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Note: We are on break until February 11, although there will be some bible and church activities going from 6-7 pm every Thursday.

At St Jude's church in Carlton (235 Palmerston Street), we hold free English classes every Thursday 5–6 pm, every week of the year.

Note: for other free English classes see: (for the whole of Australia and other countries start here:

CONTENT: Our main focus is on practicing conversation, speaking and listening. Originally this was just through ESL games, but now the class includes some Bible materials. The class has a casual environment where you can come as you please.  The English Class is a part of Cross Cultures, so you have the opportunity to stay afterwards for a $4 dinner if you want. About 40–70 people eat there each week, mainly international students. After dinner, people who are interested in Christianity may join small discussion groups. At 9pm there is dessert.

LOCATION: The classes are located at St Jude's church, 235 Palmerston Street, on the corner of Elgin and Lygon streets, 5 minutes walk from Melbourne Uni—map at To get there you could follow the 1 or 8 tram line as the 1 or 8 tram leaves the Melbourne Uni platform and goes towards Brunswick or East Coburg, you will find it two tram stops after Melbourne Uni at stop 112. Bus routes that go very near the church include 200, 201, 203, and 207. Go into the entrance on Keppel Street. The church's website is NOTE: we are not connected to 'Cross Culture', a famous church next to Melbourne Central.

TIME: 5:00–6:00 every Thursday, 52 weeks a year.

CONTACT: Please contact us if you have any questions.

Email: aussieprayer [at]


The Facebook page has information about every class, free learning English materials, including all of our ESL games, which you can download and use, materials related Australian culture, and other useful links.

One of the teachers has also released several apps for the iPhone and Android that uses material from the popular 'slang' part of the class to teach people spoken-style English using real-life situations in a 'quiz' format.  They are all free to download and available from:

'Ready To Go Australian English'

Google Play Store -

iTunes -

'Ready To Go Spoken English' (note: has a more international-English focus)

Google Play Store -

iTunes -

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