Personalised for LOCAL students.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.
Personalised for INTERNATIONAL students.
International student means; you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.

Melissa Brown

Melissa is an English as an Additional Language Trainer and IELTS specialist at Melbourne Polytechnic. She has extensive experience in teaching English and communicating with EAL communities, having worked for the Australian Embassy in  Laos and the United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand. Melissa has travelled to China over thirteen times to teach Business English, and has developed unique insight in her students’ learning styles and interests. 

Melissa has been working at Melbourne Polytechnic since 1992 and enjoys the buzz of teaching a group of energetic, motivated, inquisitive students. Her extensive experience in teaching English in an EAL context, combined with her Master of Arts qualification on the history of migration to Melbourne gives her a unique understanding. She brings this knowledge into her classroom, engaging her students with the culture and history of Melbourne.  

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from Monash University.  

EAL Courses at MP

Course in EAL 22483VIC
English as an Additional Language - Full Time, Part Time - Preston, Epping, Prahran
English as an Additional Language - Full Time, Part Time - Preston, Epping, Prahran
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Course in English as an Additional Language (EAL) 22483VIC teaches basic English to adults from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) 22492VIC
English as an Additional Language - Full Time - Epping
English as an Additional Language - Full Time - Epping
Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) 22492VIC is designed for those who require consolidation of advanced level English speaking and listening, reading, writing, literacy skills including digital literacy skills, and study skills in English prior to accessing a range of further study pathways including higher education.
Certificate II in EAL (Access) 22485VIC
English as an Additional Language - Full Time, Part Time - Preston, Epping, Prahran
English as an Additional Language - Full Time, Part Time - Preston, Epping, Prahran
Can you speak some simple English, but need to work on your fluency? Improve your English with the Certificate II in EAL (Access).
Certificate I in EAL (Access) 22484VIC
English as an Additional Language - Full Time, Part Time - Preston, Epping, Prahran
English as an Additional Language - Full Time, Part Time - Preston, Epping, Prahran
The Certificate I in EAL (Access) is for people who speak limited English. If you need to improve your English to prepare for study in Australia, this course is for you.
Certificate III in EAL (Access) - Overseas-Qualified Professionals Stream - OQP Victoria 22486VIC
English as an Additional Language, Business Management and Accounting - - Online, Preston
English as an Additional Language, Business Management and Accounting - - Online, Preston
OQP Victoria is a course designed for skilled, qualified and experienced overseas professionals who require high level speaking and listening, reading and writing skills in English to gain professional employment in their field. Participants have specialised knowledge and technical skills and need to develop a higher level of English language proficiency and understanding of the Australian labour market and work place culture to successfully gain access to employment.