About Us

Jan Keppie and Garth Keppie are the sole Directors and Co-Principals of the Australian International College of Language (AICOL) (ABN 83 059 849 062) a Gold Coast English language School.  AICOL was established in 1993. Our good reputation for quality without compromise stands us apart from most of our competitors.  It has led us to become the  English Language school of first choice for many agents and individual students wishing to study  English in Australian on the Gold Coast.  Student visa  tuition fees and homestay monies are safe with us as we operate trust accounts for these monies. We are financially stable – we own our premises which are unencumbered,  we also own and operate our own farmstay for international study tour groups, particularly school groups. Jan and Garth are both qualified and experienced solicitors and make a point of strictly complying with legal requirements which protects students and agents.
AICOL English school principals

Viviana Browne – Director of Studies – has been with AICOL since the beginning and prides herself on the quality of the English language tuition at AICOL. Viviana supervises all academic study including the AICOL IELTS Pre-test centre.  She speaks Italian, some French and some German so she is well aware of the difficulties faced by students when they are learning another language. She assesses the AICOL Certificate IV in TESOL programs delivered in Vietnam.

AICOL English school Director of Studies

Janice  (McClennan)- Senior Teacher –  has  been with AICOL for more than 15 years teaching English for Academic Purposes. Janice is a highly qualified teacher. Her enthusiasm and love of teaching is contagious and many of our students owe their excellent international language tests results to her personalised attention. See the numerous testimonials received by her.
Janice advises: I have a postgraduate diploma in teaching, am a Queensland registered teacher and have taught senior level English at high schools in both New Zealand and Australia. I have a postgraduate diploma in ESL and have acted in the capacity of an IELTS examiner over a number of years. I currently teach advanced level English as a Second Language at an international language school. I have a Master of Arts and I recently completed a PhD through Deakin University.

Senior teacher at AICOL English school

Heather Macneil-Brown – Accounts Manager – has a strong accounts/administration background with prolific corporate experience working in the UK and Australia before settling on the Gold Coast.  She was awarded a Bachelor of Criminal Justice last year, and recently studied for her Master of Social Work.

Accounts Officer at AICOL English language school

Jasmine Pak Yang –  Korean Liaison – Homestay Coordinator – Jasmine  is  from South Korea but grew up in Egypt so she also speaks Arabic. She has lived on the Gold Coast for the past 15 years with her husband and they have a son, James. Jasmine has been involved with language schools for many years and is experienced in counselling and interpreting is a wonderful homestay coordinator. A valued member of the AICOL team.

AICOL English language school Homestay Coordinator

Keiko O’BrienStudy Tour Coordinator – has been part of the AICOL team for many years and has a lot of experience as a study tour coordinator and tour guide. Keiko pays attention to detail to ensure participants in AICOL study tours have a great experience and leave with wonderful happy memories.

AICOL English school Study Tour Coordinator

Monica Martin is our very experienced Student Services Coordinator.  Monica is originally from Hong Kong and is well aware of the education, cultural, residential  and activity needs of students,  She speaks Mandarin and Cantonese and also has experience assisting with homestay placement.   Our delightful Monica is looking forward to assisting you.

AICOL English school Enrolment Officer

Tomoko Tsuneda – our lovely Tomoko is on maternity leave

[is very well qualified to look after all the services required by our AICOL students.  She has excellent verbal and written communication skills in Japanese and English, a Masters of Professional Accounting and a Bachelor of Law.  She is happy and friendly and looks forward to assisting students whenever she can. Tomoko has been with us for a number of years and is a valuable member of the AICOL team.]

AICOL English school Enrolment Officer

Study and Learn English in Australia at AICOL

The Australian International College of Language – AICOL – is the oldest English language school in the Gold Coast.  Established in 1993 to provide high quality English language study in Australia.

Deciding to study in Australia is an important factor in choosing your language school.  If you have decided to study in Australia then the next decision is to  choose where you will learn English – different English schools have different strengths and weaknesses.

The Gold Coast offers a safe and friendly environment with perfect year round weather – (winter from 8-20 and summer 20-30).  Begin learning English in Australia in a small friend city and graduate to one of the big cities when you commence your further studies.

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Study in Australia at AICOL English school

The best schools in which to learn English in Australia are those regularly inspected by accrediting bodies to ensure the quality of the teachers, environment, management and administration whose location is peaceful yet convenient to shops, parks and restaurants.

When learning English at AICOL Gold Coast English School you are invited to additional study in our Self-Access Centre, have an extensive range of optional activities, use of three kitchen areas and various indoor and outdoor eating areas including a balcony area overlooking the beautiful Broadwater Parklands and Aquatic Centre.

Learning English in Australia at AICOL is available to a very wide range of students – children from 6 years through to grand-parents.