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OHC English, Melbourne, Australia


Rating: 4.0/5.0

185 Spring Street - 3000 Melbourne - see on map
OHC English - OHC English lesson

What we like about the school

  • Excellent nationality mix. No student nationality makes up more than 15% of students.
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.

What we dislike about the school

  • Younger students should consider that the average age of students at this school is significantly higher than at most other schools.
  • Do not offer favorable cancellation terms in the case of a student getting a visa rejected.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: OHC English Melbourne is located in the bustling city of Melbourne, the capital city of the Victoria region of Australia. The school is in the city's East End, in the CBD, which is also home to many of Melbourne's historical sites such as Chinatown, Her Majesty's Theatre, Regent Theatre, Carlton Gardens and the fashionable Hosier St. There are several amenities and routes to public transport nearby. The Melbourne Museum, Queen Victoria Market and the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria are also within walking distance of the school.

Getting around: OHC English Melbourne is just a moment's walk from tram, bus and train services. The closest tram station to the school is Parliament, which is 290m from the school's front doors on foot.

Social and cultural: The school offers a varied social activities plan each week. Activities and excursions can include bowling, trips to Melbourne Zoo, and Conversation Club.

Course selection: In addition to General English programmes available over several schedules and intensities, OHC English Melbourne also provides Exam Preparation (IELTS), Highschool Preparation and English for Academic Purposes courses.

School chain: OHC English offers English language courses in the UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia and the USA. An experience-based approach is taught in the classroom and this is mirrored throughout the schools with English being spoken by all, creating an immersive learning environment.
  • Legal name / parent company: Oxford House (Holdings) Limited
  • Tax registration ID: 2701035
  • Abbreviated name of school: OHC Melbourne

English Courses

General Language
Work & Study
Information for all courses offered by OHC English
Comments about courses

Materials fee:
1 to 10 weeks: AUD 90.
11 to 20 weeks: AUD 170.
21 to 30 weeks: AUD 210.
31+ weeks: AUD 250.

Enrolment fee:
Student Visa: AUD 250.
Tourist/Working Holiday Visa: AUD 100.

Individual lessons:
AUD 70 per hour if booked in conjunction with a course. If only private lessons are booked, the price is the following:
1 to 4: AUD 100 per hour.
5 to 9: AUD 95 per hour.
10 to 14: AUD 90 per hour.
15+: AUD 85 per hour.

Under 18 fee:
Care provision arrangement: AUD 280.
Weekly care provision weekly: AUD 65.

Lesson duration
60 minutes
School's administrative fee
250.00 AU$
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately AU$ per course level.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 100 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.
Days without class
In 2023 (including national and regional bank holidays):
02 Jan. 2023, 26 Jan. 2023, 13 Mar. 2023, 07 Apr. 2023, 10 Apr. 2023, 25 Apr. 2023, 12 Jun. 2023, 29 Sep. 2023, 07 Nov. 2023, 25 Dec. 2023 - 31 Dec. 2023.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.

Lessons needed per English language level

Level (CEFR)Level descriptionsLESSONS needed per levelWEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1BeginnerNo knowledge, or an understanding of only a very few basic words/phrases.A1 to A2804
A2ElementaryCan understand and speak about simple topics: i.e. family, shopping, hobbies.A2 to B11608
B1IntermediateCan speak about future and past events, give reasons and explanations for a situation.B1 to B21809
B2Higher IntermediateCan speak about abstract topics, produce clear detailed text on many subjects.B2 to C120010
C1AdvancedCan use language flexibly and effectively.C1 to C222011
C2ProfiencyCan express himself/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely.
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • 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 For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • 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
Note: All courses offered by OHC English, Melbourne can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

Videos & Photos

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  • Exploring Melbourne
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  • Students exploring Melbourne
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  • Common area
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  • Study area
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  • OHC English hallway
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  • Sightseeing
  • OHC English class
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  • Seeing Melbourne
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  • Studying in Melbourne
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  • Lesson in progress
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  • Computer facilities
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  • Focusing
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OHC English (OHC)

“Student Quote: "It was an amazing experience here in Brisbane. I learnt a lot, especially how to live on your own. I also learnt English at Oxford House College with lovely teachers and nice classes. Brisbane is a small city but is nice because you can go to beautiful beaches and meet wonderful people."”
Accreditations and Quality seals
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)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:30
School Size
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at OHC English and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

  • Smoking zones (outdoors)

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 12
    Number of public PC workstations: 35

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 100
Throughout the year: 100
Minimum age of students
16 years
12 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Junior courses In summer: 3
Junior courses Throughout the year: 3
Average age of students
In summer: 26 years
Throughout the year: 26 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Melbourne Airport:
180 AU$ one way
360 AU$ return (both ways)
More information about airports around Melbourne and how to get from the airport to Melbourne on your own here on our Melbourne page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA can travel and study a language course up to 18 hours a week and for a maximum of 90 days without a full visa. It is just necessary to apply online for an ESTA card (Electronic System for Travel Authorization).
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application




Rating: 4.0/5.0

Overall school rating of
OHC English, Melbourne
3 authentic ratings from students who reserved with us
Overall city rating

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.7/5.0


Rating: 3.7/5.0


Rating: 3.0/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 2.7/5.0


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  5. InTuition
  6. Melbourne City College, Sountern Cross Station
  7. Primus English5.0

    Rating: 4.0/5.0

  8. Study & Live in your Teacher's Home5.0

    Rating: 4.0/5.0

More information about Melbourne including climate data and events on our Melbourne page with a list of all 27 English schools in Melbourne.

FAQ about OHC English, Melbourne

  • English courses at Oxford House College start at 357 AU$ for General English 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 Oxford House College
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Melbourne Airport (180 AU$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Oxford House College varies from 16 students (General English) to 16 students (General English)
  • 100% of teachers at OHC English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at OHC English comes from Korea with a 14% representation, followed by students from Turkey (10%) and Brazil (9%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • OHC English offers courses from 12 years to 99. Average age is 26 during the summer and 26 for the rest of the year.


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