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Cairns Language Centre, Cairns, Australia

What we like about the school

  • Apartment - shared / Residence accommodation very close to school

Cairns Language Centre

The language school Cairns Language Centre was founded in Cairns, Australia in 1966. The Cairns Language Centre is located in the business hub of Cairns and is close to the main shopping centre, night life, railway station and tourism amenities.

The school address is: 91-97 Mulgrave Road P.O.Box 12283 Cairns Delivery Centre QLLD 4870, 4870 - Cairns (Australia).

Accreditations and Quality seals

EUROCENTRES, STUDY CAIRNS, ASQA

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Facilities for disabled students

  • Disabled car park

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

  • Adapted for deaf students

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

20

Number of public workstations:

40

Prices include

  • 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
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Paid assistance in finding flats for long-term students at

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 50 AUD per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 200
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 100
  • Junior courses in summer: 30
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 30

Average age of students

  • in summer: 22 years
  • throughout the year: 24 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 10
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 10
  • Junior courses in summer: 4
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 4

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 12 years for specific Junior courses

Exams offered:

  • Cambridge First,
  • Cambridge Preliminary,
  • Cambridge Advanced,
  • Cambridge Proficiency,
  • IELTS, and ISLPR

Average examination results:

100% at Cambridge First, 100% at Cambridge Preliminary, 99% at Cambridge Advanced, 100% at Cambridge Proficiency, 100% at IELTS, and ISLPR.

English teacher qualifications

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

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

3
5
5
5
1
4
1
5
25
3
20
4
2
2

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Cairns International/Domestic Airport. It takes 10 minutes by taxi to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016 - 03.Jan.2016, 26.Jan.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 25.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 15.Jul.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 24.Dec.2016 - 08.Jan.2016 In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 02.Jan.2017, 26.Jan.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 25.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 21.Jul.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 23.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017

Courses

All prices in AUD (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 20 24 36 48 Additional Week
Price in AUD 315300 630599 945898 12401178 18601767 24402318 58005510 67206384 100809576 1344012768 295281
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:20
Afternoon: 13:10  - 15:20
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 20 24 36 48 Additional Week
Price in AUD 345328 690656 1035984 13601292 20401938 26802546 64006080 74407068 1116010602 1488014136 330314
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:20
Afternoon: 13:10  - 15:20
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in AUD 285271 570542 855813 11201064 14001330 16801596 19601862 22002090 27502613 31803021 265252
Students may study for up to 17 weeks on a Working Holiday Visa and 12 weeks on a Tourist Visa
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:25
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in AUD 345328 690656 1035984 13801311 17251639 20701967 24152295 27602622 34503278 41403933 345328
Duration: 10-30 weeks.
Guardianship fee: AUS$ 46 per week.
Activities/excursions: AUS$ 220 per term.
Course material: AUS$ 100 per term.
(1 term = 10 weeks) Short term enrolments accepted for less than 10 weeks. Price includes
Supervision 24/7, Airport transfer (return trip)
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:25
Afternoon: 13:10  - 15:20
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in AUD 345328 690656 1035984 13601292 17001615 20401938 23802261 26802546 33503183 39603762 330314
The oral examination takes place a few days before the written exam. Courses starting on 04.01 is of 10 weeks duration. The other two courses are 12 weeks. Students may enter examination classes up to 4 weeks after course commencement.
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jan.2016 - 11.Mar.2016, 14.Mar.2016 - 03.Jun.2016, 06.Jun.2016 - 12.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016 - 12.Nov.2016.
2017: 09.Jan.2017, 13.Mar.2017, 11.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:20
Afternoon: 13:10  - 15:20
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
Exam dates
12.Mar.2016, 09.Jun.2016, 02.Dec.2016
Exam fee
320 AUD
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in AUD 345328 690656 1035984 13601292 17001615 20401938 23802261 26802546 33503183 39603762 330314
The oral part takes place a few days before or after the exam.
Course start in January and June: 10 weeks.
Course start in March and September: 12 weeks.
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jan.2016 - 11.Mar.2016, 14.Mar.2016 - 03.Jun.2016, 06.Jun.2016 - 12.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016 - 12.Nov.2016.
2017: 09.Jan.2017, 13.Mar.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 04.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:20
Afternoon: 13:10  - 15:20
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
Exam dates
11.Mar.2016, 07.Jun.2016, 18.Aug.2016, 29.Nov.2016
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in AUD 345328 690656 1035984 13601292 17001615 20401938 23802261 26802546 33503183 39603762 330314
The oral part takes place a few days before or after the exam.
Course start in January and June: 10 weeks.
Course start in March and September: 12 weeks.
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jan.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 05.Sep.2016.
2017: 09.Jan.2017, 13.Mar.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 04.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:25
Afternoon: 13:10  - 15:20
Required language level
Advanced (C1)
Exam dates
12.Mar.2016, 08.Jun.2016, 09.Aug.2016, 30.Nov.2016
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in AUD 345328 690656 1035984 13601292 17001615 20401938 23802261 26802546 33503183 39603762 330314
The oral part takes place a few days before or after the exam.
Starting dates
2016: 14.Mar.2016, 05.Sep.2016.
2017: 13.Mar.2017, 04.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:25
Afternoon: 13:10  - 15:20
Required language level
Proficiency (C2)
Exam dates
09.Jun.2016, 26.Nov.2016
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in AUD -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 33503183 --
The oral part takes place a few days before or after the exam.
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jan.2016, 21.Mar.2016, 26.Sep.2016.
2017: 03.Apr.2017, 25.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:25
Afternoon: 13:10  - 15:20
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
Exam dates
01.Mar.2016, 09.Jun.2016, 03.Dec.2016
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 20 24 Additional Week
Price in AUD 345328 690656 1035984 13601292 20401938 26802546 33503183 39603762 64006080 74407068 330314
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:20
Afternoon: 13:10  - 15:20
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in AUD -- 13651297 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
22 hours of English tuition + 5-days diving course: PADI Open Water Certification (includes 3 days/2 nights live aboard on Great Barrier Reef).
Additional fees:
- Medical assessment: AUS$ 60 (if required)
- Reef tax / environment levies: AUS$ 60
- Enrolment fee: AUS$ 60
Swimwear, towels, farewell dinner not included.
Pre-requisite: swim 200m, tread/float 10 mins.
Not available for students under 18 years old.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:25
Afternoon: 13:10  - 15:20
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
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Note: All courses offered by Cairns Language Centre 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
School's administrative fee: 200.00  AUD
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 105 AUD. 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: Material and Resources Fee: AUS$50 (does not include the textbooks which are available for loan after the payment of the AUS$60 Text Security Deposit). Text Book Hire Fee: AUS$10. The security deposit is refunded when the text book is returned in good condition. Textbooks can be purchased.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AUD -- -- -- 680 170 200 200
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Prices and deposit may vary.
Some houses charge an additional fee for air conditioning and Internet access.
Key deposit: AUS$ 20-50. Check-in and Check-out times are flexible according to flight arrival times. No late night check-in available (ex: 23h-5h) Minimum 4 weeks stay All shared houses have in-house residential rules
Price extra night:
35 AUD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AUD 231 462 693 924 231 200
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Wifi is not available in all homestay accommodations.
Free airport pick-up is included with homestay accommodation options, please advise us of your arrival time well in advance. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
34 AUD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
23 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Air conditioning, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 12
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AUD 262 524 786 1048 262 200
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Wifi is not available in all homestay accommodations.
Free airport pick-up is included with homestay accommodation options, please advise us of your arrival time well in advance. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
40 AUD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes by car
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Air conditioning, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner), Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 12
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AUD 231 428 642 856 214 200
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Wifi is not available in all homestay accommodations.
Free airport pick-up is included with homestay accommodation options, please advise us of your arrival time well in advance. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
34 AUD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
10 minutes by car
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Air conditioning, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AUD 244 488 732 976 244 200
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Wifi is not available in all homestay accommodations.
Free airport pick-up is included with homestay accommodation options, please advise us of your arrival time well in advance. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
40 AUD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
10 minutes by car
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Air conditioning, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner), Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AUD -- -- -- 620 155 200 200
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Minimum 4 weeks stay. All shared houses have in-house residential rules Prices and deposit may vary.
Some houses charge an additional fee for air conditioning and Internet access.
Key deposit: AUS$ 20-50. Check-in and Check-out times are flexible according to flight arrival times. No late night check-in available (ex: 23h-5h) Minimum 4 weeks stay All shared houses have in-house residential rules
Price extra night:
35 AUD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
  • Students under the age of 18 requiring accommodation must participate in full board homestay with guardianship. They are also required to be enrolled as a full-time student (25 hours per week)
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: always

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Baseball  
Basketball 2 km
Cricket 3 km
Dancing 1.3 km
Diving 2.5 km
Field Hockey 4 km
Football (soccer) 3 km
Golf 6 km
Horse riding 15 km
Mountainbiking 16 km
Music 1 km
Rugby 3 km
Sailing 2.5 km
Squash 2 km
Swimming 0.5 km
Table Tennis 2 km
Tennis 2 km
Volleyball 3.5 km
Windsurfing 17.4 km
Yoga 1.5 km
Other leisure options: Camping, Caving

Reviews

City
4.1/5.0 
Organisation
4.0/5.0 
Facilities
3.7/5.0 
Social activities
3.6/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.1/5.0 
Value for money
3.9/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0 
Other
3.9/5.0 
Students liked about Cairns Language Centre, Cairns
ALL THE STAFF OF THE SCHOOL WERE GREAT.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Share House/Apartment
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: PARTY EVERYDAY BUT DON'T FORGET TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK EVERYDAY.
Other comments: Everything was excellent.
nice schoolmates and great teachers
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: don´t miss the activities around the school and go out when ever you want, but go to the lessons. I could improve myself so much.
Other comments: Don´t forget your breakfast on the first day and enjoy all the time which you can stay there. Believe me. It was amazing. Do all the activity stuff which is offered in town, I got some of the best impressions and experiences of my life. Have fun!
Teachers are very friendly.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
3.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I recommend Part-time.
Other comments: I recommend sharehouse. Because you can meet people from other countries. Your English will be improved.
Location, free tea service
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Even if you wear a jacket, you may feel cold in a classroom. A school library was always locked. Due to the weather, a number of the participants, or other reasons, the school sometimes cancels the activities.
Teachers and staff willing to learn, advise and support, even if the issues are not school related.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
3.0/5.0
Other
3.0/5.0
Share House/Apartment
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The location of the school, near a shopping centre, a key to save time and effort. Multiple accommodation options in Cairns.
Other comments: Maybe reduce the ration teacher-student. 10 students max, instead of 14.

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