Tag Archives: Learn English in Australia


Anna France, Marketing Director, Langports

Anna France, Marketing Director, Langports

Improve your English skills in an Australian company

Over the past 11 years, Langports has welcomed more than 22,000 students from 70 nationalities, and they all had one thing in common: the desire to improve their English skills for work, study or travel purposes. However, students are often looking for more than just English classes, they are looking for the opportunity to practise their English in real life situations.

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Students activities: sports afternoon

Students activities: sports afternoon

Activities suitable for all students

One of Phoenix Academy’s busiest Study Tour seasons has drawn to a close. The season saw over 250 young learners join the school during the June to August period. Read more

Organising successful group study tours

Study Tours are a fantastic way for young learners to experience another culture, develop language skills and most of all have a lot of fun. Here at Phoenix Academy we have been hosting Study Tour groups for over 20 years. To help the organisation process go as effortlessly as possible here is some advice about things to consider: Read more

Sydney College of English - Learn English in Sydney, Australia

Sydney College of English - Learn English in Sydney

How to choose the right type of accommodation for a student

Homestay or Student Residence?

International Students have a wide range of accommodation options to choose from nowadays. The type of accommodation choice and its outcomes can actually play an important role in an International Students’ life while abroad, and not only that, this experience could contribute positively for improving English language skillls and therefore determine a students’ future confidence with their new language. But how to know which type of accommodation best suits your student? Read more

Marcos Supioni, Marketing Department, Byron Bay English Language School

Marcos Supioni, Marketing Department, Byron Bay English Language School

Homestay or student house? Find your home in Byron Bay

Among many enquiries international students make, one of the most frequent is about accommodation. The question “which is better, student houses or homestays?” is asked regularly, so here is a quick guide to help international students to decide what suits them better.
Firstly, it is important to acknowledge the importance of booking the accommodation before the student arrives. The students who booked their accommodation in advance will then be free from the pressure of finding a place to stay. During the high season, the pressure of finding accommodation upon arrival, combined with the initial culture differences and the new language, can be very stressful for the student. Read more

Marcos Supioni, Marketing Department, Byron Bay English Language School

Marcos Supioni, Marketing Department, Byron Bay English Language School

Casa de familia ou residência studantil? Um guia rápido para encontar a sua casa em Byron Bay.

Dentre as diversas dúvidas que nossos estudantes tem antes de fecharem um intercâmbio, as dúvidas realcionadas a acomodação é das mais frequentes. A clássica pergunta: “O que é melhor, casa de familia ou residência estudantil?” é uma constante, e aqui vai um guia rápido para ajudar estudantes a decidirem a melhor opção de acordo com suas expectativas.

Primeiramente, é importante enfatizar a importância de agendar a sua acomodação antes de chegar na Australia. Os estudantes que se organizam antes de chegar aqui, não passam pelo estresse de ter que achar um lugar para ficar. Durante o verão as principais cidades Australianas ficam cheias de turistas, e a dificuldade de achar acomodação para os alunos que não se programaram com antecedência é ainda maior. Read more

Marie Gorman, Manager of Accommodation Services, Phoenix Academy

Marie Gorman, Manager of Accommodation Services, Phoenix Academy

Homestays, hostels or rented flats: which option suits you best?

Student accommodation is an important part of the education process of an international student. Their study experience can be greatly affected if they do not locate appropriate accommodation. Each student will have their own requirements in regards to housing. The more information the school can obtain prior to placement the easier it is to locate the appropriate housing for their students. Read more

A trainer’s perspective on teaching to corporate clients

Whether your course is English for Business or Business English I think the most important point to make is that as trainers we have to recognise and value the skills and expertise of the participants. Read more

Jay Dea, Director of Studies, Byron Bay English Language School

Jay Dea, Director of Studies, Byron Bay English Language School

Choosing between IELTS and Cambridge courses

Students at BBELS often ask us to describe the difference between the IELTS and Cambridge Mainsuite exams (FCE, CAE, CPE). Choosing between the different courses is important, especially if your objective is related to future academic studies, sponsorship or national citizenship.
Here’s a guide to help you select the course which will provide you with the best outcome.

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Giulia, Intern, Byron Bay English Language School

Giulia, Intern, Byron Bay English Language School

La differenza tra l’esame Cambridge e IELTS

I nostri studenti BBELS ci chiedono spesso qual’ è la differenza principale tra l’esame Cambridge e IELTS.  (FCE, CAE, CPE).  È importante fare la scelta giusta, specialmente se il vostro obiettivo è legato a futuri studi accademici, ad una sponsorizzazione o cittadinanza nazionale.
Di seguito, per aiutarvi a fare la scelta migliore, vi spieghiamo le principali differenze.

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Members of IALC share their insights on the language travel industry. Contributors are owners, directors, managers, teachers or administrative staff of IALC-accredited language schools worldwide.

IALC Workshop

IALC 2017 Workshop in Boston Massachusetts, USA - 23-26 March 2017

IALC 2017 Boston
Dates: 23-26 March 2017
Location: Boston, USA
Educators: IALC-accredited language schools worldwide
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ELC Boston hosts the IALC 2017 workshop

IALC Study Travel Research Report 2016

Trends in the demand for foreign languages
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IALC Study Travel Research Report 2015

Perceptions of independent and boutique chain schools in language travel
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