REW celebrates 50 years delivering English language solutions to the world

REW celebrates 50 years delivering English language solutions to the world

RMIT English Worldwide (REW) has been providing education solutions to clients around the globe for 50 years.

RMIT English Worldwide has been providing education solutions to clients around the globe for 50 years.

In 1968, REW started as a language centre supporting students on their entry into RMIT University. It has since evolved into a centre of excellence developing and delivering English language programs and testing solutions.

Such solutions have included English for Academic Purposes, Aviation English, Business English and Migrant English, as well as English language proficiency tests for aviation personnel and professional development for ESL teachers.

RMIT Training Chief Executive Officer, Rachel Holthouse reflected on the impact REW has made around the world.

“So many lives have been positively impacted by REW over the last 50 years—not just students who have come to Melbourne but also CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) graduates who have joined the industry, and students and professionals who we’ve helped by delivering programs in their home countries.

Giving back to the community is a high priority for REW, allowing students of all different backgrounds access to these education tools.

“Many of our English language solutions are delivered in countries where only the wealthy are able to access them. Our Melbourne-based programs are also limited to those who can afford them. The need for programs that unlock further education opportunities is widespread and critical for developing regions.” 

REW’s tailored training solutions include Aviation English.

REW offers scholarships, sponsorships, free classes and educator development, demonstrating a genuine interest in education for all.

Mr Kuibamrund Soraphong, an employee of the Office of His Majesty’s Principal Private Secretary in Thailand commented on his scholarship experience in 2011.

“I would highly recommend studying at REW to other Thai students. The curriculum is really challenging and focuses on university study. It also helps prepare you for life,” he said.

Mr Soraphong’s feedback echoes the core of REW’s mission, finding sustainable ways to help others on their learning journey.

“Together, we focus on enabling students and professionals to achieve their dreams by unlocking the value of English and using these skills to improve their lives and the communities where they live,” Ms Holthouse said.

Visit for the full story and to hear from other people REW has helped.


Story: Rachael Beveridge

22 March 2018


22 March 2018


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