ABOUT  DISCOVER ENGLISH

Discover English provides a first-class educational experience to benefit your life – personally and professionally. The school offers the full range of General and Specialist English courses, as well as exam preparation courses plus a number of value-added extras to ensure every student reaches their full potential.
Studying English at Discover will be your key to unlocking amazing experiences and meeting extraordinary people from all over the world.
The college is a full member of English Australia and is quality endorsed by NEAS.

Discover English is widely recognised in the international education industry in Australia as being an exceptional provider. Discover earned the Best New Examination Centre Award from Cambridge English Assessment in 2017 and was a finalist at the Victorian International Education Awards 2018 in the Excellence in International Student Experience Category.

Discover English campus

247 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000

COURSES  IN DISCOVER ENGLISH

General English

CRICOS Code: 073679D

English For Academic Purposes (EAP)

CRICOS Code: 073678E

OET Preparation Course

 

English + Demi Pair*

*available for students on a Working Holiday Visa only

 

IELTS Preparation

CRICOS Code: 076496J

Cambridge ESOL – B1:Preliminary / B2:First / C1:Advanced / C2:Proficiency

CRICOS Code: 0744 19E

CRICOS Code: 074419E

CRICOS Code: 074 419E

English + Hotel Internship*

*available for students on a Working Holiday Visa only

 

Cambridge Foundation Stream of General English

CRICOS Code: 073679 D

Business English

CRICOS Code: 073675G

English + Language Teaching Assistant

English + Hospitality*

*available for students on a Working Holiday Visa only

 

STUDENTS SAY

STUDENTS at Discover English

Davina Michelotti:

“Discover English is the best school in Melbourne! Staff and teachers are probably the kindest people I’ve ever seen! The quality of teaching is really good. I fully recommend this school”❤

Katherine Castro:

“Before coming to Australia, I did some intensive research to decide my school. I watched a video about Discover English and it looked like a place where I could have friends from all over the world and speak a lot, that’s why I chose this school. Now that I’ve been here for 6 weeks, I can see that the school makes a big effort to keep the diversity in the classes and that way I can make sure that I speak English all the time.

I also love that teachers are native speakers and they understand us as students. My plan is to finish my General English Advanced course and then take the IELTS preparation course because my goal is to apply for a scholarship to do a Master.

Being here is an amazing opportunity to know other cultures and open your mind, all in the same place, something that, otherwise, could take much time and many trips to achieve if you were in another country.”

FIND OUT MORE HOW TO ENROLL

As registered PIER consultants we offer FREE of charges support with your enrollment and visa matters.

Anna ReveEducational Coordinator

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU STUDY IN AUSTRALIA?

Enrollment & Admission

With our many years of experience and by listening closely to our clients we are able to prepare all you need. We have a professional library of documents, additional support and so much more! We advise you not only about your visa but about your new life.

Student Visa & Immigration advice

Every one of our staff has a wealth of experience in their chosen fields, so you’re sure to always get honest, accurate and up to date advice – this is why our business has grown and our success rate is extremely high.

During & Post study

Every one of our staff has a wealth of experience in their chosen fields, so you’re sure to always get honest, accurate and up to date advice – this is why our business has grown and our success rate is extremely high.

ARE YOU IN NEED OF PROFESSIONAL VISA ADVICE?

Don’t hesitate to contact us.
We have helped many people in the same situations as you’re probably in. We try to respond within two working days. We hope to hear from you soon.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

No entry requirements to begin studying at Discover English, however some of the courses are not available to student visa holders.

How can we help with  student enrollment and student visa?

There are many law firms, but our numbers prove we have a good thing going here at Pacific Center. We have many clients and we are very busy but we treat each case as a very unique matter, and that is what sets our company apart from others. Above all, we have wealth of experience, support system and comprehensive approach to offer you the best. If you have questions regarding our company, you should give us a call. We will do everything possible to make sure we are the right fit for your case.

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COURSE

  • Build confidence
  • Communicative method
  • Try before you buy
  • Listen, speak, laugh
  • Experienced and charismatic teachers

The General English program develops students’ English language communication skills with a focus on building confidence and fluency in a friendly and fun environment. Through a communicative approach, students practice listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in a variety of ‘real life’ situations. Studying General English will give you the confidence and skills to function in an English speaking country or to go on to further study or examination preparation courses.

The program is designed around a range of course books that vary from level to level. As part of our academic department’s policy of continual improvement, we are constantly searching for the latest and most up to date classroom books and materials.

Discover English, Melbourne offers six levels of General English from Beginner to Advanced. Our Beginners class accepts students with very little exposure to English to students who have not yet acquired a single word; no one’s level is too low. Our Advanced General English class is for students with high level communicative skills and serves as an excellent base for advanced exam courses such as FCE, CAE, IELTS or Academic English.

General English students undertake a placement test to determine their entry point. Each week of class our teachers assess all students and undertake weekly unit assessments based on the material covered. Based on in-class assessment results and class performance, students may be recommended to take a change of level test at any stage of their enrolment.

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COURSE

  • Get the score you need
  • General and academic
  • Study with IELTS examiners
  • Weekly enrolments

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Preparation program focuses on developing exam techniques and preparing students for the listening, speaking, reading and writing tasks they will undertake in the IELTS exam. The program is intensive and is designed for students who wish to maximise their scoring potential on the IELTS exam within a short time frame.

The course provides practice and guidance in both general and academic test modes and aims to improve the student’s test taking techniques and their knowledge of the IELTS test format. Students undertake weekly tests based on IELTS past papers.

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COURSE 

  • Build confidence
  • Emphasis on grammatical structures and exam based writing tasks
  • Real life listening and reading excercises
  • Ongoing assessment
  • Experienced and charismatic teachers

 

Cambridge Foundation stream of General English is an intensive course aimed to prepare students for the challenges of our Cambridge FCE Preparation course. Cambridge Foundation uses an integrated communicative classroom approach alongside a comprehensive syllabus to develop not only language skills but also exam-taking strategies.

Cambridge Foundation students will study grammatical frameworks using real-world material in order to gain a thorough understanding of the intricacies of native English. The course is formative-assessment driven so students consistently receive feedback for and can improve on their reading and writing skills – all the while interacting in a dynamic and engaging atmosphere.

Accuracy and fluency are focused on equally in Cambridge Foundations so students can feel prepared and self-assured in all their abilities when they move on to higher English learning. This fast-paced course is also taught by highly-qualified and experienced teachers who foster an inclusive and fun classroom atmosphere. Cambridge Foundation is ideal for students who are ready to work-hard, be challenged and improve quickly.

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COURSE

  • Formal English
  • The pathway to university
  • Improve your writing
  • Degrees, certificates and diplomas

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program familiarises students with English-medium academic conventions and develops skills specific to an academic environment. The EAP program prepares students for the transition from studying in their native language and home country to studying in English at an Australian University or College. The EAP program teaches students to consider texts, discourses and issues in a critical light and supports them in becoming independent learners.

The EAP program is offered at three levels: Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced. Students undertake weekly assessments in relation to the course material they have studied.

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COURSE

The Cambridge ESOL courses are specially designed to prepare students for the Cambridge certificate examinations.
Cambridge certificates are valid for life and recognised by more than 11,000 employers, universities and government bodies worldwide. Cambridge certificate examinations are also based on practical, real-world English. Cambridge ESOL courses don’t just teach students how to pass an exam, they provide students with more complex elements of English – such as phrasal verbs, colloquialisms, idioms and collocations, which are essential for any student who has a future professional life in English. The Cambridge courses are small and closed classes and do not admit new students after the start date.

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COURSE

  • English for work
  • Further your career
  • Business vocabulary
  • Experienced teachers

 

The Business English program equips students with English language skills specific to the corporate environment. English is an essential skill both for companies seeking to trade overseas and for employees wishing to develop careers in global industries. The course develops students` confidence and ability to communicate effectively in English in a business context, by providing them with the necessary linguistic and cultural knowledge. It builds awareness and experience in relation to realistic challenges or situations encountered in the world of business, and develops essential skills for presentations, meetings, negotiating, networking, formal letter, e-mail and report writing, telephone conversations and cross-cultural interactions. This course incorporates stimulating ideas from the business world with a strong task-based and hands-on approach, where role plays, case studies and projects are regular features.

The Business English program is offered at an Upper Intermediate level. Students undertake mini assessments in relation to the course material on a weekly basis

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COURSE

  • New course developed around the updated OET test
  • Diagnostic testing with individualised feedback
  • Well-qualified teachers
  • Original lesson content and resources
  • Focus on developing skills and strategies
  • Intake every 5 weeks

The Occupational English Test (OET) Preparation program focuses on developing exam techniques and preparing students for the listening, speaking, reading and writing tasks they will understake in the OET exam. The program is intensive and is designed for students who wish to maximise their scoring poential on the OET exam within a short time frame.

The course provides practice and guidance for the test and aims to improve the student’s test taking techniques and their knowledge of the OET test format. Students will undetake regular mock tests based on the OET test papers.

NOTE: This course is not available to student visa holders as a primary course of study.

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COURSE

  • Tailored to your needs
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Total English Immersion
  • Experienced teachers

Take the fast lane

Discover English offers one-on-one private language classes with a fully qualified and experienced teacher (teacher’s gender can be specified). Class duration, length of enrolment and start times are all negotiable.

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COURSE

  • Authentic educational and cultural experience
  • Meet and work with Australian families
  • Build life bonding relationship with hosting family

What is Demi-Pair?

Demi-Pair is a full-time student and part-time Au-Pair with Permission to Work Visa.

Studying at Discover English and working part-time as a Demi-Pair, you will have a genuine immersion in Australian culture. It will help to improve your English, and you will have the support and company of the family hosting you. You might enter in a lifelong bonding relationship with your hosting family. You will receive free accommodation and meals in exchange for 15 hours per week work (usually 50% housework and 50% childcare).

Do I qualify?

Formally there is no qualification requirement.  A Working with children check is required and can only be obtained personally in Australia.

Some families will have a preference for someone who has already had prior experience with children, other families might not require prior experience, as long as they see your profile as a good match for their families.

You should be able to communicate with the family, be able to make a phone call to the parents if required, and of course, understand what the children are saying. We believe you need at least an intermediate English level.

How much does it cost?

The Demi-Pair placement fee* is $850.

Your Family will provide:

  • Accommodation in a private room
  • 3 meals a day
  • Airport pick up
  • Free time on weekends

*It does not include English tuition. Minimum 12 weeks English course at Discover English is required.

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COURSE

  • Authentic educational and cultural experience
  • Work in Australia
  • Travel and live interstate

What is Hotel Internship?

Hotel Internship is paid work experience at 4 or 5 *** hotels or resorts in Australia.

After studying at Discover English, you will have the opportunity to work and live for 6 months at one of the best hotels or resorts in Australia. It will help to improve your English, and you will gain valuable work experience outside your home country. You might also enter in a lifelong friendship with colleagues from Australia and overseas. Job positions include: housekeeping, laundry, kitchen hand, PA, Cook, Food and Beverage attendant and maintenance.

Application procedure

  • Level Test in home country to assess English level
  • Submit Discover English application form with Hotel Internship application
  • Discover English to issue letter of offer
  • Commence study at Discover English
  • Telephone/skype interview with Hotel HR Consultants, either during the English course or upon the completion of the English course, this also may be arranged 4 to 6 weeks after the completion of the English course
  • If the interview is successful, student will start in 1 or 2 weeks depending on the employer.
  • If the 1st interview is unsucessful, a 2nd interview will be arranged in the following 2 to 3 weeks

Program details:

  • 6 months Internship at four or five star hotels or resorts in Australia
  • Guaranteed minimum wages plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Guaranteed working hours: minimum 20 hours per week
  • Resume help
  • Offer information and hotel position
  • Training for Interview
  • Interview arranged with Hotel HR Consultants or managers

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COURSE

  • Study, work and travel
  • Short courses in Hospitality
  • Industry experience

English Plus Hospitality is a great course for students on Working Holiday visas.

At Discover English, you can combine quality English language learning and hands on hospitality training to be ready to find a job in Australia! In this hospitality training course, you will obtain skills and qualifications needed to find work in the industry. It is highly recommended to anyone who is interested in working in a café

  • Operating a bar
  • Preparing & serving cocktails
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
  • Barista & coffee art
  • Table service
  • Following workplace hygiene procedures

INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COURSE

  • Authentic educational and cultural experience
  • Improve your conversational skills
  • Meet and work with Australian school children at primary and secondary level
  • Build confidence in a professional workplace
  • Great for your resume

A language teaching assistant enters an Australian primary or secondary school and assists a teacher in developing and delivering bilingual language lessons to the children. As a native speaker of the target language you will be of great help to the teacher and the students.

Benefits

You will have an opportunity to meet and work with teachers and staff at a primary or secondary school. This will help to build your conversational skills and give you invaluable experience in a professional workplace. You will also get to meet and interact with Australian school children and this can be a fun and rewarding way of improving your English. You will mostly be communicating with staff in English.

For the teachers and staff that you assist, they will have an opportunity to practice their own language skills with you, a native speaker. You’ll also be able to give the students, and staff, an opportunity to hear native accents and intonation and use authentic everyday vocabulary.  You will also be able to share your culture with both staff and students.

Tasks

You will be expected to assist in the preparation and delivery of lessons. This means you’ll help teachers prepare classroom materials, activities and games that help the children to improve their skills in the target language – your language. You will be given an opportunity to teach the children and be guided and supported in the process by the school staff.

Qualities

The most important quality you will need is to enjoy working with children. It will be also very helpful to keep an open mind and be willing to try out new things. Teaching and preparing activities and materials doesn’t always go according to plan so you’ll need to not get too worried or upset if things don’t go perfectly. You need to be flexible, participatory and proactive.

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