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Browns English Language School has opened a fifth campus
Browns opens fifth Queensland campus

Browns English Language School has opened a new, technology-driven campus in Brisbane, the fifth location in its home state of Queensland, Australia.

The provider said it had eliminated traditional whiteboards, blackboards and projectors, and that the new centre's features include 65-inch touch-screen computers in every classroom, the roll-out of a university-standard online Blackboard Learning Management System, specialist computer labs for personalised learning, 14 classrooms, flexible break-out zones and a student café.  

 

"International students in Brisbane are demanding higher quality, faster access and more autonomy in the way they live and learn" said Richard Brown, Managing Director of Browns English Language School. "This new campus is really the product of our Head of Technology & Innovation and our Head Director of Studies."

 

The new campus, the third in Brisbane, will have a capacity of 300 students, and will allow the company to create a separate young leaners' centre in the city, as it did last year in the Gold Coast.

 

Richard said the new campus was the "first of its kind in Queensland - a world-class English Language campus".

 

Outlining the growth prospects for the sector, he said, "The Queensland Government has taken an active role in driving growth in the state's international education markets. I've been involved as an advisory member during the consultation stage of the current strategy. I can confidently say there's never been a better time for our industry.

 

"Ultimately, it's about a bright future for Queensland's community and the jobs these students create during their years in Australia."

 

Established in 2003 by Richard and his sister Neisha, Browns English Language School today welcomes around 4,000 international students per year, and also operates vocational business programmes through its Browns Professional brand.

 

 

By Matthew Knott

News Editor