Category: Learn English

Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre Championed by Ukrainian Refugee

By Gemma Grant

A language school in Carlton North has been praised by a Ukrainian refugee, after it helped him secure employment following his displacement to Australia.

Denys, along with wife Veronika and son Artem, lived in Kharkiv – only 50 kilometres from the Russian border. In early 2022, they were forced to seek refuge after Russia’s invasion became full-scale.

“We were taken to the very centre of Melbourne, where housing and everything we needed to start life were already waiting for us… this helped us a lot, as we only had one suitcase with us and I only had the clothes I had flown to Melbourne in,” Denys said.

It was during the refugee’s job search that he came across the Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre. He was impressed by the “excellent English language school,” and said its lessons allowed him to improve his English to a professional level.

“The teachers at this school are golden, they are sympathetic to all the problems of their students… [it] is one of those places in Australia that left a good memory in my heart,” Denys said.

Even with the help of the centre, finding employment was difficult. The Ukrainian responded to over 800 job listings – only receiving a handful of interviews. Visa issues were often cited as the reasons behind rejection.

“I still have a letter from one of the largest companies where they refuse to employ me despite passing the tests, due to the fact that my family has a temporary visa,” Denys said.

After a year and a half of searching, Denys successfully found a job. He has enjoyed the new challenge, and is grateful for the opportunity he has been given.

“I have been working in this company for 4 months, I am learning a new profession and making progress. I am also happy to work in a wonderful team and a company where I am appreciated,” he said.

When it comes to what other people should prioritise when settling in Australia, English lessons were at the top of Denys’ list.

“The advice I can give… is to improve your level of English, because of course, without it, you will not be able to successfully pass the interview.”

“Don’t give up, try, try and try again… employers are [people just like us] and often, they are ready to train you even from scratch, if you are ready to learn,” he said.

Above all, the Ukrainian is excited to live peacefully with his family in their new Melbourne community.

“Australia is a country of kindness, a country of opportunity, a country ready to help in difficult times. My family and I are very grateful for the opportunity to be in Australia.”

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Learn AMEP Melbourne: How Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre’s English Language Courses Provide Great Learning Experiences for Migrants and Refugees

At Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre (CNLC), we believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality education and supportive teachers. That’s why we offer a range of English language courses, (including learning AMEP) designed to meet the needs of migrants and refugees. In this blog post, we’re sharing how our supportive teachers and focus on great learning experiences make CNLC the ideal place to learn English.

  1. Supportive Teachers: At CNLC, we understand that learning English can be challenging, especially for migrants and refugees who are adapting to a new culture and language. That’s why our teachers are dedicated to providing a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome and supported. Our teachers are experienced in working with students from diverse backgrounds and are committed to helping you achieve your goals.
  2. Great Learning Experiences: At CNLC, we believe learning should be engaging, fun, and informative. That’s why we offer a range of English language courses designed to be both practical and enjoyable. From group classes to one-on-one tutoring, we offer a variety of learning experiences that cater to different learning styles and interests. Our classes are also designed to be interactive and to encourage participation and discussion.
  3. Focus on Migrants and Refugees: At CNLC, we specialise in providing English language courses for migrants and refugees. Our courses are designed to meet the unique needs of these populations and to help them adapt to their new home. We also provide wrap-around services, such as mentoring and career coaching, to support our students on their pathway to success.
  4. Inclusive Environment: At CNLC, we believe that everyone should have access to education and be treated with respect and dignity. We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and supported. Our Centre is a safe and welcoming space for all, regardless of your background or experience.

At Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre, we’re committed to providing high-quality English language courses that are both supportive and engaging. Our experienced teachers and focus on great learning experiences make us the ideal place to learn English for migrants and refugees. Visit our website to learn more about our courses and to start your journey to success today.

CNLC acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government and the Federal Government’s Department of Home Affairs.

Top 6 Basics to Learning English in Melbourne with Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre

Learning English is a process that takes time and effort, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. There are some basics to learning English that can help make the process easier and more effective. In this blog post, we’re sharing our top six basics to learning English in Melbourne, with a focus on how Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre can help.

  1. Enrol in English Language Courses: The first step to learning English is to enrol in English language courses at a reputable language school like Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre. Our courses are designed to meet the unique needs of migrants and refugees and are taught by experienced teachers who provide a supportive and inclusive learning environment. Enrol here:
  2. Build Your Vocabulary: Building your vocabulary is essential for learning English. Make a habit of learning new words and phrases every day, and practice using them in context. This will help you improve your reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
  3. Practice Your Pronunciation: Pronunciation is important for clear communication in English. Practice your pronunciation regularly by listening to native speakers, repeating words and phrases, and recording yourself to hear how you sound.
  4. Improve Your Grammar: Grammar is the foundation of the English language. Focus on improving your grammar by studying grammar rules and practicing your grammar skills through reading, writing, and speaking.
  5. Practice, Practice, Practice: Consistent practice is key to learning English. Practice your reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills every day, and seek out opportunities to use English in real-life situations. Joining an English language conversation group or finding a language partner can be helpful.
  6. Immerse Yourself in English Language Content: Immersing yourself in English language content can help improve your language skills. Watch English language movies and TV shows, listen to English language music and podcasts, and read English language books and news articles. This will help you develop your listening and reading comprehension skills.

Learning English is a journey, and with the right strategies and support, you can achieve your goals. Enroling at Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre is the first step towards improving your English language skills in Melbourne. By building your vocabulary, practicing your pronunciation, improving your grammar, consistent practice, immersing yourself in English language content, and seeking support from our experienced teachers, you’ll be well on your way to success.

CNLC acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.

Learning English 101: What I Wish I Knew When I Started

Learning English can be challenging, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. Whether you’re a migrant, refugee, or simply looking to improve your language skills, there are some tips and strategies that can help make the process easier and more effective. In this blog post, we’re sharing what we wish we knew when we started learning English.

  1. Focus on Vocabulary: Vocabulary is the foundation of the English language. Focus on building your vocabulary by learning new words and phrases every day. Make a habit of practicing using them in context to improve your reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
  2. Learn the Grammar Basics: Grammar is essential to communicating effectively in English. Learn the basics of English grammar and practice using them through reading, writing, and speaking.
  3. Speak with Confidence: Don’t be afraid to speak English, even if you make mistakes. Speaking with confidence will help you build your fluency and improve your pronunciation. Practice speaking with your classmates, with a language partner, or with native speakers.
  4. Listen and Watch English Content: Listening to and watching English language content can help you improve your comprehension and speaking skills. Watch English language movies and TV shows, listen to English language music and podcasts, and participate in English language conversation groups.
  5. Read and Write in English: Reading and writing in English can help you improve your grammar and vocabulary skills. Practice writing short essays, journal entries, or emails in English, and read English language books, news articles, and blogs.
  6. Find a Support System: Learning English can be challenging, but having a support system can make a big difference. Enrol in English language courses at a reputable language school like Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre, and seek out opportunities to practice your language skills with other English language learners and native speakers. You can enrol here:

Learning English is a process that takes time and effort, but with the right strategies and support, you can achieve your goals. By focusing on vocabulary, learning the grammar basics, speaking with confidence, listening and watching English content, reading and writing in English, and finding a support system, you’ll be well on your way to success.

CNLC acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.

Top 5 Tips for Learning English: Enrolling at Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre and More

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Learning English can be challenging, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. Whether you’re a migrant, refugee, or simply looking to improve your language skills, there are many strategies you can use to make the learning process easier and more effective. In this blog post, we’re sharing our top five tips for learning English, with enrolling at Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre as the first tip.

  1. Enrol at Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre: The best way to improve your English language skills is to enrol at a reputable language school like Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre. Our courses are designed to meet the unique needs of migrants and refugees and are taught by experienced teachers who are dedicated to providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment.
  2. Practice Consistently: Learning English requires consistent practice. Set aside time each day to practice your reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. You can practice on your own, with a language partner, or with your classmates.
  3. Immerse Yourself in the Language: Immerse yourself in English language content as much as possible. Watch English language movies and TV shows, listen to English language music and podcasts, and read English language books and news articles. This will help you develop your listening and reading comprehension skills.
  4. Speak with Confidence: Don’t be afraid to speak English, even if you make mistakes. Speaking with confidence will help you build your fluency and improve your pronunciation. Practice speaking with your classmates, with a language partner, or with native speakers.
  5. Set Goals and Track Your Progress: Set realistic goals for yourself and track your progress. This will help you stay motivated and focused. Celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how small they may seem.

Learning English takes time and effort, but with the right strategies and support, you can achieve your goals. Enrolling at Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre is the first step towards improving your English language skills. By practicing consistently, immersing yourself in the language, speaking with confidence, setting goals, and tracking your progress, you’ll be well on your way to success.

CNLC acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.

English Language Courses and More: How Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre Supports Your Pathway to Success

Are you a migrant or refugee looking to learn English and achieve your goals in Australia? Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre (CNLC) is here to help. In addition to our English language courses, we offer a range of wrap-around services to support our students on their pathway to success. Read on to learn more about how CNLC can help you achieve your goals.

  1. English Language Courses: At CNLC, we offer a range of English language courses that are tailored to meet the needs of migrants and refugees. Our courses are taught by experienced instructors and are designed to help you improve your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced learner, we have a course that’s right for you.
  2. One-on-One Tutoring: In addition to our group courses, we also offer one-on-one tutoring for those who need extra support. Our tutors are experienced in working with students from diverse backgrounds and are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.
  3. Wrap-Around Services: At CNLC, we understand that learning English is just one part of your pathway to success. That’s why we offer a range of wrap-around services to support our students. From mentoring and career coaching to job placement and referral to further education, our wrap-around services are designed to help you achieve your goals and build a brighter future in Australia.
  4. Pathways to Employment and Further Education: At CNLC, we’re committed to helping our students achieve their career and education goals. We work closely with local employers and educational institutions to create pathways to employment and further education for our students. Our wrap-around services include job placement assistance, career coaching, and referrals to further education programs.

At Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre, we’re dedicated to helping migrants and refugees achieve their goals and build a brighter future in Australia. Our English language courses and wrap-around services are designed to support you on your pathway to success. Visit our website to learn more about our English language classes and services, and to start your journey to success today.

CNLC acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.

Learn English and Build a Brighter Future: English Language Classes for Migrants and Refugees in Carlton

Learn English at CNLC

Are you a migrant or refugee looking to build a new life in Australia? One of the biggest challenges you may face is learning English. Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre (CNLC) offers a range of English language classes that are specifically designed to meet the needs of migrants and refugees in Carlton. Our experienced and qualified teachers are dedicated to helping you learn English and build a brighter future in your new home.

At CNLC, we understand that learning English is critical to successful integration into Australian society. That’s why we offer a range of English language courses that are designed to meet the needs of different levels of proficiency. From basic conversation skills to grammar and writing, our English language classes are tailored to help you achieve your goals.

Our English language classes are taught in a supportive and inclusive environment, where you can connect with others and build your confidence. We also offer one-on-one tutoring for those who need extra support.

At CNLC, we’re committed to making our English language classes accessible and free or affordable for everyone. We offer flexible schedules and different class options to meet your needs. Our teachers are passionate about helping you succeed and are dedicated to providing the support you need to achieve your goals.

If you’re a migrant or refugee in Carlton or nearby, learning English can be the key to building a brighter future in your new home. At CNLC, we’re here to support you on your journey. Check out our website for more information on our English language classes and how we can help you achieve your goals.

CNLC acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.