Study English in Australia

Study English in Australia: Everything you need to know

We were also looking for an exotic destination to learn English, and like you we came to Australia and stayed. Now that we know that this is one of the best countries in the world, we want to share our experience with you and help you meet your goals.

1 Advantages of studying English in Australia

There are many advantages of studying an English course in Australia, there are from vital to social and even curricular, among them we like to highlight the following:

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With the student visa you can work in Australia to pay for your stay

In addition, the Australian unemployment rate is around 6%, so you will have enough opportunities to find a job. It may not be the job of your dreams at first, but it will allow you to stay while studying without the need to throw away savings or borrow money from anyone. Being able to work while studying makes Australia an ideal destination for anyone.

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English schools are very top

And why are they so good? Because they need to pass many official filters to meet the high quality standards required by the Australian government. This strict control does not occur in other countries, where anyone can open a language school with the same ease with which the cookie drawer is opened.

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The word Australia always looks good on the CV

A season here learning English or studying a course of something that makes you excited to learn will open many doors!

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You will meet a lot of people

In Australia you will find more international students in your same situation with whom you will make pineapple from the first moment, so you will never feel lonely and you will also have us by your side to accompany you during your experience in Australia!

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Linguistic immersion

What better way to learn English than to immerse yourself in its culture. It is true that at first it will cost you a little, but with the methodology of the schools and surrounding yourself with the language, you will notice a brutal advance.

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Studying in Australia is an unforgettable experience

Something you either do now or possibly cost you later. The best moment is Right Now!

2. Types of English courses

There are many types of English courses in Australia, as many as schools that offer them. And yes, there is one for you, regardless of the level of English you currently have. Everything will depend on what you are looking for and your learning needs. Below these lines we explain what are the most common and how each of them can help you:

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General English (General English)

General English courses prepare you to control the main language needs: reading, writing, speaking and listening. There are several levels (from the most basic to the most advanced). Before starting classes, the school will take a language test so you can join the class that corresponds to your level of English.

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Preparation of official exams

ESOL, IELTS, TOEFL ... no matter the official qualification you want to achieve, the aim of these courses is always the same: prepare you to pass the official tests and get your brand new English certificate. Oh yess!, when you finish the course you will be ready to go to the exam and bid for the title.

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Business English

Aimed at professionals, they are specialized English courses and 100% optimized for you to move like a fish in the water in work environments. With this type of course you will learn to develop without fear in your profession by acquiring the necessary vocabulary and the correct grammatical constructions for day to day work.

But that's not all: they also exist English courses that combine learning with other activities such as surfing. Seriously, there is so much offer of courses that by pure logic some will steal your heart!

3. How much does it cost to study English in Australia?

We've all asked ourselves that question before taking the big leap! Is it very expensive, is it cheap? Can everyone afford it or just a lucky few?

We will answer your questions in the best possible way: with data. Also, if you come to Australia with Dingoos you will have it very easy, because you will have one of our colleagues from the Dingoos Guides team who will be like your personal advisor: he will advise you which city is best for you according to your tastes, he will recommend options based on your budget and he will get wet giving you an approximate figure on the money you should bring with you for your first days depending on the city you choose .

But before that we are going to take some calculations on how much money it can cost to study English in Australia:

  • El visa of student will cost you about $ 620 AUD.
  • El Air ticket, around $ 1.000 AUD. Take a look at the discounts you have on plane tickets what we have.
  • The English course of 12 weeks can cost you approximately $ 2.200 AUD. Depending on the destination city and the school, the price may vary, but do not worry, because we will always look for the option that best suits your budget and objectives.
  • Weekly expenses, including accommodation, will be around $ 300 AUD more or less. In this article We go into the detail of what these expenses are and their breakdown.

These would be the expenses well above studying English in Australia, although on the other hand, remember that the student visa allows you to work part-time, and this will help you to be able pay for your stay by touching your savings as little as possible.

4. Can I work while I study?

Yeah right if. And that is one of the good things that Australia has compared to other English-speaking countries.

Because if you enroll in an English course or a VET course, and as long as you do it through an official school, you can apply for the student visa, a visa that allows you to work part-time while you study.

This is very good news, because Australia is not a precisely cheap country in terms of living costs. But this way, you can work to meet all your expenses and even travel without having to throw savings.

The chances of finding a job in Australia are high. Although you do not have a good level of English and although your stay will not be very long; Even in these cases, it is possible to aspire to low-skilled jobs with a salary higher than what they pay in similar positions in your home country.

5. How do vacations work?

Holidays are a highly anticipated time for any student in Australia for reasons that go beyond traveling to an exotic place or staying overnight from party to party. And is that during your holiday period you can work full time, twice as many hours as during the study months.

With some exception, it is normal for each student to have right to one month of vacation for each 3 months of course. At that time you must add an extra month of vacation at the end of the course.

6. What visa do I need to study English in Australia?

To study an English course in Australia, you can do it with three types of visa, the tourist, the Work & Holiday visa and of course, with the student visa. Of course, depending on your visa, you will have certain limitations to consider. Here we explain the main differences to study in Australia depending on the visa you choose:

  • With the tourist visa, you can study a maximum of 12 weeks (3 months), but this visa does not allow you to work while you study.
  • With the Work & Holiday visa, you can study a maximum of 16 weeks (4 months). In this case, you can work while you study.
  • El student visaIt is undoubtedly the best option if your goal is to study an English course in Australia, since with it, you can study unlimitedly and work while your visa lasts.

7 Can I combine an English course with a VET course?

Of course! And it's the best you can do, here are several reasons:

  • By combining several courses you can access one longer visa duration, benefiting from longer vacation periods. This reduce the cost per week of your courses, since if you divide the total cost of both courses by the number of visa weeks, by having more vacations and being able to work full time the cost of stay per week is reduced.
  • You will leave Australia with a much higher level of English, and also with a complementary degree in another subject thanks to the VET course. What do you feel like studying?
  • You can get to know more cities in Australia: if you enroll in schools in different cities, you can spend a season in each city.
  • You will save on the cost of applying for a visa, since doing a longer visa you will avoid having to pay again the cost of renewal from Australia.

Remember that your Dingoos Guide will be by your side to help you choose a combination of courses according to your objectives and at the time you plan to stay in Australia. Thus it is impossible not to make the best decision!

8 The best schools to study English in Australia

Tell me where you live (or where you plan to live) and I will tell you what is the best school to study English in Australia. That easy!

We have selected for you the best schools in the main Australian cities. They all have our full confidence, because we have worked a lot with them and our students are delighted with the treatment, facilities and teachers. Ask who you want!

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Schools in Sydney

When someone thinks of coming to study English in Australia, usually the first idea that comes to mind is to do it in Sydney. It is normal, it is the most famous, dynamic and iconic city in this country. The most outstanding schools in Sydney are:

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Schools in Gold Coast

Oh the wonderful Gold Coast, in case you still don't know us, this is where we have one of our Dingoos headquarters and where many of our students study. You live really well: fantastic beaches, natural parks in the surroundings, good atmosphere in general. The schools that stand out the most here are:

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Schools in Melbourne

The second largest city in Australia is Melbourne, it is more bohemian than Sydney, a little cheaper and less chaotic. In fact, it is considered one of the cities with the best quality of life in the world.

Surely you're thinking that sounds great, and you're right, especially if you do not come to Australia thinking about surfing, since the closest beaches to Melbourne where you can practice it, are an hour or so away.

Among the English schools in Melbourne we highlight the same as in Sydney:

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Schools in Brisbane

Another of our favorite cities in Australia is Brisbane, because it is comfortable and because it offers a lot of work and leisure options. The only drawback for us, as with Melbourne, is that if you want to go to the beach you will have to leave the city, in this case, the closest option is Gold Coast, which is an hour away by car.

En Brisbane you can study English in the following schools:

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Schools in Byron Bay

Byron Bay is a super pretty town and surrounded by fantastic beaches. Coming to study English here is to enjoy a super idyllic vacation even if you work part-time. However, despite being small, Byron Bay has very good English schools:

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Schools in Cairns

If you want to live a season next to a tropical jungle, you can take the opportunity and go to study English at Cairns. At the nature level you are going to hallucinate and it is also cheaper than most cities in Australia. At Cairns, we highlight the school:

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Schools in Perth

Last but not least, we have Perth, one of Australia's most booming cities. This means that there are many job offers, and although it is very far from other major cities, its surroundings are beautiful and you can make incredible excursions. For study English in Perth We recommend the following schools:

9. How do we help you from Dingoos?

In Dingoos we will give you a cable from the moment you contact with us until the last day of your experience.

Because we will not only process your visa, we will also help you choose the course that best suits you and we will take care of the entire enrollment process. But there is more ...

  • Before your arrival in Australia we will book you a Backpacker for the first weeks and we will give you tips to find your long stay accommodation.
  • We will advise you to prepare a perfect curriculum and we will give you tips to help you overcome your job interviews.
  • We will be there to offer you support and advice whenever you need it with our department of Student Service.
  • You will become part of the #ComunidadDingoos, an exclusive community that will open the doors to a world of incredible advantages, event attendance, restaurant discounts, leisure activities almost every week, parties and much more.

Take a look at This Video from our YouTube channel “Dingoos TV” where our student and friend Íñigo tells us about his experience in the course he is studying at school Imagine Education.

Surely seeing your case motivates you a lot and brings you a little closer to Australia, where we are waiting for you from NOW!

Student evidence Iñigo Puentes
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