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About Us

Our Teachers

Are highly qualified professionals with extensive experience teaching languages to people of all ages and backgrounds. We understand that every individual learns at a different pace, and our course delivery and course learning material are structured accordingly. We also take into consideration each individual’s motivation and need for learning given this will influence the learning objectives.

Our Courses

All of our courses consist of levels. At each level, you will complete specific learning objectives to help build confidence and expand on the tools you need to develop your language communication skills. Eventually, with practice and a bit of hard work, you will be able to apply your skills right up to an advanced level.

Further information about the Courses offered in each language can be found under Our Courses.

Your learning objectives

We want you to enjoy our courses. This is very important to us. We care about your learning and will provide you with support during your time at The Language Academy. Our promise to you is we will offer the support you need during classes to reach your goals. This includes, for example, giving you enough homework and grammar revision regularly throughout your course. We also promise that part of your experience at The Language Academy will be enjoying the learning process and discovering, especially through practical applications of the language you learn.

Languages

Learning a second language used to be relatively uncommon. However, in more recent times, learning a second language has almost become essential. Knowing another language not only opens more professional doors in life but it also helps you understand other cultures. By understanding other cultures through language, one becomes more accepting and respectful of traditions, particularly when visiting other countries.

The Language Academy delivers high quality and affordable courses in Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, German, Mandarin, English and French to people of all ages.

Spanish is the most popular of the courses offered by The Language Academy, and is also one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. In fact, Spanish is spoken in 21 countries and is the third most spoken language after English and Mandarin.

Further information about the Courses offered in each language can be found under Our Courses.

English

Spanish

BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE

Japanese

French

Italian

German

Mandarin

Our Courses

Our goal at The Language Academy is to help you learn the target language by immersing you instantly in the language. You will achieve this through many interactive classroom-based activities as well as separate cultural activities. We want you to experience language learning in a communicative way by providing high quality, yet affordable courses. From the first lesson, you will be encouraged to speak the language from the start and develop your proficiency throughout the course.

English Courses
Our English courses are designed for non-native English speakers who want to improve their English skills. Our programmes cover levels from Elementary (A1) to Advanced (C2). We also offer IELTS and Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses.

You will find that we are somewhat unique in the way we deliver our English courses at The Language Academy. As you would expect, classes will focus on listening, reading, writing, speaking, grammar and vocabulary, but we like to add more of a cultural element. We want you to enjoy your experience, but we also want you maximise your English learning experience while you are here.

We want you to experience more practical English by introducing you to more cultural aspects of life on the Gold Coast. You will experience this through weekly activities such as excursions outside of the school or interactions with guest speakers at the school. These activities will relate to class content and provide you with opportunities to practise the skills you have learnt. Some of our guest speakers may be local business people, artists or personal trainers. Often, our guest speakers are people from non-native English speaking backgrounds showing how non-native English speakers can be successful in Australia.

Our Teachers
Our highly qualified English teachers have many years of experience teaching English to speakers of other languages. Be assured, our teachers are here to help you achieve your English language goals.

LOTE (Languages Other Than English)
Our teachers are highly qualified and experienced in setting individual learning objectives. Our courses include all the essential skills (reading, grammar, listening, writing and speaking) delivered in a communicative and practical format. Courses are offered from Levels 1 to 12 (A1-C2). In addition, conversational classes are offered weekly to assist with the practical development and proficiency of learning the language

Our standard courses run for 10 weeks; one lesson of 2 hour per week from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm. Courses at other times and frequency can be arranged upon request.

Private tutoring

This is a one-on-one lesson, ideal for people who want to have a focused lesson on grammar or have specific learning goals. These lessons are held at The Language Academy premises. Lessons at other locations can be arranged upon request.

Small groups private lessons

These lessons are for 2 up to 4 students. The lessons can be tailored to the specific needs of the group. Normally the students who enroll in this course are students who are planning on going on holidays. This course is usually a traveling course.

Location

Suite 14 | Level 1 - Mermaid Plaza
2378 Gold Coast Highway
Mermaid Beach | Gold Coast - Queensland 4218
Australia
Office hours: 9:30 - 3:00 pm

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The Language Academy

Mail Suite 14 | Level 1 - Mermaid Plaza
2378 Gold Coast Highway
Mermaid Beach | Gold Coast - Queensland 4218
Australia
Phone +61 7 5578 6838
Email study@thelanguageacademy.com.au
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Application form for L.O.T.E courses

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    Terms and Conditions & Course cancelation and Refund
    Terms and Conditions
    • Full course payment must be made at least 7 days prior to course commencement date.
    • The Language Academy reserves the right to change the Course commencement date. We will notify you of any changes by email or by phone.
    • If you miss any classes The Language Academy will not be responsible for ‘make-up’ classes. You can, at your discretion arrange for a Private Lesson at your expense should you wish to cover off on any class that you miss.
    Course cancelation and Refund
    • Course fees are non-refundable. You may defer for up to 6 months but after that all fees are forfeited
    • In the unlikely event that The Language Academy is not able to run a course a full refund will be given. Refund of this payment will be made within two weeks of the cancelled course date.
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Application form for English Courses

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    Refund and Cancelation Policy
    Refund and Cancelation Policy
    • 1. Requests for refunds must be made in writing to: The Director of The Language Academy at: study@thelanguageacademy.com.au Suite 14 | Level 1 – Mermaid Plaza 2378 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, Queensland 4218 – Gold Coast | Australia
    • 2. The enrolment fee, and Accommodation Placement fee are non-refundable.
    • 3. All refunds will be paid to the person who has entered into the contract with The Language Academy, unless the person gives a written direction to pay the refund to someone else. Refunds will be processed and paid within two (2) weeks of the receipt of the written request of a refund. Bank charges are deducted from refunds that are made by means of overseas electronic transfer or bank draft.
    • 4. If the required visa is not granted, a full refund of tuition fees (except Enrolment or Accommodation Placement Fees) will be made provided that sufficient evidence of visa refusal is provided from the Australian Department of Immigration & Border Protection.
    • 5. If written cancellation of the enrolment is received four (4) or more weeks prior to the initial course commencement – 100% of tuition fees will be refunded.
    • 6. If written cancellation of the enrolment is received less than four (4) weeks prior to the initial course commencement – 75% of tuition fees will be refunded.
    • 7. In the unlikely event of The Language Academy being unable to provide a course for an enrolled student, all fees will be refunded in full.
    • 8. No refunds or transfer of fees to other parties will be granted once the student commences studies at The Language Academy (course dates starts from the start date on the students' s Confirmation of Enrolment Letter). Any deviation from this rule will be at the sole discretion of The Language Academy.
    • 9. Refunds will not be granted if the Department of Immigration and Border Protection excludes you from continuing your studies, you withdraw from studies after the program begins, or you are expelled from The Language Academy.
    • 10. Any refunds made to students will be net of any agent commissions paid, if the student enrolled through an education agent or any intermediary party. Any pro-rata refund amount paid to the student will similarly have the pro-rata agent commission amount deducted from it. In such cases, The Language Academy will assist the student in securing the refund from the agent, but ultimately it is the agent’s decision whether the refund is made to the student or not.
    • 11. Should a student become seriously ill or be required to return home due to exceptional circumstances of a compassionate nature (such as death or severe illness of the immediate family) and can no longer continue their study, The Language Academy may refund the balance of unused tuition fees. Requests for such a refund must be made in writing to the Director study@thelanguageacademy.com.au
    • 12. Requests for refunds in exceptional circumstances are wholly at the discretion of the Director of The Language Academy. Appropriate evidence, such as an original medical certificate or death certificate in English, will be required to support your claim.
    • 13. In the unlikely event that The Language Academy is unable to deliver your course in full you will be offered a refund of all the course money you have paid to date. The refund will be paid to you within 2 weeks of the day on which the course ceased being provided. Alternatively, you may be offered enrolment in an alternative course by The Language Academy at no extra cost to you. You have the right to choose whether you would prefer a full refund of course fees, or to accept a place in another course. If you choose placement in another course, we will ask you to sign a document to indicate that you accept the placement.
    • Airport Transfers – Cancellation and Refund Requests
    • 1. Except in the case of a visa being refused, the airport transfer fee is non-refundable for cancellations made 3 days or less before the scheduled transfer.
    • 2. If you miss your organised airport transfer, no refund will be made. If you still require an airport transfer, you will be required to pay additionally for this (second) service.
    • 3. If your flight plan has been changed, please give the school as much notice as possible so we can re-organise the pick-up. If 24 hours or less notice is given, you may be required to pay for two airport transfers (the missed one and the second one).
    • Accommodation and Homestay – Cancellation and Refund Requests
    • 1. The accommodation search fee is non-refundable.
    • 2. Home stay / Share accommodation cancellations received 5 days or less before the start date may incur a cancellation fee of 1 week’s rent.
    • 3. If after commencing your home stay or share accommodation you want to change or cancel, you must notify the school in person or writing as soon as possible (within the first week). No refunds will be provided for the first week. In such a case, The Language Academy will endeavour to move a student to a new home stay / share accommodation, provided one is available, within or after the one week period (depending on the wishes of the student). There is no additional fee for moving students.
    • Other Conditions
    • 1. Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress by participating in classroom activities, regularly doing homework and sitting prescribed exams.
    • 2. Any photos or video footage taken at The Language Academy, or by The Language Academy staff of The Language Academy students remains the property of The Language Academy and may be used in promotional materials.
    • 3. The Language Academy is committed to providing a safe environment, however, The Language Academy and its staff will not be held liable for any loss, damages, injury, illness or death to people or property, which occurs at The Language Academy or on any activity or excursion, organised by The Language Academy.
    • 4. Students are responsible for their own property and wellbeing while at the school or on excursions and should take care to protect their belongings.
    • 5. In regards to Points 3 and 4 above, it is the student’s responsibility to take out insurance to protect against such risks and as such we recommend that students take out comprehensive travel, accident and medical insurance covering their entire travel while outside of their home country.
    • The Language Academy fosters a cooperative, positive environment; we try to help students where possible and counsel students when required. However, The Language Academy reserves the right to expel any student on the grounds of unacceptable behaviour, non-compliance with visa requirements and / or if their conduct reflects unfavourably upon the school. In such cases, no refunds will be given, although the student will have the right to lodge a complaint as per our standard complaints and appeals policy.
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