FREE English Classes – All levels welcome.

English for Life is a program run out of Southside Presbyterian Church for people in our community on the southside of Brisbane that will help improve your English and help make new friends in Brisbane.

Wednesday Mornings, 9:00 - 11:15, 30 Mckechnie Drive, Eight Mile Plains.

English for Life begins back in 2018 on Wednesday 31st January.

For more information:

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Phone: Janet on 0433 488 224


Bus 299 from Brisbane City via Upper Mt Gravatt stops opposite Southside Presbyterian at 9.00am weekdays. See

Additionally, 30 McKechnie Drive is about 1km, ten minutes walk from Eight Mile Plains Bus Station.

Since we are in the Brisbane Technology Park, parking is limited. There are 15 car parks available at our location, each one is signed “Southside Presbyterian Church”. If these are taken, please don’t park in other company’s car parks. It’s not a far walk from Manchester Street, where there is plenty of parking.

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Are you isolated by your limited English? At Southside Presbyterian, we want to help equip you with better language skills and local cultural knowledge help you make deeper, more meaningful connections within the wider community to help with better employment, deeper friendships and a greater sense of belonging in your adopted home.

Our Wednesday morning English classes are a great way to improve your English and make new friends in Brisbane.  You are welcome to come to class any Wednesday during school terms. You do not need to prepare anything – we will register you when you arrive and the class is free. It is open to all adult students wanting to learn English. We have 3 classes – advanced, intermediate and beginner. You can join whichever class you are comfortable in, and you can change classes any time you like. We have a lesson, then a short break for morning tea, then small conversation groups.

We focus on speaking, and also love teaching you about the local culture and things happening in Brisbane. We do our best to make your English learning enjoyable and effective.

Our teachers and helpers are all volunteers from Southside Presbyterian church. All teachers have done some ESL training, as have most of our helpers as well.

We generally don’t have Bible content in our lessons, although we usually take a few minutes to explain the meaning of Easter and Christmas at those times of year, as students often ask. There are also simple English Bible Studies available for those who are interested, as well as other regular church activities. Please ask any of our helpers for more information.

New students – please try to arrive about 9.00 am so we can complete your registration before class starts at 9.15 am.  The class finishes at about 11.15 am.