VLLC have been helping people to learn to speak foreign languages for 25 years. In fact, we’ve successfully helped over 12,000 people learn a new language.
Whether you want to learn a language for business, travel or fun, or to keep your brain active: VLLC offer a range of in-house and online language courses that will help you achieve maximum results in the minimum amount of time.
We pride ourselves on providing our students with the best possible learning experience: but don't take our word for it, ask our happy students!
What our students think...
I have been learning German with VLLC for two years now. The staff are sensational and I cannot say enough about my two teachers. They have been supportive, knowledgeable and very patient while I grew my capacity. I strongly recommend VLLC to be a part of your language journey.
Craig Dalzell - German student
I have been studying Japanese (online) with VLLC for over 4 months now. They have been extremely helpful when it comes to arranging tutorials, as I work full time and have very irregular shifts due to my trade. VLLC have excellent teachers who are genuinely eager to teach. This is especially noticeable in the way they have catered for me as they have gotten to know my learning style. Japanese is a little difficult sometimes and the homework can be daunting, but I feel reinvigorated after every Skype chat (online tutorial). The student managers and staff are supportive also, calling in (online) regularly to make sure I'm happy with my lessons and tutorials and particularly helpful at organising my sessions. I have been through a few timezones during the last few months while studying Japanese, and organising would have been difficult if not for the VLLC staff. I 100% recommend VLLC Australia
Angus Hamlet - Japanese student
Since beginning my Thai language course at VLLC l have received great support and assistance from all of the team. Win, my tutor, is incredibly patient and informative and l have learnt so much from her in a very short time. I look forward to continuing my Thai language journey with VLLC in the future.
Rod Yodgee - Thai student
I really enjoy learning Arabic at the VLLC. The staff, especially the student supervisors, are very friendly and supportive. The face to face tutorials with experienced language teachers are conducted in a clean and relaxed environment. Since they are only two tram stops away from Melbourne Central, I find it very easy for me to commute to.
Vishen Naidoo - Arabic Student
I have loved learning French at VLLC. The lessons are comprehensive, the administration staff communicate clearly and the tutors are highly engaged, encouraging and professional. The business has a strong sense of community and the tutors do a great job of meeting your individual needs. Highly recommend.
Amy Galliford - French student
Now studying music overseas.
Thank you all at VLLC for being a part of the journey in helping Rueben achieve his dream to study music in Germany. VLLC was absolutely the way to go with learning German and he has had many positive comments from Germans with regards to his German language proficiency. He now only speaks English when he Skype's with us at home. It was a well worth investment that gave an excellent result. Thank you!!
Debbie Oddy, Rueben's mum
“Vouloir, c'est pouvoir”
I am learning French to keep my mind active and to try to understand the French news on the TV. I am not quite there yet as the news readers speak too fast for my brain to absorb. I also enjoy coming to the VLLC because of the people and the atmosphere. Isabelle is a fun tutor, who helps me to improve. I also appreciate the parking space for the disabled and the coffee is not bad either.
Maureen - French Student.
Speaking Spanish already!
I just had a full conversation with a taxi driver in Barcelona fully in Spanish. We made jokes, I asked him questions about the city and understood all of his answers. He asked me questions about Australia and understood my answers. I felt so amazed and pleased with myself afterwards. Thanks team VLLC, and big thanks to Vivian!
Cindy Parker (Cindy is currently enrolled in Certificate II in Foreign Language Studies at VLLC).
Joe Cropp, Arabic Student
Whether its for work or travel, languages are about getting to know new people and different cultures. I'm looking forward to the journeys Arabic will take me on.
Joe - Arabic Student
Simon Illingworth, Arabic student
I am currently studying Arabic to attain my Certificate II accreditation. I want to “keep going with Arabic “and travel to an Arabic speaking country to practice the language in real life. I would also love to learn another language, most likely Spanish for fun, (or Russian) at VLLC. My professor at University told me that it was a good thing to do when going for a government job and so did my cousin from DFAT (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade). I always thought it would be cool as well. It’s a cool and a good looking language (as far as the writing goes)…
Simon Illingworth - Arabic student
Russian Boot Camp
I worked in Russia at a holiday summer camp, in the middle of Siberia, for two months without knowing a word of Russian… I soon learnt to keep my head above water by speaking the basics. Once I came home, I started officially learning Russian at the Vocational Language Learning Centre (VLLC) while finding any way to return… which I did in 2014 when I volunteered at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Now I am studying my Certificate IV in Russian and have found another way to return. I will speak Russian fluently and I will return once or thrice more to Russia and then some…”
Darren Wright - Russian Student
"Love thy Neighbour" especially when it's your language centre
Learning French gives me an interest outside of work and something different from my usual scientific studies. The future goal is to travel again to France and spend 3 months there in 2017. I love France, I love speaking French, my 1 ½ hour tutorials at VLLC with Laurence enable me to maintain and extend my level of fluency.
Nigel Jones - French Student.
"Power is in imagination"
I would like to express my thanks to you all for your effort and time spent on improving my language skills. The time I spent in your Centre was great. I got mot only good knowledge of English, but also explored a different way of thinking and imagination. Once again, I thank you and wish you all the best.
Vakhtang A. - English Student.
"The environment is very conducive to learning"
This centre is one of the most enjoyable learning experiences I have ever had! I think that the aims of the course have been reached and I really can speak Greek! I really enjoy the tutorials. The staff are really friendly and welcoming and I look forward to coming to classes each week.
Kelly Tsoi - Greek Student
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VLLC and Red Cross work together to make a difference.
VLLC is proud to work with Australian Red Cross who give relief in times of crisis, care when its needed most and commitment when others turn away. Red Cross is there for people in need, no matter who they are, no matter where they live. As part of the International Red Cross Movement, Australian Red Cross helps millions of people around the world each year, with a special focus on local communities in Australia and the Asia Pacific.
VLLC provides language and cultural training helping to prepare Australian Red Cross staff and delegates to communicate with international colleagues and in the countries to which they are deployed. To donate to Australian Red Cross: www.redcross.org.au.
VLLC offer a comprehensive range of language courses with both on-line and in-house options available. Click below for details.
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on 08 8267 1177 or 03 9602 1605
on 08 8267 1177 or 03 9602 1605