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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is a day that we remember the men who fought and lost their lives in the First World War. We also recall the end of this war on the date that it actually ended in 1918. The First World War formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.” While it officially … Read more


Aussie slang words that you need to know

Believe it or not, Australians speak English. Do you know the meaning of ‘bloody galah’, ‘barbie in the arvo’ and a ‘chocky bicky with your cuppa?’ If you’re struggling to understand these common Aussie terms, please keep reading. Aussies use slang words for fun and they’re informal and relaxed like … Read more

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Food from home

You’ve been studying at an EC English school in Australia for a while now. And you’ve tried Vegemite, meat pies, sausage rolls, snags on the barbie or other *‘Aussie’ foods. But one thing is missing… it’s that special dish that your mother or grandmother used to make for you. Or maybe it’s your favo … Read more

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The Royal Melbourne Zoo

For many international visitors, the word ‘Australia’ conjures up images of koalas nestled in gum trees or herds of kangaroos bounding across the outback. Oblivious to their fame, these marsupials act as our international ambassadors. Whether you plan to stay here for two weeks or two years, seeing … Read more

Make friends with English

Imagine being able to practice speaking English and easily make new friends in your free time. Melbourne has many language exchange events in and around the city. But EC Melbourne has a regular event called ‘Lingos’ right on its doorstep that runs twice a week. This event offers a place to meet peop … Read more

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Insta-Worthy Melbourne

When you study English in Melbourne, we understand that there is more to life than the classroom. Indeed, one of the most exciting parts of living in a new country is being able to show off your chosen locale to friends and family on social media. Documenting your adventures abroad is a rite of pass … Read more

Cafes in Melbourne

Melbourne Coffee Culture

If you are lucky enough to study English in Melbourne, you will quickly discover that this is a city fuelled by the almighty coffee bean. That’s right, Melburnians are completely addicted to caffeine – and moreover, we are very proud of it. From the famous bustling café central that is Degrave … Read more

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English outside the classroom

EC Melbourne students regularly get the opportunity to practice their English-speaking skills outside of the classroom. EC students in Melbourne enjoy many excursions to free events in and outside of the city with their teachers. Students get to do many activities in pairs or in groups with their cl … Read more

Camberwell Sunday Market

The Camberwell Sunday Market

For many Melbournians the Camberwell Market is something of a Sunday ritual*. Whether you are hoping to find something specific or simply wanting to soak up some of the local atmosphere, the market is an ideal way to spend a lazy Sunday morning.     How Do I Get There? Don’t have a car? No … Read more