I have been in Adelaide as an international student for over 2 years. When I chat with my friends whose first language is not English, one of the most frequently discussed topic is how can we improve our English and where can we receive assistance.
The Internet is an indeed fantastic learning platform for most of international students to polish their English ability. I would like to recommend several other ways individuals in Adelaide can improve straight away.
1. State Library
Head to the State Library of South Australia and inquire about the English Language Learning Improvement Service (ELLIS). The State Library provides ELLIS as a free service for individuals who are learning English as a second/additional language. English tutors from ELLIS offer one-on-one assistance and group help in terms of English writing and oral speech. Booking is recommended. Additionally, for those who are preparing IELTS tests, the State library offers an IELTS program which is called Road to IELTS for practice and preparation.
Here is the link for further information:
Just simply select an interesting English film and grab a ticket. The most challenging thing is the English movies are without subtitles. It offers the best opportunity for non-native speakers to enhance their listening and understanding of English humour.
Here is the link for all the cinemas located in Adelaide:
3. Language learning centre in each University
Universities in Adelaide are very considerate towards international students. They all have English support for International Students in different forms. For instance, at the University of Adelaide, the Professions Learning Centre (PLC) helps postgraduate international students in various aspects from understanding assignment questions to CV writing. Language advisors are very supportive and warm-hearted.
For postgraduate international students at the University of Adelaide, here is the link for PLC: