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 584 804 1023 1243 1462 1682 1901 2121 2340 2560 2780 2999 3219 3438 3658
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 1006 1361 1716 2014 2358 2702 3045 3389 3733 4077 4420 4764 5108 5452 5796
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1087 1482 1878 2216 2600 2985 3369 3753 4137 4522 4906 5290 5674 6058 6443
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1081 1474 1867 2260 2652 3045 3438 3831 4224 4617 5010 5403 5796 6188 6581
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1116 1526 1936 2346 2756 3167 3577 3987 4397 4808 5218 5628 6038 6448 6859
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 1855 2245 2635 3025 3415 3805 4195 4585 4975 5365 5755 6145 6535
Intensive with school residence, single room, no meals 2017 2447 2878 3308 3739 4169 4600 5030 5460 5891 6321 6752 7182
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 5177 5666 6154 6642 7130 7618 8107
  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 642 890 1139 1387 1636 1844 2086 2329 2572 2814 3057 3224 3461 3698 3935
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 1064 1448 1832 2158 2531 2863 3230 3597 3964 4331 4698 4990 5351 5712 6073
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1144 1569 1994 2361 2774 3146 3554 3961 4368 4776 5183 5515 5917 6318 6720
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1139 1560 1982 2404 2826 3207 3623 4039 4455 4871 5287 5628 6038 6448 6859
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 1173 1612 2052 2491 2930 3328 3762 4195 4628 5062 5495 5853 6281 6708 7136
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 1971 2390 2808 3187 3600 4013 4426 4839 5252 5590 5998 6405 6812
Intensive with school residence, single room, no meals 2132 2592 3051 3470 3924 4377 4831 5284 5738 6116 6564 7012 7460
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 5408 5920 6431 6867 7373 7878 8384
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€35, 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: € 12 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 18 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 44 per week

Public holiday and Christmas surcharge: € 64

Surcharges host family:   single room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €65 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €65 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:  

€96

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: € 35
  • 5+ weeks: € 9/week

Maximum fee for course materials is € 208

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 942 1341 1740 2138 2537 2936 3334
Combined with residence, double room, no meals 1364 1898 2433 2910 3432 3955 4478
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 1445 2020 2595 3112 3675 4238 4802
Combined with host family, double room, halfboard 1439 2011 2583 3155 3727 4299 4871
Combined with host family, single room, halfboard 1474 2063 2652 3242 3831 4420 5010
Combined with school residence, double room, no meals 2572 3141 3710 4279 4848
Combined with school residence, single room, no meals 2733 3343 3952 4562 5172
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€35, 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: € 12 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 18 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 44 per week

Public holiday and Christmas surcharge: € 64

Surcharges host family:   single room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €65 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €65 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:  

€96

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: € 35
  • 5+ weeks: € 9/week

Maximum fee for course materials is € 208

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 642 890 1139 1387 1636 1844 2086
Business English with residence, double room, no meals 1064 1448 1832 2158 2531 2863 3230
Business English with residence, single room, no meals 1144 1569 1994 2361 2774 3146 3554
Business English with host family, double room, halfboard 1139 1560 1982 2404 2826 3207 3623
Business English with host family, single room, halfboard 1173 1612 2052 2491 2930 3328 3762
Business English with school residence, double room, no meals 1971 2390 2808 3187 3600
Business English with school residence, single room, no meals 2132 2592 3051 3470 3924
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€35, 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: € 12 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 18 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 44 per week

Public holiday and Christmas surcharge: € 64

Surcharges host family:   single room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €65 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €65 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:  

€96

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: € 35
  • 5+ weeks: € 9/week

Maximum fee for course materials is € 208

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 1139 2086 3057
IELTS with residence, double room, no meals 1832 3230 4698
IELTS with residence, single room, no meals 1994 3554 5183
IELTS with host family, double room, halfboard 1982 3623 5287
IELTS with host family, single room, halfboard 2052 3762 5495
IELTS with school residence, double room, no meals 1971 3600 5252
IELTS with school residence, single room, no meals 2132 3924 5738
IELTS with shared apartment, single room, no meals 6431
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€35, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

ca. €191, 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: € 12 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 18 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 44 per week

Public holiday and Christmas surcharge: € 64

Surcharges host family:   single room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €65 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €65 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:  

€96

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: € 35
  • 5+ weeks: € 9/week

Maximum fee for course materials is € 208

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 2433 2941 3196
Cambridge Exam with residence, double room, no meals 3701 4458 4836
Cambridge Exam with residence, single room, no meals 4065 4903 5322
Cambridge Exam with host family, double room, halfboard 4143 4998 5426
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 4299 5189 5634
Cambridge Exam with school residence, double room, no meals 4117 4966 5391
Cambridge Exam with school residence, single room, no meals 4481 5411 5876
Cambridge Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 6047 6570
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:  

€35, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

ca. €203, 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: € 12 per person per week
  • double room surcharge: € 18 per person per week
  • Guardianship fee under 18: € 44 per week

Public holiday and Christmas surcharge: € 64

Surcharges host family:   single room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €65 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 01/01/2021 : €65 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:  

€96

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: € 35
  • 5+ weeks: € 9/week

Maximum fee for course materials is € 208

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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