Learn English in Sydney, Australia
Sydney is a vibrant city located on Australia's east coast with many historical and cultural attractions, breathtaking scenery, endless shopping opportunities and an intense nightlife; an almost endless variety of things to do in your free time! The most well-known attractions include the massive Harbour Bridge, the impressive Opera House and the miles of sandy beaches that surround the city. In addition, Sydney is an excellent starting point for excursions of all kinds and a popular meeting place for backpackers from all around the world. Sydney is the largest city in Australia with 4 million inhabitants, and has an excellent public transport system which makes it so easy to explore the city.
The school is situated in the heart of the Sydney and offers an inspiring environment for learning English in Australia. The relaxed and helpful nature of the `Sydneysiders` combined with the warm and friendly atmosphere of the school obviously allows people to feel at home in a very short time and begin to use their English in everyday life.
We offer a wide selection of language courses, workshops and activities, and also take great care to make sure that you have the appropriate form of accommodation. Host family accommodation is a very popular option and for those who prefer to live together with other international students we offer a student residence or a classic hostel.
Our School Location
The modern school is located in the heart of Sydney just a short walk from the popular sights of the city including: the spectacular Opera House, Harbour Bridge, the fashionable Queen Victoria Building shopping centre and countless cafes, restaurants and pubs offering you the chance to experience and enjoy the Australian lifestyle. The accommodation for the juniors is in the immediate vicinity and you must not miss the chance of exploring the nearby Chinatown.
The prestigious award-winning language school is located in the heart of the vibrant city of Sydney. Top attractions such as: Darling Harbour, the Opera House and the Queen Victoria Building are within easy walking distance and the lively district of Chinatown is just around the corner.
The language school building is modern, bright and spacious, and the 22 classrooms are equipped with the latest technology. In addition to a library and a comfortable lounge, the school offers free Wi-Fi access so that the students can stay in contact with their friends and relatives. During the breaks the students can have a snack in the school canteen or speak to reception staff to get information about the activities program and excursions.
It is an interactive and open learning environment with so-called `English Only Zones` within the school to encourage participants to have fun and try out their language communicating with each other in English.
Our partner school in Sydney is committed to providing the highest quality services. The school is the only school in Australia to be nominated four years in succession for the prestigious Language Travel Magazine Award and it won the award in 2007, 2009 and 2011.
The school is regularly inspected by and a recognised and certified member of NEAS (National ELT Accreditation Scheme) and as such guarantees first-class teaching quality. In addition, the school is a member of IALC (International Association of Language Centres) as well as the Association of English Colleges that is the largest promotional organisation for international education in Australia.
"I was glad to go to school because we had a very good teacher. He motivated us and we had a great time together. I learned a lot of new vocabulary in particular, but also grammar which I never liked at school earlier. The school is a very good place to meet people and have interesting conversations and I learned a lot about other countries. It was also good that the school does not start too early, so you do not have any stress in the morning. Overall, being at the school was a very good experience, it was fun and I learned a lot. What more could anybody want. Thanks for everything!"
"I decided to study English at this school in Australia and it was the perfect choice! I am with Karen in class and she is a very good teacher. I learn a lot and also like the mix of different nationalities in my class. It is very interesting to meet people from different countries and cultures. I have everything I need here. The location is perfect. I thoroughly recommend this school to anyone because of the mix of nationalities, the teachers and the location; simply everything is great."
"I am very happy with my class, especially with my teacher Eileen. She is great fun and a really good teacher. It's fun to go to school because it is very motivating. The class is great too and we are like a small family. This is an important point and one of the main reasons why I would recommend this school to my friends. The small classes make it easier to improve your language skills. The class rooms are quite large and very comfortable. Another big plus for me is that there are not many other Swiss students at the school. It is great here! Thank you! "
"I have been at the language school in Sydney for 2 weeks and now, on my last day, I regret that I am not staying longer. From the very first day the classes were great fun and I realized how much fun school can be. The teachers are great and really motivated. They show that they love what they do. My school in Germany was never like that. I have got to know a lot of cool people from all over the world and made many new friends. I would not have had the opportunity to have such a great experience without this school. The location of the school is really great. I was able to explore the city with my classmates without any problems and could take part in sports and many other great activities. Last but not least, it has free internet and friendly classrooms. I didn´t believe that I would have such an enjoyable time.”
"There are many good points about the school in Sydney. In particular I found the English Extra courses and the special interest Modules a particularly good option! My classes were really interesting and interactive and I really appreciate that my teachers could motivate the students all the time. Brendan was amazing! The school is full of students from all over the world. Even the weekly tests were very interesting because we were able to check our language progress. The school is ideally located just 5 minutes on foot from Darling Harbour, close to the train station, near the shopping centres and all the entertainment spots ... At the end of my language course I want to travel round the whole of Australia, but I will really miss the school ..."
Participants from all over the world are attracted to study English in Sydney for a variety of different reasons. We have the appropriate program for you if you want to improve your general English language skills, prepare for an English language examination such as the Cambridge or IELTS exams, or because you need English because it is important for your work. Our wide range of language courses will allow you to get the most out of your stay with us.
We have a sophisticated system that allows you to take modules of your choice, you can supplement your course with individual 1:1 lessons, or you can take part in the `English Extras` hours which will focus on aspects of Australian culture.
On the first day at the school there is a placement test that allows us to assess your level and needs. The test will evaluate your knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension and communication skills. You will be placed in the most suitable group course based on the results and then the lessons begin! We also monitor and record your progress using a weekly 'Progress Test'.
Course Prices (in Euro)
All course fees include: courses as described, placement test and course certificate, course material, online learning portal, weekly progress evaluation, activities program, computer lounge with free Internet access (also Wi-Fi), study centre and library
Save!: The longer the course duration, the cheaper the price per week!
|Courses start every Monday||1 Wk.||2 Wk.||3 Wk.||4 Wk.||6 Wk.||8 Wk.||12 Wk.||24 Wk.|
|Standard English course (20 lessons)||263||600||863||1.125||1.650||2.205||3.255||-|
|Intensive English 'Crash' course (20 Lessons + 10 Hours)||375||675||975||1.275||1.875||2.445||3.615||6.818|
|Standard Business English course (20 Lessons + 10 Hours)||375||675||975||1.275||1.875||2.445||3.615||6.818|
|Intensive Business English course (20 Lessons + 10 Hours)||593||1.110||1.628||2.145||3.180||4.245||6.315||-|
|Combined course (20 Lessons + 10 Hours)||570||1.065||1.560||2.055||3.045||4.065||6.045||-|
|Exam preparation courses||1 Wk.||2 Wk.||3 Wk.||4 Wk.||6 Wk.||10 Wk.||12 Wk.||24 Wk.|
|IELTS exam preparation (20 Lessons + 10 Hours)*||375||675||975||1.275||1.875||2.445||3.615||6.818|
|Cambridge exam preparation (20 Lessons + 10 Hours)**||-||-||-||-||-||3.420||4.035||-|
Lessons = 45 minutes, Hours = 60 minutes, * IELTS Exam fee not incluced in the price ** Cambridge Exam fee included in the price
The prices for the upcoming year will be published here shortly. We would be delighted if we could provide you with an individual offer in advance.
Course Dates and Info
The following dates will help you to plan your trip to learn English in Sydney, Australia:
General English language courses, business English, IELTS exam preparation courses, start dates 2017: Start every Monday
Cambridge exam preparation 2017 FCE, CAE, CPE:
09. January – 17. March (10 weeks, FCE/CAE), 09. January – 10. March (9 weeks, CPE), 20. March – 09. June (12 weeks, FCE/CAE), 11. September – 1. December (12 weeks, FCE/CAE), 11. September – 17. November (10 weeks, CPE)
Holidays in Sydney (weekdays) 2017: 2. January, 26. January, 14. April, 17. April, 25. April, 12. June, 7. August, 2. October. Winter holidays will be from 25/12/2017 to 29/12/2017.
As well as the selection of an appropriate language course, the selection of suitable accommodation plays an important role in planning a language course. After a long and exciting journey to the other side of the world you can be picked up at the airport and taken to the accommodation of your choice.
The school can organise accommodation for the duration of your course that suits your needs, expectations and budget. You will be able to practise your English when you stay in a typical Australian host family, a classic hostel or together with other students in a shared apartment. All types of accommodation provide a safe and comfortable environment and are in easy reach of the school either on foot or by public transport.
The modern and newly-renovated student houses are wonderfully located in the centre next to Darling Harbour. They provide great amenities and are in a very safe area - just 10 minutes from the school. The shared apartments have 8-10 beds and you can choose between a single, double or triple-bed room. The two bathrooms are shared and the fully-equipped kitchen and lounge are a great place to cook and relax together. There is a flat screen TV with DVD player, unlimited free Wi-Fi and a computer to use in your free time. The apartments are professionally cleaned several times a week and you have the opportunity to do your laundry. The shared apartments can be booked for stays of 2 weeks or more and you are required to pay a deposit.
The school offers you the chance to get an insight into the Australian family life by staying with a host family. All our families are carefully selected using strict criteria and visited on a regular basis. You can share daily life with the family, eating together and being a fully integrated member of the family. Your English skills will improved enormously through regular practice and you will enjoy the relaxed and friendly lifestyle of the "Aussies"!
You can choose between a fully furnished single room or a double room, but the double rooms can only be booked by couples or participants travelling together. The accommodation includes breakfast and dinner with the family during the week and also lunch at the weekends depending on your free time schedule.
All the host families are close to public transport and you can reach the school within 30-40 minutes.
Standard residence - This is probably the best option for those participants who have a limited budget. For participants who are staying on a course for up to 4 weeks we recommend accommodation in our short-term hostel with 4-bed rooms or dormitories. The well-equipped hostel is popular with backpackers from all over the world and is located in the heart of Sydney right next to the school! The hostel offers a communal kitchen, bar, Internet café and laundry facilities are also available.
For participants who are staying for more than 4 weeks we recommend accommodation in our long-term hostel. The long-term hostel is ideal for those who have a small budget and are looking for clean, safe and comfortable accommodation for several weeks. The hostel is located near the university campus just 10 minutes by bus from the language school and is very popular with younger language students and other students. You can choose between a single, double or 4- bed room. You can cook together with other residents in the shared kitchen and chat and relax in the lounge area.
Superior residence - Immerse yourself in student life! You can meet Australian and international students from around the world in this typical student residence. The residence is located just 10 minutes away from the school and the large, modern rooms with private bath are ideal for getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The superior residence is available for students who are staying a minimum of 10 weeks.
The school has stylish apartments in the residents which you share with 6 students. There is a fully equipped kitchen and a small seating area, and the en-suite rooms have air-conditioning, a desk, ample storage and private cable Internet access. The Reception is open 24 hours a day and there are laundry facilities available. You can sit and talk with the other residents in the lounge and the outdoor area provides the chance to make new friends and brush up your English skills at an Australian BBQ.
Accommodation Prices (Euro per person)
|Weeks||1 Wk||2 Wk||3 Wk||4 Wk||6 Wk||10 Wk||12 Wk|
|Host Family (HB) (SR)*||-||630||852||1,037||1,515||2,400||2,843|
|Host Family (HB) (DR)**||-||608||818||1,028||1,448||2,288||2,708|
|Shared Apartment (SC) (SR)||-||708||950||1,154||1,637||2,603||3,161|
|Shared Apartment (SC) (DR)||-||645||855||1,028||1,448||2,288||2,708|
|Standard Residence (SC) (SR)||-||645||874||1,103||1,470||2,325||2,753|
|Standard Residence (SC) (DR)||-||540||717||893||1,155||1,800||2,123|
|Superior Residence (SC) (SR ensuite)||-||-||-||-||-||3,525||4,193|
SR: Single Room - DR: Double Room - HB: Half Pension - SC: Self-Catering, * Private bathroom: extra €35 per week, ** Double room in a host family can only be booked by two participants travelling together.
The arrival and departure at our school in Sydney should take place on Saturdays or Sundays. If you want to arrive or depart on other days, we will be happy to book additional nights for you (at an extra charge).
The prices for the upcoming year will be published here shortly. We would be delighted if we could provide you with an individual offer in advance.
Sydney is well-known for offering leisure activities to suit everybody. There are countless museums and exhibitions for those who are interested in the culture and history of the country, fashionable shops and boutiques for those who like shopping, and a colourful nightlife for party people. The numerous sandy beaches provide you with a place to relax or surf and also the nature lovers among you will be amazed by the incredibly beautiful natural scenery in and around Sydney.
The school organises a varied and exciting activities program with barbecues on the beach, club and bar visits, sightseeing and weekend trips, museum and gallery visits, and much more. The school´s online portal enables students to find out about upcoming activities and can sign up to arrange to meet or share ideas and suggestions. Students can log in and create their own Online Study Plan even before they arrive so that they are well prepared for their language course.