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For Readers: The Melbourne Writers Festival

August 30, 2016 by in category General English, Life in Melbourne, Study in Australia, Study in Melbourne tagged as , , , , , , ,

By Joseph DeMarini My students often ask me, “How can I improve my writing?” It’s a great question, and also one that has an unsatisfying answer; without an editor or native English speaker, it can be difficult for even high-level ESL students to self-correct and edit their writing with absolute accuracy. Unlike with speaking, a [...]

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Melbourne’s Booming Dance Scene

August 18, 2016 by in category Life in Melbourne, Study in Australia, Study in Melbourne tagged as , , , ,

By Joseph DeMarini London. Berlin. Ibiza. These are the cities typically associated with advancing dance music around the world, but for some inexplicable reason Melbourne is often overlooked. With a few tightly knit groups of DJs and promoters, every weekend in Melbourne has something fun on offer in a variety of interesting clubs or bars—often [...]

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Australian Cinema & MIFF

August 4, 2016 by in category Life in Melbourne, Study in Australia, Study in Melbourne, Time Off tagged as , , , , , ,

By Joseph DeMarini It’s the first week of August, and the annual Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is in full swing around the city. Established in 1952, it’s the largest screen festival in Australia and one of the oldest festivals in the world. Though the festival showcases films from around the world, there are a [...]

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Food on the Move

July 27, 2016 by in category Life in Melbourne, Study in Melbourne tagged as , , , , , , ,

Photo by Food Truck Park Stomachs, get ready to GRRRUUMMBLLE!! Coming up the weekend of July 29th-31st, Melbourne is hosting the Sweet Tooth Truck Festival, featuring all the sugary goodness your heart desires—with plenty of options for vegans, too! The event will be hosted at The Food Truck Park on High Street in Preston, and [...]

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Winery and Brewery Tours Around Melbourne

July 20, 2016 by in category Life in Melbourne, Study in Australia, Study in Melbourne, Uncategorized tagged as , , , , , ,

By Joe DeMarini Don’t let winter get ya too down! It may be cold, windy and dreary out, but have I got the cure for you: booze! And lots of it. Melbourne has several fun brewery tours, and even more winery tours. Though the winery tours are probably more fun in summer, who cares!? A [...]

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Winter in Docklands

July 8, 2016 by in category Life in Melbourne, Study in Australia, Study in Melbourne, Time Off tagged as , , , , , ,

It’s the middle of winter here in Melbourne, but fortunately we live in a milder climate and winter here isn’t brutal enough to keep us indoors for the season, so there are plenty of activities to keep busy! Docklands happens to be one of the better areas for this, too—especially on Friday nights for the [...]

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Good Beer Week

May 12, 2016 by in category Life in Melbourne, Study in Melbourne tagged as , , ,

“Bigger Than Xmas” is the logo of this year’s Good Beer Week. Heading into colder climates, with winter not too far away, this is pretty smart advertising by the event’s team. If we think about that period of the year in Australia, when almost the whole country goes into meltdown for six weeks – the [...]

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The Wicked Chocolate Festival & a Brief History of Chocolate

May 5, 2016 by in category Life in Melbourne tagged as , , , , ,

Make room, Max Brenner shops of Melbourne: the Prahran Market is set to blow your mind with the Wicked Chocolate festival on May 7th from 10:30 AM to 5 PM. The festival will feature many Melbourne sweets shops providing all sorts of chocolate-based goodies, from Fritz Gelato chocolate gelatos and A25 Nutella pizzas and—for the [...]

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Things to know when you are a student in Melbourne

May 3, 2016 by in category Life in Melbourne, Uncategorized tagged as , , , ,

You have made the great decision to come to study in Melbourne. You have chosen a fantastic school, which will feel you welcome and give you that sense of community. Now it is time to explore the wonderful city of Melbourne. When people think of Australia, they generally think of Sydney and the Opera house [...]

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The Five Coolest Neighborhoods in Melbourne

April 14, 2016 by in category Life in Melbourne, Study in Australia, Study in Melbourne tagged as , , , ,

We all know Melbourne is the most liveable city in the world, trendy shops, nice cafés and heaps of cultural events. However, there are so many suburbs in Melbourne that choosing one either to life or to spend the day might be quite difficult. So for those who don´t know them yet, here a selection [...]

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