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18 English Language Schools in Brisbane - Ranking 2023

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18 Best language schools in Brisbane (ranked based on student reviews)

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How our students rated their experience in Brisbane

4.4

Rating: 0.0/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Brisbane
59 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Brisbane
Nightlife

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Geographic setting

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Public transport

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Climate

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Cleanliness

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Affordability

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Shopping

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6
Safety

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4

What school directors said about Brisbane

Brisbane offers a friendly & relaxed lifestyle with year-round sunshine.

The perfect blend of work & leisure, city & sun. All in a relaxed & friendly Brisbane environment. Brisbane is the Capital of beautiful Queensland, an amazing city defined by the Arts, Live Music, Sports and a warm Sub-Tropical climate that invites visitors to relax and enjoy its markets, parks, gardens, rivers systems and beautiful coastline.

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Brisbane

OHC English

The staff, they all make you feel at home, you leave there with a small family.

20 April 2020
Course: General English Plus - 8 weeks
Student age: 39 years

Rating: 5

5.0 | 3 reviews
Giovanna FabiolaOHC English
LSI - Language Studies International

The quality of teaching and the atmosphere in the school. I can not judge the accommodation, because I stayed privately.
The afternoon course Business English was not enough for me personally. I had expected more.

4 June 2018
Course: Intensive 24 - 2 weeks
Student age: 37 years

Rating: 4

4.0 | 24 reviews
LSI - Language Studies International

The teacher and classmates were great! Learned a lot in just 2 weeks.
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15 November 2016
Course: General 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 23 years

Rating: 4

4.0 | 24 reviews
LSI - Language Studies International

The language teaching
There are too few leisure activities available to students

23 November 2015
Course: Intensive 30 - 2 weeks
Student age: 23 years

Rating: 4

4.0 | 24 reviews
LSI - Language Studies International

The teachers and Sandy, always pleasant.

10 September 2012
Course: General 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 21 years

Rating: 4

4.0 | 24 reviews
LSI - Language Studies International

To have met many international people.
I cannot recommend LSI Brisbane. I was angry during 3 weeks for having booked 4 weeks from the start.

28 February 2012
Course: Intensive 30 - 4 weeks
Student age: 28 years

Rating: 4

4.0 | 24 reviews
LSI - Language Studies International

Teachers and location (city center)

22 November 2011
Course: Intensive 24 - 6 weeks
Student age: 101 years

Rating: 4

4.0 | 24 reviews
LSI - Language Studies International

The people
Ideal for learning, not many distractions. It is better to stay for less than three months.

6 September 2010
Course: General 20 - 6 weeks
Student age: 26 years

Rating: 4

4.0 | 24 reviews
LSI - Language Studies International

The mix of nationalities.
Very good support by Ms. Eisenmann.

25 July 2009
Course: Intensive 24 - 4 weeks
Student age: 45 years

Rating: 4

4.0 | 24 reviews
LSI - Language Studies International

The family they gave me for and the teachers I had.
You have to repair or change the internet service. It's not good.

16 November 2007
Course: General 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 23 years

Rating: 4

4.0 | 24 reviews
International Institute Australia

The qualified staff
A nice school, full of foreign people from every part of the world.

30 August 2007
Course: General English - 12 weeks
Student age: 28 years

Rating: 4

4.0 | 2 reviews
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Interesting information about Brisbane

Why Brisbane? Brisbane is the 3rd largest city in Australia with about 2 million ...
inhabitants. It is an international city with a pleasant climate and a wide range of activities where you easily combine outdoor life with city life. Brisbane has a thriving live music scene, as well as museums and theatres, performing arts and creative arts.
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Key Facts about Brisbane

Population:   2,190,000
Time zone: +20h. (GMT +10)
Region: Queensland, Brisbane
Currency: AUD (1 AUD = 0.7113 USD)
Visa: 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.
Visa requirements data last updated on Dec 01, 2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Australia in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Australia on the official website - Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
High season: October
Low season: April
Average course price per week (High season): 296 €
Average course price per week (Low season): 355 AU$
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Student price index excluding rent:80* (20% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:62* (38% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:72* (28% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Australia average): 6.51 AU$
    (10% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type I
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Weather in Brisbane

Climate Table
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Midday Temperature
Night-time Temperature
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec45 °F50 °F55 °F60 °F65 °F70 °F75 °F80 °F85 °FTemperature in °F
Hours of Sunshine
7.67.477.16.66.36.87.98.28.48.28.2
Water Temperature
77 °F77 °F75.2 °F75.2 °F73.4 °F71.6 °F69.8 °F69.8 °F69.8 °F71.6 °F75.2 °F77 °F
Rainfall
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Events in BrisbaneBest time to take a language course in Brisbane

January
Australia Day
Australia Day

January 2023Brisbane celebrates Australia's national holiday with shows, food stalls, fairs and festivals. An unbeatable chance to immerse yourself in Aussie culture.

August
Ekka
Ekka

August 2023The Royal Queensland Show, or Ekka as it is more commonly known, is an annual agriculture show held on the Brisbane Exhibition grounds. This is huge fair with a multitude of events including concerts, activities for children, pyrotechnics, and many, many competitions.

September
Brisbane Festival
Brisbane Festival

September 2023Unbeatable arts festival on the east coast of Australia, with shows ranging from cabaret and circus to opera and modern dance, as well as theatre, comedy, and music of all kinds. This three-week long festival has something for everyone.

Riverfire
Riverfire

September 2023An amazing fireworks extravaganza held along the banks of the Brisbane river. The show begins with a breath-taking air display by the Australian Defence Force. Audience members can tune-in on the radio for live coverage and a musical score.

What to do in Brisbane

City Hall
City Hall
Roma Street Parkland
Roma Street Parkland
Chinatown
Chinatown
Parliament House
Parliament House
Wheel of Brisbane
Wheel of Brisbane
Brisbane
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Arrival airport

Brisbane (BNE) - 12 km. from Brisbane city center

Public transportation to city center:

4 per day, 16 minutes.

Main stops: Brisbane Airport, Brisbane

Every 30 minutes, 20 minutes.

Main stops: International Airport platform 1, Eagle Junction, Wooloowin, Albion, Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley, Central, platform 1

Taxi: 15 minutes drive to city center of Brisbane

Public transportation in Brisbane

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FAQ about schools in Brisbane

  • OHC English has received the best overall rating in Brisbane.
  • EC English, located in 119 Charlotte Street has been voted as the school with the best location in Brisbane.
  • 'Homestay' at LSI - Language Studies International is the best rated accommodation in Brisbane.
  • The student price index in Brisbane is 80.01. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Brisbane with 4.4 stars out of 5.
Didn't find what you are looking for?
Interested in a specific type of course? See our reviews of English courses & camps for teenager and children in Brisbane or other 20 different English course types in Brisbane.
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