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Small online group courses

Find all our group courses on our timetable.

You can enrol directly online on our website, on the phone 94172265 or send us an email info@languagecentre.net.au 

Please do not hesitate to call, should you have any further questions about a course or level.

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Testimonials for online classes

Hello Katharina,
just a note to say thank you for all the hard work that you and the team at the East Melbourne Language Centre have been doing this last few weeks. In this time of great uncertainty, it is a reminder of what matters, of what is significant.

Thank you all for finding ways to keep the classes going so we can meet virtually and stay connected with our class mates and teachers. It also has been comforting to remember why learning a language is so valuable for us in our connections and networks. Many of us have family and friends at our heart of learning new languages, of love and relationships with other cultures and communities. Learning language strengthens those links and opens new doors as we make our explorations with words and meanings, with ideas, people and literature.

With so many ideas for how to spend more of our time in the home, learning a new language, spending time on grammar or new vocab is definitely high on the lists circulating in social media. I have been very grateful for the last couple of weeks with virtual classes can help me with motivation and expert, structured support.

Many thanks again for the hard work from the teachers and your school,
Vielen Dank! Shukran jazillan.
Brigid Ryan ( B1.3 German / B1.5 Arabic)

Brigid Ryan, health worker.

I am thoroughly enjoying learning German at this school. The physical classrooms have been a fantastic learning environment, however it is particularly commendable that during a global pandemic, this small business was able to swiftly take its classes to an online format. It’s comforting that the students’ and teachers’ health and wellbeing is a priority of the school. My personal experience in the virtual classroom was fantastic. The software, Zoom, was easily navigated by everyone in my class, regardless of our diversity in age. Our teacher also did a fantastic job of quickly adapting to this new teaching format and made the physical-to-virtual experience seamless!

Grace Rodrigues, 23, student, Biomedicine, German A2

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In these strange times, it can be difficult to keep ourselves entertained – rocketing sales of baking ingredients, trampolines, and craft supplies are proof of that. Language learning apps have also seen a huge surge of interest since restrictions began – mastering the Konjunktiv may turn out to be the surprise silver lining of our severely reduced social lives. We’ve put together a few tips for our German learners on how you can use your time at home to take your German studies to the next level:
Tips for boosting your German language learning during lockdown
Tips for boosting your German language learning during lockdown - https://languagecentre.net.au/tips-for-boosting-your-german-language-learning-during-lockdown/
Many of us learn languages because we love travelling overseas, or travel to other countries so that we can practice our hard-won skills that we have honed in our language classes! With international travel off the cards for the foreseeable future, it can be depressing to think how long it will be before we can practice our German in a kneipe again, or casually request a tarte tartin at the boulangeriemais oui!Luckily, there are still ways for us to “travel” from the comfort of our couches, thanks to the wonders of technology. With a little bit of effort (but much less effort than that 24-hour flight to Europe!) you can practice your languages in creative ways and relieve the monotony of lockdown.
Learning Languages with Virtual Travel
Learning Languages with Virtual Travel - https://languagecentre.net.au/learning-languages-with-virtual-travel/

For Melbourne cinephiles and many of our fellow students at the East Melbourne Language Centre, MIFF is the film festival event of the year: people plan their August around those must-see movies, some even taking leave from work to ensure that they can get into as many matinee screenings of obscure Uzbek documentaries as possible. They are also an excellent chance for language learners to challenge themselves outside of their language course, with movies produced in countries across the globe.:

Learning Languages Online through Film: What’s on at MIFF 68½
Learning Languages Online through Film: What’s on at MIFF 68½ - https://languagecentre.net.au/learning-languages-online-through-film-whats-on-at-miff-68%c2%bd/

Have your sights set on Germany? Great! This European country is a beautiful destination for rolling mountains, lush green forests, and some pretty great locals. However, there may be a few cultural points to know before you encounter them. Check out this list of 10 quirks to know before visiting Germany:

10 quirks to know before visiting Germany
10 quirks to know before visiting Germany - https://languagecentre.net.au/10-quirks-to-know-before-visiting-germany/

There are numerous dimensions which learning a second language opens you up to. Although some people restrict themselves to their native language due to some mystical interventions and misconceptions, it does not change the fact that the changing trends in the world demand more than just a native language. Global minds prepare themselves in all ramifications, including necessary language areas. Here are some interesting reasons why learning a second language is perfect for you!

Why learning a language is good for you
Why learning a language is good for you - https://languagecentre.net.au/why-learning-a-language-is-good-for-you/