Deakin University English Language Institute

Improve your English language skills at the Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) for personal or professional purposes – or as a pathway into a Deakin degree or diploma.

Learn English in Australia

Students from all over the world come to study English at Deakin University English Language Institute. If you want to develop your English for personal or professional goals – or as a pathway into a Deakin University degree or Deakin College diploma – we offer English language courses at all levels.

Learn more about our English language courses

Broaden your career prospects

Deakin can help you gain the skills and confidence to develop advanced English skills, setting you up for success in the career of your choice.

Prepare for further study

The English for Academic Purposes pathway has helped over 15,000 international students meet the English requirements for study at Deakin University and Deakin College.

Improve your academic skills

Have you already met your entry requirements for your award course but want to improve your academic skills? The Introductory Academic Program focuses on the academic skills you will need to study at Deakin.

DUELI has helped me gain more English language skills and prepare me academically for my bachelor degree at Deakin. As a student leader, I enjoyed assisting new students adjust to the program. I am proud to have been a part of it.

Thai Ha Dang, Vietnam

Bachelor of Communication

Where you will study

Deakin University English Language Institute is located at Deakin’s Melbourne Burwood Campus in Victoria and select courses are available online.* When you study an English language course, you have access to Deakin services and facilities, including the library and medical and fitness centres. Plus, enjoy free memberships to the Deakin University English Language Institute Club and Deakin University Student Association.

On-campus learning

The Melbourne Burwood Campus is a welcoming place to connect with a diverse community of students. The campus is accessible to Melbourne's key transport hubs and a 30-minute drive from the city centre.

Online learning

Deakin is a leader in online study, with 40 years of experience in distance and online education. Our English language programs are delivered through our innovative online learning environment. You can access class materials, assessments and interact with your peers and teachers in real-time.

Study at an accredited institute

Deakin University English Language Institute is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. It is also a member of:

  • English Australia
  • NEAS, the Global Leader in Quality Assurance for the English Language Teaching Community
  • University English Language Centres of Australia.

World-class teaching experiences

We offer expert teaching and small class sizes, designed to help you engage with other students and your tutor.

Dedicated learning spaces

Immerse yourself in English in the Independent Learning Centres and benefit from access to a library, language skill resources and teacher assistance all in one place.

Highly qualified teachers

Deakin University English Language Institute teachers are highly qualified and experienced, with postgraduate qualifications and extensive teaching experience, both in Australia and overseas.

Learn with the best

Students from all over the world come to study English at Deakin University English Language Institute. We have 25 years of experience helping students improve their English and develop academic skills for university studies.

Learn how to apply

Ready to join us at Deakin University English Language Institute and improve your English skills? Learn how to apply for an English language program today. Got a question? We are here to help — contact us via email or phone +61 3 9244 5110.

Students share their stories

Discover what our students have to say about studying at Deakin and how their English language studies have helped them in their careers and personal lives.

Read stories on our Navigator blog

Why study in Australia?

Why study in Australia?

Safe, welcoming and diverse, Australia is one of the most popular destinations for international students. Discover what it is like to live and study in Melbourne and regional Victoria, and learn about living costs, transport and health and safety.

Where to live

Where to live

Whether you want to live on campus or nearby, there is a room or house to welcome you. Homestay is a great way to practise your English skills while living with a local family. Discover more about your accommodation options and how we can support you.

Study tours

Learning a language doesn't just happen in a classroom. Our study tours are an opportunity for you to improve your English language skills and experience Australia. We offer study tours to universities, private and professional groups and educational and government organisations. You have the option to integrate with our standard programs, or we can tailor the tour to suit your specific needs. For more information about our study tours, please email us.

Email our team to learn more about study tours

Volunteer with us

Have you studied with Deakin University English Language Institute in the past? You can join our volunteer program. Build your leadership, event management and marketing skills while giving back to students.

Learn more about volunteering with us


*This is only available to non-student visa holders located outside Australia.

Contact us

We’re here to help you along your education journey. Get in touch today to learn more about studying at Deakin University English Language Institute or download the brochure.

Phone: +61 3 9244 5110
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