English school in Gold Coast: EC

From 422.- EUR
620.- AUD
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Key points

  • Exceptional environment on one of the most in vogue coasts of Australia
  • Central location and very well equipped school
  • High performing school and numerous nationalities represented
  • Wide choice of outdoor activities

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
IELTS
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
24 years
Nationality mix
Brazil, Japan, China, etc..
ratings
39 authentic opinions

In the very heart of Surfers Paradise, on the most famous shopping street and 5 minutes' walk from the beach, our partner school has an ideal location! The main public transport lines are all nearby. The course centre occupies the 4th and 5th floors of a modern building with stylish furnishings. Wi-Fi is free! A library allows you to carry out research, and students have access to computers in the multimedia centre. In the 14 classrooms, teachers give interactive, motivating English lessons. A student lounge invites you to relax after class. The numerous cafés, restaurants and shops in the surroundings will allow you to immerse yourself in the laidback lifestyle of the Gold Coast. And after classes, there's only one motto: head to the beach and onto a surfboard!

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Included in the price
  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Use of study centre
  • Optional language workshops
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Orange Carpet Experience
  • Welcome activity

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Standard course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 422.- EUR
(620.- AUD)
Lessons
16 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 18
Minimum age
years
Schedule
08:30-12:40 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Standard CozzyStay Residence residence, double room, no meals (18+)
1
620 AUD
2
1010 AUD
1880 AUD
1740 AUD
3
1400 AUD
2565 AUD
2355 AUD
4
1790 AUD
3250 AUD
2950 AUD
6
2570 AUD
4620 AUD
4170 AUD
8
3350 AUD
5990 AUD
5390 AUD
12
4790 AUD
8610 AUD
7710 AUD
16
6310 AUD
11310 AUD
10110 AUD
24
9350 AUD
16710 AUD
14910 AUD
AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.68   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Cleaning service (residence) 55 AUD

Options

One-to-one course, 5 lessons/week (per week) 850 AUD
One-to-one course, 10 lessons/week (per week) 1545 AUD
Extra night (host family) 43 AUD
Extra night (residence) (1-3) 33 AUD
Extra night (residence) (4+) 32 AUD
Airport transfer from Brisbane (pick-up) 160 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Brisbane (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
320 AUD
Airport transfer from Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up) 160 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
320 AUD
Starting dates
04.01 / 11.01 / 18.01 / 25.01 / 01.02 / 08.02 / 15.02 / 22.02 / 01.03 / 08.03 / 15.03 / 22.03 / 29.03 / 06.04 / 12.04 / 19.04 / 27.04 / 04.05 / 10.05 / 17.05 / 24.05 / 31.05 / 07.06 / 14.06 / 21.06 / 28.06 / 05.07 / 12.07 / 19.07 / 26.07 / 02.08 / 09.08 / 16.08 / 23.08 / 30.08 / 06.09 / 13.09 / 20.09 / 27.09 / 05.10 / 11.10 / 18.10 / 25.10 / 01.11 / 08.11 / 15.11 / 22.11 / 29.11 / 06.12 / 13.12 / 20.12.2021
Bank holidays
01.01 / 26.01 / 02.04 / 05.04 / 26.04 / 03.05 / 11.08 / 04.10.2021
Holidays
26.12.2021 - 01.01.2022

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

Semi-intensive course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 442.- EUR
(650.- AUD)
Lessons
20 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 18
Minimum age
years
Schedule
08:30-12:40 + 13:10-14:10 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Standard CozzyStay Residence residence, double room, no meals (18+)
1
650 AUD
2
1070 AUD
1940 AUD
1800 AUD
3
1490 AUD
2655 AUD
2445 AUD
4
1910 AUD
3370 AUD
3070 AUD
6
2750 AUD
4800 AUD
4350 AUD
8
3590 AUD
6230 AUD
5630 AUD
12
5090 AUD
8910 AUD
8010 AUD
16
6710 AUD
11710 AUD
10510 AUD
24
9710 AUD
17070 AUD
15270 AUD
AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.68   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Compulsory OSHC health insurance - student visa (per month) 45 AUD
Cleaning service (residence) 55 AUD

Options

One-to-one course, 5 lessons/week (per week) 850 AUD
One-to-one course, 10 lessons/week (per week) 1545 AUD
Extra night (host family) 43 AUD
Extra night (residence) (1-3) 33 AUD
Extra night (residence) (4+) 32 AUD
Airport transfer from Brisbane (pick-up) 160 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Brisbane (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
320 AUD
Airport transfer from Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up) 160 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
320 AUD
Starting dates
04.01 / 11.01 / 18.01 / 25.01 / 01.02 / 08.02 / 15.02 / 22.02 / 01.03 / 08.03 / 15.03 / 22.03 / 29.03 / 06.04 / 12.04 / 19.04 / 27.04 / 04.05 / 10.05 / 17.05 / 24.05 / 31.05 / 07.06 / 14.06 / 21.06 / 28.06 / 05.07 / 12.07 / 19.07 / 26.07 / 02.08 / 09.08 / 16.08 / 23.08 / 30.08 / 06.09 / 13.09 / 20.09 / 27.09 / 05.10 / 11.10 / 18.10 / 25.10 / 01.11 / 08.11 / 15.11 / 22.11 / 29.11 / 06.12 / 13.12 / 20.12.2021
Bank holidays
01.01 / 26.01 / 02.04 / 05.04 / 26.04 / 03.05 / 11.08 / 04.10.2021
Holidays
26.12.2021 - 01.01.2022

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

Intensive course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 462.- EUR
(680.- AUD)
Lessons
General (group): 16 of 60 minutes
+ Options (group): 7 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 18
Minimum age
years
Schedule
08:30-11:40 + 13:10-14:10 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu), 08:30-11:40 (Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

The programme includes two modules:
- General English classes are held in the morning and consists of 16 lessons per week. They cover grammar and vocabulary.
- A selection of special classes focusing on the areas that you want to improve, according to your level and interests, will help you gain greater fluency and accuracy. Option: Global Awareness, Writing with Confidence, English for Online Communication, Exam skills, Grammar for Real Communication , Expand your vocabulary and much more.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Standard CozzyStay Residence residence, double room, no meals (18+)
1
680 AUD
2
1130 AUD
2000 AUD
1860 AUD
3
1580 AUD
2745 AUD
2535 AUD
4
2030 AUD
3490 AUD
3190 AUD
6
2930 AUD
4980 AUD
4530 AUD
8
3830 AUD
6470 AUD
5870 AUD
12
5390 AUD
9210 AUD
8310 AUD
16
7110 AUD
12110 AUD
10910 AUD
24
10310 AUD
17670 AUD
15870 AUD
AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.68   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Compulsory OSHC health insurance - student visa (per month) 45 AUD
Cleaning service (residence) 55 AUD

Options

One-to-one course, 5 lessons/week (per week) 850 AUD
One-to-one course, 10 lessons/week (per week) 1545 AUD
Extra night (host family) 43 AUD
Extra night (residence) (1-3) 33 AUD
Extra night (residence) (4+) 32 AUD
Airport transfer from Brisbane (pick-up) 160 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Brisbane (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
320 AUD
Airport transfer from Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up) 160 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
320 AUD
Starting dates
04.01 / 11.01 / 18.01 / 25.01 / 01.02 / 08.02 / 15.02 / 22.02 / 01.03 / 08.03 / 15.03 / 22.03 / 29.03 / 06.04 / 12.04 / 19.04 / 27.04 / 04.05 / 10.05 / 17.05 / 24.05 / 31.05 / 07.06 / 14.06 / 21.06 / 28.06 / 05.07 / 12.07 / 19.07 / 26.07 / 02.08 / 09.08 / 16.08 / 23.08 / 30.08 / 06.09 / 13.09 / 20.09 / 27.09 / 05.10 / 11.10 / 18.10 / 25.10 / 01.11 / 08.11 / 15.11 / 22.11 / 29.11 / 06.12 / 13.12 / 20.12.2021
Bank holidays
01.01 / 26.01 / 02.04 / 05.04 / 26.04 / 03.05 / 11.08 / 04.10.2021
Holidays
26.12.2021 - 01.01.2022

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

IELTS exam preparation course, 20 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 2 - 12 week(s)
2 weeks From 714.- EUR
(1050.- AUD)
Lessons
20 of 60 minutes
Course duration
2 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 18
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:30-12:40 + 13:10-14:10 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Standard CozzyStay Residence residence, double room, no meals (18+)
2
1050 AUD
1920 AUD
1780 AUD
3
1460 AUD
2625 AUD
2415 AUD
4
1870 AUD
3330 AUD
3030 AUD
6
2690 AUD
4740 AUD
4290 AUD
8
3510 AUD
6150 AUD
5550 AUD
12
4970 AUD
8790 AUD
7890 AUD
AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.68   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

IELTS exam fee (to be paid online)
www.ielts.org
340 AUD
Cleaning service (residence) 55 AUD

Options

One-to-one course, 5 lessons/week (per week) 850 AUD
One-to-one course, 10 lessons/week (per week) 1545 AUD
Extra night (host family) 43 AUD
Extra night (residence) (1-3) 33 AUD
Extra night (residence) (4+) 32 AUD
Airport transfer from Brisbane (pick-up) 160 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Brisbane (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
320 AUD
Airport transfer from Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up) 160 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
320 AUD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
01.01 / 26.01 / 02.04 / 05.04 / 26.04 / 03.05 / 11.08 / 04.10.2021
Holidays
26.12.2021 - 01.01.2022

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

IELTS exam preparation course, 23 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 2 - 52 week(s)
2 weeks From 755.- EUR
(1110.- AUD)
Lessons
23 of 60 minutes
Course duration
2 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 18
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:30-12:40 + 13:10-14:10 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu), 08:30-11:40 (Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Standard CozzyStay Residence residence, double room, no meals (18+)
2
1110 AUD
1980 AUD
1840 AUD
3
1550 AUD
2715 AUD
2505 AUD
4
1990 AUD
3450 AUD
3150 AUD
6
2870 AUD
4920 AUD
4470 AUD
8
3750 AUD
6390 AUD
5790 AUD
12
5270 AUD
9090 AUD
8190 AUD
16
6950 AUD
11950 AUD
10750 AUD
24
10070 AUD
17430 AUD
15630 AUD
Extra week (24+)
410 AUD
705 AUD
630 AUD
AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.68   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Compulsory OSHC health insurance - student visa (per month) 45 AUD
IELTS exam fee (to be paid online)
www.ielts.org
340 AUD
Cleaning service (residence) 55 AUD

Options

One-to-one course, 5 lessons/week (per week) 850 AUD
One-to-one course, 10 lessons/week (per week) 1545 AUD
Extra night (host family) 43 AUD
Extra night (residence) (1-3) 33 AUD
Extra night (residence) (4+) 32 AUD
Airport transfer from Brisbane (pick-up) 160 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Brisbane (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
320 AUD
Airport transfer from Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up) 160 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
320 AUD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
01.01 / 26.01 / 02.04 / 05.04 / 26.04 / 03.05 / 11.08 / 04.10.2021
Holidays
26.12.2021 - 01.01.2022

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

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

87% of students recommending this school

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

39 students gave their opinion about this school

26 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
EC Gold Coast si è rilevata una grande sorpresa positiva!! Staff e insegnanti super disponibili e felici del proprio lavoro! Ho avuto l’occasione di fare molte amicizie all’interno della scuola! La scuola è molto bella e praticamente nel cuore di Surfer Paradise, molti studenti da tutto il mondo, prevalgono brasiliani e spagnoli Quando sono arrivata le classi del mattino erano già con un numero massimo di studenti, ma sono stata messa subito in lista d’attesa per poter frequentare le classi al mattino, i professori si son resi super disponibili e il metodo di studio mi è piaciuto molto! Libri chiari e ben costruiti, le lezioni sono state molto divertenti, gli insegnanti cercano di metterti sempre a tuo agio La scuola propone molte attività durante le settimane, ho partecipato a BBQ, karaoke, hanno fatto una dimostrazione di animali selvatici a scuola, cene all’irish pub Super disponibile per relative informazioni :)!
12 weeks, November 2019 – January 2020
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Il mio inglese è migliorato, 3 mesi mi hanno aiutato parrecchio ma per fare dei grandi progessi bisogna secondo me passare almeno altri 3 mesi a scuola »
School highlights
« Le lezioni sono strutturate molto bene, non si sta tutto il tempo sui libri e ci sono diverse attività durante l’ora, i professori super professionali e anche divertenti »
Top tips
« Visitare Byron Bay, Noosa, la spiaggia The Spit per i tramonti, visitare il santuario degli animali a Currumbin, Springbrook e molto altro! »
22 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, October – November 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 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 (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
38 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (4 / 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
16 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (4 / 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
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Au debut je voulais aller plutot dans une ville comme Brisbane mais au final je me suis rendu compte que Gold Coast était vraiment un bon endroit pour etudier et passer du temps a la plage. Le personnel administratif de l'école n'est pas forcément très a l'écoute de ses étudiants. Lors de mon arrivé, j'ai été placé dans un niveau beaucoup trop facile. Je l'ai tout de suite fait remarqué aux personnels. Ils n'ont rien fait pendant 2 semaines. J'ai l'impression d'avoir perdu ses 2 semaines. Surtout que l'école est relativement cher donc je trouve qu'ils auraient pu faire quelque chose plus rapidement. En ce qui concerne le materiel de cours, nous n'avions pas la possibilité de garder les livres. Nous devions ecrire au crayon a papier car ils les reutilisent avec les etudiants suivant. Quand tu reçois ton livre, tu dois tout effacer le crayon papier et apres quand tu fais les exercices tu arrives a lire toutes les reponses. Je trouve que pour le prix qu'on paie on pourrait au moins avoir notre propre livre. Je partageais la salle de bain avec les autres etudiants ainsi que la fille de ma famille. Nous devions faire le menage nous même dans la salle de bain. Le problème etait que si je ne le faisais pas personne ne le faisait. Au niveau de la nourriture tout etait très bon maïs j'ai mange pendant 5 mois uniquement du poulet. C'est vraiment une expérience en or que je conseille a tout le monde. On apprend énormément de choses sur la vie.
20 weeks, October 2018 – February 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Je pense avoir fait d'énorme progrès. Maintenant je peux ternir une conversation en anglais facilement, ce n'est plus un problème pour moi. Au niveau de la grammaire, j'ai pu compléter mes connaissances que j'avais déjà et comprendre ce que je n'avais pas compris jusqu'à maintenant. »
School highlights
« Ce que j'ai énormément apprécié a l'école est le fait que tu rencontres des personnes du monde entier. On ne decouvre pas uniquement la culture de L'Australie mais aussi celle des autres pays. »
Top tips
« En Australie il y a tellement de choses a ne pas manquer. C'est un pays magnifique. J'ai eu l'occasion de voyager énormément. Les endroits qui m'ont le plus plu sont Uluru et Fraser Island. Dans la region de Gold Coast il faut absolument aller a Coombabah car on a la chance de voir des koalas et des kangourous en liberté. Mais tous les endroits que j'ai visité étaient magiques. »
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, November – December 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 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 (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (1 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, October – December 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (2.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (2.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, September – November 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 (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
18 years old - Italy
/ 5
6 weeks, July – August 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 (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Leider zuviele Studenten aus einem Land sodass sie oft ihre eigene Sprache sprechen und nicht Englisch, weswegen sie ja eigentlich nach Australien gefahren sind. Wir haben leider ein bisschen viel lose Papierblätter bekommen, wodurch unordung entsteht. Ein Buch währe sinnvoller gewesen. Wir haben zwar ein Buch bekommen aber durften nicht reinschreiben.
8 weeks, April – May 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 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 (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Testimonials
Ramona Muller
Ramona Muller

All I can say is that I was very well advised. You provided me with excellent support and I could ask you about anything at any time. Even now that I have been forced to change my initial flight itinerary, I could rely on them entirely.
The school is really great! It is well located in the centre and Surfers Paradise is a 10-minute bus ride away. The teachers are excellent, and in addition to the language, they teach us lots of things about Australian culture. All of the school staff do their best to help us and make us feel at home. You can also surf the Internet at any time. At the school, no other language than English is tolerated. At first, you need some time to adapt but it allows you to establish contact with people from the four corners of the world quickly. The Gold Coast is fantastic. There are beautiful beaches, which can easily be reached by bus. During the weekend, you can also go on an excursion to Brisbane or Fraser Island. Sydney or Melbourne are a relatively short ride away.

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Thomas Pierdomenico
Thomas Pierdomenico
EC, Gold Coast
Duration: 4 weeks

I definitely enjoyed my course at EC! The teachers are great and the lessons really motivated me to study. I was level Pre-intermediate when I arrived and reached level Post intermediate at the end of the course (so I went up two levels). Usually, students were very friendly and I made friends with people from the four corners of the world. As to Australian people, wow, these people are nice and chilled, what a difference!
In order to practice and hear correct English, there is nothing like a nice host family. Surfers Paradise and the Gold Coast area are really beautiful.
As regards the school, another positive aspect is that there are not many European students (students are mostly from Asia, Brazil, South America in general) and few of them speak French so it is ideal to practice English since you have no choice … haha

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Host family
Experience life with an Australian family. You'll stay in a single room and have breakfast and dinner with your hosts. Living around 30 minutes from the school by public transport, you'll share the daily life of the family who will welcome you in the pure tradition of Australian hospitality. Living with a host family will help you make solid progress in English! You'll share the bathroom and the common rooms of the home with the other members of the family. This is the most popular accommodation option with students.

Note: It is compulsory for students under 18 to book homestay accommodation and provide a parental consent form.

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Every week, the language school organises a social programme in order to allow students to explore the area and get to know the other participants better. The beach is only a stone's throw away, which means you can relax and practise various sports (surfing, volleyball, diving, jogging, football, etc.) at any time during the day. Excursions, parties and cultural activities are included in the school's programme. The Gold Coast has countless assets and leisure options to entertain you, dazzle you and give you insight into a world of wonders. Visit an animal sanctuary and stroke a koala or take part in a beach volleyball tournament. All of the activities are very well organised and offer the ideal setting for meeting new people and practising English. Some excursions are at an extra charge.

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