Learn Australian English
Even if you don’t plan on moving all the way down under, understanding the Australian accent and expressions will give you an edge in your personal and professional life.
There are over 25 million Australians, so you are likely to have friends, colleagues, or acquaintances who speak Australian English. The accent has its quirks, and new learners often find it difficult to understand. If you want to improve your communication and comprehension skills, Australian English tutoring is an excellent choice.
Immerse yourself in the study of this variation of the English language. Book your classes with Australian English teachers on Promova!
Find the best Australian English teacher online
Loryn is an incredibly positive and approachable teacher. She started teaching English online in 2018, whilst simultaneously studying psychology. Loryn found that the combination of her teaching qualification and her psychology degree really complimented each other.She creates a comfortable and warm learning environment for students where they are eager to grow and develop their language abilities through the use of conversations. Loryn believes that a successful lesson is one whereby students explore and challenge their abilities, where they laugh and learn and are by no means afraid of making mistakes.
Carlos is a very helpful, lively and open-minded English instructor. He has been working as a teacher for the past 5 years and has stolen hearts of a lot of students around the world - they all want to stay with Carlos after the first several lessons.If you're looking for someone who would be not only your learning mentor but also a close friend whom you can discuss things with, you're in the right place. Carlos is exactly the kind of English language tutor whose classes are relaxed, easy, and interesting - but still ensure progress. He can offer a lot of online games, varied tasks, and new ways to do things.
Ladan is a very hardworking, lively and responsible CELTA certified English instructor. She has been working as a teacher for more than 13 years and has stolen hearts of a lot of students in different ages – many of them stayed with Ladan for several years.If you’re looking for someone who would be not only your learning mentor but also a close friend who you can discuss things with, you’re in the right place. Ladan is exactly the kind of English language tutor whose classes are full of different activities and fun as she will offer a lot of varied tasks and new ways to do things to ensure progress.
We call Sana a Universal English tutor because she specializes in general English, business English, and exam preparation. You want it? She can most certainly do it! She has worked as a teacher for the past 12 years. Conversational abilities are a top priority for her, and she maintains an open mind and purpose in her life.Her online classes are really popular among students who are looking for steady balanced progress in all areas. Whether it's learning grammar, writing or listening - all aspects of language and skills are covered in her lessons. And all of this is accompanied by snippets of film, pieces of music, and even information from the scientific community - she is very open-minded indeed.
Alireza loves his awesome students, teaching and soccer. He’s from Iran and has 12 years of teaching experience. He says that his mission is to give students a voice to express themselves and every student feels an incredible vibe in class and gets even more motivated learning English inspired by Alireza.Alireza confesses that he enjoys teaching IELTS most of all, also he’s awesome at teaching General and Business English. He’s a Celta certified teacher and a PhD student at the moment. Alireza has always been taking care of his students and will come with the best assignments to help you achieve your goals.
Born and raised in the United States, Clark Murad comes from a multiracial family therefore he can empathize with students from different countries and loves helping with their pronunciation and accent. Clark uses visual materials, games and always chooses relevant and up-to-date topics for his lessons. So if you are looking for a fun and interactive tutor, he is the perfect fit.Clark Murad’s lessons are full of energy and speaking practice. He is a proud father of two daughters and has a very patient and compassionate approach in his lessons.
How does it work?
- Register on our platform and choose a subscription plan that fits your learning goals.
- Take an optional Cambridge Placement test to evaluate your current level.
- Pick a good time for your lessons and tell us about your interests.
- Test your English level
- Determine your study goal
- Identify your areas to work on
- Practice speaking based on the topics that you like
- Get tips on how to improve your English outside the class.
- Receive self-study materials tailored to your learning style.
- Book the next lesson with your tutor.
- Enjoy your English practice!
Why Do You Need an Australian English Teacher?
By ear, Australian speech is more compressed; some syllables seem to be “swallowed.” In addition, residents of cities, as a rule, speak a little faster than residents of suburban areas. Australian English learning with a tutor will help you understand and study all the nuances.
Travel allows you to broaden your horizons, explore the culture of another country, and also gives you a fantastic opportunity to feel like a local. The official language in Australia is English, but Australians have their own accent with lots of nuances. It’s also notoriously difficult for non-native speakers to understand.
If you are going to study or work in Australia, you definitely need to take the IELTS exam. Recently, its assignments have used audio materials, well-read, among others, with an Australian accent. So it is vital to learn Australian English if you’re looking for a certificate that confirms your English proficiency.
Regularly encountering Australian speech will help you get used to it. Time and exposure will teach you to recognize and understand even the most nuanced expressions. When you learn to speak Australian English online with a tutor, you get an opportunity to improve your confidence and become a better communicator.
What Our Learners Say
I plan to be in Australia for work, so my tutor has prepared me 100%. If you have plans for Australia, then a course with a tutor is justified. I got plenty of practice and we did a lot of listening practice to get me comfortable with the language.
For me, the quality of teaching is of enormous importance. On Promova, I was taught by a young female teacher from Australia. She had her own teaching methodology, where I listened to dialogues, talked to her on various topics. Plus I read a lot of literature, plus I did writing exercises. I met her once or twice a week online. As I can see, the result is worth it. Thanks!
Bought online English courses with a tutor for adults. Previously, in English I could only say: “My name is Alex.” To learn English, it's a lot of practice. Most of all, in the lessons we talked, and in homework I made exercises on reading, writing and listening. The platform is excellent (everything is simple and clear), the teacher is wonderful. Conversational language is live communication.
I share my humble opinion. In modern realities, it is very convenient to study online. The learning process is interesting: my teacher is a girl. She always understands if I have to cancel a class urgently. Classes are interesting; the material is always explained clearly and in simple language. If something is unclear, she explains until I understand.
Excellent teachers on Promova, who do not just explain, but do it in an understandable and comfortable way. The lesson is more like a dialogue with a friend, so there is no feeling of awkwardness when you make a mistake. This form of the lesson allows you to learn the material much faster. I would also like a very convenient platform for work on which classes are held.
What is Australian English called?
Australian English is often shortened to “Aussie English.” Other than that, it doesn’t have a separate name - it’s just a variation of English formed in the region over centuries.
Thanks to globalization, the Internet, and high-quality education in Australia, British, American, and Australian English differences have become blurred. Australian institutions pay special attention to the correct English language. For example, television presenters speak standard British. But in colloquial speech, you will often hear dialect words different from the standard pronunciation. While the spelling of Australians corresponds to the British versions, you need to be aware of some phonetic differences and tone quirks.
Why is Australian English different?
Great Britain had many colonies from the 16h century, and Australia was added to that list in 1788. Over time, British prisoners and settlers from different corners of the UK and Ireland formed their own speech patterns. As a result, Australian English became a “melting pot” for different local dialects.
As such, the Australian language does not exist but lives as a variation of English, which is not always understandable to a person accustomed to the classic British phrases and expressions. The lexical uniqueness of Australian English lies in slang, the most prominent feature of which is the use of diminutive forms of words. Australian pronunciation and vocabulary can cause a lot of trouble to non-natives. It takes time to get used to Australian English speaking, so learners opt to work with a tutor to get there.
Why is the Australian accent so hard?
Many non-native speakers find Australian English harder to understand than the standard British pronunciation. It is tough if you’re used to the American speech patterns because Australians are far more removed from them.
Many vowels and diphthongs sound different, and abbreviated words and slang are a large part of the Australian experience. The life of a foreigner is also complicated by the fact that Australians pronounce phrases fairly indistinctly, “smearing” and “swallowing” sounds.
Is Australian grammar different?
You don’t have to learn Australian English grammar as a separate entity. They use British standards for spelling, sentence formation, and so on. The differences in grammar between different national versions of English are always minimal. Most of the differences will be between how Americans and Australians speak.
For example, one difference comes down to using prepositions. So Australians tend to say at the weekend instead of on the weekend, and so on.
Another aspect is the use of Tenses. Present Perfect, for example, is never substituted by Past Simple to simplify things. In short, Australian English follows the British standard of grammar and borrows very little from their cousins in the USA.