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 631 865 1099 1333 1567 1801 2035 2269 2503 2737 2971 3205 3439 3673 3907
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 1099 1486 1872 2194 2568 2942 3315 3689 4063 4437 4810 5184 5558 5932 6305
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1190 1622 2054 2422 2841 3260 3679 4099 4518 4937 5356 5776 6195 6614 7033
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1170 1593 2015 2438 2860 3283 3705 4128 4550 4973 5395 5818 6240 6663 7085
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1203 1642 2080 2519 2958 3397 3835 4274 4713 5152 5590 6029 6468 6907 7345
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 2008 2428 2849 3269 3690 4110 4531 4952 5372 5793 6213 6634 7054
Intensive with school residence, single room, no meals 2135 2587 3040 3492 3945 4397 4849 5302 5754 6207 6659 7111 7564
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 5688 6224 6760 7297 7833 8369 8905
  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 696 962 1229 1495 1762 1983 2243 2503 2763 3023 3283 3458 3712 3965 4219
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 1164 1583 2002 2357 2763 3124 3523 3923 4323 4723 5122 5438 5831 6224 6617
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1255 1720 2184 2584 3036 3442 3887 4333 4778 5223 5668 6029 6468 6907 7345
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1235 1690 2145 2600 3055 3465 3913 4362 4810 5259 5707 6071 6513 6955 7397
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1268 1739 2210 2682 3153 3579 4043 4508 4973 5438 5902 6283 6741 7199 7657
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 2138 2591 3044 3451 3898 4344 4791 5238 5684 6046 6486 6926 7366
Intensive with school residence, single room, no meals 2265 2750 3235 3674 4153 4631 5109 5588 6066 6460 6932 7404 7876
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 5948 6510 7072 7550 8106 8662 9217
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: € 137
  • 25-35 weeks: € 169
  • 36+ weeks: € 195

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 1034 1469 1905 2340 2776 3211 3647
Combined with residence, double room, no meals 1502 2090 2678 3202 3777 4352 4927
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 1593 2227 2860 3429 4050 4671 5291
Combined with host family, double room, halfboard 1573 2197 2821 3445 4069 4693 5317
Combined with host family, single room, halfboard 1606 2246 2886 3527 4167 4807 5447
Combined with school residence, double room, no meals 2814 3436 4058 4680 5302
Combined with school residence, single room, no meals 2941 3595 4249 4903 5557
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: € 137
  • 25-35 weeks: € 169
  • 36+ weeks: € 195

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 696 962 1229 1495 1762 1983 2243
Business English with residence, double room, no meals 1164 1583 2002 2357 2763 3124 3523
Business English with residence, single room, no meals 1255 1720 2184 2584 3036 3442 3887
Business English with host family, double room, halfboard 1235 1690 2145 2600 3055 3465 3913
Business English with host family, single room, halfboard 1268 1739 2210 2682 3153 3579 4043
Business English with school residence, double room, no meals 2138 2591 3044 3451 3898
Business English with school residence, single room, no meals 2265 2750 3235 3674 4153
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: € 137
  • 25-35 weeks: € 169
  • 36+ weeks: € 195

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 1229 2243 3283
IELTS with residence, double room, no meals 2002 3523 5122
IELTS with residence, single room, no meals 2184 3887 5668
IELTS with host family, double room, halfboard 2145 3913 5707
IELTS with host family, single room, halfboard 2210 4043 5902
IELTS with school residence, double room, no meals 2138 3898 5684
IELTS with school residence, single room, no meals 2265 4153 6066
IELTS with shared apartment, single room, no meals 7072
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€65, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

ca. €215, 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: € 137
  • 25-35 weeks: € 169
  • 36+ weeks: € 195

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 2620 3166 3439
Cambridge Exam with residence, double room, no meals 4040 4866 5278
Cambridge Exam with residence, single room, no meals 4450 5366 5824
Cambridge Exam with host family, double room, halfboard 4479 5402 5863
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 4625 5581 6058
Cambridge Exam with school residence, double room, no meals 4461 5381 5840
Cambridge Exam with school residence, single room, no meals 4748 5731 6222
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 6653 7228
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. €225, 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: € 137
  • 25-35 weeks: € 169
  • 36+ weeks: € 195

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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