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Primus English, Melbourne, Australia

5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Best rated school in Melbourne
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality
  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation

Primus English

  • Primus English has an excellent location within the city of Melbourne. The school is 5 minutes from Parliament train station and a short walk to the Main Melbourne Train Station. From here students can connect to all the local train stations within the city as well as those outside the city core. Primus English is close to Parliament House, Fitzroy Gardens and Cartons Gardens all nice to explore on a spare afternoon. The school lies within the East End borough of the city which is a vibrant and busy part of Melbourne’s CBD. There are shops, restaurants and bars galore ...
    around Primus English and the street behind hosts the historical landmark of China Town. The city of Melbourne is large and to accommodate this, the city has a network of reliable and quick tram routes running throughout the city. The tram stop, Russell Street, is just minutes away from Primus English. The school has modern facilities with audio visual equipment within the classrooms, a computer lab, a library, a lounge and a support desk. Primus English has a general English course which follows an integrated skills approach. This approach aims to improve upon the students spoken and written communication level. The school offers exam preparation courses for the IELTS exam and an English for Academic Purpose for those wanting to further their education. The Business English course focuses entirely on the use of the English language in a business environment and designs its vocabulary around real life scenarios such as meetings, giving presentations, refining telephone skills as well as reading and writing emails. Students are required to have a high level of English in order to join the Business English course. All the teachers hold a University degree, teaching English to a very high standard and Primus English is an accredited ELICOS provider.
  • The language school Primus English was founded in Melbourne, Australia in 3.
  • Address: Level 3, 123 Lonsdale St, 3000 - Melbourne, Australia (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: Primus International Education Group
  • Tax registration ID: ABN81619676384

Accreditations and Quality seals

ELICOS Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • 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 water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

8

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • 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

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 80 AU$ per course level.

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 5
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 5

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years

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
5
9
10
8
5
5
5
5

Optional airport transfer

Melbourne Airport:
130 AU$ pick up
260 AU$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 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, 28 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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 24 50 Additional Week
Price in AU$ 270 257 540 513 810 770 1080 1026 1620 1539 2160 2052 2700 2565 3240 3078 6480 6156 13500 12825 270 257
Price in US$ 189 377 565 753 1129 1506 1882 2258 4516 9409 189
The course follows an integrated skills approach wherein students perform a range of reading, writing and listening exercises to develop and improve their verbal and written communication ability.
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  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Course Video & Brochure
Primus English Brochure (PDF)
Primus English Brochure (PDF)
Primus English -  (Video)
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Price in AU$ 190 181 380 361 570 542 760 722 1140 1083 1520 1444 1900 1805 3040 2888 4560 4332 9500 9025 190 181
Price in US$ 133 265 398 530 795 1060 1325 2119 3178 6621 133
The course follows an integrated skills approach wherein students perform a range of reading, writing and listening exercises to develop and improve their verbal and written communication ability.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Price in AU$ 190 181 380 361 570 542 760 722 950 903 1140 1083 1520 1444 1900 1805 2280 2166 3800 3610 190 181
Price in US$ 133 265 398 530 663 795 1060 1325 1589 2649 133
The course familiarizes the students with the requirements of the exam: Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking. They will practice all these skills extensively as well as focusing on improving their grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and pronunciation.
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: 17:00  - 21:15
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Work & Study
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 24 36 Additional Week
Price in AU$ 270 257 540 513 810 770 1080 1026 1620 1539 2160 2052 2700 2565 4320 4104 6480 6156 9720 9234 270 257
Price in US$ 189 377 565 753 1129 1506 1882 3011 4516 6774 189
The course is designed to help students develop their verbal and written communication skills for further study in an English-speaking environment.
Starting dates
Every first Monday of month.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Course Brochure
Primus English Brochure (PDF)
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Business
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Free cancellation up to 28 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 20 Additional Week
Price in AU$ 270 257 540 513 810 770 1080 1026 1350 1283 1620 1539 2160 2052 2700 2565 3240 3078 5400 5130 270 257
Price in US$ 189 377 565 753 941 1129 1506 1882 2258 3764 189
The course is aimed at students who want to improve their ability to communicate in English in a business setting. It focuses on real-world business scenarios such as participating in a meeting, giving presentations, refining telephone skills, reading and writing emails,
Starting dates
Every first Monday of month.
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Course Brochure
Primus English Brochure (PDF)
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Free cancellation up to 28 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in AU$ 270 257 540 513 810 770 1080 1026 1350 1283 1620 1539 1890 1796 2240 2128 2430 2309 2700 2565 3240 3078
Price in US$ 189 377 565 753 941 1129 1318 1562 1694 1882 2258
The course will prepare medical professionals for all four components of the OET test: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. It focuses on helping them achieve higher proficiency in all aspects of the OET while also improving their general grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and pronunciation.Entry Level: IELTS 6 or equivalent plus a background in the medical profession.
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: 10:00  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Course Brochure
Primus English Brochure (PDF)
Primus English Brochure (PDF)
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Exam Preparation
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 28 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 15 20 36 Additional Week
Price in AU$ 270 257 540 513 810 770 1080 1026 1620 1539 2160 2052 2700 2565 4050 3848 5400 5130 9720 9234 270 257
Price in US$ 189 377 565 753 1129 1506 1882 2823 3764 6774 189
The course familiarises the students with the requirements of the exam: Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking. They will practice all these skills extensively as well as focusing on improving their grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and pronunciation.
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  - 14:30
Afternoon: 17:00  - 21:15
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam fee
330 AU$
Course Video & Brochure
Primus English Brochure (PDF)
Primus English Brochure (PDF)
Primus English -  (Video)
Primus English - (Video)
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Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 200.00 AU$
Comments about courses:Material Fees:
- from 1 to 10 weeks: AUD 80
- from 11 to 20 weeks: AUD 150
- from 21 to 30: AUD 200
- from 31 weeks: AUD 240

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AU$ -- -- -- 1160 1450 1740 2030 2320 2900 3480 290 165
Price in US$ 851 1064 1277 1490 1702 2128 2553 213 122
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), 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$ -- -- -- 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 3000 250 165
Price in US$ 734 917 1101 1284 1468 1834 2201 184 122
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18

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Brochures

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    FAQ about Primus English, Melbourne

  • English courses at Primus English start at 181 AU$ for General English Course (Evening) course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Melbourne Airport (130 AU$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Primus English varies from 18 students (General English Course) to 18 students (General English Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Primus English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Primus English comes from Korea with a 10% representation, followed by students from Japan (9%) and China (8%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Primus English offers courses from 18 years to 99. Average age is 25 during the summer and 23 for the rest of the year.
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