Education & Self-Improvement

Beginners’ English Classes
St Mark’s Anglican Church, 303 Canterbury Rd, Forest Hill. Wed. 1:30-3pm (school terms). Pronunciation, conversation. Ph. 9878 2848. w:

Boroondara Toastmasters, Burwood
Burwood Neighbourhood House, 1 Church Street, Burwood. 7:45pm on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Develop communication, leadership and self-confidence skills. Phone 0408 008 801.
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Broadband for Seniors, Ashburton
Samarinda Aged Services, Ashburton, hosts free Broadband for Seniors Kiosk for 50s+. Learn to stay in touch. Volunteers give initial tutoring/ assistance. Tuesdays 10am–noon, Wednesdays 10:30am–12:30pm, Saturdays 10am–noon. Phone 9885 0062.

Computer Savvy Seniors
Learn computer basics. Free peer training program for seniors, no exp. required. Word processing, internet, email. Phone 9278 4666. e:

ECOS –English Conversation with Overseas Students
Practise English in friendly environment. Sundays at Burwood Heights Uniting Church, Burwood Hwy & Blackburn Rd, Burwood East. Ph. Barry 0419 302 334.

Free English Conversation Classes, Ashburton
All levels – Tues. 10am,-noon, Thurs. 7-9pm during school terms. Ashburton Presbyterian Church, 1 High St. e:

Glen Iris Toastmasters Club
Glen Iris Comm. Centre, 200 Glen Iris Rd, 2nd/4th Wed 7:15pm. Improve leadership, public speaking, self-confidence. e: Ph. 0420 846 853.

Hong Kong Club Tai Chi Group
Regular classes, various forms of Tai Chi & Qigong. Every Sat 8.30 am – 1.00 pm Venue: Balwyn Evergreen Centre, 45 Talbot Ave, Balwyn. Ph: Sam 0418 101 937  e: w:

Let’s Talk English, Hawthorn East
Camberwell Baptist Church, 460 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East. Free English conversation classes Saturdays, 9:30-11:30am (during school terms). Children’s program 5-11yrs. e: Phone Karen 0435 454 732

MPower Me Homework Club
54 Power Ave, Ashwood. A fun group with qualified tutors supporting primary school children with their homework on Tuesdays during school term 3:30–5pm. Ph. 9807 3589.

Refresh @ Avenue Neighbourhood House
Refresh, program for 15-17 year olds who are disengaged from school. The course provides participants with Certificate 1 in general education for adults. 87 Eley Road, Blackburn South. 9808 2000. e:  w: 

Speaking Made Easy, formerly the Penguin Club of Victoria
Camberwell Library, 340 Camberwell Rd. 4th Monday at 1pm. Public speaking for women; communicating with confidence; meeting procedures. Phone: 0459 186 670 w:

U3A Box Hill, Mont Albert North
29 Strabane Ave. Ph. 9898 3336. Learning and social activities for seniors. Art, exercise, games, history, iPad, languages, literature, meditation. w:

U3A, Glen Iris
26 Sinclair Avenue, Glen Iris. Educational, creative and activity-based classes for retirees/semi-retirees. Some 90 courses and activities. Monday–Friday. Low annual membership fee; no additional class fees. Office hours 10:30am–1:30pm Monday-Friday. Phone 9821 0282.
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U3A, Nunawading
16-20 Silver Grove, Nunawading. Open to retired/semi-retired people; 250+ classes: languages, art craft, humanities, science, computers and exercise. Phone 9878 3898. e w:

Vermont South Learning Centre
Karobran Drive. Ph. 9803 2335. e: Beginners at a basic level. Speaking, reading, writing, computing activities. All languages/cultures welcome.

Waverley Communicators, Mount Waverley
Craft Room, Mount Waverley Community Centre, 47 Miller Crescent, Mount Waverley. Learn to speak confidently. Phone Heather 9576 8790 or Jeff 9700 5297. e: w:


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