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 683 939 1196 1452 1709 1966 2222 2479 2736 2992 3249 3505 3762 4019 4275
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1284 1743 2202 2661 3120 3580 4039 4498 4957 5417 5876 6335 6794 7253 7713
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1324 1804 2283 2763 3242 3722 4201 4680 5160 5639 6119 6598 7078 7557 8037
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 2141 2597 3053 3509 3965 4420 4876 5332 5788 6244 6700 7156 7611
Intensive with school residence, single room, no meals 2330 2833 3337 3840 4343 4846 5349 5852 6355 6858 7362 7865 8368
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 6024 6595 7166 7736 8307 8878 9448
  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 750 1040 1331 1621 1912 2155 2438 2722 3006 3289 3573 3769 4046 4323 4599
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1351 1844 2337 2830 3323 3769 4255 4741 5228 5714 6200 6598 7078 7557 8037
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1392 1905 2418 2931 3445 3911 4417 4924 5430 5937 6443 6862 7362 7861 8361
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 2276 2766 3256 3698 4181 4664 5146 5629 6112 6507 6983 7459 7936
Intensive with school residence, single room, no meals 2465 3002 3539 4029 4559 5089 5619 6149 6679 7122 7645 8169 8692
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 6295 6892 7490 8000 8591 9182 9772
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€61, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €75 per week
double room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €75 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: € 112

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 / € 41
  • 7+ weeks: AUD 15 / € 11/week

Maximum fee for course materials is AUD 360 / € 244

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 1101 1567 2033 2499 2965 3431 3897
Combined with host family, double room, halfboard 1702 2371 3039 3708 4377 5045 5714
Combined with host family, single room, halfboard 1743 2432 3120 3809 4498 5187 5876
Combined with school residence, double room, no meals 2979 3644 4309 4974 5639
Combined with school residence, single room, no meals 3168 3880 4593 5305 6018
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€61, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €75 per week
double room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €75 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: € 112

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 / € 41
  • 7+ weeks: AUD 15 / € 11/week

Maximum fee for course materials is AUD 360 / € 244

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 750 1040 1331 1621 1912 2155 2438
Business English with host family, double room, halfboard 1351 1844 2337 2830 3323 3769 4255
Business English with host family, single room, halfboard 1392 1905 2418 2931 3445 3911 4417
Business English with school residence, double room, no meals 2276 2766 3256 3698 4181
Business English with school residence, single room, no meals 2465 3002 3539 4029 4559
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€61, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €75 per week
double room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €75 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: € 112

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 / € 41
  • 7+ weeks: AUD 15 / € 11/week

Maximum fee for course materials is AUD 360 / € 244

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 1331 2438 3573
IELTS with host family, double room, halfboard 2337 4255 6200
IELTS with host family, single room, halfboard 2418 4417 6443
IELTS with school residence, double room, no meals 2276 4181 6112
IELTS with school residence, single room, no meals 2465 4559 6679
IELTS with shared apartment, single room, no meals 7490
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€61, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €75 per week
double room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €75 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: € 112

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 / € 41
  • 7+ weeks: AUD 15 / € 11/week

Maximum fee for course materials is AUD 360 / € 244

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 2844 3141 3735
Cambridge Exam with host family, double room, halfboard 4863 5363 6362
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 5045 5565 6605
Cambridge Exam with school residence, double room, no meals 4785 5282 6274
Cambridge Exam with school residence, single room, no meals 5211 5754 6842
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 6430 7652
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:  

€61, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €75 per week
double room : 26/12/2021 - 01/01/2022 : €75 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: € 112

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 / € 41
  • 7+ weeks: AUD 15 / € 11/week

Maximum fee for course materials is AUD 360 / € 244

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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