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Language Matters is a language institution where private tuition in English, German, French, Dutch, Italian and Spanish is provided. The delivery of external teaching services for the IB MYP and DP programme at Melbourne’s IB schools form part of Language Matters’ services.

Cultural orientation programs, short courses for corporate and travelling purposes, language assistance for secondary schools are also offered.

International Baccelaureate
Cross-Cultural Training
Private Tuition
Language Assistance

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International Baccalaureate

Language Matters provides external teaching services at most of Melbourne’s IB schools as part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) and Middle Year Programme (IB MYP).

Since 2003, Language Matters’ IB teachers have delivered the IB languages component in a highly engaged and professional process for participating schools and achieved outstanding results – ranging from IB A language and literature and IB B to IB Ab Initio language acquisition.

How it works:

IB schools are committed to extending access to an IB education for students from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. When the language of choice is not supported by the school, Language Matters delivers all aspects of the IB languages curriculum on campus to students of IB MYP and IB DP.

As part of the IB DP, students can select writing their Extended Essay in the target language and receive support and mentorship through Language Matters’ EE supervisors.

The IB language component is taught during school hours and classes are implemented into the students’ regular timetable as our affiliated IB schools endorse on-campus tuition by Language Matters’ external teachers.

The IB languages subject delivery necessitates internal as well as external assessments and we closely liaise with the schools’ IB coordinators and the IB administrators to ensure all requirements set by the IBO are met so as to archive optimal learning outcomes for students to reach their full potential in the target language, resulting in best possible grades.

Internal assessments as well as externally assessed coursework are set and submitted to the school’s IB coordinator as per IBO regulations within the school’s internal timeframe.

All of Language Matters’ IB teachers are qualified native speakers with extensive experience in teaching the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).

External Teaching Services for:

The IB DP – Diploma Programme for Secondary Years


Language and Literature
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Ab Initio
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Extended Essay
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Further details for the IB MYP – Middle Year Programme for students in Year 7 to 10 = Phases one to six

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Cross-Cultural Training

Language Matters cross-cultural experts work with corporate client groups to assist in developing and maintaining client and colleague relations in the context of a cross-cultural partnership.

These programs are designed for individual businesses with a particular emphasis on management/subordinate relations, business etiquette, negotiations and communication skills specific to Australia.

In addition, Language Matters offers Business English courses, services to support incoming corporate personnel in the cultural transition to work and live in Australia; pre-departure cultural training programs for expatriates and their families in preparation for re-location; and integration programs for returning expatriates and their spouses as well as orientation sessions.

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Private Tuition

Language Matters offers private tuition in German, French, Dutch, Italian and Spanish as well as and English-as-a-second-language for anyone wishing to improve or begin their language learning journey.

Tutorials are designed to incorporate cultural understanding as well as logical and lexical semantics in context for the target language. Language Matters’ tutors spend part of every session encouraging second language speaking in order to build confidence and fluency in their students in addition to providing core writing, grammar and vocabulary development.

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Language Assistance

Our affiliated schools offer the language assistance programme to VCE and IB students learning a second language. The programme provides the students with an opportunity to practice what has been taught in class during school hours. Generally, language assistance consists of approximately 15 min one-one-one sessions per week. Language assistance is provided to students in Yr 10, 11 and 12 at participating Secondary Schools.

Primary Purpose

Language Matters assistants work under the direction of the Languages teachers. They provide oral language support to students in Years 10, 11 and 12.  All of Language Matters assistants are native speakers, who work with small groups or individuals under the direction of the classroom teacher, assisting students to further develop their pronunciation, expand on conversational skills and gain confidence in their target language. Language Matters Assistants contribute to the development of resources and can positively extend a school’s language programme.

In short, Language Matters Language Assistants:

  • Provide oral and conversational support to small groups or one-on-one students
  • Assist students throughout the class as directed by the Language teacher
  • Provide support and classroom assistance for the Language teacher as required

For detailed information on how to implement the language assistance programme at your school, please contact us.

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Our Team

Our tutors are what make us unique.

Excellence in teaching starts with the best people for the job. Our teachers and tutors are IB experts from across the globe. All of our staff are native speakers with extensive pedagogical experience.

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We are currently recruiting teachers of French, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish, who have prior IB teaching experience in an IB World School. Preference is given to applicants with an IB certificate in teaching and learning and/or the IB advanced certificate in teaching and learning research.

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One of the main strengths of studying with Language Matters is that they do exactly what they say they will! It seems fairly obvious, but when I signed up, the information was sent out to me straight away, the classes were prepared and on time, and the materials were provided as we had discussed. The staff were always available to talk to and when my circumstances changed, they were supportive and adaptable. I highly recommend Language Matters as a professional, organised and reliable language institution.

Virginia Perdomo, December, 2021

My experience learning French with Language Matters was so great. The classes were fun and the teacher was incredibly patient and encouraging even as I stumbled and stuttered with the grammar and the accent. Sometimes it felt really awkward speaking aloud in class, but it was friendly and low key and I ended up gaining a lot of confidence from my lessons. One day, I got talking to a real Frenchman in a cafe in South Melbourne, and I automatically slipped into the language. He asked me where I was from in France!! I nearly fell off my chair. Language Matters really is that good!

Vivienne Bruce, March 2022