Student Support

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Staff at Cairns College of English & Business are always willing to help you with any questions you may have about accommodation, visas, further studies and travel in Australia. For personal matters, counseling is available in a number of languages.

Student Services

  • Level check test
  • Feedback form
  • First week Interview
  • Academic Diary
  • Tour booking assistance
Job Club
Learn to sell yourself successfully to potential employers. If you hope to work in Australia, then this teacher-led workshop is for you. It runs every Wednesday after class.

Job Club - Every Wednesday after school

1 Academic study diary

Along with weekly speaking presentations, teachers may set writing tasks for students to complete in their diary, which teachers will check and then give advice on what was done well and what could be improved.  In this way, students can communicate with their teacher personally.

2 Weekly speaking presentation and feedback

Friday is presentation day:  All students at CCEB need to do a speaking presentation.  By speaking in front of their classmates, students gain confidence in speaking, as well as improve their pronunciation and fluency.  Our teachers give individual feedback on speaking skills including accuracy of grammar, range of vocabulary, and features of pronunciation to each student after their speaking presentation, and give advice about how to improve in these areas.

3 Weekly progress report

Each student receives weekly feedback from their teacher on their academic progress. Your teacher will comment on the skills of speaking, reading, writing, and listening, as well as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. They will advise you about what you need to study more and the areas in which you’ve improved.

4 Weekly testing and ongoing observation

Every Friday is a test day at CCEB. This is an opportunity to review what you’ve studied during the week and possibly prove that you are ready to move to the next level.

5 English Only Policy

Our school follows linguistic engagement principles because we believe that the best way to improve your English skills is to use them to communicate at all times. CCEB is very strict about its English Only Policy.

All new students need to sign the English Only Policy contract on their first day.  If anyone breaks the rules, they can’t attend the next class and they must submit a written essay to their teacher.

6 Academic Counselling

If at any point you need advice on your academic options, or simply want more information on your progress, you may talk directly with your teacher or the Academic Coordinator. They will be more than happy to help you. Cairns College of English and Business is unique in that the reception area is an open space with staff who are available to help you!.

7 Qualified and Experienced Teachers

All teachers at CCEB are fully certified in teaching English to international students. They also have an understanding of living overseas and cultural differences.

8 Professional Development Training

Every month all CCEB English teachers get together to participate in professional development workshops. They are continuously looking to improve the standard of their English lessons by incorporating new learning techniques and methods.

9 First week interview

On the first day, students will receive a school tour, staff introduction and a detailed orientation session. In the first week students will receive a counselling session to discuss any questions or problems they may have.

10 Graduation

Students receive a graduation certificate which shows the final level of English they have achieved (applies to students who have achieved an attendance of 80% or above).

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