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 627 860 1092 1325 1557 1790 2022 2255 2487 2720 2953 3185 3418 3650 3883
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 1092 1477 1861 2181 2552 2923 3295 3666 4038 4409 4781 5152 5523 5895 6266
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1183 1612 2042 2407 2823 3240 3657 4073 4490 4907 5323 5740 6157 6573 6990
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1163 1583 2003 2423 2843 3263 3682 4102 4522 4942 5362 5782 6202 6622 7041
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1196 1632 2068 2504 2940 3376 3812 4248 4684 5120 5556 5992 6428 6864 7300
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 1995 2413 2831 3249 3667 4085 4503 4921 5339 5757 6175 6593 7010
Intensive with school residence, single room, no meals 2122 2571 3021 3471 3920 4370 4819 5269 5719 6168 6618 7067 7517
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 5653 6186 6719 7251 7784 8317 8850
  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 692 957 1221 1486 1751 1971 2229 2487 2746 3004 3263 3437 3689 3941 4193
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 1157 1573 1990 2342 2746 3104 3502 3899 4296 4693 5091 5404 5795 6186 6576
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1247 1709 2171 2568 3017 3421 3863 4306 4748 5191 5633 5992 6428 6864 7300
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1228 1680 2132 2584 3037 3443 3889 4335 4781 5226 5672 6034 6473 6912 7352
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1260 1728 2197 2665 3133 3557 4018 4480 4942 5404 5866 6244 6699 7155 7610
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 2124 2575 3025 3430 3874 4317 4761 5205 5649 6009 6446 6883 7321
Intensive with school residence, single room, no meals 2251 2733 3215 3651 4127 4602 5078 5553 6029 6420 6889 7358 7827
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 5911 6470 7029 7503 8056 8608 9160
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€65, 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: € 49 per week
Surcharges host family:   single room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €72 per week
double room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €72 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Min. stay is 10 weeks

Transfer:  

€104

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: € 65
  • 7-12 weeks: € 91
  • 13-16 weeks: € 117
  • 17-24 weeks: € 136
  • 25-35 weeks: € 168
  • 36+ weeks: € 194

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 1028 1460 1893 2326 2759 3192 3624
Combined with residence, double room, no meals 1493 2077 2662 3182 3754 4325 4897
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 1583 2213 2843 3408 4025 4642 5259
Combined with host family, double room, halfboard 1564 2184 2804 3424 4044 4664 5284
Combined with host family, single room, halfboard 1596 2232 2869 3505 4141 4777 5414
Combined with school residence, double room, no meals 2796 3414 4033 4651 5269
Combined with school residence, single room, no meals 2923 3573 4223 4872 5522
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€65, 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: € 49 per week
Surcharges host family:   single room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €72 per week
double room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €72 per week
Transfer:  

€104

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: € 65
  • 7-12 weeks: € 91
  • 13-16 weeks: € 117
  • 17-24 weeks: € 136
  • 25-35 weeks: € 168
  • 36+ weeks: € 194

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 692 957 1221 1486 1751 1971 2229
Business English with residence, double room, no meals 1157 1573 1990 2342 2746 3104 3502
Business English with residence, single room, no meals 1247 1709 2171 2568 3017 3421 3863
Business English with host family, double room, halfboard 1228 1680 2132 2584 3037 3443 3889
Business English with host family, single room, halfboard 1260 1728 2197 2665 3133 3557 4018
Business English with school residence, double room, no meals 2124 2575 3025 3430 3874
Business English with school residence, single room, no meals 2251 2733 3215 3651 4127
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€65, 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: € 49 per week
Surcharges host family:   single room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €72 per week
double room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €72 per week
Transfer:  

€104

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: € 65
  • 7-12 weeks: € 91
  • 13-16 weeks: € 117
  • 17-24 weeks: € 136
  • 25-35 weeks: € 168
  • 36+ weeks: € 194

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 1221 2229 3263
IELTS with residence, double room, no meals 1990 3502 5091
IELTS with residence, single room, no meals 2171 3863 5633
IELTS with host family, double room, halfboard 2132 3889 5672
IELTS with host family, single room, halfboard 2197 4018 5866
IELTS with school residence, double room, no meals 2124 3874 5649
IELTS with school residence, single room, no meals 2251 4127 6029
IELTS with shared apartment, single room, no meals 7029
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€65, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

ca. €214, 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: € 49 per week
Surcharges host family:   single room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €72 per week
double room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €72 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Min. stay is 10 weeks

Transfer:  

€104

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: € 65
  • 7-12 weeks: € 91
  • 13-16 weeks: € 117
  • 17-24 weeks: € 136
  • 25-35 weeks: € 168
  • 36+ weeks: € 194

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 2604 3146 3418
Cambridge Exam with residence, double room, no meals 4015 4836 5246
Cambridge Exam with residence, single room, no meals 4422 5333 5788
Cambridge Exam with host family, double room, halfboard 4451 5368 5827
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 4597 5546 6021
Cambridge Exam with school residence, double room, no meals 4434 5347 5804
Cambridge Exam with school residence, single room, no meals 4719 5695 6184
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 6612 7184
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:  

€65, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

ca. €223, 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: € 49 per week
Surcharges host family:   single room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €72 per week
double room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €72 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Min. stay is 10 weeks

Transfer:  

€104

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: € 65
  • 7-12 weeks: € 91
  • 13-16 weeks: € 117
  • 17-24 weeks: € 136
  • 25-35 weeks: € 168
  • 36+ weeks: € 194

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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