Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI)

Learn English with Deakin, a multi-award winning university with an international focus. The Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) is one of the best in Australia.

Our many different courses can help you improve your English for personal or professional use – or as a pathway to Deakin’s sought-after award courses.

First in student satisfaction

Learn English from the very best in the industry. Across the other 27 university English language centres in Australia, DUELI has been voted first for student satisfaction in:

  • overall learning satisfaction
  • technology resources
  • learning flexibility
  • learning that will help students into a good course.

DUELI was also recognised as the top English language provider in Victoria, receiving the 2016 Excellence in Higher Education - English Language Training award.

Learn more about Deakin's ranking

One of the best places in Australia to learn English

Students from all over the world come to study English at DUELI.

With institutes at both our Melbourne Burwood and Geelong Waterfront campuses, studying at DUELI can help you to:

  • gain advanced English skills quickly for work, study or personal purposes
  • share knowledge, ideas and experiences
  • meet new people and make lifelong friendships.

Explore the DUELI e-brochure

Learn all about the courses at DUELI, teaching at DUELI, and your direct entry pathway to further studies at Deakin University. Also, learn about what our DUELI students say about their Deakin experience.

DUELI e-brochure

How to apply for DUELI

Learn about applying to DUELI

If you have any questions, please email us or call us on +61 3 9244 5110.

Why choose DUELI?

DUELI facilities

We have excellent facilities on offer at DUELI. As well as DUELI Student Advisers to guide you, each of our campuses include an Independent Learning Centre.

Here you can immerse yourself in English using a range of resources from computer labs to print-based materials.  

You can also make the most of each campus' award-winning Careers Centres, libraries, gyms, local shops and cafes and get help with finding accommodation.

Check out the facilities on offer at DUELI

DUELI student stories

Visit our Navigator blog to hear from real DUELI students. Read about what their experience was like and how their course has helped them with their careers and personal lives.

Visit our Navigator blog

DUELI courses

Our exceptional teaching staff and small class sizes mean that you get all the personal attention and support you need to excel at your course.  

We offer a wide range of programs, which not only help you communicate better in English personally and professionally, but many of them act as pathways on to an award course at Deakin – setting you up on the career of your choice.  

Learn more about DUELI courses

DUELI Study Tours

If you'd like an English program specifically tailored to your needs, we can develop English language study tours for groups – perfect for universities, colleges or businesses.

Find out more about our study tours

DUELI Student Support

Our team members have lived and studied in other countries and have experienced first-hand the cultural and other adjustments required when moving to another country. We are familiar with many of the challenges you face in making Australia your home and therefore hope to be your first point of contact at Deakin.

We can provide general support to you during your studies, as well as offer advice on a range of matters. We are also available to support under 18 students.

Contact DUELI Student Support

+61 3 9244 5110
Email us
Make an appointment

Meet our team

Giles Mccabe
DUELI Burwood Student Support Coordinator
+61 3 924 45425

Jennifer Hsu
DUELI Burwood Student Experience and Engagement Coordinator
+61 3 924 46142

Jillian Chapman
DUELI Geelong Student Experience and Engagement Coordinator
+61 3 522 78732

Orientation and more

Where to live

We can help you find a nearby homestay where you can practise your English by living with an Australian family. Or we can find you on-campus accommodation with other students.

Read more about where to live

Orientation Day

Find out important information about your course, DUELI and the Australian way of life on Orientation day. It's also a great way to make new friends with other DUELI students.

Find out more about Orientation Day

Getting to class

DUELI is based in two campuses – our Melbourne Burwood Campus, which is in the suburbs of Melbourne, and our Geelong Waterfront Campus, which is in the heart of Geelong.

Melbourne Burwood Campus

From Melbourne CBD it takes about an hour to get to Deakin’s Burwood Campus using combinations of train, tram and bus. The most direct journey is by tram: take the 75 tram from Stop 4 (Flinders Street) to Stop 63 (Deakin University/Burwood Highway).

Cycling, Burwood Campus is around 15km from Melbourne's CBD and takes about an hour (there are a couple of quite steep hills to contend with). There are plenty of bike trails around the campus so commuting on your bike is definitely an option. On campus you'll find plenty of showers, change rooms, bike racks, lockers and a secure bicycle cage.

The Burwood Campus is a 25-minute drive from Melbourne CBD, depending on traffic.

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Geelong train station is located just 400 metres from campus. V/Line trains operate throughout the day on the Geelong–Melbourne line and take just over an hour. 

While cycling all the way from Melbourne may be a little too adventurous for most (83kms along the Federation bicycle trail), there are plenty of scenic trails in the area if you're coming from closer. On campus you'll find plenty of showers, change rooms, bike racks, lockers and a secure bicycle cage.

The Geelong Waterfront Campus is an hour-long drive from Melbourne CBD, depending on traffic.

Plan your journey on the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website

Student jobs at DUELI

Have you studied with DUELI in the past? If so, you could take part in the DUELI Leaders Internship Program. 

It's a paid internship that helps you build leadership, event management and marketing skills by helping new students and organising events for the DUELI community.

Learn more about student jobs at DUELI

Partner with DUELI

If you'd like to partner with Deakin's DUELI program, please get in touch.

DUELI Director
Ben Stubbs
+61 3 924 45118
Email Ben Stubbs

Contact us

If you've got questions about DUELI or would like more information, call or drop into either of our DUELI offices. We're happy to help you with anything from courses, fees and accommodation to orientation day and language study tours.

You can also fill in our international student enquiry form.

Melbourne Burwood Campus
+61 3 9244 5110 
Email DUELI 

Visit us
Building LA, Entrance 3
70 Elgar Road
Burwood, Victoria 3125

Geelong Waterfront Campus
+61 3 5227 1322 
Email DUELI 

Visit us
1 Gheringhap Street
Geelong, Victoria 3220