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.

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. You can choose daily 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, sports activities, etc.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2019

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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 635 870 1106 1341 1577 1812 2048 2283 2519 2754 2990 3225 3461 3696 3932
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 1106 1495 1884 2208 2584 2960 3336 3712 4089 4465 4841 5217 5593 5969 6345
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1197 1632 2067 2437 2859 3281 3703 4125 4546 4968 5390 5812 6234 6656 7078
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1178 1603 2028 2453 2878 3304 3729 4154 4579 5004 5429 5855 6280 6705 7130
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1211 1652 2094 2535 2977 3418 3860 4301 4743 5184 5626 6067 6509 6950 7392
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 2020 2444 2867 3290 3713 4136 4559 4983 5406 5829 6252 6675 7099
Intensive with school residence, single room, no meals 2149 2604 3059 3514 3969 4425 4880 5335 5790 6246 6701 7156 7611
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 5724 6263 6803 7343 7882 8422 8961
  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 700 969 1237 1505 1773 1995 2257 2519 2780 3042 3304 3480 3735 3990 4246
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 1171 1593 2015 2372 2780 3143 3546 3948 4350 4752 5155 5472 5868 6263 6659
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1263 1731 2198 2600 3055 3464 3912 4360 4808 5256 5704 6067 6509 6950 7392
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1243 1701 2159 2617 3075 3487 3938 4389 4841 5292 5743 6110 6554 6999 7444
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1276 1750 2224 2699 3173 3601 4069 4537 5004 5472 5940 6322 6783 7245 7706
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 2151 2607 3063 3473 3922 4372 4821 5270 5720 6084 6527 6970 7413
Intensive with school residence, single room, no meals 2279 2767 3255 3697 4179 4660 5142 5623 6104 6501 6976 7451 7925
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 5985 6551 7117 7598 8157 8716 9275
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€66, invoiced by StudyTravel

Info residence:  

From 15/12/2018 - 31/01/2019, single rooms in the residence are NOT available; you can stay in shared rooms fpor 4 students (price on request).

Residence prices are only valid for stays until 30/09/2019; prices might be higher from this date onwards (on request).

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: € 17 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 20 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 50 per week
Surcharges host family:   single room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €73 per week
double room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €73 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Min. stay is 10 weeks

Transfer:  

€106

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 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 28/01/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 10/06/2019, 07/10/2019, and from 23/12/2019 - 27/12/2019, 01/01/2020. 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: € 66
  • 7-12 weeks: € 92
  • 13-16 weeks: € 118
  • 17-24 weeks: € 138
  • 25-35 weeks: € 171
  • 36+ weeks: € 197

Combined

With the combined course, you can combine 15 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 year .

Prices 2019

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 1040 1479 1917 2355 2793 3232 3670
Combined with residence, double room, no meals 1511 2103 2695 3222 3801 4380 4958
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 1603 2241 2878 3451 4075 4700 5325
Combined with host family, double room, halfboard 1583 2211 2839 3467 4095 4723 5351
Combined with host family, single room, halfboard 1616 2260 2905 3549 4193 4837 5482
Combined with school residence, double room, no meals 2831 3457 4083 4709 5335
Combined with school residence, single room, no meals 2960 3618 4276 4934 5592
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€66, invoiced by StudyTravel

Info residence:  

From 15/12/2018 - 31/01/2019, single rooms in the residence are NOT available; you can stay in shared rooms fpor 4 students (price on request).

Residence prices are only valid for stays until 30/09/2019; prices might be higher from this date onwards (on request).

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: € 17 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 20 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 50 per week
Surcharges host family:   single room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €73 per week
double room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €73 per week
Transfer:  

€106

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 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 28/01/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 10/06/2019, 07/10/2019, and from 23/12/2019 - 27/12/2019, 01/01/2020. 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: € 66
  • 7-12 weeks: € 92
  • 13-16 weeks: € 118
  • 17-24 weeks: € 138
  • 25-35 weeks: € 171
  • 36+ weeks: € 197

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. You can choose daily at which workshop / lesson you attend. These lessons always take place in the classroom, but on Wednesdays these lessons often take the form of an activity (eg field trip, sports activity, film).

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2019

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 700 969 1237 1505 1773 1995 2257
Business English with residence, double room, no meals 1171 1593 2015 2372 2780 3143 3546
Business English with residence, single room, no meals 1263 1731 2198 2600 3055 3464 3912
Business English with host family, double room, halfboard 1243 1701 2159 2617 3075 3487 3938
Business English with host family, single room, halfboard 1276 1750 2224 2699 3173 3601 4069
Business English with school residence, double room, no meals 2151 2607 3063 3473 3922
Business English with school residence, single room, no meals 2279 2767 3255 3697 4179
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€66, invoiced by StudyTravel

Info residence:  

From 15/12/2018 - 31/01/2019, single rooms in the residence are NOT available; you can stay in shared rooms fpor 4 students (price on request).

Residence prices are only valid for stays until 30/09/2019; prices might be higher from this date onwards (on request).

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: € 17 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 20 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 50 per week
Surcharges host family:   single room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €73 per week
double room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €73 per week
Transfer:  

€106

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 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 28/01/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 10/06/2019, 07/10/2019, and from 23/12/2019 - 27/12/2019, 01/01/2020. 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: € 66
  • 7-12 weeks: € 92
  • 13-16 weeks: € 118
  • 17-24 weeks: € 138
  • 25-35 weeks: € 171
  • 36+ weeks: € 197

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. You can choose daily 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 year .

Prices 2019

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 1237 2257 3304
IELTS with residence, double room, no meals 2015 3546 5155
IELTS with residence, single room, no meals 2198 3912 5704
IELTS with host family, double room, halfboard 2159 3938 5743
IELTS with host family, single room, halfboard 2224 4069 5940
IELTS with school residence, double room, no meals 2151 3922 5720
IELTS with school residence, single room, no meals 2279 4179 6104
IELTS with shared apartment, single room, no meals 7117
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€66, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

ca. €216, to be paid directly on arrival

Info residence:  

From 15/12/2018 - 31/01/2019, single rooms in the residence are NOT available; you can stay in shared rooms fpor 4 students (price on request).

Residence prices are only valid for stays until 30/09/2019; prices might be higher from this date onwards (on request).

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: € 17 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 20 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 50 per week
Surcharges host family:   single room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €73 per week
double room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €73 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Min. stay is 10 weeks

Transfer:  

€106

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 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 28/01/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 10/06/2019, 07/10/2019, and from 23/12/2019 - 27/12/2019, 01/01/2020. 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: € 66
  • 7-12 weeks: € 92
  • 13-16 weeks: € 118
  • 17-24 weeks: € 138
  • 25-35 weeks: € 171
  • 36+ weeks: € 197

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.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2019

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 2636 3186 3461
Cambridge Exam with residence, double room, no meals 4066 4896 5312
Cambridge Exam with residence, single room, no meals 4478 5400 5861
Cambridge Exam with host family, double room, halfboard 4507 5436 5900
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 4654 5616 6097
Cambridge Exam with school residence, double room, no meals 4489 5414 5877
Cambridge Exam with school residence, single room, no meals 4778 5767 6261
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 6695 7274
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 07/01 (9 weeks), 07/01 (11 weeks), 25/03 (11 weeks), 09/09 (11 weeks), 09/09 (12 weeks)

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

  • The Cambridge examen course prepares for First Certificate (FCE), Advanced Certificate (CAE) or 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: 07/01/2019 (CPE)
  • 11 WEEKS: 07/01/2019, 25/03/2019 (all levels), 09/09/2019 (PET/ CPE)
  • 12 WEEKS: 09/09/2019 (FCE & CAE)

Course materials:  

€66, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

ca. €226, invoiced by StudyTravel

Info residence:  

From 15/12/2018 - 31/01/2019, single rooms in the residence are NOT available; you can stay in shared rooms fpor 4 students (price on request).

Residence prices are only valid for stays until 30/09/2019; prices might be higher from this date onwards (on request).

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: € 17 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 20 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 50 per week
Surcharges host family:   single room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €73 per week
double room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €73 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Min. stay is 10 weeks

Transfer:  

€106

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 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 28/01/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 25/04/2019, 10/06/2019, 07/10/2019, and from 23/12/2019 - 27/12/2019, 01/01/2020. 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: € 66
  • 7-12 weeks: € 92
  • 13-16 weeks: € 118
  • 17-24 weeks: € 138
  • 25-35 weeks: € 171
  • 36+ weeks: € 197

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 4 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 the 10-student house and in all apartments
› 1.5 bathrooms in the 8-student houses
› Shared laundry facilities (coin operated)
› Professional cleaners clean all floors and communal
facilities several times a week
› Discounts with local shops and restaurants
Bedrooms

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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