Overview

Combine our General English course with sports lessons.

Duration: 1 to 17 weeks

Start Dates: You can start any of our English Plus sports programs on any Monday

Requirements:

  • Open to students on a Working Holiday visa or Tourist visa only
  • English Plus Sports courses are offered at BROWNS Gold Coast Campus (only)
  • Areas:

    • Surfing – includes two one hour surfing lessons per week at Australia’s No. 1 Surf School, with surfboard, rash vest and wetsuit use included.
    • Tennis – includes two one hour tennis lessons per week with a professional tennis coach, with tennis racquet, tennis balls and course use included.
    • Golf – includes a one hour golf lesson per week with a PGA golf professional, with golf clubs, golf balls and driving range use included.
    • Scuba-Diving (PADI) – includes scuba-diving theory lesson, PADI exam and two ocean dives over two weekends, with diving equipment and wetsuit use included. Other requirements may apply.

Surf

This popular course combines General English with two (2 hour) surf lessons per week at the Cheyne Horan School of Surf (Australia’s No.1 Surf School) in Surfers Paradise.

Levels: From Beginner to Advanced (English Level and Surfing Level)

Sample Timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.50 – 9.50 Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class
10.00 – 11.00 Revision Quiz Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class
11.10 – 12.10 Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate
Lunch
13.10 – 14.10 Coursebook-based Class (Feedback) 14:00 start
Surf Lesson
Active8 Writing 14:00 start
Surf Lesson
Active8 Speaking
14.20 – 15.20 Active8 Pronunciation Surf Lesson Active8 Writing Surf Lesson Active8 Listening

* A driver will collect you from BROWNS and transport you to the Cheyne Horan School of Surfing at Surfers Paradise beach (Free pick-up). You will need to change into your boardshorts/swimsuit and be ready to leave BROWNS at 1:00pm. A beach towel is required for the surf lesson. You will be dropped back at BROWNS after your surf lesson (free drop-off).

All surf lessons are conducted by accredited professional surfing coaches from 'Surfing Australia'. Surf lessons include: surfboards, bodyboards, wetsuits, rash vests and evaluation reports. Students who successfully complete this course will be awarded with a Surfing Certificate from the Cheyne Horan School of Surfing (Australia’s No.1 Surf School) and a Statement of Achievement from BROWNS.

Tennis

This popular course combines General English with two Tennis lessons per week at the Queens Park Tennis Courts in Southport.

Levels: From Beginner to Advanced (English Level and Tennis Level)

Sample Timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.50 – 9.50 Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class
10.00 – 11.00 Revision Quiz Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class
11.10 – 12.10 Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate
Lunch
13.10 – 14.10 Coursebook-based Class (Feedback) 14:30 start
Tennis Lesson
Active8 Writing 14:30 start
Tennis Lesson
Active8 Speaking
14.20 – 15.20 Active8 Pronunciation Tennis Lesson Active8 Writing Tennis Lesson Active8 Listening

* Students need to change into their tennis gear and walk to Queens Park Tennis Courts, leaving BROWNS at 1:45pm (the tennis courts are an 8 minute walk from BROWNS Gold Coast Campus)

Students who successfully complete this course are also awarded with a Tennis Certificate from the Tennis Australia.

Golf

This popular course combines General English with two golf lessons per week at the Southport Golf Club.

Levels: From Beginner to Advanced (English Level and Golf Level)

Sample Timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.50 – 9.50 Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class
10.00 – 11.00 Revision Quiz Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class
11.10 – 12.10 Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate
Lunch
13.10 – 14.10 Coursebook-based Class (Feedback) Active8 Vocabulary Active8 Writing 14:30 start
Golf Lesson
14:30 start
Golf Lesson
14.20 – 15.20 Active8 Pronunciation Active8 Reading Active8 Writing Golf Lesson Golf Lesson

* For your first Golf lesson a driver will drive you from BROWNS to the Southport Golf Club. You will need to change into your golf attire (collared shirt and proper golf shoes) and be ready to leave BROWNS at 1:45pm.
Please note: you will need to take the bus to the Southport Golf Club after the first golf lesson (bus fare will need to be paid by you).

Our Golf Instructors are all fully accredited professional golfers with the PGA. Golf lessons include: driving range balls and swing analysis reports. Students who successfully complete this course are awarded with a Golf Certificate from the Southport Golf Club and a Statement of Achievement from BROWNS.

Scuba Diving

This popular course combines General English with scuba-diving theory lesson, PADI exam and two ocean dives.

Sample Timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.50 – 9.50 Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class
10.00 – 11.00 Revision Quiz Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class Coursebook-based Class
11.10 – 12.10 Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate
Lunch
13.10 – 14.10 Coursebook-based Class (Feedback) Active8 Vocabulary Active8 Writing Active8 Grammar Active8 Speaking
14.20 – 15.20 Active8 Pronunciation Active8 Reading Active8 Writing Active8 Functional Usage Active8 Listening

Scuba-Diving Lessons

  • Saturday (1st Weekend) - All day: Pool lesson and Swim Safety
  • Sunday (1st Weekend) - All day: Scuba-Diving Theory, Practice Quiz and Exam
  • Saturday (2nd Weekend) - All day: 2 Ocean Dives at Wavebreak Island
  • Sunday (2nd Weekend) - All day: 2 Ocean Dives at Wavebreak Island

* Students must attain a Diving Medical Certificate in order to participate in all practical lessons. This can be obtained from Paradise Medical Centre, Shop 135 Hanlan Street, [behind Gloria Jeans Coffee Shop], Surfers Paradise – 5592 3999. All scuba-diving lessons and open-water dives are supervised by experienced and registered instructors with proven safety records. A Diving Medical is required.

Practical lessons are done on the weekend in a purpose built diver training facility. Students then go on to do an open-water dive from a boat at Cook Island Marine Reserve. A driver will collect students on Saturdays & Sundays from Australia Fair, Gold coast Highway entrance at 07:55am. Please be ready and waiting for your driver.

All scuba-diving lessons (theory and practical) and open-water dives are supervised by experienced and registered instructors with proven safety records. Students who successfully complete this course are awarded with a BROWNS Certificate of English and a PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Certificate from Surfers Paradise Divers.

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