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 657 904 1151 1398 1645 1892 2139 2386 2633 2880 3127 3374 3621 3868 4115
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1235 1677 2119 2561 3003 3445 3887 4329 4771 5213 5655 6097 6539 6981 7423
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1274 1736 2197 2659 3120 3582 4043 4505 4966 5428 5889 6351 6812 7274 7735
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 2061 2500 2938 3377 3816 4255 4693 5132 5571 6010 6448 6887 7326
Intensive with school residence, single room, no meals 2243 2727 3211 3696 4180 4664 5148 5633 6117 6601 7085 7570 8054
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 5798 6348 6897 7446 7995 8545 9094
  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 722 1001 1281 1560 1840 2074 2347 2620 2893 3166 3439 3627 3894 4160 4427
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1300 1775 2249 2724 3198 3627 4095 4563 5031 5499 5967 6351 6812 7274 7735
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1339 1833 2327 2821 3315 3764 4251 4739 5226 5714 6201 6604 7085 7566 8047
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 2191 2662 3133 3559 4024 4489 4953 5418 5883 6263 6721 7180 7638
Intensive with school residence, single room, no meals 2373 2890 3406 3878 4388 4898 5408 5919 6429 6855 7358 7862 8366
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 6058 6634 7209 7700 8268 8837 9406
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€59, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €72 per week
double room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €72 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: € 108

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 / € 39
  • 7+ weeks: AUD 15 / € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is AUD 360 / € 234

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 1060 1508 1957 2405 2854 3302 3751
Combined with host family, double room, halfboard 1638 2282 2925 3569 4212 4856 5499
Combined with host family, single room, halfboard 1677 2340 3003 3666 4329 4992 5655
Combined with school residence, double room, no meals 2867 3507 4147 4788 5428
Combined with school residence, single room, no meals 3049 3735 4420 5106 5792
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€59, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €72 per week
double room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €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:   Transfer on arrival from Sydney Airport: € 108

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 / € 39
  • 7+ weeks: AUD 15 / € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is AUD 360 / € 234

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 722 1001 1281 1560 1840 2074 2347
Business English with host family, double room, halfboard 1300 1775 2249 2724 3198 3627 4095
Business English with host family, single room, halfboard 1339 1833 2327 2821 3315 3764 4251
Business English with school residence, double room, no meals 2191 2662 3133 3559 4024
Business English with school residence, single room, no meals 2373 2890 3406 3878 4388
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€59, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €72 per week
double room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €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:   Transfer on arrival from Sydney Airport: € 108

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 / € 39
  • 7+ weeks: AUD 15 / € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is AUD 360 / € 234

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 1281 2347 3439
IELTS with host family, double room, halfboard 2249 4095 5967
IELTS with host family, single room, halfboard 2327 4251 6201
IELTS with school residence, double room, no meals 2191 4024 5883
IELTS with school residence, single room, no meals 2373 4388 6429
IELTS with shared apartment, single room, no meals 7209
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€59, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €72 per week
double room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €72 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: € 108

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 / € 39
  • 7+ weeks: AUD 15 / € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is AUD 360 / € 234

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 2737 3023 3595
Cambridge Exam with host family, double room, halfboard 4680 5161 6123
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 4856 5356 6357
Cambridge Exam with school residence, double room, no meals 4606 5083 6039
Cambridge Exam with school residence, single room, no meals 5015 5538 6585
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 6188 7365
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:  

€59, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €72 per week
double room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €72 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: € 108

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 / € 39
  • 7+ weeks: AUD 15 / € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is AUD 360 / € 234

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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