5 of the best English Language Schools in Brisbane

by Paul Joseph  |  Published April 20, 2021

One of the most important parts of integrating yourself into a new city is communicating well with locals. For those keen to learn English in Brisbane, there are several English language schools here.

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Australia’s third most populated city, Brisbane is rapidly growing in both size and diversity, with many communities of differing cultural backgrounds to be found here. If you’re coming to Brisbane for an extended period to work, study, or anything else, and would like to home your English skills during your stay, we’ve selected 5 of the best English language schools located in the city.


Housed in a heritage building in the heart of the city, LSI’s Brisbane school combines a great location with expertly taught language courses and amenities designed to enhance the learning experience. English courses range from General & Intensive to Premium & Academic, depending on your proficiency levels and requirements around volume of lessons. There are also TOEFL & Cambridge Examination preparation courses, as well as more general ESL programmes. Facilities include air-conditioned classrooms, a spacious lounge, computer room with internet access and a learning centre offering support while you study. There’s also a busy social programme and dedicated accommodation service.

93 Upper Edward Street, Brisbane City QLD


With a curricula based on the internationally recognised Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, Browns is a leading player in the language school space. They offer English courses to suit all preferences, including Intensive, Academic & Exam Preparation. Situated in a marble constructed building, their Brisbane school features intelligently-designed classrooms, computers installed with ESL learning software, a library of student worksheets, a common room area, an outdoor balcony with furniture, and an ultra-modern kitchen. The school also offers a Homestay and student apartment service, while a dedicated Activities officer is on hand to provide information about what’s on in Brisbane.

Level 1/102 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD

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EF International Language Campus

For over 50 years, EF have combined language training with cultural exchange, academic achievement and educational travel through courses & programs designed to transform lives. Their Brisbane school offers courses ranging from Basic to General to Intensive, as well as Exam Preparation and Career courses. Housed in an Art Deco building, the school boasts a modern interior and is equipped with a student lounge & outdoor terrace. Students who attend all classes and complete all assignments will advance one course level every six weeks – and if you don’t hit those targets, you’ll study for free until you do. There’s also a dedicated Activities Manager to give you tips on things to do in and around the city.

164 Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD

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Part of the Navitas Group, a leading global education provider, Navitas’s Brisbane school is located in the middle of the city, two blocks from Central Station. The school offers a range of courses including General English, Academic English and Test Preparation, with all courses taught by experienced, enthusiastic teachers. On-site facilities include well-equipped classrooms, a media room, an outdoor terrace and a kitchen. The school also helps students find homestay or independent accommodation, depending on their preferences and needs.

410 Ann Street, Brisbane City QLD


Set on a spacious new campus with modern learning equipment throughout, Kaplan offers a variety of English courses of differing intensity, including Flexible courses for improving your general English skills in your own time, long-term courses for Academic purposes and exam preparation courses. Amenities include two multimedia labs, a study centre, a library, a student lounge, sports facilities and a patio and outdoor café on the school’s doorstep. There’s also a dedicated social programme and accommodation services.

Ground Level, 369 Ann Street, Brisbane City QLD

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