Perth is a modern, clean, safe, low-cost city which ‘floats’ on the Swan River close to the Indian Ocean. The English language school in Perth Australia is in the heart of the city and only about 15 minutes' drive from the beach.
The school occupies modern, open-plan premises in a street with wide pavements and al fresco restaurants. There is a Student Common Room with TV, fridge and microwave ovens, and a games area. We share our building with one of Perth's most established hotels, the King's Hotel.
The classrooms have good-quality tape recorders, overhead projectors, whiteboards, and comfortable seating. The guaranteed maximum class size is 12. The minimum age is 16. Your Study Folder is provided free of charge, and your text-books are loaned to you without charge.
The Student Resource Centre (SRC) has broadband internet access for email and web browsing, with guidance available; multimedia networked computers equipped for language study; video recording and playback equipment; self-access listening facilities for practising listening and speaking skills; newspapers, magazines, and other reading and reference material. Buses are free in the city centre. A bar and a café are located on the ground floor. Free city-centre buses stop in front of the school. Perth City Centre Library is next door to the school. Membership is free. World-class medical care is available in the Medical Centre 5 minutes' walk away. Your WE Student Card entitles you to discounts for many goods and services around the city.
Social and Cultural Activities
A programme of social events and activities allows you to practise your English and enjoy yourself at the same time. There is a Welcome Party for new students, and there are usually 3 social activities on offer per week. Snorkelling, horse-riding, golf, catamaran sailing, picnics, barbecues and visits to vineyards, farms and the Bush are examples of such activities. Parrots, laughing kookaburras, and pelicans grace Perth’s parks and rivers. The beaches and reefs, minutes away, are perfect for surfing and scuba-diving. Travel north to the tropics, south to world-class vineyards, or east to historic farming and gold-mining towns. Perth is alive by night in restaurants, pubs, food stalls and dancing spots.
We take great care in arranging your accommodation. You can choose to stay with an Australian family, or in a private room without meals, or in a student hostel, or you can stay on campus at the 3-star King's Perth Hotel, which offers World English students very reasonable residential rates.
Teachers and Staff
Our staff are here to help you learn to speak fluent English. Your Course Tutor will follow your progress and our Student Services staff will help you with your other needs, such as finding a flat or a job. Instruction in how to use the internet, with your own e-mail address, is provided free of charge. All World English teachers have a university degree or teaching diploma, and a government-recognized qualification in TEFL/TESOL. Our senior academic staff normally have the RSA Diploma, a Postgraduate Certificate, or a Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics.
Facilities at the English Language School in Perth Australia
All classrooms are well-lit, comfortably furnished, and equipped with stereos and overhead projectors. There is a Student Common Room with refreshments, satellite TV and a games area. The biggest and most modern fitness centre in Perth is located in the same building, in the heart of the city, with a special price for our students. Perth City Library and two medical centres are 5 minutes’ walk from the school. The guaranteed maximum class size is 14, and the minimum age is 17. Your course-book and study folder are provided free of charge. In our Student Resource Centre (SRC) we provide free instruction in how to use the internet, with your own private e-mail address.
The SRC is equipped with:
Internet stations with access for e-mail and web-browsing
Multi-media computer laboratory
Language Laboratory for self-access
Newspapers, magazines and readers for improving reading skills
You are tested on arrival, weekly and every 6 weeks, and you receive a Certificate when you leave. Some non-study activities are scheduled into Foundation Studies and Electives. Total programme time is 25 hours per week, including 19 hours of formal study. A further 7½ hours per week of independent study in the SRC are optional and free of charge.
See also One-to-One English Homestays in Australia