English school in Port Douglas: Port Douglas English Language Centre

From 1122.- EUR
1720.- AUD
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Key points

  • Personalised service in a family atmosphere
  • Very well-equipped classrooms
  • Mini-group courses and special courses for company executives and professionals
  • Destination off the beaten track

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
S
Accommodations
Host family
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
24 years
Average age
45 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, Germany, France, etc..

This family-run school is ideally situated only a few minutes away from the beach. In a friendly atmosphere, this place is ideal for combining relaxation in a heavenly environment and serious studies. The minimum age is 24 years old. Port Douglas English Language Centre is also the only school in Australia to offer mini-group courses (max. 4 students per class). This option favours "tailor-made" teaching, built around the individual needs of each student: you will improve very fast! The 2 teaching rooms are bright and confortable. After class, you will be able to meet up with the other students in the patio or in the conversation lounge; tea and coffee are complimentary and Wifi is free.

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Included in the price

  • Airport transfer (pick-up) (Cairns)
  • Level and needs assessment
  • Diploma or certificate
  • Learning progress monitoring

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Intensive mini-group course (24+)

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 1122.- EUR
(1720.- AUD)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 4
Minimum age
24 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
1
1720 AUD
2240 AUD
2
3220 AUD
4260 AUD
3
4720 AUD
6280 AUD
4
6220 AUD
8300 AUD
6
9220 AUD
12340 AUD
8
12220 AUD
16380 AUD
12
18220 AUD
24460 AUD
AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.65   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 160 AUD
Extra night (host family) 55 AUD
Airport transfer to Cairns (drop-off) 50 AUD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 27.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 04.05 / 05.10 / 25.12 / 28.12.2020

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

The arrival and departure days must be identical

Starting dates from 13.01.2020

Mini-group combined course, 20+2 lessons/week (24+)

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 1285.- EUR
(1970.- AUD)
Lessons
General (mini-group): 20 of 55 minutes
+ General (group): 2 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
General (mini-group): Max 4
General (group): Max 1
Minimum age
24 years
Schedule
General (mini-group): 09:00-13:00
General (group): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
1
1970 AUD
2490 AUD
2
3720 AUD
4760 AUD
3
5470 AUD
7030 AUD
4
7220 AUD
9300 AUD
6
10720 AUD
13840 AUD
8
14220 AUD
18380 AUD
12
21220 AUD
27460 AUD
AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.65   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 160 AUD
Extra night (host family) 55 AUD
Airport transfer to Cairns (drop-off) 50 AUD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 27.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 04.05 / 05.10 / 25.12 / 28.12.2020

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

The arrival and departure days must be identical

Starting dates from 13.01.2020

Mini-group combined course, 20+3 lessons/week (24+)

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 1363.- EUR
(2090.- AUD)
Lessons
General (mini-group): 20 of 55 minutes
+ General (group): 3 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
General (mini-group): Max 4
General (group): Max 1
Minimum age
24 years
Schedule
General (mini-group): 09:00-13:00
General (group): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
1
2090 AUD
2610 AUD
2
3960 AUD
5000 AUD
3
5830 AUD
7390 AUD
4
7700 AUD
9780 AUD
6
11440 AUD
14560 AUD
8
15180 AUD
19340 AUD
12
22660 AUD
28900 AUD
AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.65   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 160 AUD
Extra night (host family) 55 AUD
Airport transfer to Cairns (drop-off) 50 AUD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 27.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 04.05 / 05.10 / 25.12 / 28.12.2020

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

The arrival and departure days must be identical

Starting dates from 13.01.2020

One-to-one course, 15 lessons/week

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 1611.- EUR
(2470.- AUD)
Lessons
15 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Minimum age
years
Schedule
09:00-12:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
1
2470 AUD
2990 AUD
2
4720 AUD
5760 AUD
3
6970 AUD
8530 AUD
4
9220 AUD
11300 AUD
6
13720 AUD
16840 AUD
8
18220 AUD
22380 AUD
12
27220 AUD
33460 AUD
AUD 1 ≈ EUR 0.65   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 160 AUD
Extra night (host family) 55 AUD
Airport transfer to Cairns (drop-off) 50 AUD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 27.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 04.05 / 05.10 / 25.12 / 28.12.2020

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

The arrival and departure days must be identical

Starting dates from 13.01.2020

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.

4.4/5
Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

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11 students gave their opinion about this school

50 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, January 2014
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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44 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, June 2013
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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School facilities
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (2.7 / 5)
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« Nombre de participants par classe. Lors de mon séjour, nous n'étions que 2 dans la classe. »
44 years old - Germany
/ 5
Excellente Verpflegung und kommunikative Gasteltern.
4 weeks, September – October 2012
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.4 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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31 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Super Ort zum lernen und an den Weekends Ausflüge zu machen. Great Berrier Reef, Regenwald, Table Lands... Einfach toll. Die Leute sind sehr freundlch und hilfsbereit. Einfach toll! Kleine Gruppen, wir waren 3-4 TN pro Klasse. Das Kursprogramm wird auf jeden TN individuell zusammengestellt. Die Lehrpersonen sind sehr kompetent. Der Unterricht ist sehr kreativ und abwechsulungsreich. David ( der Lehrer)hat uns bei der Freizeitgestaltung unterstützt und uns wertvolle Tipps gegeben. Die Gastfamilie wohnt direkt am 4mile Beach. Schönes Haus mit swimming pool. Heidi war super nett. Ich kann die PDLC sehr empfehlen. Und würde auf jeden Fall auch wieder dort hin gehen.
3 weeks, September 2011
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.6 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Per imparare una lingua è il posto ideale Grazie di tutto
11 weeks, April – June 2011
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
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School highlights
« La competenza degli insegnanti e i gruppi di allievi molto piccoli, che permettono di apprendere meglio e molto »
Top tips
« La barriera corallina e se si viaggia Kangaroo Island (SA) »
29 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, May – June 2010
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3 / 5)
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« Toller Kontakt zu Lehrern und Studierenden, kleine familiäre Gruppen. Zentral gelegen. eingehen auf persönliche Lernwünsche »
31 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Sehr gut war das wir nur drei Studenten in der Klasse waren.
4 weeks, May – June 2010
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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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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Top tips
« Segeln, Regenwald, Schnocheln&Tauchen, Fischen etc, »
42 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, January 2010
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.4 / 5) (Host family)
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Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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25 years old - Italy
/ 5
Metodo di insegnamento, flessibilità ed accompagnamento degli studenti lungo tutta l'esperienza a Port Douglas sono i punti di forza di questa scuola. Dovessi scegliere dove andare la prossima volta non avrei dubbi. Abitazione migliore di un albergo a 5 stelle, meglio di casa mia! Famiglia molto disponibile e cordiale.eccellente.
4 weeks, December 2009 – January 2010
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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43 years old - Germany
/ 5
10 weeks, July – September 2009
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (5 / 5)
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School facilities
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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School highlights
« Alles in Allem war der Aufenthalt und die Schule etwas ganz Besonderes und unglaublich toll! »

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Host family
The host families in Port Douglas live close to the school. Students can get to and from the school easily on foot, by bicycle or by bus. Most families have a swimming pool or live close to the beach. Students stay in single rooms with half-board provided. Families are chosen with care by our partner school and suit adults and professionals looking for comfort and convenience. Staying with a host family is also an excellent opportunity to put into practice the new language skills you will acquire!

Port Douglas is full of possibilities for adventure and discovery, as it's close to two UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Dive (with or without tanks) on the Outer Barrier Reef, play golf by the seaside, relax on the famous 4 mile Beach or go rafting on the Tully River, swim in the crystal waters of Mossman Gorge, go on excursions in one of the most ancient tropical forests in the world (110 million years). Kangaroos, koalas, crocodiles, rare birds and multicoloured flowers… Enjoy Port Douglas' warm and festive atmosphere and don’t forget your camera!

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