11 Best Language Schools in Australia

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Are you ready to speak English like a native? Do you want to make friends from around the world? Learning English and other languages in Australia can make it happen. We researched the best language schools from around Australia and Sydney (separate article) so you don't have to. Find the best school for you, register online and you could be on your way!

Australians use many words that other English speakers do not. The famous Australian greeting, for example, is G'day mate! A native forest is called the bush and central Australia is called the outback. You might join friend for a barbie and grab your togs for a swim at the beach. Many words were brought to Australia from Britain and Ireland.

English is the official language, or has special status, in over 75 countries with a combined population of two billion people. Oxford lexicographer, Penny Silva, estimates that that one out of four people worldwide speak English with some degree of competence.

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BROWNS English Language School

BROWNS English Language School has four campuses across South-East Queensland including two in Brisbane City and two on the Gold Coast. At BROWNS you have the opportunity to study English in an English-speaking country with all the excitement of living and studying in Australia's most cosmopolitan cities. Bright classrooms, welcoming common rooms, a computer centre for students, Wi-Fi throughout the building and a well-stocked library are the main features of this school.

Byron Bay (BBELS)

BBELS offers international students to study English in one of Australia's most stunning beach locations - Byron Bay.  BBELS is fully accredited with NEAS Australia and also a member of the prestigious IALC (Association of International Language Centres). Classes focus on effective communication in English. Teachers use modern texts, audio / video DVD/CD, local media and magazines to improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

Cairns Language Centre

Launch your career, boost your education or enhance your travels when you study English at Cairns Language Centre. Practice English while you dive the reef or make a latte – with unique courses such as Diving English or English & Work Skills. Alternatively, get ready for IELTS success at our Eurocentre, or prepare for that big meeting with Business English tuition.

EC English

Learn English to enhance and expand your career options and open up the world of education. The courses offered by EC are suitable for all levels of understanding, and are designed to focus on the area of your choice. General and intensive English courses at EC focus on the core skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing to improve confidence and increase fluency.

French Lessons Australia

Amelie Hurford is the CEO of French Lessons Australia. She was Born in Paris, and grew up in France, before leaving to England in her early twenties. She founded French Lessons Australia, with the aim to teach an easy method of learning French, accessible to anyone and, above all, providing the student with knowledge that they will actually be able to really exploit outside of the school! Amelie expanded French Lessons Australia in Brisbane, Sydney, but also online. With the creation of new online courses and material, she hopes her method of teaching to become even more accessible to anyone willing to learn French. 

Intensive English Language Institute

IELI provides high quality English language training to help students improve all aspects of their English language skills. IELI students study in two separate classes – Reading & Writing and Listening & Communication. Students can be placed in different levels for their different classes. This means, for example, that if your speaking is better than your writing, you will be placed in a higher level class for Listening & Communication than for Reading & Writing. This way, you can challenge yourself to improve in your strong areas and get some extra help to improve in your weak areas.

Navitas English

If you want to improve your academic English skills for further study, Navitas English at North Metro TAFE is a great choice. You will be able to access all the facilities of the Institute, including a library, computers, printers and fitness centre. If you need support, there are free counselling sessions for all students. After class, you can explore the vibrant cultural area of Northbridge, or enjoy the sunshine on one of Perth’s beautiful beaches.

AICOL Gold Coast

Jan Keppie and Garth Keppie are the sole Directors and Co-Principals of the Australian International College of Language (AICOL). It is the oldest English language school in the Gold Coast.  Established in 1993 to provide high quality English language study in Australia. This school accepts young students 6-12 years of age, teenagers and adults including parent and child. AICOL language school relies on their long experience teaching students to quickly learn speaking in English.

Lexis English

Lexis English is a group of language schools located in Noosa, Byron Bay, Perth, Brisbane & the Sunshine Coast. Lexis provides a selection of the most innovative English language programs, offering variety, flexibility and challenges.

LSI Brisbane

Brisbane is the ideal place to learn English in Australia – a sunny city with easy access both to stunning beaches and spectacular countryside, and where business, entertainment and culture thrive. LSI facilities include pleasant air-conditioned classrooms, a spacious student lounge, computer room with free internet access and a learning centre to offer you support while you study English. LSI offer TOEFL and Cambridge Examination preparation courses, as well as more general ESL programmes. 

International House Brisbane - ALS

IH Brisbane - ALS is located in the city centre. The school implements the highest standards and innovations in education and training. IH Brisbane offers a wide range of courses from General English to Certificate IV in TESOL taught by a skilled educators in a comfortable environment. They are proud to belong to both the International House World Organisation and NEAS – both of which are marks of high quality in language teaching. The campus is located in the centre of Brisbane, surrounded by many interesting spots, restaurants, museums and others. 

If we missed one of your favorite language schools, even if it's your own, don't hesitate to email us at outreach@vidalingua.com.

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