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Brisbane | Gold Coast | 2013


We are passionate about providing you with a “first class”

English learning experience! Our professional team of

teachers and staff will help you reach your full academic and

personal potential.

The Founders and Directors of BROWNS English Language School,

Richard and Niesha BROWN


English Language Curriculum

Teaching Professionals

Contents

Student Services

Accommodation

Facilities

2012 Winner of National Export Award

for “ Education and Training”

2012 Winner of Queensland Export Award

for “ Education and Training”

4 BROWNS Brisbane Campus

6 BROWNS Gold Coast Campus

10 Intensive General English “Active8 - Accelerate”

12 Cambridge Exam Preparation (BEC, FCE, CAE)

14 Intensive Academic English, IELTS Preparation, EAP

15 Course Progression, University Articulations

16 English + Sport, Junior Program, Study Tours

17 Progress Monitoring, Jobs Club, Activities

20 BROWNS Nationality Composition

2010 Winner of STM Star Award

for “English Language School

Southern Hemisphere”

23 BROWNS Luxury Apartments, BROWNS Homestay

BROWNS Website : www.brownsels.com.au

Facebook : www.facebook.com/brownsels

BROWNS English Language School and the Australian Government want international students in Australia to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study. Australia’s laws promote quality education and consumer protection for international

students. These laws are known as the ESOS framework and they include the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and National Code 2007. More information can be found at http://www.aei.gov.au/Regulatory-Information/

Education-Services-for-Overseas-Students-ESOS-Legislative-Framework/National-Code/nationalcodepartd/Documents/ESOS_Framework_pdf.pdf


BROWNS Brisbane Campus

Study in Brisbane: Australia’s third largest city and the capital of Queensland. Brisbane is a

progressive, cultural and vibrant city with a warm climate all year round. There is a variety of live

music and entertainment in venues throughout the city, as well as major festivals, carnivals, sporting

and community events. The local people of Brisbane are friendly, “easy-going” and enjoy living a

relaxed outdoor lifestyle.

BROWNS Brisbane Campus is located in the heart of the city’s popular shopping district, next to the

city’s main station of public transportation. The stunning campus occupies the entire first floor of a

modern building and overlooks the spectacular Museum of Brisbane and King George Square.

The school’s impressive study zone has 53 student computers, all with high-speed internet access,

equipped with headsets and the latest ESL learning software. There is also a large cable-connected

big screen TV, projecting the latest news in English from around the globe. Every classroom features

an LCD TV screen, smart-wired to the internet, to enhance the language acquisition process. The

school kitchen boasts 10 microwaves, 2 fridges, a filtered water system and tea/coffee making

facilities. Students can appreciate the buzzing energy and multicultural atmosphere of Brisbane city

from the school’s grand balcony. There are also squash courts and shower facilities on the top floor of

the building, free for BROWNS students to use.

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BROWNS Gold Coast Campus

Study on the Gold Coast: Australia’s sixth largest city situated in the south-east corner of Queensland.

The Gold Coast is renowned for its famous surf beaches, expansive waterways, subtropical

rainforest, large shopping centres and exciting nightlife. With an average of 300 days of sunshine

per year, it is no wonder that the Gold Coast is the favourite holiday destination of most Australians!

The city stretches along 57km of Pacific Ocean coastline and has an attractive skyline of modern highrise

buildings.

BROWNS Gold Coast Campus is conveniently located in the city’s central business district; close

to cafes, shops and public transport and only a 10 minute walk to the beach. The environmentally

sustainable school building has direct frontage to the beautiful Southport Broadwater Parklands, a

sprawling green retreat perfect for sports activities and barbeques.

The school’s fantastic study area features 40 student computers, all with high-speed internet access,

equipped with headsets and the latest ESL learning software. There is also a large cable-connected big

screen TV, showing news channels “live” from the English-speaking world. Every classroom has an

LCD TV screen, smart-wired to the internet, to stimulate the language development of students. The

school kitchen has 6 microwaves, 2 fridges, a filtered water system and tea/coffee making facilities.

Students can sit at the school’s courtyard garden tables and enjoy lunch or conversation with friends.

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Our teachers will motivate, inspire and empower you to

make “rapid progress” in the English Language.


BROWNS English Language Courses


Beginner to Advanced

Intensive General

English

CRICOS Course Code 076222B

Duration

1 to 71 weeks (Start any Monday)

Writing

Grammar Speaking Vocabulary

BROWNS Active8

Reading

Course Description

• 25 hours per week

• 10 week modules

• Coursebook-based core lessons followed by Active8

skill and system based lessons each day

• Weekly revision tests and one-to-one consultations

with your teacher

• BROWNS Accelerate Passport to track your academic

progress

• Students are able to move to the next level at any

time, if their abilities show they are capable

• Receive your personal coursebook, workbook and

listening CD

Why Choose Active8-Accelerate?

• The BROWNS Active8 Curriculum is the result of

8 year’s in-class research, testing and feedback. By

targeting all of the systems and skills that students

need to gain English fluency, we ensure you receive

a balanced learning diet.

• In your CORE classes, you follow coursebook-based

lessons which integrate the 8 skills and systems

• In your Active8 classes, you focus on each language

skill or system individually, at your level.

• In the Accelerate Further Learning Programme, we

pinpoint your individual needs, helping you to focus

your studies even further.

Curriculum

Pronunciation Listening Functional Usage

BROWNS bespoke curriculum follows the common

European framework for reference of languages:

Learning, Teaching , Assessment (CEFR), a guideline

used to describe achievements of learners of foreign

languages. The Common European Framework divides

learners into 6 levels:

CEFR Descriptors

Proficient User

Independent User

Basic User

CEFR level

C2

C1

B2

B1

A2

A1

Entry Requirements

PASSPO RT

BROWNS Brisbane

BROWNS Gold Coast

None, When you arrive at BROWNS

you will be given the Oxford Online

Placement Test(OOPT). This will

allow our Academic team to place

you in an Active8 skill class at your

level. Open to Student, Working

Holiday and Tourist visa holders.

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Maxime Sallin from France Intensive General English

Sample Timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

8:50 – 9:50 Intermediate CORE Class Intermediate CORE Class Intermediate CORE Class Intermediate CORE Class Intermediate CORE Class

10:00 – 11:00 Revision Test Intermediate CORE Class Intermediate CORE Class Intermediate CORE Class Intermediate CORE Class

11:10 – 12:10 Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate

LUNCH

13:10 – 14:10 Test Correction and Feedback Active8 Active8 Active8 Active8

Vocabulary and Reading B2 Writing B2 Grammar B1 Listening and Speaking C1

14:20 – 15:20 Active8 Active8 Active8 Active8 Active8

Pronunciation Workshop Vocabulary and Reading B2 Writing B2 Functional Usage B2 Listening and Speaking C1

Wook Hyang Kim from Korea Intensive General English

Lluis Llorens Guim from Spain Intensive General English

Sample Timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

8:50 – 9:50 Elementary CORE Class Elementary CORE Class Elementary CORE Class Elementary CORE Class Elementary CORE Class

10:00 – 11:00 Revision Test Elementary CORE Class Elementary CORE Class Elementary CORE Class Elementary CORE Class

11:10 – 12:10 Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate

LUNCH

13:10 – 14:10 Test Correction and Feedback Active8 Active8 Active8 Active8

Vocabulary and Reading B1 Writing A2 Grammar B2 Listening and Speaking A2

14:20 – 15:20 Active8 Active8 Active8 Active8 Active8

Pronunciation Workshop Vocabulary and Reading B1 Writing A2 Functional Usage A2 Listening and Speaking A2

Sample Timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

8:50 – 9:50 Upper-Inter CORE Class Upper-Inter CORE Class Upper-Inter CORE Class Upper-Inter CORE Class Upper-Inter CORE Class

10:00 – 11:00 Revision Test Upper-Inter CORE Class Upper-Inter CORE Class Upper-Inter CORE Class Upper-Inter CORE Class

11:10 – 12:10 Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate Accelerate

LUNCH

13:10 – 14:10 Test Correction and Feedback Active8 Active8 Active8 Active8

Vocabulary and Reading B2 Writing B2 Grammar B1 Listening and Speaking C1

14:20 – 15:20 Active8 Active8 Active8 Active8 Active8

Pronunciation Workshop Vocabulary and Reading B2 Writing B2 Functional Usage C1 Listening and Speaking C1

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Cambridge BEC Vantage

Exam Preparation

CRICOS Course Code 069032M

Duration

10 or 12 weeks (Refer to Start Dates)

Course Description

• 25 hours per week

• Practice tests, progress reports and one-to-one

meetings with your teacher

• Receive your personal Cambridge BEC coursebook,

workbook and listening CD

Our Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Exam

Preparation Course will prepare you to:

• Write short messages, emails, letters, reports and

proposals

• Give a mini-presentation, take part in discussions and

respond to questions using appropriate business

vocabulary

• Understand and be confident to talk about a variety

of business-related and work-related topics

Cambridge FCE

Exam Preparation

CRICOS Course Code 061169C

Duration

10 or 12 weeks (Refer to Start Dates)

Course Description

• 25 hours per week

• Practice tests, progress reports and one-to-one

meetings with your teacher

• Receive your personal Cambridge FCE coursebook,

workbook and listening CD

Our Cambridge FCE (First Certificate in English) Exam

Preparation course will prepare you to :

• Understand the main ideas of complex texts

• Keep up a conversation on a fairly wide range of

topics; express opinions and present arguments

• Produce clear, detailed writing; express opinions

and explain the advantages and disadvantages of

different points of view

Cambridge CAE

Exam Preparation

CRICOS Course Code 061171J

Duration

10 or 12 weeks (Refer to Start Dates)

Course Description

• 25 hours per week

• Practice tests, progress reports and one-to-one

meetings with your teacher

• Receive your personal Cambridge CAE coursebook,

workbook and listening CD

Our Cambridge CAE (Certificate in Advanced English)

Exam Preparation Course will prepare you to:

• Read quickly enough to cope with CAE exam

• Understand complex opinions

• Produce clear, well-structured and detailed pieces

of writing

• Express yourself well with a good degree of fluency

• Use English flexibly for social, professional and

academic purposes

Why choose Cambridge BEC Exam Preparation?

For students who wish to sit the BEC Vantage upperintermediate

level exam and/or for students who wish

study English in a business context.

The Cambridge Business English Certificate (BEC) exams

are important for those students who are preparing for a

career in international business or commerce.

Why choose Cambridge FCE Exam Preparation?

For students who wish to sit the Cambridge First

Certificate in English (FCE) upper-intermediate level

exam and/or for students who wish to study in an

intensive learning environment .

The Cambridge FCE Exam Preparation course is useful

preparation for the Cambridge CAE Exam

Preparation Course.

Why choose Cambridge CAE Exam Preparation?

For students who wish to sit the Cambridge Certificate

in Advanced English(CAE)exam and/or for students who

wish to study in an intensive learning environment.

CAE is recognised by employers as proof of advanced

ability in English and also by universities and colleges.

Entry Requirements

• Upper-Intermediate level students

• Open to Student, Working Holiday and Tourist

visa holders

Entry Requirements

• Upper-Intermediate level students

• Open to Student, Working Holiday and Tourist visa

holders

Entry Requirements

• Advanced level students

• Open to Student, Working Holiday and Tourist visa

holders

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Intensive

Academic English

CRICOS Course Code 073982G

Duration

2 to 30 weeks

Course Description

• 25 hours per week

• 10 week modules

• Weekly tests, writing tasks and one-to-one

consultations with your teacher

• Receive your personal Academic English course book,

workbook and listening CD

Coursebook-based core lessons followed by academic

skill-focused afternoon lessons will help you to :

• Analyse academic materials critically and express

yourself fluently, accurately and logically, both orally

and in writing

• Collect and synthesize information from a variety of

academic sources

• Analyse and critique materials; and present your

ideas in a variety of media, in accordance with higher

education standards

• Write longer research essays based on your own

individual study interests

• Learn how to use reference material in academic

writing

• Learn how to write bibliographies required by

Australian universities

• Give presentations based on your own research

• Participate in mock university seminars and

tutorials

• Listen to guest lecturers

• Visit Australian universities libraries and learn how

to use them

Entry Requirements

• Elementary, Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate level

students

• Open to Student, Working Holiday and Tourist visa

holders.

IELTS Exam Preparation

CRICOS Course Code 061172G

IELTS Exam Preparation Plus

CRICOS Course Code 067523G

Duration

2 to 10 weeks

Course Description

• 25 hours per week

• Weekly mock exams, writing tasks and one-to-one

consultations with your teacher

• Receive your personal IELTS coursebook, workbook

and listening CD

Coursebook-based core lessons followed by academic

skill-focused afternoon lessons will help you to :

• Work with a variety of topics similar to those on the

IELTS exam and in academic settings

• Employ a wider range of academic vocabulary in your

written and spoken English

• Use and understand increasingly complex language

• Write accurate reports and academic essays that focus

on the requirements of the IELTS exam

• Read and listen to longer, complex, academic texts

• Become confident with all parts of the IELTS exam and

learn the best way to maximise your results in each

part

• Use a wide range of IELTS examination techniques that

will help you get your best IELTS score

• Become confident in your test-taking ability through

taking regular mock IELTS tests

Entry Requirements

• Intermediate level students / Upper-Intermediate

level students

• Open to Student, Working Holiday and Tourist visa

holders.

English for

Academic Purposes

CRICOS Course Code 061170K

Duration

2 to 10 weeks

Course Description

• 25 hours per week

• Weekly mock exams, writing tasks and one-to-one

consultations with your teacher

• Receive your personal Australian EAP coursebook

Coursebook-based core lessons followed by academic

skill-focused afternoon lessons will help you to :

• Write essays, reports and short responses in English

• Reference, summarise and paraphrase in English

• Give academic presentations in English

• Listen to academic lectures and take effective notes

• Read academic texts quickly and effectively

• Effectively and accurately express ideas in academic

writing

• Understand Australian university and college

expectations

• Understand Australian social and academic culture

• Utilise effective study skills and internet research skills

Entry Requirements

• Advanced level students

• Open to Student, Working Holiday and Tourist visa

holders.

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Course Progression

Beginner

Elementary

Pre

Intermediate

Intermediate

Upper

Intermediate

Advanced

Intensive

Academic

English

Intensive

Academic

English 2

Intensive

Academic

English 3

Cambridge

FCE

Preparation

Cambridge

CAE

Preparation

Cambridge

BEC Vantage

Preparation

IELTS

Preparation

IELTS

Preparation

Plus

English for

Academic

Purposes (EAP)

Pathways to Further Study

BROWNS English Language School has articulation agreements with many leading Universities and Colleges in Australia:

*

CRICOS: 00017B CRICOS: 00219C CRICOS: 00117J CRICOS: 00002J CRICOS: 00244B CRICOS: 01595D

Brisbane • Australia

CRICOS: 00102E CRICOS: 00591E CRICOS: 01737F CRICOS: 01590J CRICOS: 03020E CRICOS: 03037G

*BOND Articulation test will apply.

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English PLUS Sport

(Gold Coast Campus Only)

Junior Program

(Gold Coast Campus Only)

Study Tours

(Brisbane and Gold Coast Campus)

English PLUS Surfing

• Two Surfing lessons per week at Australia’s No.1 Surf

School

• Surf lessons include: surfboard, rash vest and wetsuit

English PLUS Tennis

• Two Tennis lessons per week with a professional tennis

coach

• Tennis lessons include: tennis racquet, tennis balls and

court use

English PLUS Golf

• Two Golf lessons per week with a PGA golf professional

• Golf lessons include: golf clubs, golf balls and use of

the driving range

English PLUS Scuba-Diving (PADI)

• Scuba-Diving theory lesson, exam and two ocean

dives over two weekends

• Scuba-Diving lessons include: diving equipment and

wetsuits

Entry Requirements

• Open to students on a Working Holiday visa or Tourist

visa only

Duration

• 1 to 4 weeks

Program Dates

• Monday 29th July - Friday 23rd August 2013

Student Age Group

• For students 10 to 18 years old (closed class)

Program Description

• Monday to Friday: total of 19 hours of English lessons

and 6 hours of Activities (in the afternoon)

• Saturday: Full day Excursion

Why choose BROWNS Junior Program?

• English lessons are interesting and enjoyable, with an

emphasis on conversational English

• An exciting range of Activities and Excursions are offered

by BROWNS

• Homestay includes all meals – breakfast, lunch and

dinner – plus transportation by car, to and from the

school

• Our Homestay Coordinator is available to help young

students adjust to Homestay life (every student is

issued with a 24/7 emergency telephone number)r

Why choose BROWNS Study Tours?

• BROWNS Study Tours are a great way for you to

improve your English and experience “the Australian

way of life”.o

• BROWNS will customise a Study Tour to suit your interests

and requirements. Let us know what your focus is

and our Study Tour Coordinator will design a unique

program that meets your educational/professional

needs.

Sample Timetable - Week 1

Morning

Afternoon

Mon English Lesson English Lesson

Tue English Lesson Surfing Lesson

Wed English Lesson Surfers Paradise Tour

Thu English Lesson English Lesson

Fri English Lesson Farewell BBQ

Sat Day Trip to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Sun Depart Airport in the morning

Sample Timetable - Week 2

Morning

Afternoon

Mon English Lesson Orientation

Tue English Lesson English Lesson

Wed English Lesson Adventure Duck

Thu English Lesson English Lesson

Fri English Lesson Local School Visit

Sat Day Trip to Movie World

Sun Stay with Host Family

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Teaching Style and

Progress Monitoring

The BROWNS Teaching Style

Our philosophy is that for every hour that a student

spends in class, they should be able to identify clear

learning outcomes. Our teaching team is responsible for

providing this focused learning environment.

Teacher Assessment of the Learner

We use a variety of assessment techniques to gauge

student progress at BROWNS. Assessing students is done

both formally, using paper tests and speaking interviews,

and informally, through monitoring of student

participation and performance in class, in Accelerate

and through homework tasks. As our teachers are

masters of their craft, we trust them to measure student

progress and provide feedback to the students on areas

of strength and areas for improvement.

Engaging the Learner

Every student learns differently, and at BROWNS, we

make sure we support these different learning styles.

Whether you are a kinesthetic, visual or auditory learner,

or a combination of all three, we provide a variety of

tasks and a supportive learning environment to meet

your learning needs. We also ensure we address your

motivations and find ways to motivate you according to

your situation or desired study goals.

BROWNS Jobs Club

BROWNS Jobs Club will provide you up-to-date information

about job vacancies in the Brisbane area, Gold Coast

area and Australia-wide. This is a completely free service

available to all BROWNS students.

Employers and areas of employment include:

Our students find work in one or more of the following

areas :

• Restaurants and Cafes

• Hotels, Motels and Backpacker Hostels

• Shopping Centres and Fashion Boutiques

• Supermarkets and Convenience Stores

• Travel Agencies and Tour Operators

• Fruit and Vegetable Farms

• Manual Labour and Gardening businesses

The Role of our Job Advisor

Jobs Club is held every week at BROWNS Brisbane

Campus and BROWNS Gold Coast Campus. Our

experienced Job Advisor will help you to :

• Write your CVs

• Prepare for job interviews

• Discover the best places to apply for works

• Become familiar with Australian job websites

• Understand Australian taxation

Our Job Advisor regularly invites current BROWNS

students who have found work to share their jobhunting

experience at Jobs Club.

BROWNS Activities

Program

Our varied and exciting Activities Program is designed

to help you explore Australia, have new experiences,

make friends with people from all over the world and

speak English all the time! Every month our dedicated

Activities Coordinator plans a selection of sporting,

sightseeing, cultural and social events and activities.

Sample Weekly Activities Schedule - Brisbane Campus

Mon Squash Club Free

Tue Conversation Club Free

Cooking Club

Free

Wed Jobs Club Free

Art and Craft Club

Free

Thu Soccer Club Free

Dance Club

Free

Fri BBQ lunch in the park Free

Student night at the Pub $5.00

Sat Dream World $39.99

Sample Weekly Activities Schedule - Gold Coast Campus

Mon Soccer Club Free

Tue Jobs Club Free

Beach Volleyball Club

Free

Wed Cooking Club Free

Dance Club

Free

Thu Conversation Club Free

Tennis Club

Free

Fri BBQ lunch in the park Free

Student party at a Nightclub $5.00

Sat Movie World $39.99

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We offer you an outcome-focused learning

environment and an exciting school activities program

to bring your English “alive”.


BROWNS Student Life


Our Students

A truly diverse student body - in background, nationality, interests and ambitions - is the foundation

of the BROWNS “Student Life”. Indeed, these differences are critical to the BROWNS learning model,

which thrives on the many perspectives and life experiences our students from all over the world

bring to their English classes.

Nationality Composition

Central Europe 17% (average)

Eastern Europe 6% (average)

Southern Europe 11% (average)

Eastern Asia 24% (average)

South Asia 5% (average)

Russia 3% (average)

Middle East 8% (average)

South America 21% (average)

Central America 2% (average)

South Pacific 3% (average)

Excellent Student Satisfaction

With a student satisfaction rating of 98%, BROWNS is one of the top English Language School’s

in the world for student satisfaction, which highlights the excellence found at BROWNS for the

student experience. Our comprehensive digital Student Satisfaction Survey allows students to

rank BROWNS on 5 criteria: English Language Curriculum, School Facilities, Teaching Professionals,

Student Accommodation and Student Services.

The evidence to support this claim is clear : BROWNS was the 2010 Winner of the prestigious STM Star

Award “English Language School Southern Hemisphere” and the 2012 Winner of the Queensland and

Australian Export Award for “Education and Training”.

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BROWNS Homestay

(Brisbane / Gold Coast)

Use your English skills in everyday situations with BROWNS Homestay. Your Homestay Family

will provide you with a private bedroom and desk, breakfast and dinner Monday to Friday

and all meals on the weekends. Homestay families are located on average 30 minutes from

the BROWNS Brisbane Campus and the BROWNS Gold Coast Campus, by bus, train or walking.

You will be sent a profile of your Homestay family, including photos, enabling you to become

familiar with your new Australian hosts. Our Homestay Coordinator is available to talk to you if

you need advice about adjusting to Homestay family life in Australia.

BROWNS Luxury Student Accommodation

(Brisbane / Gold Coast)

Each BROWNS Luxury Student Apartment has 2 twin-share bedrooms, 2 modern

bathrooms and a well-equipped kitchen with high-quality appliances. The apartments are

attractively designed with comfortable furnishings, an LCD TV screen, video player and free

WiFi. Students can appreciate a magnificent view of the Southport Broadwater or Brisbane

Parklands from their apartment balcony. Students also have free access to the building’s

facilities: pool, spa, steam-room, gym and BBQ pavilion.

BROWNS Airport Pickup Service

(Brisbane / Gold Coast)

Our representative driver will welcome you at the airport and take you directly to your

accommodation.

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BROWNS Brisbane Campus BROWNS Gold Coast Campus Postal Address Contact BROWNS

Level 1, 102 Adelaide Street 5-7 Marshall Lane PO Box 10485 E:info@brownsels.com.au

Brisbane 4000 Southport 4215 Southport BC 4215 T: (+61 7) 5561 1192

Queensland Australia Queensland Australia Queensland F: (+61 7) 5561 1196

T: (+61 7) 3221 7871 T: (+61 7) 5561 1192 Australia W: www.brownsels.com.au

CRICOS Provider Number: 02663M ABN: 23 067 191 491 BROWNS English Language School Pty Ltd as Trustee for BROWNS English Language School Trust

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