Overview Virtual

BROWNS Virtual

BROWNS Virtual provides live, interactive classes in real-time with teachers in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. BROWNS' virtual learning environment delivers the same high-quality curriculum, student support and learning outcomes that BROWNS is famous for. International students already in Australia or overseas can join BROWNS' interactive virtual English classes, start a pathway program for entrance into a partner school, university or college, engage with teachers in Australia, make new friends and stay connected.

Mode of Study: As of April 2020, BROWNS is delivering all English courses via Virtual Interactive Learning. Full-time on-campus classes will be available for international students once Australian Government travel restrictions are lifted.*

*Subject to visa conditions for international students.

Why BROWNS Virtual:

  • Interactive, online English classes in real-time with qualified teachers in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Australia
  • Courses for Beginner to Advanced English proficiency
  • Full time courses offer 20 hours per week (4 hours per day of virtual classroom learning with a teacher plus an additional 5 hours of teacher supervised independent study)
  • Part time courses* offer 10 hours per week (2 hours per day of virtual classroom learning with a teacher plus an additional 5 hours of teacher supervised independent study)
  • Learning Management System (LMS is used for secure class communication, material dissemination and in-class quizzes)
  • Weekly revision tests and structured teacher feedback
  • Pathway programs for entry into 70+ partner universities, colleges, high schools and primary schools in Queensland
  • Students will progress through levels as their abilities improve
  • Learning about Australia and its culture
  • Safe and secure learning environment with password log-in virtual rooms
  • Students are provided with e-book in accordance with coursebook entitlements

*Selected courses

Academic Excellence:

All teachers are degree qualified and also hold post-graduate qualifications in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). We are proud of the world-class calibre of our teaching team. At BROWNS, we are careful to choose career teachers who are passionate about the ESL classroom and ensuring our students receive the best possible education. The Academic Management Team conducts regular teaching observations and feedback sessions with our teachers, as well as providing a supportive and collegial atmosphere in which ideas and good practice can be shared.

Our philosophy is that for every hour that the student spends in class, they should be able to identify clear learning outcomes. Our teaching team is responsible for providing this focused learning environment. However, virtual classes don't mean dull classes! At BROWNS, we want to bring the language and learning alive. Our classes are hands-on, communicative and interactive. We want to motivate, inspire, enthuse, and empower students to achieve rapid progress in the English language. Students use e-books and digital materials, which are available to students 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Virtual Courses available:

Free BROWNS Online Placement Test (BOPT):

The BROWNS Online Placement Test (BOPT) measures a test taker's ability in English. We use it to place our students in the right class for their individual learning needs. We have integrated the BOPT with our Study Plan Designer to ensure students are placed in classes that align with their academic skills and English proficiency levels. This allows us to provide a more accurate recommended pathway to future studies. The BOPT provides students with convenient online real-time testing and results.

Click here to find out more about the BOPT.

Fees:

Timetable

Timetable

On your first day, you will be placed into one of the following schedules: Click here to see all Sample Schedules.

Sample Timetable - Intensive General English
(Schedule A)

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.20 – 9.20 CORE class
Revision
CORE class CORE class CORE class CORE class
9.30 – 10.30 CORE class
Revision test
11.00 – 12.00 CORE class
Test answers
Active8
Vocabulary & Reading
Active8
Writing
Active8
Grammar
Active8
Listening & Speaking
12.10 – 13.10 Active8
Functional
Active8
Pronunciation
Lunch
14.10 – 15.10 Accelerate and Homework Review Accelerate and Homework Review Accelerate and Homework Review Accelerate and Homework Review Accelerate and Homework Review
Sample Timetable - General English (Part Time)
(Schedule C)

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.30 – 10.30 Accelerate and Homework Review Accelerate and Homework Review Accelerate and Homework Review Accelerate and Homework Review Accelerate and Homework Review
10.35 – 11.35 CORE class
Revision
CORE class CORE class CORE class CORE class
11.45 – 12.45 CORE class
Revision test

FAQ

  • Computer. You may be able to access the course video conferencing platform, learning management system (LMS), multimedia and email through tablets and smartphones. BROWNS recommends that students do not rely on a smartphone only, and have access to a desktop/laptop/tablet to fully benefit from the BROWNS Virtual learning experience.
  • Click here to see System Requirements to Join a BROWNS Virtual Class.
  • Special Offers

    BROWNS provides a range of scholarships, bursaries and special promotional prices, so please contact one of our marketing team now to find out more about current pricing offers.