English school in Sydney: SEA Sydney English Academy, Manly

From 640.- AUD
approx 405.- EUR
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Key points

  • Ideal location, close to Sydney and only a stone's throw away from the beach
  • Small school which favours a friendly and welcoming atmosphere
  • Teachers who are very qualified and enthusiastic

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE), IELTS
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
23 years
Nationality mix
Brazil, Switzerland, Japan, etc..
ratings
44 authentic opinions

Our partner school is located 50 metres from beautiful Manly Beach. The small size of the school and the enthusiasm of the teachers create a warm and friendly atmosphere. Classrooms are modern and air-conditioned, and a large and sunny student lounge provides a place for students to hang out during breaks. A computer room with free internet access is also available. Just a stone's throw from the school, you'll find a wide choice of shops, bars and restaurants, and you can reach the centre of Sydney in just 30 minutes by bus!

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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

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From AUD 640.-
(about EUR 405.-)
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-12:10

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
1
640
1140
2
975
1755
3
1310
2370
4
1645
2985
6
2315
4215
8
3035
5495
12
4375
7955
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.66   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 29.01 / 26.02 / 26.03 / 23.04 / 21.05 / 18.06 / 16.07 / 13.08 / 10.09 / 08.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
26.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 11.06 / 06.08 / 01.10.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
22.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From AUD 695.-
(about EUR 440.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(22 general + 2 ''self-study'' + 1 conversation)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-13:10 + 14:00-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
1
695
1195
2
1085
1865
3
1475
2535
4
1865
3205
6
2615
4515
8
3435
5895
12
4975
8555
16
6335
11035
24
9360
16300
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.66   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 29.01 / 26.02 / 26.03 / 23.04 / 21.05 / 18.06 / 16.07 / 13.08 / 10.09 / 08.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
26.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 11.06 / 06.08 / 01.10.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
22.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

Cambridge course (FCE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 10 week(s)
10 week(s) - From AUD 4670.-
(about EUR 2953.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(22 FCE + 2 ''self-study'' + 1 conversation)
Course duration
10 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 13
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-13:10 + 14:00-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
10
4670
7690
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.66   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
08.01.2018
Bank holidays
26.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 11.06 / 06.08 / 01.10.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
22.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

Cambridge course (FCE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 12 week(s)
12 week(s) - From AUD 5450.-
(about EUR 3447.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(22 FCE + 2 ''self-study'' + 1 conversation)
Course duration
12 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 13
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-13:10 + 14:00-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
12+1
5450
9310
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.66   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
19.03 / 10.09.2018
Bank holidays
26.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 11.06 / 06.08 / 01.10.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
22.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

Cambridge course (CAE)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 10 week(s)
10 week(s) - From AUD 4670.-
(about EUR 2953.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(22 CAE + 2 ''self-study'' + 1 conversation)
Course duration
10 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 13
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-13:10 + 14:00-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
10
4670
7690
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.66   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
08.01.2018
Bank holidays
26.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 11.06 / 06.08 / 01.10.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
22.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

Cambridge course (CAE)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 12 week(s)
12 week(s) - From AUD 5450.-
(about EUR 3447.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(22 CAE + 2 ''self-study'' + 1 conversation)
Course duration
12 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 13
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-13:10 + 14:00-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
12+1
5450
9310
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.66   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
19.03 / 10.09.2018
Bank holidays
26.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 11.06 / 06.08 / 01.10.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
22.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 - 12 week(s)
4 week(s) - From AUD 2025.-
(about EUR 1281.-)
Lessons
22 of 60 minutes
(20 general + 2 ''IELTS'')
Course duration
4 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-13:10 + 14:00-15:00 (Tue+Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
4
2025
3365
6
2715
4615
8
3515
5975
12
5015
8595
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.66   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 29.01 / 26.02 / 26.03 / 23.04 / 21.05 / 18.06 / 16.07 / 13.08 / 10.09 / 08.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
26.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 11.06 / 06.08 / 01.10.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
22.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

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

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 140 AUD
Guardianship fee (under 18 y.o.) 200 AUD
Guardianship fee (under 18 y.o.) (per week) 45 AUD
Accommodation (under 18 y.o.) (per week) 20 AUD
Extra night 40 AUD
Extra night with host family (under 18 y.o.) 45 AUD
Additional night compulsory (CAE: 17.03.2018)
End-of-year holidays in host family (per week) (22.12 -29.12.2018) 70 AUD
Compulsory OSHC health insurance/student visa (per month) (approximately) 45 AUD
Airport transfer (on arrival) 140 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.

4.1/5
Overall rating

95% of students recommending this school

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

44 students gave their opinion about this school

54 years old - New Caledonia
/ 5
École de petite taille facilitant les relations Avec le sentiment d’apparteni à famille Une famille charmante , aimant le contact et très disponible et chaleureuse.
4 weeks, March – April 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.5 / 5)
School location
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, bien sûr ! Cours basés sur la conversation avec l’enchainement d’exercices, très dynamiques et sur des thématiques très actuelles. »
School highlights
« La bonne humeur et la taille moyenne de l’établissement. »
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Angenehme Atmosphäre, man fühlt sich wohl. Alle Lehrer extrem nett und hilfsbereit.
6 weeks, February – March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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« Atmosphäre und Personal der Schule waren toll. »
33 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, December 2017
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (2.3 / 5)
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Teaching (3 / 5)
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30 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Hat meine Erwartungen übertroffen,war top. Nur der freiwillige Nachmittagsunterricht (02.00-03.00 pm) in der Schule entsprach nicht meinen Vorstellungen. Infrastruktur ist i.O. Zum Teil zu wenig Platz vorhanden. Die Tische in den Klassenräume sind zu klein,sollte geändert werden. Standort ist top. Hat viele Schweizer/ innen (ca.40-50%),denke dies ist normal,lernte aber auch Studenten kennen aus anderen Ländern. Lehrer hatten Freude an Ihrer Arbeit dies merkte man jeden Tag. Sie gingen auch auf einem ein wenn man Fragen oder Schwierigkeiten hatte. Ich konnte meine Englischkenntnise in 8 Wochen sehr verbessern.Stimmung in der Gruppe war unterschiedlich,je nach dem was für Leute aufeinander traffen,doch meistens gut- sehr gut.
8 weeks, October – December 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Familiär, klein, Standort »
Top tips
« Surfcamp, Ausflug zu den Blue Mountains, Hikking Tour for self von Cooggee Beach- Bondi Beach, Little Manly Beach, Palmbeach, Warringah Mall (Einkaufszentrum), Surflektionen in Manly, jogging am morgen, Sunset & Sunrise in Manly, Hikking Tour in Manly von Manly- Spit Bridge, Royalnationalpark, Taronga Zoo, schnorcheln beim Jelly Beach in Manly »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Klassenräume waren etwas eng und die WCs waren nicht wirklich sauber.Unsere Klasse bestand, weil es ein Cambridge Kurs war, vorwiegend aus Schweizern. Der Nationalitäten-Mix in den allgemeinen Kursen war gut.
13 weeks, September – December 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.3 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
27 weeks, January – July 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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School facilities
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
17 weeks, November 2016 – March 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 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
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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19 years old - Germany
/ 5
26 weeks, September 2016 – March 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, December 2016 – March 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
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18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
23 weeks, October 2016 – March 2017
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3 / 5)
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Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Testimonials

Marco Pfiaffi
Marco Pfiaffi
SEA, Sydney Manly
Duration: 12 weeks

I stayed at the Sydney English Academy for three months! I spent wonderful moments there! Thank you very much!!! I will never forget this trip!! I hope to come back to Australia!

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Angel Bono
Angel Bono
SEA, Sydney Manly
Duration: 12 weeks

I liked this school for its friendly atmosphere and the quality of the courses. I greatly improved my English and my listening skills are better now. I would like to go back there as soon as possible. The atmosphere is great and I felt comfortable there. It is very easy to make new friends at SEA in this friendly environment. The teachers are very professional and nice. They have lots of time to devote to students. The large beach of Manly is gorgeous. A great mentality and friendly atmosphere prevails. The food is good too!!! A tip: I recommend the mussels at the Four Pines restaurant… simply delicious!!!

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Lukas Stadelmann
Lukas Stadelmann
SEA, Sydney Manly
Duration: 8 weeks

Hi there on the other side of the earth. Manly is beautiful, I love the city. It’s quite because it’s wet the typical season for travellers but it’s still beautiful. The school is tops. I already learned a lot, vocabulary, grammar and useful sentences. I live in a host family with two children and a dog; it’s a funny and lovely family. I have a lot this to talk with them and they are also really interested in me. A great thanks to the organisation of ESL I never had problem yet, and it was a short and much uncomplicated preparation I can recommend Manly to everyone it’s wonderful and if you have time, dry to join a sport club that to get to learn the activities.

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Host family
Staying with a host family will allow you to really make the most out of your time in Sydney! The families are carefully selected by our partner school. You'll have your own room with half-board (full board at the weekends). This option will give you the opportunity to discover the Australian way of life and to practise your English daily in a warm and motivating atmosphere. The average distance from the school is 20 minutes and the maximum is 35 minutes by public transport.

Residence, backpackers (from 18 years)
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Surfing, of course, but that’s not all: beach volleyball, football, sailing, bushwalking, barbeques on Shelly Beach or trips to Warratah Park… you won’t have time to get bored in Manly, Sydney. Even if learning English is your n°1 priority, our partner school SEA makes it a point of honour to offer an attractive and varied program of leisure activities, so that your time in Australia will be full of new discoveries, experiences and friendships. In one word: unforgettable.

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