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FTI - Federation Technology Institute, Melbourne

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.013 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0
General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 18
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
600AU$ 575AU$
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EC English, Melbourne

#2
EC English

Victoria
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.012 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0
Standard Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
1060AU$ 1060AU$
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Einstein College of Australia, Melbourne
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.02 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 2.0/5.0

2.0/5.0
General English Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 18
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
420AU$ 404AU$
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OHC English, Melbourne

#4
OHC English

Melbourne CBD
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.03 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0
General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 16
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
990AU$ 953AU$
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Ashton College, Melbourne

#5
Ashton College

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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0/5.03 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 2.7/5.0

2.7/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0/5.0
General English - 18 lessons per week | Max. group size: 18
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
400AU$ 380AU$
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Primus English, Melbourne
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0
General English Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 18
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
740AU$ 713AU$
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ILSC Language School, Melbourne
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Full-Time Morning FT AM - 24 lessons per week | Max. group size: 18
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
1000AU$ 962AU$
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Kaplan International English, Melbourne
General Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
1050AU$ 1050AU$
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Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, Melbourne
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0
Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
3310US$ 3145US$
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LAB - Languages Across Borders, Melbourne

LAB - Languages Across Borders

Central Business District (CBD)
General English (Morning) - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 18
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
990AU$ 952AU$
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Melbourne City College

Sountern Cross Station
General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 18
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
498AU$ 484AU$
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General English Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 18
FREE cancellation
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920AU$ 920AU$
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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Melbourne

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 | 13 reviews

Passionate teachers and helpful staff

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

Man Yee
Hong Kong

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 12 reviews

Great organisation and support.

7 February 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 21 years

Ella
Switzerland

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 | 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: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 | 13 reviews

The atmosphere
Everything was great

30 October 2018
Course: General English - 3 weeks
Student age: 20 years

Rosabelle
France

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 | 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: 3/5.0

3/5.0 | 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: 3/5.0

3/5.0 | 3 reviews

Chance to communicate with other students.

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

Cheolwoo
South Korea

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 | 13 reviews

Dealing with the teachers and with people.

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

Marco David
Spain

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 12 reviews

Grammar lessons

16 February 2010
Course: Intensive (GE2) - 5 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Marine
Francaise

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 12 reviews

the teachers

3 August 2006
Course: Intensive (GE2) - 4 weeks
Student age: 32 years

Kerstin
German

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.

Population: 4,247,000

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

Region: Victoria, Melbourne

Currency: AUD (1 AUD = 0.6985 USD)

Melbourne quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 (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: 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 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):6.10 AU$ (26% cheaper than in USA)
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

August
Melbourne International Film Festival
Melbourne International Film Festival

06 August 2020 - 23 August 2020This 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.

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.

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.
  • EC English, located in 30 Church Lane, Victoria 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, English for Doctors, English for Engineers, English for Tourism.

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