English is the only official language spoken in Australia. Although Melbourne is a highly multicultural city, it is not necessary to know any other languages. While many Melburnians are bi-lingual, thanks to either having foreign-born parents or being foreign-born themselves, languages besides English are not commonly used in public.
If you need to learn or improve your English, there are several English language schools in Melbourne.
Level 1, 277 Flinders Lane, CBD
03 9650 0710
For intensive courses, GEOS provides the most flexibility and options at a reasonable price. 2 week courses (25 lessons per week) are AU$700. Additional courses (up to 48 weeks, 25 lessons per week) are available as well.
Council for Adult Education (CAE)
21 Degraves Street, CBD
03 9652 0611
CAE offer General English and a range of LOTE courses (Language Other Than English) for the polyglots among you who would like to either learn or improve a European or Asian language. Classes run in terms and enrolment is limited.