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!

Before you start your language course, you can take part in the e-learning program developed by the language school. You will do a placement test before the course begins and on this basis a study plan will be prepared for you. During your stay in Sydney, your curriculum will be adapted to your progress - your progress in various skills (such as reading, writing and writing) will be tracked and your learning plan will be adjusted accordingly.

If you would like to work in Sydney after your language course, you can join the Student Work Assistance Program (SWAP). This is a free service that the language school offers to its students.

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 2021

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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 670 921 1173 1425 1676 1928 2180 2432 2683 2935 3187 3438 3690 3942 4194
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1259 1710 2160 2610 3061 3511 3962 4412 4863 5313 5764 6214 6664 7115 7565
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1299 1769 2239 2710 3180 3650 4121 4591 5061 5532 6002 6472 6943 7413 7883
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 2100 2547 2995 3442 3889 4336 4783 5230 5677 6125 6572 7019 7466
Intensive with school residence, single room, no meals 2286 2779 3273 3766 4260 4753 5247 5740 6234 6727 7221 7714 8208
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 5909 6469 7029 7589 8148 8708 9268
  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 736 1021 1305 1590 1875 2114 2392 2670 2948 3226 3505 3697 3968 4240 4512
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1325 1809 2292 2776 3260 3697 4174 4651 5128 5605 6082 6472 6943 7413 7883
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1365 1869 2372 2875 3379 3836 4333 4830 5326 5823 6320 6731 7221 7711 8201
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 2233 2713 3193 3627 4101 4575 5048 5522 5995 6383 6850 7317 7784
Intensive with school residence, single room, no meals 2418 2945 3472 3952 4472 4992 5512 6032 6552 6986 7499 8012 8526
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 6174 6760 7347 7847 8426 9006 9586
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€60, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €74 per week
double room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €74 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Min. stay is 10 weeks.

Please note: prices of the shared apartment are indicative and may vary. The 2021 price is not yet confirmed. Please contact us for more information.

Info school residence:  

Please note that some double rooms are suitable for 3 students and that therefore you might share the double room with 2 other students (prices stay the same though).

Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Sydney Airport: € 110

Prices include:

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

Please contact us in case you need a visa.

In 2021 the school is closed on: 01/01/2021, 26/01/2021, 02/04/2021, 05/04/2021, 14/06/2021, 04/10/2021, 24/12/2021 - 03/01/2022. 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 2-6 weeks):

  • 2-6 weeks: AUD 60 / € 40
  • 7+ weeks: AUD 15 / € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is AUD 360 / € 239

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 2021

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 1080 1537 1994 2451 2909 3366 3823
Combined with host family, double room, halfboard 1670 2326 2981 3637 4293 4949 5605
Combined with host family, single room, halfboard 1710 2385 3061 3737 4412 5088 5764
Combined with school residence, double room, no meals 2922 3574 4227 4879 5532
Combined with school residence, single room, no meals 3107 3806 4505 5204 5903
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€60, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €74 per week
double room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €74 per week
Info school residence:  

Please note that some double rooms are suitable for 3 students and that therefore you might share the double room with 2 other students (prices stay the same though).

Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Sydney Airport: € 110

Prices include:

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

Please contact us in case you need a visa.

In 2021 the school is closed on: 01/01/2021, 26/01/2021, 02/04/2021, 05/04/2021, 14/06/2021, 04/10/2021, 24/12/2021 - 03/01/2022. 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 2-6 weeks):

  • 2-6 weeks: AUD 60 / € 40
  • 7+ weeks: AUD 15 / € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is AUD 360 / € 239

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 2021

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  
Business English without accommodation 736 1021 1305 1590 1875 2114 2392
Business English with host family, double room, halfboard 1325 1809 2292 2776 3260 3697 4174
Business English with host family, single room, halfboard 1365 1869 2372 2875 3379 3836 4333
Business English with school residence, double room, no meals 2233 2713 3193 3627 4101
Business English with school residence, single room, no meals 2418 2945 3472 3952 4472
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€60, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €74 per week
double room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €74 per week
Info school residence:  

Please note that some double rooms are suitable for 3 students and that therefore you might share the double room with 2 other students (prices stay the same though).

Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Sydney Airport: € 110

Prices include:

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

Please contact us in case you need a visa.

In 2021 the school is closed on: 01/01/2021, 26/01/2021, 02/04/2021, 05/04/2021, 14/06/2021, 04/10/2021, 24/12/2021 - 03/01/2022. 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 2-6 weeks):

  • 2-6 weeks: AUD 60 / € 40
  • 7+ weeks: AUD 15 / € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is AUD 360 / € 239

IELTS

This course combines general English with preparation for the IELTS exam. The minimum duration of the course is 4 weeks. Classes take place in groups of up to 15 people. 15 hours per week are dedicated to general English. The specific preparation for the IELTS exam takes place within 5 lessons per week.

The remaining 5 lessons consist of so-called "English Extras" lessons. These can be workshops, activities or lessons with the aim of practicing English and getting in touch with your fellow students. Every friday you can choose at which workshop / lesson you attend.

If you would like to take the IELTS exam at the end of the language course, you must register in advance for the exam at www.ielts.org.

If you wish to receive preparatory lessons for the IELTS exam only, you have the opportunity to attend an IELTS preparatory course in the afternoon, which consists of 20 lessons of exam preparation (prices on request).

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2021

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:
  4 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks  
IELTS without accommodation 1305 2392 3505
IELTS with host family, double room, halfboard 2292 4174 6082
IELTS with host family, single room, halfboard 2372 4333 6320
IELTS with school residence, double room, no meals 2233 4101 5995
IELTS with school residence, single room, no meals 2418 4472 6552
IELTS with shared apartment, single room, no meals 7347
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€60, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €74 per week
double room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €74 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Min. stay is 10 weeks.

Please note: prices of the shared apartment are indicative and may vary. The 2021 price is not yet confirmed. Please contact us for more information.

Info school residence:  

Please note that some double rooms are suitable for 3 students and that therefore you might share the double room with 2 other students (prices stay the same though).

Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Sydney Airport: € 110

Prices include:

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

Please contact us in case you need a visa.

In 2021 the school is closed on: 01/01/2021, 26/01/2021, 02/04/2021, 05/04/2021, 14/06/2021, 04/10/2021, 24/12/2021 - 03/01/2022. 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 2-6 weeks):

  • 2-6 weeks: AUD 60 / € 40
  • 7+ weeks: AUD 15 / € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is AUD 360 / € 239

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 2021

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:
  9 weeks 10 weeks 12 weeks  
Cambridge Exam without accommodation 2789 3081 3664
Cambridge Exam with host family, double room, halfboard 4770 5260 6240
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 4949 5459 6479
Cambridge Exam with school residence, double room, no meals 4694 5181 6154
Cambridge Exam with school residence, single room, no meals 5111 5644 6711
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 6307 7506
Starting dates:  

elementary : 04/01 (9 weeks), 04/01 (10 weeks), 15/03 (12 weeks), 13/09 (12 weeks)

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

  • The Cambridge examen course prepares for B1 Preliminary Certificate (PET), 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. (Price on request).
  • Cambridge examen fees are NOT included in the price (to be paid in Sydney)

Starting dates of the course depend on the course duration and the level you wish to prepare for:

9 weeks 04/01/2021 (CPE)

10 weeks 04/01/2021 (FCE, CAE)

12 weeks 15/03/2021 (FCE, CAE), 13/09/2021 (FCE, CAE,CPE)

Examendata:

FCE: 20/03/2021, 03/06/2021, 04/12/2021

CAE: 12/03/2021, 08/06/2021, 02/12/2021

CPE: 06/03/2021, 02/12/2021

Course materials:  

€60, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €74 per week
double room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €74 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Min. stay is 10 weeks.

Please note: prices of the shared apartment are indicative and may vary. The 2021 price is not yet confirmed. Please contact us for more information.

Info school residence:  

Please note that some double rooms are suitable for 3 students and that therefore you might share the double room with 2 other students (prices stay the same though).

Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Sydney Airport: € 110

Prices include:

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

Please contact us in case you need a visa.

In 2021 the school is closed on: 01/01/2021, 26/01/2021, 02/04/2021, 05/04/2021, 14/06/2021, 04/10/2021, 24/12/2021 - 03/01/2022. 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 2-6 weeks):

  • 2-6 weeks: AUD 60 / € 40
  • 7+ weeks: AUD 15 / € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is AUD 360 / € 239

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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