… people speak English!
In Australia and New Zealand the climate ranges from temperate
to subtropical, while the landscape varies from the vast central
Australian desert, through the warm and sunny beaches opposite the Barrier
Reef in the north, to the verdant fields of New Zealand. The fauna
is equally varied and quite different from the animals in other
parts of the world. The people are friendly and open with a relaxed
and informal lifestyle. Cosmopolitan cities with a human dimension,
and remember that whilst it is winter in the Northern hemisphere,
down there it is summer and they are on the beach!
The land is vast and there are wide, open spaces!
The exchange rate is favorable for most currencies, so
it is worth doing your sums before saying "No, it's too far".
We all know that to learn English really well you need to spend
at least a few months in an English speaking country. So although
it may cost more to get there (depending on where you are coming
from), if you can afford the time to spend a few months "down
under", you will end up saving money.
What is more, in Australia (where we have schools in six
different cities), if you take a student visa, you are allowed to
look for part-time work, (which is not so difficult if you have
at least an intermediate level) and can then combine this with your
studies. (For this type of visa you need to take a course of 25
hours per week.) We offer very interesting 'packages' of, for example,
20 weeks of course at a cost of AUD 6815 (about 4080 euros), which
includes the first four weeks of board and lodging. Later, when you
have found your part-time job (which is not difficult), your earnings
should cover your maintenance costs for the rest of your stay. So
for the entire period you will only need to "invest" 204
euros a week of your own money. And for the 40 week 'package' you
will spend only 172... To receive the brochure, click
here and select "Work and Study in Australia" from
the menu "Choose a course". (N.B. Remember that to be
realistic, you need at least an intermediate knowledge of the language
to find work. So if you arrive with an elementary or beginner level,
you will need a fair number of weeks first of "lessons only"
to reach the necessary level to be able to find work.)
Or if you want to see other courses, that might suit you,
go to our database catalogue
and under "Countries" in "Option 2" select
either Australia or New Zealand.