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Rating: 4.7

4.713 reviews

Rating: 4.7

4.7
Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.1

4.1
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School accredited by EA (English Australia) School accredited by ELICOS  (English Language Intensive courses for Overseas Client)

The school is a boutique, architect-designed language learning centre founded in 1991.
English study at the centre has been opened to international students since 2008. Both...
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General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 18
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600AU$ 575AU$
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#2
EC English

Victoria

Rating: 4.5

4.512 reviews

Rating: 4.5

4.5
Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.2

4.2
Leisure program
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by EA (English Australia)

The school is situated in the heart of Melbourne's business district. It is close to the main shopping plazas, cinemas, restaurants and public transport. More

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General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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1060AU$ 1060AU$
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Rating: 4.5

4.52 reviews

Rating: 4.5

4.5
Quality of teaching

Rating: 2.0

2.0
Leisure program
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by ACPET (Australian Council for Private Education and Training) School accredited by ELICOS  (English Language Intensive courses for Overseas Client) School accredited by ISO 9000/9001 (International Organization for Standardization) School accredited by Study in Australia

The language school is located in Melbourne which is highly rated in the areas of education, healthcare, research and development, entertainment and tourism. Being an international centre,... More

Course Categories (4)Accommodation (1)Facilities (16)
General English Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 18
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420AU$ 404AU$
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#4
OHC English

Melbourne CBD

Rating: 4.0

4.03 reviews

Rating: 3.7

3.7
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Rating: 4.0

4.0
Leisure program
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by ACPET (Australian Council for Private Education and Training) School accredited by ELICOS  (English Language Intensive courses for Overseas Client)

The school is located in the CBD and surrounded by cafes, restaurants, parks and shopping centres. Being in the heart of the world's most livable city, the campus is easy to get to by foot,... More

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General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 16
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990AU$ 953AU$
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#5
Ashton College

Footscary

Rating: 3.0

3.03 reviews

Rating: 2.7

2.7
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.0

3.0
Leisure program
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by ACPET (Australian Council for Private Education and Training) School accredited by EA (English Australia) School accredited by ELICOS  (English Language Intensive courses for Overseas Client) School accredited by NEAS  (National ELT Accreditation Scheme ) School accredited by Study in Australia

Since 2009, Ashton College has provided high standards of education for more than 3000 students within an inclusive and supportive environment that provides them with a total learning... More

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General English - 18 lessons per week | Max. group size: 18
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400AU$ 380AU$
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General English - Classic - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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3300US$ 3218US$
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by ACPET (Australian Council for Private Education and Training) School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by EA (English Australia) School accredited by ELICOS  (English Language Intensive courses for Overseas Client) School accredited by NEAS  (National ELT Accreditation Scheme ) School accredited by Study in Australia

Situated in the vibrant city of Melbourne, the language school is a modern building that encourages interactive learning. Since it is just across Southern Cross Railway station, students... More

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Full-Time Morning FT AM - 24 lessons per week | Max. group size: 18
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1000AU$ 962AU$
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Accreditations:
School accredited by EA (English Australia) School accredited by NEAS  (National ELT Accreditation Scheme )

Located in the city center, the school is near quirky shops, cafes, and restaurants. It shares a campus with Melbourne Business School which makes meeting other students easier. More

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General Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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1050AU$ 1050AU$
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Rating: 5.0

5.0
Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.0

4.0
Leisure program
Accreditations:
School accredited by ELICOS  (English Language Intensive courses for Overseas Client)

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 ... More

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General English Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 18
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740AU$ 713AU$
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Rating: 4.0

4.0
Quality of teaching

Rating: 5.0

5.0
Leisure program
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by UNOSEL  (Union Nationale des Organisations de Séjours Linguistiques) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & Live in your Teacher's Home' offers you the unique opportunity for a... More

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Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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3310US$ 3145US$
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LAB - Languages Across Borders

Central Business District (CBD)
Accreditations:
School accredited by ELICOS  (English Language Intensive courses for Overseas Client) School accredited by NEAS  (National ELT Accreditation Scheme ) School accredited by Study in Australia

The school is centrally located with easy access to main train stations and tram stops. It is close to a variety of shops, shopping malls and other facilities such as libraries and parks.  More

Course Categories (7)Accommodation (2)Facilities (16)
General English (Morning) - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 18
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990AU$ 952AU$
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Melbourne City College

Sountern Cross Station
Accreditations:
School accredited by ELICOS  (English Language Intensive courses for Overseas Client) School accredited by Study in Australia

Melbourne City College is well located right next to the Southern Cross Station, in the heart of Melbourne, making it an excellent base to explore the city. One of the greatest things to do... More

Course Categories (3)Facilities (15)
General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 18
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
498AU$ 484AU$
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Accreditations:
School accredited by EA (English Australia) School accredited by ELICOS  (English Language Intensive courses for Overseas Client) School accredited by NEAS  (National ELT Accreditation Scheme ) School accredited by Study in Australia

The school is located in the heart of Melbourne's central business district. It is surrounded by an exciting range of shopping malls, art galleries, head offices of multinational... More

Course Categories (8)Accommodation (3)Facilities (20)
General English Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 18
FREE cancellation
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701AU$ 701AU$
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Which school to choose?

Get free advice from our language travel experts to help you find the best school for you.

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Melbourne

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

Lucie
Germany

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

clotilde
France

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

Maxime
France

Rating: 3

3.0 | 3 reviews

Chance to communicate with other students.

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

Cheolwoo
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
Spain

Key Facts about Melbourne

Melbourne: Melbourne is Australia's second largest city. It has a comfortable climate, forests, mountains and also excellent entertainment and sport facilities. Numerous gardens and parks give a pleasant, open feel to the city, whose skyline mixes elegant spires with dazzling modern skyscrapers.

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

Population: 4,247,000

Time zone: +15h. (GMT +10)

Region: Victoria, Melbourne

Currency: AUD (1 AUD = 2750.2465 COP)

Melbourne quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.8

4.8 (36 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from Colombia require a visa to enter and study in Australia. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

universities: 5 (rankings of universities in Melbourne)

High season: October

Low season: June

Average course price per week: 295 AU$

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in Bogota

  • Student price index excluding rent:157* (57% more expensive than Bogota)
  • Student price index including rent:150* (50% more expensive than Bogota)
  • Price index food only:175* (75% more expensive than Bogota)
  • Big Mac price (Australia average):5.95 AU$ (15% more expensive than in Colombia)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type I
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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:

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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

Weather in Melbourne

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Events in MelbourneBest time to take a language course in Melbourne

October
Melbourne Fringe Festival
Melbourne Fringe Festival

01 October 2020 - 18 October 2020The 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

23 October 2020 - 25 October 2020Part of the MotoGP season, the event has been held in Melbourne since 1997.

November
Melbourne Cup Day
Melbourne Cup Day

03 November 2020The 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.

January
Australian Open Tennis
Australian Open Tennis

January 2021The 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.

February
St Kilda Festival
St Kilda Festival

February 2021The 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.

March
Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

March 2021The 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 2021 - April 2021Melbourne 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.

May
Melbourne International Jazz Festival
Melbourne International Jazz Festival

May 2021 - June 2021From concert halls and clubs and out into the streets, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival has been filling the city with great music since 1998.

August
Melbourne International Film Festival
Melbourne International Film Festival

August 2021This 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.

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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    FAQ about schools in Melbourne

  • Students rated the activity program at EC English as the best.
  • Primus English has received the best overall rating in Melbourne.
  • Einstein College of Australia, located in Level 1, 55, Swanston Street has been voted as the school with the best location in Melbourne.
  • Primus English was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay' at EC English is the best rated accommodation in Melbourne.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for Australia is 12 weeks.
  • The student price index in Melbourne is 84.16. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Melbourne with 4.8 stars out of 5.
  • In Melbourne electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type I.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Melbourne is Melbourne (18.9 km from city center). Alternative airport: Avalon, Avalon (50.0 km). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Melbourne.
  • In Melbourne the following courses are offered specifically for business English: Business Group, Business One-to-One, English for Doctors, English for Engineers, English for Tourism.

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