English school in Cairns: Cairns College of English

From 403.- EUR
630.- AUD
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Key points

  • Great location
  • Wide choice of extracurricular activities
  • Very good network of host families
  • Relaxed atmosphere and serious work

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (B2 First, C1 Advanced), IELTS
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Shared apartment
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
24 years
Nationality mix
Europe, Asia, South America, etc..
ratings
67 authentic opinions

Our partner school is located in the city centre, close to all types of amenities and many of the bars and restaurants that make Cairns such a trendy place. The school’s 18 classrooms, 12 of which are equipped with smart boards, are modern and convenient. Enjoy the breaks with your classmates in the lounge or the shared kitchen, use one of the 30 computers in the computer lab or get some fuel in the form of caffeine in the school’s café. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the building, which also has a tour desk, where the school’s staff will be happy to help you plan activities for your weekends.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • Optional language workshops
  • Job Club
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 403.- EUR
(630.- AUD)
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
630 AUD
1130 AUD
AUD
2
960 AUD
1710 AUD
AUD
3
1290 AUD
2290 AUD
AUD
4
1620 AUD
2870 AUD
2610 AUD
6
2280 AUD
4030 AUD
3640 AUD
8
2940 AUD
5190 AUD
4670 AUD
12
4260 AUD
7510 AUD
6730 AUD
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.64   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 06.05 / 19.07 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 442.- EUR
(690.- AUD)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(20 general + 5 "self-study”)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30 + 14:45 - 15:45 ("self-study")

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
690 AUD
1190 AUD
AUD
2
1080 AUD
1830 AUD
AUD
3
1470 AUD
2470 AUD
AUD
4
1860 AUD
3110 AUD
2850 AUD
8
3340 AUD
5590 AUD
5070 AUD
12
4860 AUD
8110 AUD
7330 AUD
16
6220 AUD
10470 AUD
9430 AUD
24
8940 AUD
15190 AUD
13630 AUD
Extra week (24+)
360 AUD
610 AUD
545 AUD
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.64   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 06.05 / 19.07 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (B2 First)

Intermediate to Advanced, 10 / 12 week(s)
10 week(s) - From 2688.- EUR
(4200.- AUD)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(20 B2 First + 5 "self-study")
Course duration
10 / 12 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
10+1
4200 AUD
7200 AUD
6485 AUD
12+1
4860 AUD
8360 AUD
7515 AUD
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.64   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 10 wk
10.06.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
18.03 / 09.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 06.05 / 19.07 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 10 / 12 week(s)
10 week(s) - From 2688.- EUR
(4200.- AUD)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(20 C1 Advanced + 5 "self-study")
Course duration
10 / 12 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
10+1
4200 AUD
7200 AUD
6485 AUD
12+1
4860 AUD
8360 AUD
7515 AUD
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.64   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 10 wk
10.06.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
18.03 / 09.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 06.05 / 19.07 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 30 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 442.- EUR
(690.- AUD)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(20 IELTS + 5 "self-study")
Course duration
1 - 30 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
690 AUD
1190 AUD
AUD
2
1080 AUD
1830 AUD
AUD
3
1470 AUD
2470 AUD
AUD
4
1860 AUD
3110 AUD
2850 AUD
8
3340 AUD
5590 AUD
5070 AUD
12
4860 AUD
8110 AUD
7330 AUD
16
6220 AUD
10470 AUD
9430 AUD
24
8940 AUD
15190 AUD
13630 AUD
Extra week (24+)
360 AUD
610 AUD
545 AUD
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.64   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 06.05 / 19.07 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

English + diving

Beginner to Advanced, 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 1242.- EUR
(1940.- AUD)
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + diving to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
2
1940 AUD
2690 AUD
AUD
3
2460 AUD
3460 AUD
AUD
4
2880 AUD
4130 AUD
3870 AUD
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.64   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 06.05 / 19.07 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Course Job Ready Program

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1338.- EUR
(2090.- AUD)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(20 "Ready for Work" + 5 "self-study")
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
4
2090 AUD
3340 AUD
3080 AUD
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.64   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
18.02 / 29.04 / 05.08 / 08.10.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 06.05 / 19.07 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

Course materials deposit (refundable deposit) 50 AUD
One-to-one course (per lesson) 95 AUD
B2 First Cambridge exam fee 330 AUD
Administrative fee (Cambridge) 30 AUD
C1 Advanced Cambridge exam fee 330 AUD
Accommodation (under 18 y.o.) (per week) (Host Family) 50 AUD
Shared apartment deposit (to be paid on site) 170 AUD
Cleaning fee to be paid on site 30 AUD
End-of-year holidays in host family (13.12.2019 - 05.01.2020) 150 AUD
Compulsory OSHC health insurance/student visa (per month) (approximately, to be confirmed) 50 AUD
Airport transfer (on arrival) 77 AUD

Other accommodation options

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.3/5
Overall rating

96% of students recommending this school

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/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5

67 students gave their opinion about this school

28 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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39 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Australien ist wunderschön und Cairns ist klein aber für einen Sprachaufenthalt ideal. Schule ist sehr empfehlenswert. English-only-policity, sehr gute und kompetente Lehrkräfte, der Spass kommt nicht zu kurz, wöchentliche Leveltests, diverse Aktivitäten Gastfamilie war okay - ich war sehr selbständig - Kontakt war nicht riesig, was mich aber nicht störte Super Angebote zu fairen Preisen - meist günstiger als in Tourist-Adventure-ShopsSehr gute Beratung! Super Sache - jederzeit gerne wieder!
6 weeks, April – May 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Riesige Fortschritte habe ich in den sechs Wochen nicht gemacht - das war mir aber klar. Dennoch konnte ich profitieren und bin wieder in die Sprach "reingekommen" »
School highlights
« Die Lehrer und das Admin-Personal sind TOP! Jederzeit gibt es Ansprechpartner und alle sind sehr hilfsbereit! »
26 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
17 weeks, August – December 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3 / 5)
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, September – December 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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35 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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« Die Schule war sehr gut organisiert und es wurde sehr darauf geachtet das in der Schule wirklich nur Englisch gesprochen wurde. »
27 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, June – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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16 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Un séjour qui s’est parfaitement bien déroulé. Une bonne ambiance à l’ecole, une famille extraordinaire et une destination de rêve. Une école très moderne. Les cours étaient clairs. Les professeurs étaient à 100% à notre disposition et répondaient très volontiers à nos questions! Beaucoup de diversité au niveau des nationalités, ce qui nous plongent dans une immersion complète avec la langue. Le personnel est toujours là pour nous aider et nous conseiller.
4 weeks, June – July 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
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26 years old - Germany
/ 5
Ja auf jeden Fall ! Ich fand meinem Lehrer ( Roger) sehr gut und würde sogar behaupten er ist der beste der Schule ! 4 Wochen in der Tat , zu kurz. Ich hatte eine ganz tolle Familie . Super hilfsbereit und jeder kann sich glücklich schätzen in diese Familie zu kommen
4 weeks, June – July 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, June 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Leisure (3 / 5)
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, September – December 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Die Schule hat mir viel geholfen gramatikalisch. Doch das Sprechen im Sharehouse hat mir am meisten geholfen, da ich mit vielen englisch sprechenden gewohnt habe. »
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Testimonials

Sylvie Frattino
Sylvie Frattino
Cairns College of EnglishCairns
Duration: 16 weeks

My name is Sylvie Frattino, I am 23 years old and I come from Vevey, Switzerland. I am currently living in Cairns, Australia for a total duration of 16 weeks. I am a student at the Cairns College of English. I started at an intermediate level and after four weeks, I was upgraded to the upper intermediate class, where I am now. The lessons are varied and deal with various topics. We work on all four language competences: listening, writing, speaking and reading. The teachers are competent and very friendly. As regards meals, we can use the cafeteria, which is equipped with a micro-wave oven. There is a computer room a well as a relaxation area with sofa and television. The school organises many activities as well as weekend excursions at very advantageous prices. Therefore, I could visit several beautiful places in this wonderful region (magnetic island, green island, cape tribulations) as well as participate in various activities (wine/cheese tasting, yoga, water-skiing,…). The atmosphere is excellent. I am having a really good time here; I’m improving my English and taking advantage of it to discover new horizons. This experience is great because it allows me to meet people from all over the world and thus get to know new cultures.

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Host family
Our partner school has a very good network of host families at its disposal, who for the most part live around 15-30 minutes from the school. You'll stay in a single room with half-board and will have the opportunity to fully experience Australian life by living with a local family. The cultural and linguistic benefits of this accommodation option will largely contribute to the improvement of your level of English!

Shared apartment (minimum 4 weeks)
Located a 20-30-minute walk from the school, these apartments are also close to the Cairns Central Shopping Centre and the beautiful lagoon. You'll stay in a single room (twin room available for students travelling together) and enjoy full independence while sharing the common rooms with Australian and international students, backpackers, travelers or professionals. The apartments consist of 5-6 bedrooms, and in each one you’ll find unlimited Wi-Fi, a desk, a wardrobe and a ceiling fan. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, a shared lounge and dining room with TV and DVD Player, a balcony or outdoor patio and a BBQ area in the garden. Bed linen and one towel are available, as well as coin-operated laundry on site and bike rental service. Bathrooms are cleaned weekly and a full-time maintenance officer is at your disposal. Free Wi-Fi and air conditioning (subject to availability) are included. Students should bring their own beach towel.

Cairns is without doubt the place in Australia which offers the most leisure activities at very competitive prices. The city has become the meeting place of lovers of sports and adventure and strong sensations, thanks, notably, to the natural wonders that are the Great Barrier Reef and the tropical forest. Deep-sea diving and a jungle safari figure amongst a wide choice of activities proposed by our partner school, completed by a social programme made up of parties and visits in order to have an unforgettable stay.

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