Overview

Nationally Recognised Training

Add a 12 week BROWNS Demi Pair experience to your English language program.

Duration: 12 weeks Demi Pair program (minimum 10 weeks English course at BROWNS)

Start Dates: Any point during your studies at BROWNS

Requirements:

  • Minimum pre-intermediate level of English
  • Demi Pair Application Form
  • 2 x forms of official Identification which include your photo (your passport copy + one other form)
  • Completed Blue Card Application form available at www.bluecard.qld.gov.au
  • Completed Resume/CV with a minimum of 4 pictures of me with children and family and friends.
  • Why Demi Pair?

    • Experience the wonderful Australian way-of-life
    • Opportunity to improve your English skills
    • Help busy families with housekeeping and/or child minding
    • Save the expense of accommodation and living costs

    Description:

    • As a Demi pair you will work (unpaid) as a part-time, live-in housekeeper while attending English lessons at BROWNS during the day
    • Your host family will provide you with 12 weeks accommodation in a private room, 3 meals per day, and free time on weekends.
    • You will be required to work (unpaid) 15 hours per week*, Monday to Friday.
    • Our Demi Pair Manager will give you an orientation on arrival, telephone contact every week and support whenever necessary.
    • Program includes Airport pick-up and an Australian blue-card application.
    • Your application must be made at least 10 weeks prior to commencement at BROWNS and may be approved following a Skype interview.
    *This was previously 'up to 20 hours per week'. Change to '15 hours per week' was effective from July 1, 2018 to all current and pending Demi Pair placements.

    Timetable

    Sample English course timetable

    Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    7.00 – 8.30 Morning duties
    8.50 – 9.50 CORE class
    Revision
    CORE class CORE class CORE class CORE class
    10.00 – 11.00 CORE class
    Revision test
    11.10 – 12.10 Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate
    Lunch
    13.10 – 14.10 CORE class
    Test answers
    Active8
    Vocabulary & Reading
    Active8
    Writing
    Active8
    Grammar
    Active8
    Listening & Speaking
    14.20 – 15.20 Active8
    Pronunciation
    Active8
    Functional Usage
    19.00 – 20.30 Evening duties

    Testimonials

    Barista Testimonial
    Maria from Brazil

    “I was at University when I had decided to live abroad and study English. I made this decision because I believe the best career opportunities are connected with good English skills.

    I chose Australia, and specifically the Gold Coast because one of my dreams was live close to the beach, and also because when I was a child, I was fascinated by koalas and kangaroos. So, on the Gold Coast I could put all my preferences together, and once I was here, I realised how other things such as culture, safety and lifestyle make it the perfect place to live and study.

    I chose the BROWNS English Language School English plus Demi Pair program to have the opportunity of living with an Australian family to experience the culture, speak a lot of English and also because it was a great option when it comes to saving money. So, with this program, I help the family 3 hours per day, every weekday, with light cleaning and helping with the kids. In exchange, I receive accommodation and 3 meals per day.

    Since I arrived in Australia, my family has been amazing with me, introducing me to everything, helping me when I needed and always trying to understand me. I will never forget when I saw koalas for the first time in my life because my host mom invited me to go to Dreamworld (an attraction park in Gold Coast) and when we were there she made a video in the exact moment that my eyes caught the koala. It was as unforgettable and an unbelievable day which I spent with my host family.

    Being a Demi Pair and studying at BROWNS English Language School gives me the opportunity of improving my English as much as was possible, have a good cultural experience, make friends, travel, and I can say I’ve had some of the best months of my life."

    Download the English + Demi Pair program guide

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