About us

At TIES we are constantly searching for innovative and creative ways to make your education and experience at TIES the best it can possibly be. After extensive market research we identified an opportunity to create a learning environment that is unique in Australia and even the world.

The TIES educational structure evolves around a four day week, allowing students to enjoy a 'long weekend' every week. Condensing our courses into intensive four day modules allows TIES students more opportunities to learn through cultural immersion. Click here for more information.

TIES courses are tailored to suit your needs and individual requirements. Once you have completed the enrolment process, TIES will send you a questionnaire that will provide us with information about your requirements. TIES courses provide many different pathways or 'choices waiting to be made'.


Popular information

  • Boutique Language School
  • Maximum of 35 students
  • Wide range of student nationalities
  • Four day timetable
  • University qualified teachers
  • Intensive learning environment
  • Modern facilities
  • Central city location
  • Access to jobs

Latest questions and answers

Academic Director

1Where is TIES located?

TIES is located in tropical North Queensland where it is sunny, unpolluted and picturesque. The city is positioned on the shores of the Great Barrier Reef with the Australian Outback and beautiful tropical rainforests surrounding it. We are a 45 minute flight from Cairns and a 1.5 hour flight from Brisbane.

2What student services are offered?

We provide excellent student services from accommodation placement and academic counselling, to an awesome social activities program. At TIES we provide opportunities for students to excel at all levels. The possibilities and pathways available for a TIES student are amazing. Creating lifelong intrinsically motivated students is at the centre of our philosophy at TIES.

3Can I study on a Student Visa?

TIES is a CRICOS registered (CRICOS Code: 03378G) school, so we can provide Student Visas. We are also a NEAS endorsed ELICOS provider. Being a NEAS School means we are committed to quality English language teaching. Find out more about NEAS here: http://www.neas.org.au/

4Can I study on a Tourist or Working Holiday Visa?

You can definitely study on a Tourist or Working Holiday Visa. For a Tourist Visa you are able to study for up to 12 weeks, while a Working Holiday Visa allows you to study for up to 17 weeks. If you would like to study for a longer period we recommend applying for a Student Visa with TIES.

5Where will the other students come from?

TIES prides itself on the diversity of students who choose to study at our school. Students choose to study English at TIES because they want to immerse themselves in the experience of learning English. They don't want to be surrounded by people from the same nationality. They want to study in a truly international classroom.

Kit Perry

Teacher | Academic Director | Principal Executive Officer

+61 7 4721 3971