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 2020

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 15 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 653 898 1144 1389 1635 1880 2126 2371 2617 2862 3108 3353 3599 3844 4089
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 1124 1522 1919 2252 2636 3020 3405 3789 4173 4558 4942 5326 5711 6095 6479
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1215 1657 2100 2478 2907 3337 3766 4196 4626 5055 5485 5914 6344 6773 7203
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1208 1648 2087 2526 2965 3405 3844 4283 4722 5162 5601 6040 6479 6919 7358
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1247 1706 2164 2623 3082 3540 3999 4458 4916 5375 5834 6292 6751 7209 7668
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 2074 2510 2946 3382 3818 4254 4690 5126 5562 5998 6434 6870 7306
Intensive with school residence, single room, no meals 2255 2736 3217 3699 4180 4661 5142 5624 6105 6586 7067 7549 8030
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 5788 6334 6880 7426 7972 8518 9063
  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 718 995 1273 1551 1829 2061 2332 2604 2875 3146 3418 3605 3870 4135 4399
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 1189 1619 2048 2413 2830 3201 3611 4022 4432 4842 5252 5578 5982 6386 6790
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1279 1754 2229 2639 3101 3518 3973 4429 4884 5339 5795 6166 6615 7064 7513
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1273 1745 2216 2688 3159 3586 4051 4516 4981 5446 5911 6292 6751 7209 7668
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1312 1803 2294 2785 3276 3721 4206 4690 5175 5659 6144 6544 7022 7500 7978
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 2203 2672 3140 3563 4025 4487 4949 5410 5872 6250 6706 7161 7616
Intensive with school residence, single room, no meals 2384 2898 3411 3879 4387 4894 5401 5908 6415 6838 7339 7839 8340
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 6047 6618 7190 7678 8243 8808 9373
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€39, invoiced by StudyTravel

Info residence:  

Contact us with specific dates for stays of less than 2 weeks.

From 15/12/2020 to 31/01/2021 only shared rooms are available for 4 persons (price on request).

Rates subject to change at any time.

Info host family:  

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: € 13 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 20 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 49 per week

Public holiday and Christmas surcharge: € 72

Surcharges host family:   single room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €72 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €72 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Min. stay is 10 weeks

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:  

€108

Price valid for an Airport transfer on arrival at Sydney airport (per person).

Prices include:

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

Please contact us in case you need a visa.

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 08/06/2020, 05/10/2020 & 21/12/2020 - 28/12/2020 & 01/01/2021. 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 2-4 weeks):

  • 2-4 weeks: € 39
  • 5+ weeks: € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is € 233

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 2020

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

Max. 15/1 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 1053 1499 1945 2391 2836 3282 3728
Combined with residence, double room, no meals 1525 2122 2720 3253 3838 4422 5007
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 1615 2258 2901 3479 4109 4739 5368
Combined with host family, double room, halfboard 1609 2248 2888 3527 4167 4806 5446
Combined with host family, single room, halfboard 1648 2307 2965 3624 4283 4942 5601
Combined with school residence, double room, no meals 2875 3511 4148 4784 5420
Combined with school residence, single room, no meals 3056 3737 4419 5100 5782
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€39, invoiced by StudyTravel

Info residence:  

Contact us with specific dates for stays of less than 2 weeks.

From 15/12/2020 to 31/01/2021 only shared rooms are available for 4 persons (price on request).

Rates subject to change at any time.

Info host family:  

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: € 13 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 20 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 49 per week

Public holiday and Christmas surcharge: € 72

Surcharges host family:   single room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €72 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €72 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:  

€108

Price valid for an Airport transfer on arrival at Sydney airport (per person).

Prices include:

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

Please contact us in case you need a visa.

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 08/06/2020, 05/10/2020 & 21/12/2020 - 28/12/2020 & 01/01/2021. 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 2-4 weeks):

  • 2-4 weeks: € 39
  • 5+ weeks: € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is € 233

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 2020

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

Max. 15 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 718 995 1273 1551 1829 2061 2332
Business English with residence, double room, no meals 1189 1619 2048 2413 2830 3201 3611
Business English with residence, single room, no meals 1279 1754 2229 2639 3101 3518 3973
Business English with host family, double room, halfboard 1273 1745 2216 2688 3159 3586 4051
Business English with host family, single room, halfboard 1312 1803 2294 2785 3276 3721 4206
Business English with school residence, double room, no meals 2203 2672 3140 3563 4025
Business English with school residence, single room, no meals 2384 2898 3411 3879 4387
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€39, invoiced by StudyTravel

Info residence:  

Contact us with specific dates for stays of less than 2 weeks.

From 15/12/2020 to 31/01/2021 only shared rooms are available for 4 persons (price on request).

Rates subject to change at any time.

Info host family:  

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: € 13 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 20 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 49 per week

Public holiday and Christmas surcharge: € 72

Surcharges host family:   single room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €72 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €72 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:  

€108

Price valid for an Airport transfer on arrival at Sydney airport (per person).

Prices include:

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

Please contact us in case you need a visa.

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 08/06/2020, 05/10/2020 & 21/12/2020 - 28/12/2020 & 01/01/2021. 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 2-4 weeks):

  • 2-4 weeks: € 39
  • 5+ weeks: € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is € 233

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 2020

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

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks  
IELTS without accommodation 1273 2332 3418
IELTS with residence, double room, no meals 2048 3611 5252
IELTS with residence, single room, no meals 2229 3973 5795
IELTS with host family, double room, halfboard 2216 4051 5911
IELTS with host family, single room, halfboard 2294 4206 6144
IELTS with school residence, double room, no meals 2203 4025 5872
IELTS with school residence, single room, no meals 2384 4387 6415
IELTS with shared apartment, single room, no meals 7190
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€39, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

ca. €214, to be paid directly on arrival

Info residence:  

Contact us with specific dates for stays of less than 2 weeks.

From 15/12/2020 to 31/01/2021 only shared rooms are available for 4 persons (price on request).

Rates subject to change at any time.

Info host family:  

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: € 13 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 20 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 49 per week

Public holiday and Christmas surcharge: € 72

Surcharges host family:   single room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €72 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €72 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Min. stay is 10 weeks

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:  

€108

Price valid for an Airport transfer on arrival at Sydney airport (per person).

Prices include:

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

Please contact us in case you need a visa.

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 08/06/2020, 05/10/2020 & 21/12/2020 - 28/12/2020 & 01/01/2021. 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 2-4 weeks):

  • 2-4 weeks: € 39
  • 5+ weeks: € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is € 233

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 2020

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

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
Number of weeks:
  9 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
Cambridge Exam without accommodation 2720 3288 3573
Cambridge Exam with residence, double room, no meals 4138 4984 5407
Cambridge Exam with residence, single room, no meals 4545 5481 5950
Cambridge Exam with host family, double room, halfboard 4632 5588 6066
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 4806 5801 6299
Cambridge Exam with school residence, double room, no meals 4603 5553 6027
Cambridge Exam with school residence, single room, no meals 5010 6050 6570
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 6760 7345
Starting dates:  

elementary : 06/01 (9 weeks), 06/01 (11 weeks), 23/03 (11 weeks), 07/09 (11 weeks), 07/09 (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:

  • 9wks 06/01/2020 (CPE)
  • 11wks 06/01/2020, 23/03/2020,(PET, FCE, CAE), 07/09/2020 (CPE)
  • 12wks 07/09/2020 (PET, FCE, CAE))

Course materials:  

€39, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

ca. €227, invoiced by StudyTravel

Info residence:  

Contact us with specific dates for stays of less than 2 weeks.

From 15/12/2020 to 31/01/2021 only shared rooms are available for 4 persons (price on request).

Rates subject to change at any time.

Info host family:  

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: € 13 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 20 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 49 per week

Public holiday and Christmas surcharge: € 72

Surcharges host family:   single room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €72 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €72 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Min. stay is 10 weeks

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:  

€108

Price valid for an Airport transfer on arrival at Sydney airport (per person).

Prices include:

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

Please contact us in case you need a visa.

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 08/06/2020, 05/10/2020 & 21/12/2020 - 28/12/2020 & 01/01/2021. 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 2-4 weeks):

  • 2-4 weeks: € 39
  • 5+ weeks: € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is € 233

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.

Residence

Not only students of the language school live in the residence, but also world travellers. The residence is located in the Glebe district, within walking distance of the University of Sydney and 10-15 minutes by bus from the language school. An ideal budget accommodation if you want to stay in Sydney for a long time and meet new people! In the immediate vicinity you will find cafes, restaurants and a park overlooking the harbor. You will stay here self-catering, but you can use a communal kitchen. There is a shared lounge, a study and an internet room, as well as washing machines. On the roof terrace is grilled regularly and from here you have a beautiful view of the city, the park and the harbor.

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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