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English in Melbourne

Programme Summary:


Capital of the state of Victoria, Melbourne is Australia's second city, after Sydney, with more than 4,250,000 inhabitants in 2012.

The city is a prominent commercial and industrial centre, but is also considered to be the capital of sports, arts and culture. Numerous festivals and events take place throughout the year and attracts thousands of travellers from all over the world, giving the city an international atmosphere. This long list of events includes the "Australian Open", Forumla 1 and the "Melbourne Cup".

Melbourne is also known for its mix of Victorian and contemporary architecture which gives the city a unique and beautiful charm to it. Its numerous chic and bohemian districts are perfect for a short stroll or for a shopping spree. As well as its shops and commercial districts, the city is also surrounded by stunning parks that offer respite to the city's industrial aspects. The excellent public transport network makes accessing the city centre and the surrounding areas a very simple task. Getting to the beach has never been simpler, as St-Kilda beach is just a few kilometres away from the city centre by tram. You have everything at your doorstep!

It comes as no surprise that the city has been nominated as the most liveable city for the 5th consecutive year.

International House Melbourne

Our partner school, International House, is located in the heart of Melbourne in the business district and also nearby many shops, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, museums and parks for you to explore. It has public transport links by the bus, tram and train from surrounding areas.

The school's modern building offers top of the range technology:

The school is accessible to persons with reduced mobility.

International House is accredited by ASQA, NEAS, University of Cambridge (ESOL), J-Shine.

Activities and events during your stay

As an International House student, you will enjoy a varied calendar of social and leisure activities every week, in the afternoon or during the evening. Attendance is optional. Many of these activities are free of charge, however, some may require a fee. All activities are subject to change without notice and may be offered seasonally.

Some of the many activities available include:


English language courses: the basics

Courses on offer


Host Families (Ages 16+)

Shared room, half-board Monday-Friday and full board at the weekend.

Travel time to International House: 30-40 minutes on public transport Australian families usually live in spacious houses and are very active.

Practical information:

Residence accommodation (Ages 18+)

Residence accommodation is a great option for students looking meet other students from all over the world.

Residences are located in the suburbs of Melbourne (districts mentioned below) and offer a quick connection to the school, located in the city centre. Residence location depends on availablity during your time of stay.


Facilities and services

Prices & Dates 2019

Dates 2019

Course start dates: Most courses start every Monday year-round (exceptions are outlined below.) On Bank Holiday Mondays, lessons start on Tuesdays.

Bank holidays and holidays: 01/01, 28/01, 11/03, 19/04, 22/04, 25/04, 10/06, 05/11, 25/12/19-03/01/20

IELTS Exam Prep Course Dates: every Monday, for a duration of 4 weeks minimum. For exam dates, please check IELTS website.

Cambridge Exam Prep Course Dates: please contact us.

Prices 2019

Prices include:

Prices do not include:

Practical Information


Arrivals: Saturday or Sunday

Departures: Saturday or Sunday

Airport pick-up available on request (fees apply, please see price list)

Please note: do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.

Visa Information

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.