English school in Sydney: English Language Company

From 710.- AUD
approx 452.- EUR
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Key points

  • School located in the heart of the city, in Downtown Sydney
  • Experienced, highly trained teachers, using teaching methods based on active learning
  • Highest quality academic programs and student support
  • Numerous possibilities for work experience and paid job placements
  • Great social activities and travel deals

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE, CPE), IELTS, Premium Course
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Residence, Student house
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
23 years
Nationality mix
South Korea, Switzerland, Japan, etc..
ratings
206 authentic opinions

Our partner school is located right in the centre of Sydney in the shopping and entertainment area. The iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, as well as Darling Harbour and many other tourist attractions are only minutes away! The main train station and bus stops are within two minutes' walk. The highly trained teachers keep you actively communicating with their modern and effective curriculum. The school has 22 comfortable, well-equipped classrooms, a multimedia centre, free internet and Wi-Fi access, a student kitchen, lounge and a travel desk. You'll have everything you need for a memorable experience in vibrant Sydney, Australia!

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Job Club
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

Lowest prices guaranteed

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Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From AUD 710.-
(about EUR 449.-)
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:30-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double or triple room, no meals
1
710
1275
2
1070
1950
1894
3
1430
2625
2541
4
1790
3300
3188
6
2510
4650
4482
8
3270
6040
5816
12
4710
8740
8404
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.67   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 10.06 / 05.08 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From AUD 760.-
(about EUR 480.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(15 general + 5 Specialist course + 5 options)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:30-12:00 + 13:00-15:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Discover Australia through a work experience where you can practise the language in a real world context as you make money to finance your travels! Start off with an intensive or exam prep course to solidify your English skills (minimum intermediate level) before consulting with the Student Work Assistance Program who will help you find a job, most likely in the hospitality industry. The best part is that you can even combine multiple work experiences, allowing you to travel all over Australia!

Specialist course (from intermediate level upwards): International Business English, etc. Options: Pronunciation, Conversation, Exam Reading, Excursions, Film Club, Student Work Assistance Program, etc.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double or triple room, no meals
1
760
1325
2
1170
2050
1994
3
1580
2775
2691
4
1990
3500
3388
6
2810
4950
4782
8
3590
6360
6136
12
5190
9220
8884
16
6670
11960
11512
24
9580
17390
16718
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.67   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 10.06 / 05.08 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Combined course 20+5

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 20 week(s)
1 week(s) - From AUD 1020.-
(about EUR 644.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(15 general + 5 Specialist course + one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 20 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:30-12:30 + 13:00-15:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Discover Australia through a work experience where you can practise the language in a real world context as you make money to finance your travels! Start off with an intensive or exam prep course to solidify your English skills (minimum intermediate level) before consulting with the Student Work Assistance Program who will help you find a job, most likely in the hospitality industry. The best part is that you can even combine multiple work experiences, allowing you to travel all over Australia!

Specialist course (from intermediate level upwards): International Business English, etc. Options: Pronunciation, Conversation, Exam Reading, Excursions, Film Club, Student Work Assistance Program, etc.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double or triple room, no meals
1
1020
1585
2
1690
2570
2514
3
2360
3555
3471
4
3030
4540
4428
6
4370
6510
6342
8
5750
8520
8296
12
8430
12460
12124
16
11150
16440
15992
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.67   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 10.06 / 05.08 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Business course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 36 week(s)
1 week(s) - From AUD 760.-
(about EUR 480.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(15 general + 5 business + 5 options)
Course duration
1 - 36 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:30-12:00 + 13:00-15:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Discover Australia through a work experience where you can practise the language in a real world context as you make money to finance your travels! Start off with an intensive or exam prep course to solidify your English skills (minimum intermediate level) before consulting with the Student Work Assistance Program who will help you find a job, most likely in the hospitality industry. The best part is that you can even combine multiple work experiences, allowing you to travel all over Australia!

Specialist course (from intermediate level upwards): International Business English, etc. Options: Pronunciation, Conversation, Exam Reading, Excursions, Film Club, Student Work Assistance Program, etc.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double or triple room, no meals
1
760
1325
2
1170
2050
1994
3
1580
2775
2691
4
1990
3500
3388
6
2810
4950
4782
8
3590
6360
6136
12
5190
9220
8884
16
6670
11960
11512
20
8060
14610
14050
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.67   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 10.06 / 05.08 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Cambridge course (FCE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 11 / 12 week(s)
11 week(s) - From AUD 4970.-
(about EUR 3140.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(20 FCE + 5 options)
Course duration
11 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:15-14:30 + 15:00-16:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Discover Australia through a work experience where you can practise the language in a real world context as you make money to finance your travels! Start off with an intensive or exam prep course to solidify your English skills (minimum intermediate level) before consulting with the Student Work Assistance Program who will help you find a job, most likely in the hospitality industry. The best part is that you can even combine multiple work experiences, allowing you to travel all over Australia!

FCE exam dates (computer-based exam): 23.03, 06.06, 30.11.2019

Options: Pronunciation, Conversation, Exam Reading, Excursions, Film Club, Student Work Assistance Program, etc.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double or triple room, no meals
11
5010
8725
8417
12
5430
9460
9124
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.67   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 11 wk
07.01 / 25.03.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
09.09.2019
Bank holidays
28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 10.06 / 05.08 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Cambridge course (CAE)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 11 week(s)
11 week(s) - From AUD 4970.-
(about EUR 3140.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(20 CAE + 5 options)
Course duration
11 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:15-14:30 + 15:00-16:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Discover Australia through a work experience where you can practise the language in a real world context as you make money to finance your travels! Start off with an intensive or exam prep course to solidify your English skills (minimum intermediate level) before consulting with the Student Work Assistance Program who will help you find a job, most likely in the hospitality industry. The best part is that you can even combine multiple work experiences, allowing you to travel all over Australia!

CAE exam dates (computer-based exam): 22.03.2019

Options: Pronunciation, Conversation, Exam Reading, Excursions, Film Club, Student Work Assistance Program, etc.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double or triple room, no meals
11
5010
8725
8417
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.67   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 11 wk
07.01.2019
Bank holidays
28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 10.06 / 05.08 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Cambridge course (CAE)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 11 / 12 week(s)
11 week(s) - From AUD 4970.-
(about EUR 3140.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(20 CAE + 5 options)
Course duration
11 / 12 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:15-14:30 + 15:00-16:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Discover Australia through a work experience where you can practise the language in a real world context as you make money to finance your travels! Start off with an intensive or exam prep course to solidify your English skills (minimum intermediate level) before consulting with the Student Work Assistance Program who will help you find a job, most likely in the hospitality industry. The best part is that you can even combine multiple work experiences, allowing you to travel all over Australia!

Exam dates (computer-based CAE exam): 11.06, 05.12.2019

Options: Pronunciation, Conversation, Exam Reading, Excursions, Film Club, Student Work Assistance Program, etc.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double or triple room, no meals
11+1
5010
9040
8704
12+1
5430
9775
9411
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.67   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 11 wk
25.03.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
09.09.2019
Bank holidays
28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 10.06 / 05.08 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Cambridge course (CPE)

Advanced to Advanced, 9 / 11 week(s)
9 week(s) - From AUD 4130.-
(about EUR 2609.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(20 CPE + 5 options)
Course duration
9 / 11 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:15-14:30 + 15:00-16:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Discover Australia through a work experience where you can practise the language in a real world context as you make money to finance your travels! Start off with an intensive or exam prep course to solidify your English skills (minimum intermediate level) before consulting with the Student Work Assistance Program who will help you find a job, most likely in the hospitality industry. The best part is that you can even combine multiple work experiences, allowing you to travel all over Australia!

Exam dates: 09.03.2019 (paper-based CPE exam), 23.11.2019 (computer-based CPE exam)

Options: Pronunciation, Conversation, Exam Reading, Excursions, Film Club, Student Work Assistance Program, etc.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double or triple room, no meals
9
4170
7255
7003
11
5010
8725
8417
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.67   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 9 wk
07.01.2019
Starting dates 11 wk
09.09.2019
Bank holidays
28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 10.06 / 05.08 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 30 week(s)
1 week(s) - From AUD 760.-
(about EUR 480.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(15 general + 5 IELTS + 5 options)
Course duration
1 - 30 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:30-12:30 + 13:00-15:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Discover Australia through a work experience where you can practise the language in a real world context as you make money to finance your travels! Start off with an intensive or exam prep course to solidify your English skills (minimum intermediate level) before consulting with the Student Work Assistance Program who will help you find a job, most likely in the hospitality industry. The best part is that you can even combine multiple work experiences, allowing you to travel all over Australia!

Options: Pronunciation, Conversation, Exam Reading, Excursions, Film Club, Student Work Assistance Program, etc.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double or triple room, no meals
1
760
1325
2
1170
2050
1994
3
1580
2775
2691
4
1990
3500
3388
6
2810
4950
4782
8
3590
6360
6136
12
5190
9220
8884
16
6670
11960
11512
24
9580
17390
16718
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.67   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 10.06 / 05.08 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Premium Course IELTS

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 20 week(s)
1 week(s) - From AUD 1060.-
(about EUR 670.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(15 general + 5 IELTS + 5 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 20 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:30-12:30 + 13:00-15:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double or triple room, no meals
1
1060
1625
2
1770
2650
2594
3
2480
3675
3591
4
3190
4700
4588
6
4610
6750
6582
8
6070
8840
8616
12
8910
12940
12604
16
11790
17080
16632
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.67   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 10.06 / 05.08 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Options/Extras

FCE Cambridge exam fee 350 AUD
CAE Cambridge exam fee 350 AUD
CPE Cambridge exam fee 370 AUD
Accommodation deposit (Studyhouse, Link2)
Your credit card details will be required as a damage deposit for the accommodation.
Residence deposit (to be paid on site by credit card) (ELC) 500 AUD
Private bathroom (host family) (Prices and availability on request)
Supplement (Studyhouse & Link2, less than 4 weeks ) 50 AUD
Supplement (Special diet)
Prices and availability on request
Extra night with host family 50 AUD
Additional night compulsory if arrival on saturday (FCE 23.03, 30.11.2019 / CPE : 09.03, 23.11.2019)
Compulsory OSHC health insurance/student visa (per month) (approximately) 52 AUD
Christmas with the host family 110 AUD
Wireless Internet in the family (per week) (to be paid on-site) 10 AUD
Airport transfer (on arrival) 160 AUD

Other accommodation options

Student house, single room, no meals (Studyhouse)
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom, ELC)
Student house, single room, no meals (Link2)
Student house, double room, no meals (Link2)

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.

4.2/5
Overall rating

93% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

206 students gave their opinion about this school

18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
CPE-Vorbereitungskurs sehr zufriedenstellend. Die Schule ist zentral gelegen und bietet soweit alles was man von einer Schule erwartet. Sauberkeit und Infrastruktur lässt zu wünschen übrig. Man findet sich damit aber ab vorallem wenn man von anderen Unterkünften hört.
11 weeks, September – November 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Top tips
« Ivy Nachtklub und Messina Gelateria am Circular Quay »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
16 weeks, August – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, ich habe definitiv Fortschritte erzielt. Allerdings fallen diese mit einem hohen Anfangsniveau nicht unbedingt auf. »
School highlights
« Guter Nationalitätenmix, zentrale Lage, professionelle Einstellung der Schule »
Top tips
« In Sydney - Winterkleider mitnehmen! »
21 years old - New Caledonia
/ 5
30 weeks, May – November 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
14 weeks, August – November 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, September – November 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
26 years old - Spain
/ 5
Me ha encantado la atención en la escuela, todos muy profesionales. Trato amable. Repetiría Profeora estupendaCompañeros de muchas nacionales Me alojé en hostel por mi cuenta La profesional encargada de los viajes muy atenta
3 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Si, en 3 semanas solo creo que he mejorado el speaking »
School highlights
« Diversidad de enseñanza »
Top tips
« Bucear en la gran barrera de coral. Tienes que volar a Cairns pero merece la pena »
20 years old - New Caledonia
/ 5
4 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
18 weeks, May – September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
20 years old - France
/ 5
5 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
38 years old - France
/ 5
8 weeks, April – June 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (2.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (2 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

Testimonials

Christelle Germann
Christelle Germann

In the school, the CAE preparation courses were challenging, the teachers were very good, the atmosphere excellent, and the students came from the whole world. Staying with a host family is really the best way to be sure to speak English and improve your skills, since you can talk about everything, otherwise they were very friendly so I felt like at home. Sydney, the best spot ever, is a bustling city, there is always something to see, do, or places to visit whether during the week or in the weekend, different neighbourhoods with different cultures, many beaches located only 30 minutes away from the town centre.

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Lola Angeloz
Lola Angeloz

Before I left for my language course, I asked myself many questions. What city? What course? What accommodation option? After discussing it with my friends and with an ESL consultant, I chose Australia!
So I went to Sydney to take a 3-month “natural English” course at the ELC school. It was the first time I was actually happy to go to school in the morning, the lessons were very interesting, the teacher was exceptional and my classmates were great! Through the school, I met many people of different nationalities and from different backgrounds with whom I had a great time and I learned a lot…
Regarding accommodation, I stayed in a student residence for a month, and once again it was great! As soon as I arrived, I met my roommates, who were of different nationalities, and I immediately felt comfortable because, even though we all had a different level of English, we could understand each other very well.
In the student residence, I learnt not to be embarrassed when speaking English because all of the students there went to the same school as me and attended the same type of courses as me.
About Sydney… The city is just huge! There are so many things to do and see that I never got bored! There are students all over the place, you meet lots of people everywhere and it is a great place for going out!

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Sandra Cairovic
Sandra Cairovic

Sydney is a fantastic city for an English course! The atmosphere in the city is thrilling and the nearby beaches are amazing. I really enjoyed staying at the ELC student House, where you can meet many people from all over the world. What’s more, it is very close to the school.
For me, ELC is one of the best language schools in Australia. From the first day onwards, I felt comfortable there. The staff is really friendly and always available. I also liked the Cambridge course: my teacher was great and the lessons were very interesting. I significantly improved my English.
My “Aussie” experience will remain one of the greatest things in my life, forever engraved on my memory! I can say that I am really happy I met such friendly people and made such rapid progress in English!

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Host family
Living with a host family is a great way of immersing yourself in the Australian way of life during your stay in Sydney. You'll stay in a single room with half-board during the week and full board on the weekends. Host families typically live around 30-55 minutes from the school.

Studyhouse student house (minimum stay: 2 weeks)
There are three student houses located next door to each other and only 10 minutes' walk from the school, right next to the beautiful Darling Harbour in the centre of Sydney! All are very modern and well equipped for your comfort. You'll stay in a single, double or triple room and share the modern common areas with your housemates, including the fully equipped kitchen, the bathroom, a lounge with a flat-screen TV and computer and free Wi-Fi available throughout the building. The houses are very secure with a magnetic card key for each house and pin locks for each bedroom. Availability is limited, so it's recommended to book in advance.

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ELC residence (minimum stay: 10 weeks)
These very comfortable apartments are located in a modern international student residence in the centre of Sydney, 10 minutes' walk to the school. They are close to public transport, shops and restaurants. You will stay in a single room with en-suite bathroom in an apartment that you will share with 5 other students. The apartments are air-conditioned and include a large well-equipped kitchen. The 24h/7 reception desk, large social area, outdoor BBQ area, games area and TV lounge will allow you to get to know the other tenants quickly. Wi-Fi access is available in the common areas and you will have your own LAN cable access in your bedroom. There is a weekly housekeeping service of the communal areas and you will be able to use the coin-operated laundry facilities. The residence also includes a bike storage room.

Link2 student house (minimum stay: 2 weeks)
Are you the independent type? Do you want to live with other international students? These student houses, which are in the city centre and 10 minutes away from the school by foot, are ideal for you. You may choose to stay in a single or a twin room, which are available to students travelling together or alone (in that case, you will have a roommate of the same gender). A maximum of 5 students share the bathrooms. Bed linen and towels are provided. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, a desk and a wardrobe. Free Wi-Fi is available in all the rooms. You will share the kitchen and the coin-operated laundry facilities, as well as the lounge, where you can socialise and watch TV.

StudyHouse Student House

General information

The Student Houses are located at beautiful Darling Harbour, just a ten-minute walk from ELC and the city centre. Being so close to Darling Harbour and the city, everything that Sydney has to offer is at your doorstep!

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
10 minutes
Means of transportation:
on foot
Walking distance to public transport:
10 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
15 minutes
Coffee shops:
5 minutes
Restaurants:
5 minutes
Shops:
10 minutes
Pharmacy:
10 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 2:00 pm
Saturday until 9:00 am
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building) 1
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit
300 AUD by credit card
1

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen 1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine
Laundry
2 washing machines and 2 dryers. Each machine requires ~3 AUD to operate
1
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room 1
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
12 rooms
min.: 6 m2/ max.: 9 m2
1
Twin
23 rooms
min.: 8 m2/ max.: 12 m2
1
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets 1
Shared showers 1
Cleaning
3 times a week
1
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities 1
Microwave 1
TV 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
Floor
Wood
1
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided

The school offers a varied activities programme (sightseeing, socialising, sports or culture). Many are free or less than $20 for ELC students. ELC students also get great discounts on many other activities and trips, like surf camps and dolphin watching tours.
Sydney enjoys a warm summer and a mild winter. It is a modern, exciting city but still has extraordinary natural beauty. The range of cultural and entertainment activities on offer is as wide as anywhere in the world. You can find everything from fantastic beaches to world class shopping, from gorgeous natural wilderness to five star restaurants, from the coolest nightclubs to great yoga classes – all in one city.

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