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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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Poké-mania in Melbourne

August 10, 2016 by in category Stress, Study in Melbourne, Time Off tagged as , , , , , ,

By Joseph DeMarini It’s been just over a month since Pokémon GO exploded onto the scene (and, subsequently, everybody’s phones), and with little guidance from the release company Niantic, people are finally starting to figure out the best places to catch their favourite monsters and the best ways to play the game. In Melbourne, a [...]

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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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After Explore: VET Courses at MCIE

August 2, 2016 by in category Career Tips, Pathways, Study in Australia, Study in Melbourne tagged as , , , , ,

By Joseph DeMarini So you’ve succeeded at Explore English: completed our most advanced courses and gotten the PTE or IELTS score of your dreams. Well, what’s next? If you want to stay in Melbourne, you’ll need to extend your student visa or find work. Without some proper qualifications and training, however, you may find it [...]

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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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Explore English arrives in Europe

July 5, 2016 by in category ELICOS, Learning English, Study English, Study in Australia, Study in Melbourne tagged as , , , , ,

At Explore English, we all enjoy Italian pasta, Spanish Paella and English Fish & Chips… well, maybe not this last one. But what is sure is that Europe, also known as the Old Continent, is one of the most, if not the most, diverse and culturally rich continents in the world.   In some cases [...]

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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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