2 weeks
General English Course
Accommodation (optional)

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

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

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Interested in language travel to other cities? Have a look at English language schools in other cities in Australia such as Adelaide, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Cairns, Gold Coast, Manly, Noosa, Perth, Sunshine Coast, Sydney or see our list of all schools in Australia. You may also want to consult options outside Australia for learning English.
Why 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.
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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


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.

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 = 0.7705 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: 6 (rankings of universities in Melbourne)

High season: October

Low season: June

Average course price per week: 300 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):5.53 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 Melbourne

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Public transportation in Melbourne

Weather in Melbourne

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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

    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 English Group, Business English Private, Medical English.
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