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 years .

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 616 844 1072 1300 1529 1757 1985 2214 2442 2670 2899 3127 3355 3583 3812
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 1072 1450 1827 2141 2505 2870 3235 3599 3964 4329 4693 5058 5422 5787 6152
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1161 1583 2004 2363 2772 3181 3590 3999 4408 4817 5226 5635 6044 6453 6862
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1142 1554 1966 2379 2791 3203 3615 4027 4440 4852 5264 5676 6088 6500 6913
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1174 1602 2030 2458 2886 3314 3742 4170 4598 5026 5454 5882 6310 6738 7166
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 1959 2369 2779 3190 3600 4010 4420 4831 5241 5651 6062 6472 6882
Intensive with school residence, single room, no meals 2083 2524 2966 3407 3848 4290 4731 5173 5614 6055 6497 6938 7379
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 5549 6072 6596 7119 7642 8165 8688
  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 679 939 1199 1459 1719 1935 2188 2442 2696 2949 3203 3374 3621 3869 4116
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 1136 1545 1954 2299 2696 3048 3438 3828 4218 4608 4998 5305 5689 6072 6456
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1224 1678 2131 2521 2962 3358 3793 4227 4661 5096 5530 5882 6310 6738 7166
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1205 1649 2093 2537 2981 3380 3818 4256 4693 5131 5568 5923 6355 6786 7217
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1237 1697 2157 2616 3076 3491 3945 4398 4852 5305 5759 6130 6577 7024 7471
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 2086 2528 2970 3367 3803 4238 4674 5110 5545 5899 6328 6757 7187
Intensive with school residence, single room, no meals 2210 2683 3156 3585 4051 4518 4985 5452 5918 6303 6763 7223 7684
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 5803 6351 6900 7366 7908 8450 8993
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€64, 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: € 16 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 20 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 48 per week
Surcharges host family:   single room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €71 per week
double room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €71 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Min. stay is 10 weeks

Transfer:  

€102

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: € 64
  • 7-12 weeks: € 89
  • 13-16 weeks: € 115
  • 17-24 weeks: € 134
  • 25-35 weeks: € 165
  • 36+ weeks: € 191

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 years .

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 1009 1434 1859 2283 2708 3133 3558
Combined with residence, double room, no meals 1465 2039 2613 3124 3685 4246 4807
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 1554 2172 2791 3346 3951 4557 5162
Combined with host family, double room, halfboard 1535 2144 2753 3361 3970 4579 5188
Combined with host family, single room, halfboard 1567 2191 2816 3441 4065 4690 5315
Combined with school residence, double room, no meals 2745 3352 3959 4566 5173
Combined with school residence, single room, no meals 2869 3507 4145 4783 5421
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€64, 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: € 16 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 20 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 48 per week
Surcharges host family:   single room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €71 per week
double room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €71 per week
Transfer:  

€102

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: € 64
  • 7-12 weeks: € 89
  • 13-16 weeks: € 115
  • 17-24 weeks: € 134
  • 25-35 weeks: € 165
  • 36+ weeks: € 191

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 years .

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 679 939 1199 1459 1719 1935 2188
Business English with residence, double room, no meals 1136 1545 1954 2299 2696 3048 3438
Business English with residence, single room, no meals 1224 1678 2131 2521 2962 3358 3793
Business English with host family, double room, halfboard 1205 1649 2093 2537 2981 3380 3818
Business English with host family, single room, halfboard 1237 1697 2157 2616 3076 3491 3945
Business English with school residence, double room, no meals 2086 2528 2970 3367 3803
Business English with school residence, single room, no meals 2210 2683 3156 3585 4051
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€64, 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: € 16 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 20 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 48 per week
Surcharges host family:   single room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €71 per week
double room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €71 per week
Transfer:  

€102

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: € 64
  • 7-12 weeks: € 89
  • 13-16 weeks: € 115
  • 17-24 weeks: € 134
  • 25-35 weeks: € 165
  • 36+ weeks: € 191

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 years .

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 1199 2188 3203
IELTS with residence, double room, no meals 1954 3438 4998
IELTS with residence, single room, no meals 2131 3793 5530
IELTS with host family, double room, halfboard 2093 3818 5568
IELTS with host family, single room, halfboard 2157 3945 5759
IELTS with school residence, double room, no meals 2086 3803 5545
IELTS with school residence, single room, no meals 2210 4051 5918
IELTS with shared apartment, single room, no meals 6900
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€64, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

ca. €210, 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: € 16 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 20 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 48 per week
Surcharges host family:   single room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €71 per week
double room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €71 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Min. stay is 10 weeks

Transfer:  

€102

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: € 64
  • 7-12 weeks: € 89
  • 13-16 weeks: € 115
  • 17-24 weeks: € 134
  • 25-35 weeks: € 165
  • 36+ weeks: € 191

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 years .

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 2556 3089 3355
Cambridge Exam with residence, double room, no meals 3942 4747 5150
Cambridge Exam with residence, single room, no meals 4341 5235 5682
Cambridge Exam with host family, double room, halfboard 4370 5270 5720
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 4512 5445 5911
Cambridge Exam with school residence, double room, no meals 4353 5249 5698
Cambridge Exam with school residence, single room, no meals 4632 5591 6071
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 6491 7052
Starting dates:  

elementary : 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:  

€64, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

ca. €219, 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: € 16 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 20 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 48 per week
Surcharges host family:   single room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €71 per week
double room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €71 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Min. stay is 10 weeks

Transfer:  

€102

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: € 64
  • 7-12 weeks: € 89
  • 13-16 weeks: € 115
  • 17-24 weeks: € 134
  • 25-35 weeks: € 165
  • 36+ weeks: € 191

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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