Diary of an International Student (Study to Employment)

Follow Jiyeong’s journey starting at BROWNS for his English studies and then continuing on to our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) pathway to study commercial cookery at TAFE Queensland.



Jiyeong Maeng “Hi, my name is Jiyeong Maeng and I’m from Seoul, Korea. I’m studying with BROWNS English Language School. When I first started my class, I did find it a bit hard to adapt to becoming a student once again. I completed my course in Korea many years ago so it was a big change for me to get into a classroom again. But with the help of my teachers and classmates, I was able to adapt pretty quick to be able to focus on my studies.”

Marcelle Buist “My name is Marcelle Buist, I am the Director of Partnerships and Marketing. Here at BROWNS, we have the whole student experience, we have our English language classes, we have a whole range of activities each afternoon. I can tell you, the classrooms are fun, learning environment, that use a range of multimedia in order to cater to the individual needs of each of the students.”

Jiyeong Maeng “I like all classes, practical, useful and funny but I enjoy the Accelerate class the most. It’s like more pre-studying but we have a teacher to ask anything about learning English. It’s absolutely helpful. I always have a one-on-one session with my teacher to understand where I stand and how I can further improve myself. “

“My teachers at BROWNS English Language School told me that I can continue to study in Australia in either a Certificate or a Diploma program with TAFE Queensland using their pathway option. I’m going to use that option to study Commercial Cookery with TAFE Queensland. “


Find out more about where English for Academic Purposes can take you:  https://brownsenglish.edu.au/eap