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 2020

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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 649 893 1137 1381 1625 1869 2113 2357 2600 2844 3088 3332 3576 3820 4064
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 1118 1512 1907 2238 2620 3002 3384 3766 4148 4530 4912 5294 5676 6058 6440
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1207 1647 2087 2462 2889 3316 3743 4170 4597 5024 5451 5878 6305 6732 7159
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1201 1638 2074 2511 2947 3384 3820 4257 4693 5130 5566 6003 6440 6876 7313
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1240 1695 2151 2607 3063 3519 3974 4430 4886 5342 5798 6253 6709 7165 7621
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 2061 2495 2928 3361 3795 4228 4661 5095 5528 5961 6395 6828 7261
Intensive with school residence, single room, no meals 2241 2719 3198 3676 4154 4632 5111 5589 6067 6545 7024 7502 7980
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 5753 6295 6838 7380 7922 8465 9007
  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 713 989 1265 1541 1817 2048 2318 2588 2857 3127 3397 3583 3846 4109 4372
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 1182 1609 2036 2398 2812 3181 3589 3997 4404 4812 5220 5544 5945 6346 6748
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1272 1743 2215 2623 3082 3496 3949 4401 4854 5306 5759 6128 6574 7020 7467
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1265 1734 2202 2671 3140 3563 4026 4488 4950 5412 5875 6253 6709 7165 7621
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1304 1792 2280 2767 3255 3698 4180 4661 5143 5624 6106 6504 6979 7454 7929
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 2190 2655 3120 3541 4000 4459 4918 5377 5836 6212 6664 7117 7569
Intensive with school residence, single room, no meals 2369 2880 3390 3856 4360 4863 5367 5871 6375 6796 7293 7791 8288
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 6009 6578 7146 7630 8192 8754 9316
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€39, invoiced by StudyTravel

Info residence:  

Contact us with specific dates for stays of less than 2 weeks.

From 15/12/2020 to 31/01/2021 only shared rooms are available for 4 persons (price on request).

Rates subject to change at any time.

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: € 13 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 20 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 49 per week

Public holiday and Christmas surcharge: € 71

Surcharges host family:   single room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €71 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €71 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Min. stay is 10 weeks

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:  

€107

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 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 08/06/2020, 05/10/2020 & from 25/12/2020 to 01/01/2021. 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 2-4 weeks):

  • 2-4 weeks: € 39
  • 5+ weeks: € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is € 232

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 2020

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 1047 1490 1933 2376 2819 3262 3705
Combined with residence, double room, no meals 1516 2109 2703 3233 3814 4395 4976
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 1605 2244 2883 3458 4083 4709 5335
Combined with host family, double room, halfboard 1599 2235 2870 3506 4141 4777 5412
Combined with host family, single room, halfboard 1638 2292 2947 3602 4257 4912 5566
Combined with school residence, double room, no meals 2857 3490 4122 4754 5387
Combined with school residence, single room, no meals 3037 3714 4392 5069 5746
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€39, invoiced by StudyTravel

Info residence:  

Contact us with specific dates for stays of less than 2 weeks.

From 15/12/2020 to 31/01/2021 only shared rooms are available for 4 persons (price on request).

Rates subject to change at any time.

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: € 13 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 20 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 49 per week

Public holiday and Christmas surcharge: € 71

Surcharges host family:   single room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €71 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €71 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:  

€107

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 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 08/06/2020, 05/10/2020 & from 25/12/2020 to 01/01/2021. 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 2-4 weeks):

  • 2-4 weeks: € 39
  • 5+ weeks: € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is € 232

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 2020

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 713 989 1265 1541 1817 2048 2318
Business English with residence, double room, no meals 1182 1609 2036 2398 2812 3181 3589
Business English with residence, single room, no meals 1272 1743 2215 2623 3082 3496 3949
Business English with host family, double room, halfboard 1265 1734 2202 2671 3140 3563 4026
Business English with host family, single room, halfboard 1304 1792 2280 2767 3255 3698 4180
Business English with school residence, double room, no meals 2190 2655 3120 3541 4000
Business English with school residence, single room, no meals 2369 2880 3390 3856 4360
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€39, invoiced by StudyTravel

Info residence:  

Contact us with specific dates for stays of less than 2 weeks.

From 15/12/2020 to 31/01/2021 only shared rooms are available for 4 persons (price on request).

Rates subject to change at any time.

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: € 13 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 20 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 49 per week

Public holiday and Christmas surcharge: € 71

Surcharges host family:   single room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €71 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €71 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:  

€107

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 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 08/06/2020, 05/10/2020 & from 25/12/2020 to 01/01/2021. 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 2-4 weeks):

  • 2-4 weeks: € 39
  • 5+ weeks: € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is € 232

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 2020

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 1265 2318 3397
IELTS with residence, double room, no meals 2036 3589 5220
IELTS with residence, single room, no meals 2215 3949 5759
IELTS with host family, double room, halfboard 2202 4026 5875
IELTS with host family, single room, halfboard 2280 4180 6106
IELTS with school residence, double room, no meals 2190 4000 5836
IELTS with school residence, single room, no meals 2369 4360 6375
IELTS with shared apartment, single room, no meals 7146
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€39, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

ca. €212, to be paid directly on arrival

Info residence:  

Contact us with specific dates for stays of less than 2 weeks.

From 15/12/2020 to 31/01/2021 only shared rooms are available for 4 persons (price on request).

Rates subject to change at any time.

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: € 13 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 20 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 49 per week

Public holiday and Christmas surcharge: € 71

Surcharges host family:   single room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €71 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €71 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Min. stay is 10 weeks

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:  

€107

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 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 08/06/2020, 05/10/2020 & from 25/12/2020 to 01/01/2021. 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 2-4 weeks):

  • 2-4 weeks: € 39
  • 5+ weeks: € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is € 232

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 2020

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 11 weeks 12 weeks  
Cambridge Exam without accommodation 2703 3268 3551
Cambridge Exam with residence, double room, no meals 4112 4953 5374
Cambridge Exam with residence, single room, no meals 4517 5448 5913
Cambridge Exam with host family, double room, halfboard 4603 5554 6029
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 4777 5765 6260
Cambridge Exam with school residence, double room, no meals 4575 5518 5990
Cambridge Exam with school residence, single room, no meals 4979 6013 6529
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 6719 7300
Starting dates:  

elementary : 06/01 (9 weeks), 06/01 (11 weeks), 23/03 (11 weeks), 07/09 (11 weeks), 07/09 (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:

  • 9wks 06/01/2020 (CPE)
  • 11wks 06/01/2020, 23/03/2020,(PET, FCE, CAE), 07/09/2020 (CPE)
  • 12wks 07/09/2020 (PET, FCE, CAE)
You can also book a Cambridge preparation course for the year 2021 (prices 2020 will be applied). Starting dates in 2021 are the following:
  • 04 January - 12 March (10 weeks)
  • 15 March - 04 June (12 weeks)
  • 13 Sept - 03 December (12 weeks)

Course materials:  

€39, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

ca. €225, invoiced by StudyTravel

Info residence:  

Contact us with specific dates for stays of less than 2 weeks.

From 15/12/2020 to 31/01/2021 only shared rooms are available for 4 persons (price on request).

Rates subject to change at any time.

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: € 13 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 20 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 49 per week

Public holiday and Christmas surcharge: € 71

Surcharges host family:   single room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €71 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €71 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Min. stay is 10 weeks

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:  

€107

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 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 27/01/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 08/06/2020, 05/10/2020 & from 25/12/2020 to 01/01/2021. 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 2-4 weeks):

  • 2-4 weeks: € 39
  • 5+ weeks: € 10/week

Maximum fee for course materials is € 232

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 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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