Burundi-born VU student Pierre Rutomera came to Australia with limited English-language skills. Studying English for Academic Purposes at VU was the best preparation for him to pursue postgraduate studies in Education.
"When I arrived in March 2015, my English language was very bad. But soon I was able to make a presentation in English, speak to everyone and listen to TV shows without any problems.
One of the best things about the course is the teachers because they are collaborative, helpful and their teaching methods are appropriate for international students. Furthermore, the course content covers skills needed in today’s general workplace.
I learnt a lot of new vocabulary, many collocation words and new expressions, and my English language has really improved.
As we say: Melbourne is the place to be and Victoria University is the place to study.
The high quality of education and the hospitality of the University’s community set it apart from many universities in the world."
VU English, the University’s English language centre, was established in 1987 and has since offered a range of programs designed to improve international students’ English language proficiency and prepare them to study diplomas, degrees, masters and PhDs.