At VU English, we offer a range of programs and clubs to help you learn in a relaxed environment, make friends and have fun.

Our programs and clubs are voluntary and are offered as part of your course.

Our English skills programs are generally held during lunchtime and our social clubs run after classes or on weekends.

English skills programs

We offer a range of programs to help you improve and extend your English language skills in our vibrant Independent Learning Centre (ILC).

Our centre has a full-time coordinator who offers specialised support and free lunchtime skills classes.

Improve your writing, reading, grammar and pronunciation skills in our free lunchtime skills classes. We run classes each week during lunchtime.

Classes are limited to 15 students and are free of charge.

They are generally held on a "first-come-first-served" basis using the sign-up sheets on the noticeboard.

Our one-on-one study support is customised to focus on areas that you need to improve.

It can help you to better understand your course material.

These 30-minute sessions are available outside of class times and can be booked with the Independent Learning Centre Coordinator.

Our online learning program helps you control your own learning.

You can choose from a range of online learning materials including independent learning packages, links to useful ESL websites, videos and audio files.

We run weekly information sessions on how to use online programs in the Independent Learning Centre.

VU English Independent Learning Centre

Student activities

We encourage a learning environment that extends beyond the classroom.

You can take part in a range of social and sporting activities, join clubs and meet new friends. 

For every intake, VU English offers social activities such as:

  • cooking classes
  • rock climbing
  • field trips
  • social media competitions.

Participation is voluntary. Additional costs may be charged; however, every effort is made to keep these activities affordable for all students.

Make friends and have fun playing sport. You can join in activities like football, bowling, badminton and yoga. 

We run an annual soccer tournament. You can see the winning team inscribed on the silver cup displayed in the VU English lobby.

Socialise with other students after classes or on weekends.

You can make friends while you enjoy some of the famous tourist destinations around Melbourne.

Exploring Victoria