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  • Browns English Language School Gold Coast

    Browns English Language School Gold Coast

    BROWNS is one of the world’s leading English Language Schools. Since 2003, more than 10,000 students from over 50 different countries have completed a BROWNS English Language program. With four stunning campuses – located in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast – we offer you the opportunity to enjoy superior English.

    5-7 Marshall Lane Gold Coast
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    Snapshot

    24 classrooms

    Good nationality mix

    library available

    kitchen available

    280 students per month

    computer lab available

    Certifications

    Wifi available

    wheelchair access

    About Browns English Language School Gold Coast

    BROWNS is one of the world’s leading English Language Schools. Since 2003, more than 10,000 students from over 50 different countries have completed a BROWNS English Language program. With four stunning campuses – located in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast – we offer you the opportunity to enjoy superior English. The BROWNS Active8 Curriculum is the result of 8 year’s in-class research, testing and feedback. By targeting all of the systems and skills that students need to gain English fluency, we ensure you receive a balanced learning diet. In the CORE classes, students follow coursebook-based lessons which integrate the 8 skills and systems. In the Active8 classes, students focus on each language skill or system individually, at their level. In the Accelerate Further Learning Programme, we pinpoint students’ individual needs, helping them to focus their studies even further. Gold Coast Campus (Marshall Lane) Facilities: - Campus on ground floor and first floor of a purpose built brand new building - Modern classrooms with large windows, providing sunlight and views of the beautiful Broadwater and Hinterland - 46 inch LCD TV screens, HDMI smart wired in 1080 format to DVD/TV/www, in every classroom - Fantastic student common room area where students can see boats and yachts cruising by on the Broadwater - 30 computers with high-speed internet access, installed with the latest ESL learning software and equipped with listening headsets - High-speed wireless internet access throughout the campus - 55 inch LCD big screen TV showing movies, current affairs and world sport - Outdoor garden area with lunch tables where students can eat and socialise with their friends - Comprehensive library of specially prepared worksheets for students to complete in their Accelerate Further Learning Programme - School Reception area with sofas for students to relax during lesson breaks - Kitchen with 7 new microwaves, 2 fridges, filtered water, ice maker and a hot water system for making tea and coffee - Exciting display of ""what's happening on the Gold Coast"" and special promotions for travelling within Australia - Student-dedicated Activities officer providing information about ""what's happening on the Gold Coast"" as well as special promotions for travelling within Australia Gold Coast Campus (Parklands) Facilities: - BROWNS English Language School is conveniently located in the centre of Southport, Gold Coast - Public transport is just a short walking distance to both buses and the tram - Newly renovated, mult-level campus located directly across from Southport Broadwater Parklands and Australia Fair Shopping Centre - Welcoming reception area – with friendly support staff to provide students with important information and answers their questions - Bright and spacious classrooms fully equipped with child friendly furniture - Large glass windows allowing an abundance of natural light and a magnificient panorama of Southport's buzzing CBD - A dedicated Primary School Preparation Break Zone - a place for students to play games or relax between classes under direct supervision of our Student Services team - A second Break Zone fully equipped 3 large TV screens, PlayStations, Nintendo Wii, Guitar Hero, age-appropriate reading books, board games, bean bags and cushions - Parental controlled high-speed wireless internet access throughout the campus BROWNS Gold Coast is located in the business district in Southport with 2 campuses walking distance from each other one for young students, Junior, Highschool preparation and summer camps and the other for adult students. Gold Coast is the 6th largest city in Australia and where students will and a relaxed lifestyle surrounded by 57 kilometres of coastline and home to overhalf a million people. Welcoming close to 12 million visitors each year, the Gold Coast is full of attractions and things to do. As Australia’s premier tourist destination, the city offers a vibrant mix of shopping, accommodation, theme parks, restaurants, entertainment and events, along with an abundance of natural attractions.

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    • Barista

      Type of course Vocational Courses

      Name of course Barista

      Timetable Morning classes

      Start Consult one of our agencies

      Overview

      The Barista @ BROWNS course has been developed to better meet the needs of students who want to increase their chances of employment and improve their intercultural competence and English Language skills.


      This course is ideal for international students on Student and Working Holiday visas who intend to improve their language and workplace skills to a point where they can function effectively as baristas and thus sustain themselves during their temporary visit to Australia or while studying full-time.


      Visitor visa holders are welcome to join this course, however they are not eligible to work in Australia.


      Duration: 5 weeks


      Course Description:


      30 hours per week: 20 hours of hospitality-specific English including 3 hours of focused research and group work, and 10 hours of practical training in:

      SITXFSA001 – Use hygienic practice for food safety

      SITHFAB005 – Prepare and serve espresso coffee

      SITHFAB002 – Provide responsible service of alcohol

      Specialist BaristaBoost Training in cold pour coffee, tray service and tea preparation.

      Receive a Statement of Attainment for the above three competencies from the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality training package which are nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

      BROWNS Barista uniform provided

      Develop skills to become more employable in the Australian hospitality industry

      Develop hospitality-specific English language vocabulary

      Responsible Service of Alcohol included

      Entry requirements: Pre-Intermediate English language level or above


      Levels offered Intermediate, Advanced

      duration Consult one of our agencies

    • Intensive General English

      Type of course General English

      Name of course Intensive General English

      Timetable Morning classes

      Start You can start the Intensive General English course on any Monday

      Overview

      Duration: 1 to 71 weeks


      Course Start Dates: You can start the Intensive General English course on any Monday


      Campus: This course is available at any of our two campuses: Brisbane and Gold Coast


      Course Description:


      Beginner to Advanced (6 Levels)

      20 hours in-class and 5 hours Accelerate and homework review

      10 weeks per level

      Daily coursebook-based core lessons followed by afternoon Active8 skill and system based lessons

      Access to a variety of teachers and teaching styles

      Weekly revision tests and structured teacher feedback

      Students progress through levels as their abilities improve

      Students are provided with coursebooks in accordance with coursebook entitlements

      Entry Requirements:


      Beginner English language level or above


      Levels offered Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced

      duration Duration: 1 to 71 weeks

    • English for Academic Purpose

      Type of course English for Academic Purposes

      Name of course English for Academic Purpose

      Timetable Morning classes

      Start Consult one of our agencies

      Overview

      The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program prepares international students for vocational or tertiary-level study in Australia and other contexts where English is the language of instruction.


      The course aims to develop student awareness, knowledge and skills in the use of English as the language of teaching and learning in a vocational and/or university environment.


      Learning activities will focus on writing, reading and listening, grammar and vocabulary development, oral presentation skills, research skills and web literacy. There will be an emphasis on the development of critical literacy and critical thinking throughout the course.


      By engaging in such activities, students will gain increased understanding in using English to communicate in academic contexts at Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.


      Duration: 2 to 60 weeks


      Course Start Dates: Recommended start dates


      Course Description:


      20 hours in-class and 5 hours Self-study/Project work/Assessment Tasks

      10 week modules followed by 1 week of structured break

      Daily Academic lessons based on Academic Language and Academic Skills with a focus on Task production

      Pathway into selected Australian universities and colleges

      Regular academic progress checks, counselling and reporting in conjunction with the BROWNS Academic Journal

      Entry Requirements:


      Elementary English language level or above


      Levels offered Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced

      duration Consult one of our agencies

    • Cambridge CAE exam preparation

      Type of course Cambridge Preparation

      Name of course Cambridge CAE exam preparation

      Timetable Morning classes

      Start Consult one of our agencies

      Overview

      Duration: 10 or 12 weeks


      Course Description


      20 hours in-class and 5 hours Accelerate and homework review

      Regular practice tests and tasks that allow students to become familiar with the exam structure and a variety of content

      Covers many genres of English, e.g. formal, informal, business, academic, personal

      Preparation for obtaining a high-level universally-accepted English language qualification

      Entry Requirements - Upper Intermediate English language level or above


      Levels offered Advanced

      duration Duration: 10 or 12 weeks

    • Cambridge FCE exam preparation

      Type of course Cambridge Preparation

      Name of course Cambridge FCE exam preparation

      Timetable Morning classes

      Start Consult one of our agencies

      Overview

      Duration: 10 or 12 weeks


      Recommended Start Dates


      Course Description


      20 hours in-class and 5 hours Accelerate and homework review

      Regular practice tests and tasks that allow students to become familiar with the exam structure and a variety of content

      Covers many genres of English, e.g. formal, informal, business, academic, personal

      Useful preparation for students looking to study the Cambridge CAE Exam Preparation course

      Preparation for obtaining a high-level universally-accepted English language qualification

      Entry Requirements - Intermediate English language level or above


      Levels offered Intermediate, Advanced

      duration Duration: 10 or 12 weeks

    • IELTS Exam Preparation

      Type of course IELTS Preparation

      Name of course IELTS Exam Preparation

      Timetable Morning classes

      Start Consult one of our agencies

      Overview

      Our IELTS Exam Preparation course is specially designed to optimise your test potential. You will receive individual attention from your BROWNS teacher and advice about how to approach each section of the test. To enter this course you will require an Intermediate English language level or above.


      Duration: 1 - 20 weeks


      Course Start Dates: You can start our IELTS Exam Preparation course on any Monday


      Campus: Available at our Brisbane and Gold Coast campus.


      Course Description:


      Daytime: 20 hours per week in-class and 5 hours per week Accelerate and homework review

      Regular practice tests and tasks that allow students to become familiar with the exam structure and a variety of content

      Feedback and academic counselling that allows students to target specific areas of weakness and ways to improve on them

      Entry Requirements:


      Minimum IELTS of 5.0 or equivalent


      Levels offered Intermediate, Advanced

      duration Consult one of our agencies

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