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Bay Language Institute, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in South Africa Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in South Africa

What we like about the school

  • Best rated school in South Africa
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality
  • Top rated social activities
  • Top rated school facilities

Port Elizabeth  

Bay Language Institute

The language school Bay Language Institute was founded in Port Elizabeth, South Africa in 2006. Located just 100 metres Port Elizabeth's main beaches, in the quiet suburb of Summerstrand, Bay Language Institute is ideally situated for students wishing to combine a very effective learning experience with some really great wildlife, nature and sporting activities.

The school address is: 8 Scarborough Street - Summerstrand, 6001 - Port Elizabeth (South Africa).

Accreditations and Quality seals

EduSA, South African Civil Aviation Authority, South African Youth Travel Confrederation (SAYTC)

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Library

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Billiards

  • Table tennis

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Heating in some classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

6

Number of public workstations:

1

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant

Course material:

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 30
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 15

Average age of students

  • in summer: 25 years
  • throughout the year: 25 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6
  • Junior courses in summer: 2
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 2

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years
  • 13 years for specific Junior courses

Exams offered:

  • TOEFL,
  • Cambridge Proficiency,
  • Cambridge Advanced,
  • Cambridge First

Average examination results:

100% at TOEFL, 68% at Cambridge Proficiency, 80% at Cambridge Advanced, 79 at Cambridge First.

English teacher qualifications

  • 90 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

7
6
13
4
24
4
9
10
4

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Port Elizabeth. It takes 10 minutes by car to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 16.Dec.2016, 17.Dec.2016 - 30.Dec.2016

Courses

All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 25 32 40 0 Additional Week
Price in € 240228 480456 720684 960912 14401368 19201824 45004275 56105330 68006460 81607752 200190
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:10
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 25 32 40 0 Additional Week
Price in € 180171 360342 540513 720684 10801026 14401368 35003325 44804256 54005130 64806156 145138
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:10
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 35003413 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Hotel / Hostel, Single room, Breakfast Travelling Classroom: Explore Africa This package will take you on a road less travelled to explore our part of Africa, discover new places, amazing people, a fantasy of nature and beauty – all while practising and improving your English!
Starting dates
2016: 07.Mar.2016 - 18.Mar.2016, 09.May.2016 - 20.May.2016, 12.Sep.2016 - 23.Sep.2016, 07.Nov.2016 - 18.Nov.2016.
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 250238 500475 750713 1000950 12501188 15001425 17501663 20001900 22502138 25002375 --
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:10
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 18 24 32 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- 1000950 -- 20001900 -- 43204104 57605472 76807296 250238
Aviation English prepares students for English Language Proficiency assessment as per ICAO requirements for commercial pilot training & licencing.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:10
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- 700665 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2016: 06.Mar.2016, 02.May.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 05.Dec.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:00
Required language level
Proficiency (C2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 20001900 -- 30002850 250238
Starting dates (8 weeks): 05.01, 06.04, 22.06, 07.09. Starting dates (12 weeks): 09.03, 25.05, 10.08.
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jan.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 26.Sep.2016, 15.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 23.May.2016, 29.Aug.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:10
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
Exam dates
05.Mar.2016, 14.May.2016, 04.Jun.2016, 18.Aug.2016, 26.Nov.2016
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 20001900 -- 30002850 250238
Starting dates
2016: 15.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 23.May.2016, 29.Aug.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:10
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
Exam dates
02.Mar.2016, 14.May.2016, 04.Jun.2016, 19.Aug.2016, 26.Nov.2016
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Note: All courses offered by Bay Language Institute, Port Elizabeth can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 30 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses: Individual tuition: 1 to 10 lessons = 30 € per lesson, 11+ lessons = 25 € per lesson.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 115 130 345 460 115
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
17 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € -- 320 480 640 160
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 80
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € -- 370 555 740 185
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
31 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € -- 1000 1500 2000 500
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
72 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: on request
  • Optional airport transfer
    Port Elizabeth Airport: for 10 € (one way); for 18 € (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Cooking 5 km
Cricket 15 km
Dancing 15 km
Diving 5 km
Field Hockey 15 km
Football (soccer)  
Golf 1 km
Horse riding 20 km
Mountainbiking 20 km
Music  
Rugby 15 km
Sailing 10 km
Squash 10 km
Swimming 1 km
Table Tennis  
Tennis 1 km
Volleyball 1 km
Windsurfing 5 km
Yoga 5 km
Other leisure options: wildlife viewing, whale watching (seasonal), water-skiing, surfing, bungy-jumpin
Examples of social activities
organised by language school:
barbecues, drumming, African cooking, city and township tour, beach...

Reviews

City
4.5/5.0 
Organisation
5.0/5.0 
Facilities
5.0/5.0 
Social activities
5.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
5.0/5.0 
Value for money
5.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0 
Other
5.0/5.0 
Students liked about Bay Language Institute, Port Elizabeth
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Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
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Quality of teaching / language progress
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School organization
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Social activities
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Accommodation
Host Family
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Other
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Superior Student Commune
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: Family school
Teachers fantastic!
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Student Commune
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: You will be fine!!!

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