English

At Monash College, we specialise in teaching English to international students. We are passionate about helping you get into the course of your dreams.

Our English courses are designed to help you get into Monash College and Monash University. You’ll learn the Monash style of teaching so you will be prepared for your future studies. Plus, you can enjoy living in Melbourne, one of the world’s most liveable cities.

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Why study English at Monash College?

Specialist English teachers

Our teachers are experts in English, and understand it can be hard to learn a new language. They’ve helped thousands of students from around the world to improve their English skills in preparation for university. They will give you lots of feedback to help you prepare for your Monash course.

Get ready for your Monash course

You’ll learn the reading, listening, speaking and writing skills you need for your Monash studies. You’ll also adjust to the Australian way of teaching before your course starts.

Enjoy Melbourne

The best place to study English is in an English-speaking country. Welcome to Melbourne – one of the world’s most liveable cities! Enjoy the lifestyle of museums, cafes, restaurants, shopping, sport, beautiful beaches and parks. Here, you can practise your English every day. Talk to friends,  teachers,  or people at the shops. You’ll learn new words on TV, in advertising, or by listening to the conversations around you.

Our English courses

  Monash English Monash English Bridging Introductory Academic Program
Who should enter? This course will improve your academic and English language skills for entry into foundation year, diplomas or Monash University.  This course is right for you if you have met the academic requirements but have missed the English language requirements for diplomas or Monash University. A short course to improve your English, critical thinking, and self-directed study skills, giving you the best start at university. 
Campus Melbourne city Monash English Bridging for Diplomas: Melbourne city
Monash English Bridging for University: Clayton 
Clayton
Duration 10–60 weeks 10, 15 or 20 weeks 5 weeks
English requirement Minimum IELTS 3.5 Minimum IELTS 5.0 Full offer to Monash University
Contact hours 20 hours per week + 15 hours independent study 20 hours per week + 15 hours independent study 20 hours per week + 15 hours independent study
Start dates Nine courses per year Courses start before diploma and university programs Courses start before university semesters
CRICOS CRICOS 076753G CRICOS 076754G CRICOS 041847B
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Not sure which English course to choose?

Don’t worry. The course that is right for you depends on your current English skills and the entry requirements for your Monash course. After you’ve applied, we’ll send you an offer for the course that you need.

Sitting for your IELTS test

Don’t be nervous. Our workshops will help you develop the skills you need to sit the test. To make it easy for you, we have an IELTS testing centre on campus, so you can book your test whenever you’re ready.

Book your IELTS test

Monash English Placement Test

The Monash English Placement Test can help if you are applying to Monash and you don't have a current IELTS/TOEFL/Pearson test result.

Monash English Placement Test

Student support

English Jenni Coster with student 02

We are here to support you during your English studies!

  • Access online learning materials to practise outside of class.
  • Attend academic and language development workshops to develop the skills you learn.
  • Receive an individual learning plan developed with your English teachers and the Director of Studies.
  • Go to IELTS preparation workshops.
  • Be supported by student leaders who will help you settle in. During your program you can become a leader and share your knowledge and experience with new students.
  • Drop in and see our support staff: academic advisers, student counsellors,  program coordinators and the team at the Independent Learning Centre.
  • Study with students from all over the world. You can practise your English with your new friends.
  • Get involved in events during your studies such as Chinese New Year, Harmony Day or a trip to the beach.

Please come and talk to us about your studies. We want to make sure you do your best at Monash College!

Jenni Coster
Deputy Director, English