Homestay

English for specific purposes

Activities and cultural excursions

Study Tours and Group Programs

Hawthorn-Melbourne has over 20 years’ experience delivering English language short courses to groups of students both on and offshore. We have run courses for all types of groups, including high school students, postgraduates, business managers and practitioners.

Whether you want a group study and travel experience, or just the English language class components, we can create a tailored package for you.

We have strong connections with various university faculties here in Melbourne. We can call on their resources to provide expertise on a range of subject matter to suit your group’s needs.

Generally, we run these courses from February to April and July to October. We will consider requests outside these dates on a case by case basis.

English study tours

Our study tour programs combine intensive English language classes with group excursions and activities exploring Australia. You can book closed programs (for stand alone groups) and open programs (classes with other Hawthorn-Melbourne students from around the world).

Tours include:

  • intensive English language classes
  • cultural studies program
  • excursions to tourist attractions
  • optional homestay with an Australian family.

We can also provide study tours for specific purposes, including a wide range of technical and professional areas.

English language study abroad programs

We have connections with universities who send groups of students to Hawthorn-Melbourne as part of their undergraduate studies.

We place students into our regular ELICOS classes according to their level of English. Students benefit from the international experience these classes offer, as their classmates come from all around the world.

All students on these programs can use all the services and facilities available to our regular ELICOS students.

When students successfully complete their course at Hawthorn-Melbourne, they are eligible for credit. This is awarded by their home university.

Professional development for English teachers

These courses are tailored to meet the needs of the particular group. Most of our courses are 4 to 6 weeks in length, which allows for significant language development and skills enhancement. However, shorter programs are also available.

The course structure may include the following key areas:

  • lectures and workshops in current TESOL methodology with an emphasis on developing skills in communicative language teaching (CLT) and task based learning (TBL)
  • session planning
  • using video and audio visual materials
  • computer assisted language learning (CALL)
  • drama and role play
  • operating an independent learning centre
  • classroom observation and communication with practitioners in the ESL field
  • structured discussion classes to encourage development of speaking and listening skills.

Professional development workshops and seminars for teachers can also be conducted in your home country. 

We will present a range of teaching activities and methods you can make use of in your English classroom. You will learn about modern teaching resources you can use, taking into account your context and constraints. We will choose approaches and methods that you will be able to transfer easily to the local teaching context.

Package options

We can provide you full a full package or only the components your clients require. 

English classes

Choose from part time or full time studies, closed classes or integrated with other international students. 

Activities

Include some sightseeing, sports or shopping activities to add some fun to the program. Or opt for a more educational approach with university tours, lectures or cultural activities. 

Extras

Homestay and airport transfers can be arranged along with public transport travel cards. All meals are included in the homestay. 

Study English in Melbourne

The Study Tours classes will be held at Hawthorn-Melbourne, on the University of Melbourne Hawthorn campus. All our teachers look forward to helping you get the most from your study tour experience and time in Melbourne. 

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