AICOL News

New High School Prep Course

New High School Preparation Course for COVID Times A new High School Prep Course in addition to our regular High School Preparation Course.  COVID-19 is causing massive disruption for everyone.  It is having an  impact on kids of all ages.  Children like and need routine. Parents like and need routine.  Queensland has managed to reduce the amount of lockdown periods …

Gold Coast – TIME’s Greatest Places List

Gold Coast is ranked among Time Magazine’s 100 greatest places in its 2021 world list.  According to Time Magazine: Australia’s sixth largest city, Gold Coast, hugs the country’s eastern coastline: think perennially warm water, some of the world’s best surf and a reputation for glitz and glamour. Its trendiness continues this year. The city’s cultural credentials are also getting a …

IELTS Class Visits HOTA

AICOL IELTS class had a wonderful visit to HOTA (Home of the Arts) last Friday. We are lucky enough to have a good international mix of students in the IELTS class even in these difficult COVID times. See if you can decide which students are from which countries.? The clues are: France, Thailand and Timor-Leste. Kotoha joined the group from …

Gold Coast English Classes

All Gold Coast English classes are struggling with border closures due to COVID 19. Some English schools have closed.  It seems more will close.  The available statistics are not accurate.  Some websites and Facebook pages are showing their English school as “now open” and running classes when in truth they are not open at all. AICOL English classes are still …

Best English School in Australia

How to find the best English school in Australia?  You need to do your own research to find the best school for your needs.  You need  “objective opinions”  (from someone who won’t gain or lose anything because of the decision). English schools which claim to be “the best” are offering  their “subjective opinion” meaning they are influenced by their own …

Study Tours Gold Coast

Study Tours Gold Coast – when do they start? The answer is that Gold Coast Study Tours for international students are available all year round at AICOL — except during COVID!   Our  study tours are a unique, fun educational experience to learn English and enjoy the relaxed Australian lifestyle and culture.  Study tours and the Gold Coast are made for …

School COVID Plans

AICOL English School Covid Plans. Now is the time to consider what can be done by schools, including English schools, to make it safe for students to be physically present.  Safe school COVID plans are essential.  Adequate fresh air ventilation is probably the top priority for students returning to face-to-face classes. Adults and children know that since COVID19 things have …

Merry Christmas To All

Merry Christmas To All from AICOL What a year at our Gold Coast English School! Students, teachers and staff think we are so lucky to have our school in Queensland.  AICOL has been able to continue to run four classes (General English, English for Academic Purposes, High School Preparation and Young Learners) even though the numbers have been very low. …

English for Adults – Gold Coast

ENGLISH FOR ADULTS Many people are aware that AICOL is famous for its young learner programs for kids.  It is also well know that parents can study English with their child (same building, same timetable, different class).  Now more information relating to English for adults at our English school: Hello adults!  Did you know AICOL is a large English School …