Explore English

Introduction

You have taken the first step of your journey to cross International borders to study English. By taking this innovative step, you will find yourself immersed into an exciting world of language with other international students who will soon be your friends.

As one of our Explorers, you will be welcomed into our learning community that provides interactive learning classrooms and fun extra curricula activities. Every 5 weeks, the whole Centre goes on excursions to explore the delights of Melbourne and the surrounding region. At these excursions, you will have an opportunity to practice your English in a real social situation. You can make mistakes and practice again and again without judgement because we offer you exposure to explore your new language in a fun and relaxed environment.

In the classroom, you will find the teachers supportive and culturally sensitive. Many of them have travelled the world (they may have even been a teacher in your home country!) and therefore have the knowledge of really making our students feel safe while they learn English.

There are lots of activities outside the classroom too and your teachers will take you out and about as part of the curriculum so you can explore other ways of practicing Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening in English.

In our Student Recreational Area, you can relax, watch TV, play table tennis or table soccer, use the computer or ipad and drink coffee. There is a fridge and microwave and a barista coffee machine – this will be your area because we want you to feel at home!

Our aim is to provide you with a quality learning experience. Looking forward to seeing you soon, Explorers!

WHY EXPLORE ENGLISH?

  • We make students our priority
  • Free elective classes available to all students
  • Flexible Timetable
  • Experienced and Dedicated Teachers
  • Award Winning Organisation
  • Fun environment

ABOUT OUR CAMPUS

  • Heart of CBD
  • In the hub of Melbourne’s Iconic Coffee Culture
  • Free Wifi for Students
  • All classrooms fitting with up to date technology
  • Large student recreational area
  • Dedicated activities officer
  • School welafre on site
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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English for Academic Purposes

Campus Full time 10 weeks January 2017 Australia Melbourne

The transition to tertiary level study in Australia can be challenging. The aim of the EAP course is to introduce students to the skills required and the expectations placed upon them in the further study sector. [+]

Duration: 10 Weeks Flexible timetable Upper Intermediate to Advanced CRICOS: 085251M WHY STUDY THE ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES COURSE? The transition to tertiary level study in Australia can be challenging. The aim of the EAP course is to introduce students to the skills required and the expectations placed upon them in the further study sector. The gaining of skills and knowledge within a supportive environment gives students the confidence to embark on further study in their chosen fields. TOPIC OF AREAS COVERED Study and research skills Essay planning and writing Referencing Proofreading and editing Lecture note taking, and tutorial participation Presentation skills Academic Preparation Getting students ready for further studies Pronunciation Presentations, discussions, debates Grammar Using complex grammatical structures Writing and Reading Intensive practice in both skills for future studies Critical Thinking Looking for ideas that are ‘outside the box’ Assessments Weekly tests in speaking vocabularly and grammar Tri-weekly tests reading, writing and listening What our students say “My name is Lina and I’m from Colombia. I used to study General English here at Explore English but I’ve started studying EAP because I want to study psychology in the future. EAP has been a good choice because I’ve learnt a lot of new things such as critical thinking, academic writing and how to do presentations. My teacher is so nice and funny and he has been helping me to perfect my pronunciation even though it’s not part of the EAP curriculum. The class is very challenging but it’s enjoyable and I feel that it will prepare me perfectly for university.” Lina Marcela Monsalve Franco Hi, my name is Rony. I am from Bangladesh and I’m studying EAP. When I finish I am going to do my Masters Degree. The way of teaching and methods together with the teacher who is so nice and patient in guiding me with the materials, and I am learning a lot of writing skills from them, which led to my outstanding academic work in all my other writing intensive classes. The teachers are very friendly and always helpful. I strongly believe it is very valuable for international students to take EAP classes. Not only does this course prepare you for academic writing University study but they also teach and prepare you for your future career. I am very satisfied with the work I have done throughout this class and would like to take the time to thank Dr. Susan and Kate for the time, patience, and advice that they provided to me. Nure Alam Rony [-]

General English Course

Campus Full time 2 - 54 weeks January 2017 Australia Melbourne

Designed for students who want to improve their English language skills in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. [+]

Designed for students who want to improve their English language skills in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Elementary to Advanced Study Period: 2-52 Weeks CRICOS: 085252K Flexible timetable WHY STUDY GENERAL ENGLISH? The emphasis is on communication and the course aims to provide students with the skills to communicate with native English speakers on a variety of topics frequently encountered in everyday conversation, and to complete transactions encountered while travelling or living in an English speaking country. TOPIC OF AREAS COVERED Language for shopping, buying tickets, organising travel, reading timetables, travel information, menus, newspaper and magazine articles Expressing opinions and feelings Australian culture Excursions and practicing English in real-life settings The course encourages students to be active participants in the learning process by allowing students to discover grammar rules themselves, to create their own learning plans and discover their learner types. Speaking and listening Focus on social context Grammar Fundamental grammar with lots of practice Vocabulary Functional everyday use Writing and Reading Academic and useful everyday English Cultural Awareness Classroom and student mingling sessions Assessments Weekly tests in speaking vocabularly and grammar Tri-weekly tests reading, writing and listening What our students say “I am Hang. I come from Vietnam. I’m really happy with my English Course. I have studied at other Institutes and I like this program very much. The other Institutes did not help me as much. With Explore English, I feel the teacher and staff are friendly and enthusiastic. They discuss my purpose and help me improve my skills and I enjoy the course very much.” Thu Hang Ta Hi, I am Andrej. I come from Slovenia. I’m happy with my English course at Explore English. Especially the teachers, they are very professional. The atmosphere is relaxing and everybody feels comfortable. I recommend the school for everybody. When I finish my English course, I will probably go study Diploma of Management because I would like to stay in Australia forever Andrej Vrecko [-]

IELTS Preporatory Course

Campus Full time 2 - 54 weeks January 2017 Australia Melbourne

The International English language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration. Improve your IELTS Score! [+]

The International English language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration. Improve your IELTS Score! Upper Intermediate Duration: 2-54 Weeks CRICOS: 085253J Offered at two levels WHY IELTS? IELTS assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect how you will use English at study, at work, and at play, in your new life abroad. The IELTS test is developed by some of the world’s leading experts in language assessment. It has an excellent international reputation, and is accepted by over 9,000 organisations worldwide, including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies. FEATURES OF THE IELTS COURSE Learning exam techniques and becoming fully familiar with the test itself. The test assesses proficiency in the four macro skill areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. IELTS style reading and listening texts cover a wide range of topics and during the course emphasis is placed on broadening the students’ general knowledge to help them to make meaning from a range of commonly encountered topics. Increasing students’ vocabulary. Vocabulary plays an important role across all four macro skills and students are encouraged to increase their knowledge by recording new words and continual recycling of vocabulary throughout the course assists retention. Opportunities to practice exam tasks. The IELTS writing tasks are quite specific and students will be given opportunity to practice the exam tasks and be encouraged to use self correction techniques to further improve their writing skills. Ample opportunity in class to discuss issues arising from reading topics providing opportunity for further vocabulary development and to practice IELTS type speaking tasks. Study the IELTS Preparation Course in Melbourne and enhance your speaking today! Speaking and listening Focus on the test format Grammar Fundamental and complex grammatical structures Speaking Functional everyday language as well as complex scenarios Writing Academic and useful everyday English Reading Understanding gist, for detail and interpreting the language Listening Complex texts, accents and interpretation Assessments Weekly tests in speaking vocabulary and grammar Tri-weekly tests reading, writing and listening [-]

PTE Academic Preporatory Course

Campus Full time 10 weeks January 2017 Australia Melbourne

Perfect course for students who would like to prepare themselves to sit the PTE Academic Test. [+]

Perfect course for students who would like to prepare themselves to sit the PTE Academic Test. Upper Intermediate to Advanced Duration: 10 Weeks New starters welcome every Monday! CRICOS: 092019E WHY PEARSON ACADEMIC? The Australian government now accepts PTE Academic Scores for further study as well as for immigration purposes. This course provides ample practice using approved Pearson textbooks and includes Mock exams using up to date technology. Students will receive hints and tips how to pass this proficiency test. FEATURES OF THE PEARSON ACADEMIC PREPARATION COURSE Learning exam techniques and becoming fully familiar with the test itself. The test assesses proficiency in the four macro skill areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Increasing students’ vocabulary. Vocabulary plays an important role across all four macro skills and students are encouraged to increase their knowledge by recording new words and continual recycling of vocabulary throughout the course assists retention. Opportunities to practice exam tasks. Ample opportunity in class to discuss issues arising from reading topics providing opportunity for further vocabulary development and to practice speaking tasks. Technology Understanding the format Grammar Fundamental and complex grammatical structures Speaking Functional everyday language as well as complex scenarios Writing Academic and useful everyday English Reading Understanding gist, for detail and interpreting the language Listening Complex texts, accents and interpretation Assessments Weekly tests in speaking vocabulary and grammar Tri-weekly tests reading, writing and listening “I’m Alejandra Alvarez, part time worker. Learning a new language was always one of my biggest challenges, and finding the right place was also very important. When I joined the course, the purpose was to get ready for my PTE Pearson, I was really nervous for my test but excited at the same time to get to know the Institute, meet everyone and start my studies. My experience has been great, the classes were excellent, I felt great, the connection with the teacher was good, the best environment and helpful. I have new knowledge and my English has improved, also I’m glad to say that my exam results were excellent.” Alejandra Alvarez "My name is Sheila Nascimento, I decided to do the PTE course to help me to get the score that I needed. The school was really helpful for this. The teacher was prepared and helped me with all that I needed, we did practical exams and the material was all based on the test. She also gave me some tips for the test. I decided to do my course at Explore English after visiting the school and talking to the teacher because I was made to feel really comfortable. The campus is new and the location is great. I would recommend to my friends who are looking to do a PTE test to choose this school. The classrooms are great, the teachers are so good and there is a great community there." Sheila Nascimento [-]

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Address Collins Street 250
Melbourne 3000, Australia