2 km

Brochures

LAB - Languages Across Borders Brochure (PDF)
LAB - Languages Across Borders Brochure (PDF)

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    Students chatting6/34
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    Music time7/34
  • Excursions in Melbourne
    Excursions in Melbourne 8/34
  • Learning together
    Learning together 9/34
  • Enjoying Melbourne
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  • Learning
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  • T-shirt competition
    T-shirt competition18/34
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  • Student lounge at LAB
    Student lounge at LAB22/34
  • Melbourne staff
    Melbourne staff23/34
  • Excursions
    Excursions 24/34
  • Students in Melbourne
    Students in Melbourne25/34
  • Class
    Class26/34
  • Picnic time
    Picnic time27/34
  • Group class
    Group class28/34
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  • Halloween celebrations
    Halloween celebrations30/34
  • Tours of the city
    Tours of the city31/34
  • Exploring
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  • Front desk
    Front desk34/34

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    FAQ about LAB - Languages Across Borders, Melbourne

  • English courses at LAB - Languages Across Borders start at 238 AU$ for General English (Evening) course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Languages Across Borders
  • 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 Languages Across Borders varies from 18 students (General English (Morning)) to 18 students (General English (Morning))
  • 100% of teachers at LAB - Languages Across Borders hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at LAB - Languages Across Borders comes from Japan with a 17% representation, followed by students from Thailand (15%) and Korea (12%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • LAB - Languages Across Borders offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 29 during the summer and 26 for the rest of the year.
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