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English in Brisbane

Brisbane, Australia’s third-largest city, is famous for being a vibrant place to live, with many professional opportunities, a lively nightlife, world-class universities, and the possibility of meeting people from all around the world. For this to be possible, however, English fluency is essential. While Australia doesn’t have an official language, English has been the de facto one since the European settlement. Thus, if you want to fully adapt to your new home and make the most out of what Brisbane has to offer, you should start learning English today!

If you are looking for new employment opportunities, you’ll be happy to know that Brisbane is one of the fastest-growing cities in Australia in terms of economy. As companies like Accenture or EY expand, their need for a qualified workforce that speaks perfect English also grows. Moreover, fluency in English is a must if you plan to study at reputable institutions like the University of Queens. To enrol in one of their programmes, you’ll need to show you master the English language by passing an exam like TOEFL or IELTS. Contact us at Listen & Learn and we will help you prepare for these challenging tests regardless of your age or level.

And if you are looking for opportunities to practise your English skills outside the classroom, why not join one of the many language exchange groups around Brisbane? The Language Exchange Hub, for example, organises weekly meetings to go have dinner while chatting in different languages, such as English. Take part in their events and make new friends while gaining confidence in English!

Are you ready to start your English journey in Brisbane? Contact us today and our expert tutors will start planning a customised programme for you to become fluent in English in the shortest time!

The type of courses we offer:

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) General English

English lessons of this type are broader and are aimed towards students with a variety of requirements. While all beginner level students will cover survival Englishneeded for short visits to countries where English isn't widely spoken, or if you wish to 'go local'those studying English usually go in different directions at this point, depending on what they need. Those who have benefited from these English classes have been those investing in or buying property overseas, those married to overseas nationals, people setting off on a round-the-world trip, enthusiasts for English culture and those hoping to pass a specific exam in English. Enquire now about our English Courses or Take A Free English Level Test

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) Business English

These English lessons are driven towards people who have a requirement to learn English to bolster their work output. For novices, you will find it useful to learn basic greetings and business etiquette. Once you have become more proficient, then reading and writing will come to the fore. Typical students include those concerned with imports and exports, those seeking work in multinational companies, international negotiations and anyone working with international colleagues or administration. Even in our most rudimentary lesson for beginnners, students can expect to finish with decent telephone and e-mail English, as well as a good enough grip on the language for a short trip to the country where the language is spoken. Enquire now about our English Courses or Take A Free English Level Test

Face-to-Face Closed (Private) Group General or Business English

Two or more people can benefit from studying English together as these English lessons are also offered to groups (Two-to-One English Lessons or Small Group In-Company English Lessons). Every student must have the same degree of knowledge of the language, the same business or language needs and the ability to study at the same time and place as everybody else. The booking has to be made for all students at the same time. Listen & Learn does not advocate group sessions of more than 6-8 people, though Taster English Lessons can be experienced by up to 12 people. Enquire now about our English Courses or Take A Free English Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online 1-to-1 (Individual) General or Business English

You and your colleagues can be trained by our native-speaking fully-qualified English tutors at a time and location to suit you. Classes can take place any day, even weekends, and can happen in the morning, afternoon or evening. If the case may be that your home or office is not convenient, there is always the option to take your classes at the office of your teacher. Study books for the lesson are provided. Enquire now about our English Courses or Take A Free English Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online Group (Closed or Open) General or Business English

Lessons in English are also accessible for two or more people studying in tandem (Two-to-One English Lessons or Small Group In-Company English Lessons). All those involved must have around the same experience of the language, similar needs of areas of proficiency and must be able to meet at the same time and place. Bookings must be made for all students at the same time. Listen & Learn does not advise classes of more than 6-8 people, though In-Company Taster English sessions can be run with as many as 12 people. Enquire now about our English Courses or Take A Free English Level Test

Top Tips For…

english Songs

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California Dreaming- The Mamas and the Papas

California Dreaming is a popular American song from the 1960s you can use to take your listening skills and English vocabulary to the next level, especially if you are a beginner. For example, you will learn vocabulary about the weather and the seasons (“cold winter’s day”, “scorching hot”, “windy”) and colours (brown, grey, red), as the poetic persona expresses his longing for the warmth of California’s weather. Also, the singer pronounces very clearly and the song is relatively slow-paced, making it a great resource to practise your listening comprehension skills and even sing along to via karaoke! Listen and susbcribe here!

english Songs

The Lazy Song- Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars’ worldwide hit is great for you to practise your English skills, improve your listening comprehension and increase your vocabulary. The song is about a man who does not want to go to work but wants to stay at home. With The Lazy Song, you will get familiar with the future tense (“I’m gonna kick my feet up...”, “I will not wake up”) and vocabulary to speak about home activities, like chilling, snuggling, lying in bed and more. Also, it has colloquial expressions that make the song suitable for intermediate and advanced learners! Listen and susbcribe here!

New Rules -Dua Lipa

Do you like electropop and want to take your English skills to the next level while you enjoy great music? Then, Dua Lipa’s songs are great choices! This song, in particular, is about all the rules the singer sets to get over her ex-boyfriends and her determination to never look back. This track is good to learn more about the negative imperative and its informal variations, as the singer uses slang, like “ain’t” or “’em”. The fast-paced rhythm of the song and its somewhat complicated lyrics make it best for advanced learners of English. Listen and susbcribe here!

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I Am Mother- Movie

I Am Mother is a great science fiction movie you can watch if you would like to improve your English listening comprehension and vocabulary. The movie is about a girl who wakes up inside a spaceship and discovers that the world has ended after a terrible war. She’s looked after by a robot called “Mother”, who tells her there are no humans left on the planet which is now controlled by artificial intelligence. But the unnamed girl discovers this is not true and meets a survivor who will make her doubt of everything she knows. Learn more about this great movie here!

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The Secret Life of Us- TV series

The Secret Life of Us was a massively popular Australian TV series set in Melbourne and screened between 2001 and 2005. This dramatic and comedic series revolves around a group of four friends in their mid-20s, following their interesting love lives, personal developments and professional careers. The inclusion of a native Australian as a main character attracted a lot of media attention at the time and was considered a landmark with regards to Australian-aboriginal representation in major media productions. Watch this show to learn about Australian culture, slang and ways of living! Learn more about this amazing series here!

Australia Day Festivals

If you find yourself in Australia on 26th January, you cannot miss the celebrations of Australia Day! This national holiday commemorates the anniversary of the First Fleet’s arrival at the island—the 11 ships that arrived from Britain to found New South Wales in 1787. Today, these celebrations champion the diverse and inclusive Australian society by promoting ceremonies all over the country that feature spectacular firework displays and parades. If you are in Sydney, you can enjoy a classic beach barbecue and eat lamington cake (a traditional sponge coated in chocolate and coconut sauce) while wearing the national sporting colours (green and gold) with pride. Learn more about this special date!

english Youtube Channels

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OverSimplified

OverSimplified is a great channel for people looking who want to be entertained while improving their English skills. The videos attempt to simplify (with a lot of humour) complex historical events, like the Hundred Years’ War or the Black Death, by using cartoons. Additionally, they also touch upon more contemporary topics, like how to make a vaccine or how democracy emerged as a political system. The videos comprise English subtitles and visual aids, so every level of proficiency can enjoy these videos. Unfortunately, the creators release videos only once every couple of months, so you will want to find other resources, as well! Enjoy the videos here!

english Youtube Channels

Learn English with Misterduncan

Misterduncan is an ESL teacher who loves languages and teaching. On his channel, you will find more than 200 lessons on different aspects of the English language. For instance, one of his playlists focuses on vocabulary and features videos on slang, idioms, collocations, phrases used in different contexts, such as at the airport or the office, and more! He also has material on grammar and pronunciation, but the most popular videos are his recommendations for real-life resources you can use to improve on your own: from TV shows to novels, you will surely find something to your taste! Enjoy the videos here!

Business English Pod

Podcasts on YouTube are great for learning not only a language but also other interesting information. If you want to learn English to expand your professional horizons, Business English Pod is the perfect resource for you. With this weekly podcast, you will improve not only your command of the language (they have bite-sized lessons on formal aspects of English, such as grammar or pronunciation), but also you will learn about business etiquette in the USA. So, you will acquire tips on how to greet your boss or co-workers, how to ask for a raise, and more! Enjoy the videos here!

english Youtube Channels

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OverSimplified

OverSimplified is a great channel for people looking who want to be entertained while improving their English skills. The videos attempt to simplify (with a lot of humour) complex historical events, like the Hundred Years’ War or the Black Death, by using cartoons. Additionally, they also touch upon more contemporary topics, like how to make a vaccine or how democracy emerged as a political system. The videos comprise English subtitles and visual aids, so every level of proficiency can enjoy these videos. Unfortunately, the creators release videos only once every couple of months, so you will want to find other resources, as well!

english Youtube Channels

Learn English with Misterduncan

Misterduncan is an ESL teacher who loves languages and teaching. On his channel, you will find more than 200 lessons on different aspects of the English language. For instance, one of his playlists focuses on vocabulary and features videos on slang, idioms, collocations, phrases used in different contexts, such as at the airport or the office, and more! He also has material on grammar and pronunciation, but the most popular videos are his recommendations for real-life resources you can use to improve on your own: from TV shows to novels, you will surely find something to your taste!

Business English Pod

Podcasts on YouTube are great for learning not only a language but also other interesting information. If you want to learn English to expand your professional horizons, Business English Pod is the perfect resource for you. With this weekly podcast, you will improve not only your command of the language (they have bite-sized lessons on formal aspects of English, such as grammar or pronunciation), but also you will learn about business etiquette in the USA. So, you will acquire tips on how to greet your boss or co-workers, how to ask for a raise, and more!

Testimonials

From our clients all over the world

"It was a pleasure taking lessons through Listen & Learn! I appreciate the high quality service you are providing!"
Ameur Hamdane

English course in Crawley.

"My English lessons are going very well: my teacher is listening to my needs and especially my difficulties, which helps me to progress at my own pace."
Marine Guerardelle

English course in Newcastle.

"Each of the partipants confirmed that the classes helped them master English better than any class taken before."
Hanno Kraatz

English course in Crawley, Jeppesen.

"My first English lesson with Rony went really well. We agreed on the key topics for the next lessons. I’ve found the approach very useful for my specific needs."
Michele Linehan

English course in Online.

"Everything is going well. I have already had 4 English lessons with John and I received my books."
Marcin Barton

English course in Hull.

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Alex Wade Japanese in Oxford
I wanted someone that I could be friends with as I learned the language in my own time, at my own pace. Listen & Learn seemed to offer that kind of person, and I found out very quickly that the tutor provided to me, Chika-san, is exactly who I was looking for

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Bamboozled Productions
Language learned: French in Adelaide.

TRILITY
Language learned: Spanish in Adelaide.

Vale Australia
Language learned: English in Brisbane.