Chisholm Institute is an award-winning Australian Government TAFE based in the Melbourne central business district and at six campuses in south-east Melbourne. We provide English language courses to improve your English skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Our carefully planned classes ensure that you quickly develop the skills and confidence necessary for better general English communication, professional communication and further study.
At Chisholm, we understand you may want to improve your English to pursue your career and life ambitions. A range of course options is available to suit your English needs. English courses are delivered at two venues - in the heart of Melbourne's central business district and at the Dandenong campus in specialist learning environments.
Classes consist of a combination of teaching approaches, such as games, puzzles, quizzes, student presentations, guest speakers, computer-based activities, group work, plays and discussions of popular culture - all directed by highly experienced and qualified teachers. Study involves 15 to 20 hours per week in the classroom and independent learning centre.
We also offer tailored study tours for groups.
Chisholm can also arrange guardianship for students under the age of 18 years (a minimum age of 16 years applies).
General English programs
General English programs give students the skills to communicate with confidence in an English-speaking environment. Students have many opportunities to use their English language skills in practical and real-life situations. Speaking, listening, reading and writing skills are practised through the use of interesting, fun and topical resources, including newspapers, magazines, television, music and movies.
All students are welcome to enrol in General English, including those on tourist visas or business visas.
Once you have completed your English studies, you can choose from over 100 diplomas, advanced diplomas and degrees at Chisholm or apply to other universities or institutes.
Academic English programs
Chisholm offers specialist English courses designed as pathways to future study or employment. Our academic programs focus on advanced academic English language skills, including formal and academic writing, note-taking, research and intensive exam preparation. All academic programs include exclusive access to Chisholm's specifically developed Vocational Learning Packages (English for Specific Purposes).