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Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI)

The Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) was established in 1998 and is one of Australia’s best university English language centres. At DUELI, we have a strong reputation for preparing students for entry to Award and Study Abroad courses at Deakin University and for Diploma and Foundation studies programs at Deakin College. In the last 10 years more than 12,000 students have entered a Deakin University award course after completing a DUELI pathway program.

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Deakin University English Language Institute

Building D,
Deakin Waterfront Campus
1 Gheringhap Street,
Geelong Vic 3220
CRICOS: 00113B

DUELI offers its direct entry pathway on the beautiful Geelong Waterfront Campus. DUELI students are part of the Deakin University community and have access to the university’s wide range of facilities and support services. DUELI programs in Geelong include English for Academic Purposes from intermediate to advanced level and English for Nursing. Teachers at DUELI are highly qualified and experienced professionals who help prepare students to fully participate in academic life. DUELI courses are offered in blocks of five weeks, and commence every five to six weeks throughout the year. The courses include 20 hours face to face/Cloud Campus tuition per week plus supervised learning in our Independent Learning Centre (ILC). Class sizes are small, with an average of 15 students per class.

Studying English at DUELI ensures that students develop the skills required for academic success in their future studies. It also provides new international students with the opportunity to meet new people and make life-long friendships. DUELI programs enable students to share knowledge, ideas and experiences. DUELI is also located on Deakin’s Melbourne Campus, and Deakin’s Cloud Campus

Student Stories

  • Apinya

    Deakin English Language Institute (DUELI)

    Hear from former DUELI student Apinya how studying English in Geelong helped her realise undertaking her PhD.

    Apinya

    Hear from former DUELI student Apinya how studying English in Geelong helped her realise undertaking her PhD.

  • Nima

    DUELI

    In August 2020 Nima undertook an online English language course with DUELI to prepare him for his PhD at Deakin University Waurn Ponds campus. Participating in DUELI course helped him to start a new chapter in his research journey as a PhD and research student in order to advance his professional activity and align it with artificial intelligence and machine learning. DUELI was a bridge to enter this stage. In particular, he enjoyed the small group interaction, which gave him confidence when speaking English with his peers. The course did more than improve his English though. It also helped him make friends, familiarised him with living in Geelong and prepared him for the move in January. Prior to this he and his wife (Katayoon) knew little about Geelong but were pleasantly surprised by how beautiful and picturesque the city is. “Geelong has great amenities, a beautiful beach and harbor, good restaurants and cafes, and the incredibly kind local people of different cultures from all over the world (multicultural city)” said Nima.

    Nima promenade

    Nima waterfront  

    Figure 1. Geelong beautiful beach in summer and autumn.

     “The city's public transportation is another positive intersection, making it easy to get to and from the surrounding cities and Melbourne, as well as easy access to the city's suburbs. There are also many natural and recreational places around Geelong that can be visited” said Nima.

    Nima Canoe

    Nima tree

    Figure 2. Exciting entertainments around Geelong

    Nima horse

    Figure 3. Visit the farms around Geelong.

    “In addition, the facilities at Deakin are terrific, we enjoy participating in extracurricular activities such as football and Volleyball. Joining numerous student clubs helped me to increase my friendship” said Nima.

    Nima Deakin exercise pics

    Figure 4. A part of sports facilities of Deakin University Waurn Ponds campus

    Nima and his wife (Katayoon) arrived in Melbourne from Iran in September 2019, as the top student (master’s degree in geotechnical engineering) at Tehran Polytechnic University with more than 6 years of experience in civil engineering and geotechnics in Iran. In his third week in Melbourne, he began working in his specialty, Geotechnical Engineering, as a Technical Geotechnical Officer and senior geotechnical engineer at La Trobe University, where he worked for 15 months prior to enrolling at Deakin University. During Corona's difficult days, he worked voluntarily to help his team and students. He is currently undertaking his PhD at Deakin in Geotechnical and also working as a senior laboratory manager at Federation University, Gippsland. He hopes to expand his work opportunities and improve his application of learning to assist Deakin in their research.

    Nima work 

    Figure 5. Work experience at La Trobe University

    Nima

    In August 2020 Nima undertook an online English language course with DUELI to prepare him for his PhD at Deakin University Waurn Ponds campus. Participating in DUELI course...