Darwin

A tropical city with thriving tourism and excellent employment opportunities.

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Improve your English in the friendly, tropical city of Darwin.

Our Darwin English language school is located on the campus of Charles Darwin University (CDU), 12 kilometres from the centre of Darwin.

You can take advantage of the great university facilities while studying alongside local and international students.

Darwin is a multicultural city with a broad mix of nationalities. It’s a popular tourist destination, surrounded by beautiful scenery and national parks. It has a fast growing economy and a low unemployment rate, so it’s easier for you to find a part-time job.

School facts

School capacity

180 students

Classrooms

5

Average class size

14 students

Classroom technology

Interactive multi-media SMART boards in every classroom

Computers

Computer lab and free WiFi throughout the school

CDU shared facilities

Library, computer centre, bookshop, food court, sport facilities and fitness centre

Courses


Our English courses can help you improve your everyday English skills or prepare for further study. Our Academic English courses provide direct entry into CDU programs.

General English courses

General English 1 and 2

Academic English courses

Academic English 2 and 3

Test preparation courses

IELTS Preparation (Day)

Direct entry partners

Charles Darwin University
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Living in Darwin

Population 146,245
Weather November to April (wet season) 25°C to 33°C, May to October (dry season) 21°C to 32°C

Darwin is located in the most northerly part of Australia. It’s a tropical region, and is full of diverse landscapes, plants and animals. The city has a mix of more than 50 nationalities.

If you love the outdoors, you can enjoy a range of sporting activities. There are also many spectacular natural attractions for you to visit: World Heritage Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk) and Litchfield National Park. From the Casuarina Coastal Reserve you can walk along the beach or see the sunset from the Dripstone Cliffs.

The city also offers cultural attractions, including the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, restaurants, art galleries, theatres, cinemas and annual festivals.

And if you like a thrill, get up close to a crocodile at Crocodylus Park.

Darwin’s traditional owners, the Larrakia people, are active in the community. The region is home to some of Australia’s best Aboriginal art and culture.

Estimated weekly living expenses

Rent

$210

Health

$10

Food

$110

Transport

$7

Leisure

$100

Utilities

$35

Total: $472

Accommodation

We hope your stay in Darwin is as comfortable as possible. We can help you organise accommodation that suits your needs and budget.

Homestay accommodation is a great way to experience the Australian lifestyle. Living with an Australian family will help you practise your English in everyday life. You will have your own furnished room, and most meals are provided.

We can also help you find independent accommodation. Darwin has a selection of backpacker and hostel accommodation within walking distance of the school. Check out the options for independent accommodation in Darwin.

International House Darwin is located on the CDU campus, a student residence with your own room, shared bathroom, kitchen and laundry facilities. IHD is a 20 minute walk to shops, restaurants, cafes and cinemas. It is also a 10 minute walk to the beach and 20 minutes by bus to the city centre.

You can also stay off campus at Unilodge, where you can choose to live by yourself or with other students. Unilodge is a 15 minute walk to CDU.

School facts

School capacity

180 students

Classrooms

5

Average class size

14 students

Classroom technology

Interactive multi-media SMART boards in every classroom

Computers

Computer lab and free WiFi throughout the school

CDU shared facilities

Library, computer centre, bookshop, food court, sport facilities and fitness centre

Courses are delivered by Navitas English Services Pty Ltd (ACN 002 069 730), CRICOS Provider 00289M; The Certificate IV in TESOL is delivered by Navitas English Pty Ltd (ACN 003 916 701), CRICOS Provider 00031D.