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John France ist Inhaber und Managing Director der Sprachschule in Brisbane.
John kommt ursprünglich aus England und hat auch dort schon an Sprachschulen gearbeitet. 1987 ging er nach Australien und baute 1989 eine Sprachschule in Brisbane auf, die zu dem Zeitpunkt eine von nur 10 in ganz Australien war.
How many students can your school accomodate?
The school has room for 250 students. We have great nationality mixes, we had students from over 50 different nationalities: 20% European, 20% South American, 30% South East Asia, 10% Middle East and the rest from countries as diverse as East Timor, Tahiti, Reunion Islands, Russia etc etc.
Your courses get good feedback. Why do you think students like them?
We have developed unique and innovative courses to help students achieve better results. Through many years experience we have come to recognise that students come from different learning backgrounds, with different learning abilities and a big variety of study objectives. It doesn’t make sense to place such diverse individuals into a group and expect them all to make the same progress.
Our courses allow students to achieve personal goals and work at the appropriate level throughout their studies. Students all have individual timetables and monitor their progress through the Study Plan. This means students can learn more in a shorter period of time.
As students have more than 5 different classes every week, they have different class mates and are able to make more friends. This also helps the students with their ability to practice their English skills as they make many friends from different countries.
Where in Brisbane is your school located?
The campus is located in our own 3-level building with access to a gym and swimming pool in the building. It is located in the city centre 1 minute from the Central train station & bus stations and 1 minute to the Queen St Mall.
What extra services do you offer?
Our student services team arrange accommodation and airport pickups, as well as a vast array of social events, ensuring students meet people from all over the world. Activities include: trips to the rainforest, Byron Bay, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Currumbin Sanctuary, Australia Zoo, football matches, kayaking, surfing lessons, skydiving and many other activities.
What places do you recommend students to visit when in Brisbane?
Wow! – there are so many. My favourite places are the natural beauty of Stradbroke and Fraser Islands, the wildlife at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and those many kilometres of fine pristine, white sandy beaches.