English Language Schools in Melbourne - Ranking 2022

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29 Best language schools in Melbourne (ranked based on student reviews)

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What our students said about Melbourne

Rating: 5/5


Perhaps because there are many international students in a multi-ethnic country, even if I couldn't speak English, I couldn't take a cold attitude, and everyone treated me kindly. The cityscape was beautiful and I enjoyed riding the tram in the city center for free. I thought that the environment for learning a language was a very good place.


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Melbourne

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 2 reviews

They were wonderful teachers. He gave me a very enjoyable class. I was glad that the staff and teachers were kind enough to accept the students for only one week.
The majority of them are Burmese, and they seem to be interested in Japan and talked to me a lot. I met a Japanese person only once during the lunch break, but he just spoke Japanese. It was good because there was nothing else.

24 January 2020
Course: General English Course - 1 week
Student age: 52 years


Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 13 reviews

Passionate teachers and helpful staff

4 June 2019
Course: General English - 2 weeks
Student age: 59 years

Man Yee
Hong Kong

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 13 reviews

The great teachers! And all the other nice people who are very helpful :)

18 December 2018
Course: General English - 4 weeks
Student age: 18 years


Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 13 reviews

The teaching method The variety and playfulness of the exercises The mix and relax side of teachers

30 October 2018
Course: General English - 3 weeks
Student age: 21 years


Rating: 3

3.0 | 3 reviews

Meeting foreign students
I thought I was not good in English, but there is worse ... You will not progress in this school, put your money elsewhere.

18 December 2017
Course: General English - 5 weeks
Student age: 23 years


Rating: 3

3.0 | 3 reviews

Chance to communicate with other students.

3 October 2017
Course: General English - 8 weeks
Student age: 0 years

South Korea

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 13 reviews

Dealing with the teachers and with people.

13 September 2016
Course: General English - 9 weeks
Student age: 31 years

Marco David

What school directors said about Melbourne

Julius Kaplan

Melbourne is an exciting, dynamic city with a disticntly European-Australian feel. There is a large vareity of international events that take place here including the Australian tennis open and the Melbourne Grand Prix.

Joanna Kelly

Melbourne is a world class city with an abundance of culture and history on offer. Amazing food, sights and entertainment options.

David Mustafa

Rich in culture, the mecca for the Arts, Music, Theatre, Fashion, Major International Sporting Events & Entertainment.

Interesting information about Melbourne

Key Facts about Melbourne

In the latest 2019 Mercer the quality of life in Melbourne was ranked 17 among 231 cities worldwide.

Population: 4,247,000

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

Region: Victoria, Melbourne

Currency: AUD (1 AUD = 0.7184 USD)

Melbourne quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.8

4.8 (36 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.

universities: 4 (rankings of universities in Melbourne)

High season: October

Low season: June

Average course price per week: 289 AU$

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:84* (16% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:66* (34% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:80* (20% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Australia average):5.93 AU$ (26% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type I
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Public transportation in Melbourne

Weather in Melbourne

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Events in MelbourneBest time to take a language course in Melbourne

Australian Open Tennis
Australian Open Tennis

January 2022The Australian Open is one of the four Grand Slam international tennis tournaments. Matches are played on hardcourt surfaces over the course of two weeks every January.

St Kilda Festival
St Kilda Festival

February 2022The biggest free summer festival in Australia. A showcase for Australian artists, stages are set up along the foreshore of this inner city suburb of Melbourne. One week prior, the St Kilda festival also organises the Yalukit Wilum Ngargee indigenous music and culture festival.

Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

March 2022The Melbourne Grand Prix is held on a street circuit south of Central Melbourne, around Albert Park Lake. Part of the Formula 1 racing championships.

Melbourne Comedy Festival
Melbourne Comedy Festival

March 2022 - April 2022Melbourne hosts the largest comedy festival in Australia, third largest in the world behind Edinburgh and Montreal. The majority of the programme is stand-up and cabaret acts but also can include skits, sketches, debates, improv and music. Shows are often held in unusual venues.

Melbourne International Jazz Festival
Melbourne International Jazz Festival

May 2022 - June 2022From concert halls and clubs and out into the streets, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival has been filling the city with great music since 1998.

Melbourne International Film Festival
Melbourne International Film Festival

August 2022This three-week long event is one of the oldest festivals for international films in the world and also the most important venue for the presentation of new Australian films. After the main festival, the best works of the film become part of a travelling regional showcase.

Melbourne Fringe Festival
Melbourne Fringe Festival

October 2022The Melbourne Fringe is a multi-disciplinary, independent arts festival whose aim is to provide a venue for art by the people, for the people, with the people. Over 6000 artists participate each year presenting raw, unadulterated, art in all its forms.

Moto GP
Moto GP

October 2022Part of the MotoGP season, the event has been held in Melbourne since 1997.

Melbourne Cup Day
Melbourne Cup Day

November 2022The Melbourne Cup is one of the most important throughbred horse racing events in Australia. The race is 3.2 kms long and is held on the second Tuesday of November every year. The day of the race is a holiday in the state of Victoria.

What to do in Melbourne

Queen Victoria Market
Queen Victoria Market
State Library of Victoria
State Library of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens
Royal Botanic Gardens
Hosier Lane
Hosier Lane
Great Ocean Road (12 Apostles)
Great Ocean Road (12 Apostles)
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Arrival Airports

Melbourne (MEL) - 18 km. from Melbourne city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 5 minutes, 20,00 AUD, 25 minutes.

Main stops: Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr, Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr, Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St

Taxi: 54 AU$, 20 minutes drive to city center of Melbourne

Direct international flights from:
  • New Zealand: Auckland International, Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington
  • USA: Honolulu International, Los Angeles International
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi
Avalon, Avalon (AVV) - 49 km. from Melbourne city center

Public transportation to city center:


Every 60 minutes, 33,00 AUD, 120 minutes.

Main stops: Avalon Airport, Geelong + Geelong, Southern Cross - Melbourne

Taxi: 124 AU$, 45 minutes drive to city center of Melbourne

Other destinations that were popular to combine with courses in Melbourne

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FAQ about schools in Melbourne

  • FTI - Federation Technology Institute has received the best overall rating in Melbourne.
  • FTI - Federation Technology Institute, located in Level 8, 131 Queen St. has been voted as the school with the best location in Melbourne.
  • Students rated the activity program at EC English as the best.
  • FTI - Federation Technology Institute was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay' at EC English is the best rated accommodation in Melbourne.

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