frequently asked questions (faqs)
What is the minimum enrolment period?
The minimum enrolment period is two (2) weeks.
How many students are there in a class?
The maximum number is six students.
What is the average age of students?
The average age is 24 years old.
What is the most popular course?
Most people choose to study GENERAL ENGLISH (ESL).
When are we open?
We are open Monday to Sunday, 8 am to 5 pm. We are open all year, but closed on public holidays and Christmas holidays.
I don't know my English level. How can I find out?
You will take a commencement test before commencing your course. This test will evaluate your reading, writing, speaking and listening abilities. The results will determine what level you will be placed in.
How many levels of English are there?
There are levels of English at DYNAMO, from beginner to advanced.
How many weeks of English study do I need?
The number of weeks you need depends on your current level of English, the level you wish to reach and how quickly you progress. You may wish to learn English for further study, for an exam, for professional development, for work or travel.
How is my progress assessed?
We believe that students gain most from their studies through continuous assessment and monitoring. You will be expected to do homework each night and you will sit a revision quiz each week to ensure your progress is on track.
What happens when my English level improves and I need to go up a class or change my course?
We test students on an ongoing basis. If you have performed well and reached the appropriate level of English required, your teacher will inform you that you are ready to move up a class or level.
Can I do several different courses during my time at DYNAMO?
What kind of qualifications will my teacher have?
All of our teachers are experienced and professional and hold the relevant qualifications.
What are the teaching methods?
Our curriculums have been carefully designed to be wide-ranging, comprehensive and very practical.
What materials do you use?
We carefully select the best textbooks available to complement our high-quality curriculum. We also use other materials, including audio and video, to cater for the needs of learners. Classes include task-based activities, work in pair or small groups, use of video and internet resources, stories, songs, debates, discussions and writing.
I want to take the IELTS exam. What should I do?
The IELTS PREPARATION course will help you prepare for the IELTS exam. You can sit the IELTS exam at a TAFE or University IELTS Testing Centre.
Can I get a refund if I choose to finish my course early?
Please refer to our REFUND & CANCELLATION policy.
What is the weather like in Brisbane?
The South-East Queensland region is subtropical, with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year. Daytime temperatures range from 30 degrees in the summer to around 20 degrees in the winter. Even during the middle of winter people go to the beach for a surf and a barbecue.
What is the time difference?
Standard Time GMT-10.
Are all your prices in Australian dollars?
Yes. All prices stated are in Australian dollars. You can go to xe.com to perform interactive foreign exchange calculations.
What kind of activities are there to do in Brisbane?
We offer regular cultural activities to allow you to practice English while also having fun with new friends. Activities include barbecues, student parties, Byron Bay & Fraser Island trips; wildlife parks; amusement parks; and zoos.