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

You are interested in learning English in Brisbane? We have researched all the details about the best English language schools in Brisbane for you so that you can easily compare prices, reviews, courses for adults and teenagers and special offers.

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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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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Brisbane

Rating: 5

5.0 | 3 reviews

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

Giovanna Fabiola

Rating: 4

4.0 | 23 reviews

The teacher and classmates were great! Learned a lot in just 2 weeks.

15 November 2016
Course: Standard 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 23 years


Rating: 4

4.0 | 23 reviews

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 | 23 reviews

The teachers and Sandy, always pleasant.

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


Rating: 4

4.0 | 23 reviews

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 | 23 reviews

Teachers and location (city center)

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


Rating: 4

4.0 | 23 reviews

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

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


Rating: 4

4.0 | 23 reviews

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 | 23 reviews

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: Standard 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 23 years


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.

Key Facts about Brisbane

In terms of quality of life Brisbane reached place number 35 in the 2019 Mercer.

Population: 2,190,000

Time zone: +20h. (GMT +10)

Region: Queensland, Brisbane

Currency: AUD (1 AUD = 0.7564 USD)

Brisbane quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.4

4.4 (58 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA need a visa to enter the country. A holiday/Tourist visa is sufficient to take a course up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

High season: October

Low season: April

Average course price per week (High season): 582 AU$

Average course price per week (Low season): 328 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):5.63 AU$ (26% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type I
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Map with location of English schools in Brisbane

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Public transportation in Brisbane

Weather in Brisbane

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What to do in Brisbane

City Hall
City Hall
Roma Street Parkland
Roma Street Parkland
Parliament House
Parliament House
Wheel of Brisbane
Wheel of Brisbane
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Arrival Airport

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

Public transportation to city center:

4 per day, 10,00 AUD, 16 minutes.

Main stops: Brisbane Airport, Brisbane

Every 30 minutes, 21,00 AUD, 20 minutes.

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

Taxi: 43 £, 15 minutes drive to city center of Brisbane

Direct international flights from:
  • New Zealand: Auckland International, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Wellington
  • USA: Honolulu International, Los Angeles International
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi
  • Canada: Vancouver International

    FAQ about schools in Brisbane

  • EC English, located in 119 Charlotte Street has been voted as the school with the best location in Brisbane.
  • International Institute Australia was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • '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.
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