Language course English in Sydney

English Language Company

Our partner school ELC (English Language Company) is located in the very heart of the city, near the train station, 5 minutes walk from Darling Harbor and 5 minutes by bus from the famous Opera House. A better location is almost impossible! The language school has 24 modern classrooms, two student lounges, a kitchen and free Wi-Fi. The features of this language school, in addition to the well-trained teachers, the excellent mix of nationalities. Here you have lessons with fellow students from more than 45 different countries!

Social programme

To get to know Sydney and your classmates even better, the school offers a social programme with different activities and excursions on a weekly basis. There will be activities to discover Sydney, social events at the school, seminars on Australian culture, sport activities and also trips outside of Sydney in the weekends. The school has it's own "travel desk" where you can always inform about possible trips you'd like to take in weekends or if you're planning to travel around Australia after your language course.

The school also offers a "Work Ready Program" and a "Work & Travel Program" for students who are interested in working and/or travelling after the language course.

Intensive Course

The intensive course consists of either 15 or 25 lessons per week and is available from a duration of 2 weeks. With the intensive course of 15 lessons per week, you will expand your general English skills such as grammar, vocabulary, writing texts, listening and reading comprehension and above all your communication skills.

The core program with the generell english classes takes part from Monday to Thursday. Every friday the school offer English Extras optional clases. There are a total of 4 different subject areas on offer and you have the opportunity to choose a topic every Friday depending on your interest.

With the 25 lessons per week intensive course, you can choose 5 special focus modules and 5 so-called "English Extras" hours in addition to 15 general English lessons.

The special focus modules allow you to choose between different topics, such as: Business English, Grammar, SLV (Speaking, Listening, Vocabulary), preparing for the Cambridge or IELTS test, or improving your writing skills.

The so-called "English Extras" are workshops, activities or lessons, with different contents. Every friday you can choose at which workshop / lesson you attend. Examples of this are workshops on Australia's culture and history, preparation for applications / resume writing, conversation club, presentation techniques, excursions to get to know Sydney, etc.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2024

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 16 per class
Number of lessons per week:
15
25
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 658 909 1160 1410 1661 1911 2162 2413 2663 2914 3164 3415 3666 3916 4167
Intensive with schoolresidence, 3 person room , no meals 1203 1648 2093 2538 2983 3427 3872 4317 4762 5207 5652 6096 6541 6986 7431
Intensive with schoolresidence, double room , no meals 1222 1676 2131 2585 3039 3493 3947 4402 4856 5310 5764 6219 6673 7127 7581
Intensive with schoolresidence, single room , no meals 1316 1817 2319 2820 3321 3822 4323 4825 5326 5827 6328 6829 7331 7832 8333
Intensive with host family, double room , halfboard 1335 1811 2287 2763 3240 3716 4192 4668 5144 5620 6096 6573 7049 7525 8001
Intensive with host family, single room , halfboard 1385 1886 2387 2889 3390 3891 4392 4894 5395 5896 6397 6898 7400 7901 8402
Intensive with shared apartment, single room , no meals 7421 8123 8825 9527 10228 10930 11632
Starting dates:  

from elementary : 01/01, 08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 29/01, 05/02, 12/02, 19/02, 26/02, 04/03, 11/03, 18/03, 25/03, 01/04, 08/04, 15/04, 22/04, 29/04, 06/05, 13/05, 20/05, 27/05, 03/06, 10/06, 17/06, 24/06, 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08, 02/09, 09/09, 16/09, 23/09, 30/09, 07/10, 14/10, 21/10, 28/10, 04/11, 11/11, 18/11, 25/11, 02/12, 09/12, 16/12, 30/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

ca. €57, invoiced by StudyTravel

Info host family:  

Please note that prices of accommodation are subject to change.

Easter and Christmas surcharge: AUD 110 / € 69.

A double room is only available for those who travel together.

For under 18 year old students, the following surcharges apply (these will be added to your invoice after booking):
Single room surcharge: AUD 20 / € 13 per person per week
Double room surcharge: AUD 25 / € 16 per person per week
Guardianship fee: AUD 75 / € 47 per person per week

Surcharges host family:   single room : 22/12/2024 - 28/12/2024 : €70 per week
single room : 31/03/2024 - 06/04/2024 : €70 per week
double room : 24/11/2024 - 28/12/2024 : €70 per week
double room : 31/03/2024 - 06/04/2024 : €70 per week
Supplement for minors : € 66 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Minimum stay: 10 weeks

Please note that prices of accommodation are subject to change.

Students must pay € 500 security deposit upon arrival, refundable at the end of the stay.

Info schoolresidence:  

Please note that prices of accommodation are subject to change.

The surcharge for a short stay is applicable for bookings up to 4 weeks.

Options Schoolresidence:   Short stay : € 32
Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Sydney Airport : EUR 138

Prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024 the school is closed on: 01/01/2024, 26/01/2024, 29/03/2024, 01/04/2024, 25/04/2024, 10/06/2024, 07/10/2024 & 23/12/2024 - 27/12/2024. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Please note: Course materials depend on the amount of weeks and are invoiced by StudyTravel (the price appearing in the online price quotation refers to 1-6 weeks):

  • 1-6 weeks: AUD 90 / € 57
  • 7+ weeks: + AUD 15 / € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is AUD 360 / € 226.

Combined

With the combined course, you can combine 20 group lessons with 5 private lessons per week. In individual lessons, you can decide for yourself which aspects of the language you want to focus on. An ideal course for those who want to make quick progress in a short time.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2024

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 16/1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 1272 1830 2387 2945 3503 4060 4618
Combined with schoolresidence, 3 person room , no meals 1817 2569 3321 4073 4825 5576 6328
Combined with schoolresidence, double room , no meals 1836 2597 3359 4120 4881 5642 6403
Combined with schoolresidence, single room , no meals 1930 2738 3547 4355 5163 5971 6779
Combined with host family, double room , halfboard 1949 2732 3515 4298 5081 5865 6648
Combined with host family, single room , halfboard 1999 2807 3615 4424 5232 6040 6848
Starting dates:  

from elementary : 01/01, 08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 29/01, 05/02, 12/02, 19/02, 26/02, 04/03, 11/03, 18/03, 25/03, 01/04, 08/04, 15/04, 22/04, 29/04, 06/05, 13/05, 20/05, 27/05, 03/06, 10/06, 17/06, 24/06, 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08, 02/09, 09/09, 16/09, 23/09, 30/09, 07/10, 14/10, 21/10, 28/10, 04/11, 11/11, 18/11, 25/11, 02/12, 09/12, 16/12, 30/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

ca. €57, invoiced by StudyTravel

Info host family:  

Please note that prices of accommodation are subject to change.

Easter and Christmas surcharge: AUD 110 / € 69.

A double room is only available for those who travel together.

For under 18 year old students, the following surcharges apply (these will be added to your invoice after booking):
Single room surcharge: AUD 20 / € 13 per person per week
Double room surcharge: AUD 25 / € 16 per person per week
Guardianship fee: AUD 75 / € 47 per person per week

Surcharges host family:   single room : 22/12/2024 - 28/12/2024 : €70 per week
single room : 31/03/2024 - 06/04/2024 : €70 per week
double room : 24/11/2024 - 28/12/2024 : €70 per week
double room : 31/03/2024 - 06/04/2024 : €70 per week
Supplement for minors : € 66 per week
Info schoolresidence:  

Please note that prices of accommodation are subject to change.

The surcharge for a short stay is applicable for bookings up to 4 weeks.

Options Schoolresidence:   Short stay : € 32
Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Sydney Airport : EUR 138

Prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024 the school is closed on: 01/01/2024, 26/01/2024, 29/03/2024, 01/04/2024, 25/04/2024, 10/06/2024, 07/10/2024 & 23/12/2024 - 27/12/2024. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Please note: Course materials depend on the amount of weeks and are invoiced by StudyTravel (the price appearing in the online price quotation refers to 1-6 weeks):

  • 1-6 weeks: AUD 90 / € 57
  • 7+ weeks: + AUD 15 / € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is AUD 360 / € 226.

Business English

This course combines general English with Business English. The minimum duration of the course is 2 weeks. Classes take place in groups of up to 15 participants. You will receive 15 lessons of general English and 5 lessons of Business English per week. Exemplary topics during business English lessons are reports, formal letters, writing emails, presentation techniques, oral communication (meetings, negotiation) etc.

The remaining 5 lessons consist of so-called "English Extras" lessons. These can be workshops, activities or classes in the classroom, with the aim of practicing English and getting in touch with your fellow students. Examples of this are workshops on Australia's culture and history, preparation for applications / resume writing, conversation club, presentation techniques, excursions to get to know Sydney, etc.

The core program with the general english classes and Business English classes takes part from Monday to Thursday. On Fridays will take place the optional English Extras classes.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2024

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 16 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
Commercial English without accommodation 721 1003 1285 1567 1849 2087 2362 2638 2914 3189 3465
Commercial English with schoolresidence, 3 person room , no meals 1266 1742 2218 2694 3171 3603 4073 4543 5013 5482 5952
Commercial English with schoolresidence, double room , no meals 1285 1770 2256 2741 3227 3669 4148 4627 5107 5586 6065
Commercial English with schoolresidence, single room , no meals 1379 1911 2444 2976 3509 3998 4524 5050 5576 6103 6629
Commercial English with host family, double room , halfboard 1398 1905 2413 2920 3427 3891 4392 4894 5395 5896 6397
Commercial English with host family, single room , halfboard 1448 1980 2513 3045 3578 4067 4593 5119 5645 6172 6698
Commercial English with shared apartment, single room , no meals 7672 8399 9126
Starting dates:  

from elementary : 01/01, 08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 29/01, 05/02, 12/02, 19/02, 26/02, 04/03, 11/03, 18/03, 25/03, 01/04, 08/04, 15/04, 22/04, 29/04, 06/05, 13/05, 20/05, 27/05, 03/06, 10/06, 17/06, 24/06, 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08, 02/09, 09/09, 16/09, 23/09, 30/09, 07/10, 14/10, 21/10, 28/10, 04/11, 11/11, 18/11, 25/11, 02/12, 09/12, 16/12, 30/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

ca. €57, invoiced by StudyTravel

Info host family:  

Please note that prices of accommodation are subject to change.

Easter and Christmas surcharge: AUD 110 / € 69.

A double room is only available for those who travel together.

For under 18 year old students, the following surcharges apply (these will be added to your invoice after booking):
Single room surcharge: AUD 20 / € 13 per person per week
Double room surcharge: AUD 25 / € 16 per person per week
Guardianship fee: AUD 75 / € 47 per person per week

Surcharges host family:   single room : 22/12/2024 - 28/12/2024 : €70 per week
single room : 31/03/2024 - 06/04/2024 : €70 per week
double room : 24/11/2024 - 28/12/2024 : €70 per week
double room : 31/03/2024 - 06/04/2024 : €70 per week
Supplement for minors : € 66 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Minimum stay: 10 weeks

Please note that prices of accommodation are subject to change.

Students must pay € 500 security deposit upon arrival, refundable at the end of the stay.

Info schoolresidence:  

Please note that prices of accommodation are subject to change.

The surcharge for a short stay is applicable for bookings up to 4 weeks.

Options Schoolresidence:   Short stay : € 32
Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Sydney Airport : EUR 138

Prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024 the school is closed on: 01/01/2024, 26/01/2024, 29/03/2024, 01/04/2024, 25/04/2024, 10/06/2024, 07/10/2024 & 23/12/2024 - 27/12/2024. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Please note: Course materials depend on the amount of weeks and are invoiced by StudyTravel (the price appearing in the online price quotation refers to 1-6 weeks):

  • 1-6 weeks: AUD 90 / € 57
  • 7+ weeks: + AUD 15 / € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is AUD 360 / € 226.

Cambridge Exam Preparation Course

If you want to complete your language course with an exam and an official language diploma, you can opt for a preparatory course for the Cambridge exam. The course consists of 25 lessons per week and prepares for the First Certificate B2 (FCE) or the Advanced Certificate C1 (CAE) or the C2 (CPE). During 15 hours per week you will practice the skills that will be checked during the exam: speaking, reading, listening comprehension and writing. The remaining 10 lessons consist of 5 lessons "Special Focus Modules" and 5 lessons "English Extras". The special focus modules allow you to revisit a specific aspect of the Cambridge exam, such as listening, speaking, writing, or grammar & vocabulary.

The so-called "English Extras" are workshops, activities or lessons, with different contents. Every friday you can choose at which workshop / lesson you attend. Examples of this are workshops on Australia's culture and history, preparation for applications / resume writing, conversation club, presentation techniques, excursions to get to know Sydney, etc.

The core program with the exam preparation classes and the special focus classes takes part from Monday to Thursday. On Fridays will take place the optional English Extras classes.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2024

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 16 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
Number of weeks:
  8 weeks 10 weeks 12 weeks  
Cambridge Exam Preperation without accommodation 2463 3039 3615
Cambridge Exam Preperation with schoolresidence, 3 person room , no meals 4173 5138 6103
Cambridge Exam Preperation with schoolresidence, double room , no meals 4248 5232 6215
Cambridge Exam Preperation with schoolresidence, single room , no meals 4624 5702 6779
Cambridge Exam Preperation with host family, double room , halfboard 4493 5520 6547
Cambridge Exam Preperation with host family, single room , halfboard 4693 5771 6848
Cambridge Exam Preperation with shared apartment, single room , no meals 7797 9276
Starting dates:  

08/01, 18/03, 09/09
from elementary : 08/01, 18/03, 09/09

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

The Cambridge exam course prepares you for the B2 First Certificate (FCE), C1 Advanced Certificate (CAE) or C2 Proficiency (CPE).
The Cambridge exam courses might need an extra night or week of accommodation due the exam dates. (prices on request).
Cambridge exam fees are NOT included in the price.
Starting dates of the course depend on the course duration and the level you wish to prepare for:
FCE: 08/01/2024 (10 weeks), 18/03/2024 (12 weeks), 09/09/2024 (12 weeks)
CAE: 08/01/2024 (10 weeks), 18/03/2024 (12 weeks), 09/09/2024 (12 weeks)
CPE: 08/01/2024 (8 weeks), 09/09/2024 (12 weeks)

Exam dates 2024:
FCE: 15/03/2024, 04/06/2024, 26/11/2024
CAE: 16/03/2024, 05/06/2024, 27/11/2024
CPE: 02/03/2024, 05/12/2024

Course materials:  

ca. €57, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

ca. €267, invoiced by StudyTravel

Info host family:  

Please note that prices of accommodation are subject to change.

Easter and Christmas surcharge: AUD 110 / € 69.

A double room is only available for those who travel together.

For under 18 year old students, the following surcharges apply (these will be added to your invoice after booking):
Single room surcharge: AUD 20 / € 13 per person per week
Double room surcharge: AUD 25 / € 16 per person per week
Guardianship fee: AUD 75 / € 47 per person per week

Surcharges host family:   single room : 22/12/2024 - 28/12/2024 : €70 per week
single room : 31/03/2024 - 06/04/2024 : €70 per week
double room : 24/11/2024 - 28/12/2024 : €70 per week
double room : 31/03/2024 - 06/04/2024 : €70 per week
Supplement for minors : € 66 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Minimum stay: 10 weeks

Please note that prices of accommodation are subject to change.

Students must pay € 500 security deposit upon arrival, refundable at the end of the stay.

Info schoolresidence:  

Please note that prices of accommodation are subject to change.

The surcharge for a short stay is applicable for bookings up to 4 weeks.

Options Schoolresidence:   Short stay : € 32
Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Sydney Airport : EUR 138

Prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

In 2024 the school is closed on: 01/01/2024, 26/01/2024, 29/03/2024, 01/04/2024, 25/04/2024, 10/06/2024, 07/10/2024 & 23/12/2024 - 27/12/2024. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Please note: Course materials depend on the amount of weeks and are invoiced by StudyTravel (the price appearing in the online price quotation refers to 1-6 weeks):

  • 1-6 weeks: AUD 90 / € 57
  • 7+ weeks: + AUD 15 / € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is AUD 360 / € 226.

Host Family

If you really want to get to know the Australian way of life and improve your English as much as possible outside the classroom, staying with a host family is the best option. You will get here on weekdays half board (breakfast and dinner) and on weekends full board. All host families have been carefully selected and live a maximum of 40 minutes from the language school. Travel costs averaged about AUD 40 per week.

At an additional cost, you can also stay with an executive host family. With an executive host family, you will live in a more luxurious home, with an en suite bathroom and internet access.

School Residence

You can choose to stay for a minimum of 2 weeks in the school residence that consists of modern and beautifully renovated shared houses,  located in an ideal location, only 10-min walk to school and close to beautiful Darling Harbour. The school residence is located in Ultimo, a 10-min walk to ELC and the city centre and close to Darling Harbour. Students stay in a single or twin room and share the common areas. 

Common areas
› Fully-equipped modern kitchen
› Students cook for themselves or share with their flatmates
› Lounge with flat-screen TV & DVD player
› 2 bathrooms in all apartments
› Shared laundry facilities (coin operated)
› Professional cleaners clean all floors and communal
facilities several times a week
› One Apple Mac computer to use and free WiFi

Apartments

If you stay 10 weeks or longer, you can choose to stay in a shared apartment together with international students. Enjoy a single bedroom, part of a 6-bedroom apartment, located inside a vibrant multi-cultural student residence. The building is located only a 10-min walk to ELC, close to public transport, shops and cinemas. The apartment features 6 large ensuite single bedrooms and a large lounge and kitchen area for the 6 ELC students to share. It is bright, modern, fully furnished and equipped. Every room is air-conditioned and features natural light and fresh air from large windows. Students cook for themselves or share with their flatmates.

Furthermore this type of accommodation offers the following amenities:

  • Lounge and kitchen area facilities: Large flat screen TV, large fridge, oven/cooker with exhaust fan, microwave, main kitchen equipment, plenty of cupboard space, cleaning equipment, iron and ironing board, weekly cleaning by professionals, bedroom facilities, ensuite (private bathroom with shower), personal setting for air-conditioning, large window, king size single bed and comfy mattress, towel and bed linen provided, study desk, bedside light, full length mirror, pin boards, blinds
  • Further amenities of the building: 24/7 reception, secure swipe card access, intercom and CCTV, large social lounge on the ground floor with computers and unlimited wireless internet connection, landscaped courtyard with BBQ, tables and benches, cinema room & console gaming
    stations, study room, gym, pool table and table tennis, modern card operated laundry, secure bike storage

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