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Discover English

Established in 2010 in Melbourne, Discover English is a young school with high aspirations to become one of Australia’s premier English language colleges.

Accreditations, ranking and awards

Discover English is a member of English Australia. All its courses are approved by NEAS and ASQA. The college continuously strives for excellence and has been rated highly by the industry:

  • 2015 – Finalist for Excellent Business Growth in Cambridge English Language Assessment Awards for preparation centres
  • 2014 – Finalist in outstanding student care in Cambridge English Language Assessment Awards for preparation centres
  • 2014 – Quality endorsement from NEAS
  • 2013 – Finalist for the Victorian International Education Award in English Language

Student numbers

The College has around 280 students studying at any one time from over 30 different countries.


Discover English occupies a modern five story building in the centre of Melbourne – the most liveable city in the world according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. Melbourne has everything – beautiful parks and gardens, art galleries and museums, modern and heritage architecture, international sport venues, live music events, an extensive selection of restaurants and cafés. Melbourne is a student city and is home to several prestigious universities and vocational institutions.

Popular courses

  • General English
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  • IELTS Preparation
  • Cambridge exam preparation programmes (FCE, ACE, CPE)
  • Business English
  • English Excel
  • English + Hospitality
  • English + Language Teaching Assistant
  • Study Tours (combine English lessons with fun and exciting activities around Melbourne)
  • Private Tuition

Tuition fees

Cambridge ESOL courses are charged at $340 per week for 20 hours in class. All other English courses are $325 per week. The English + Hospitality course is offered as a 6 week or a 17 week package and is priced at $2100 and $5090 respectively.

Admission requirements

The minimum age for enrolment is 18. There is no English language entry requirement: whatever your level, there will be a class for you.

Accommodation options

Discover English can arrange homestay or student residence. You can rent a room only at 230 AUD per week or half board homestay (breakfast and dinner on weekdays and three meals a day on weekends) at 265 AUD per week. Students are placed according to their individual needs. The travel time between homestay and school is on average 30 minutes.

Students who prefer to be more independent can book a student lodge where they can have a single room and share all other facilities. The room rate is 260 AUD per week, no meals included.

Additional services

The college is well resourced and offers a full range of facilities and services for students, including free wireless internet, a fully resources student library, student computers, kitchen and lounge areas, modern classrooms and the outdoor rooftop deck, counselling service, accommodation placement and airport pickup service.

Discover English offers employment advice and runs free weekly job seminars.

Interesting facts

Everyone is required to speak only English on campus.


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