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Gold Coast Learning Centre, Gold Coast, Australia

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Australia

What we like about the school

  • Best rated school in Australia
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality
  • Top rated social activities
  • Top rated school facilities
  • Excellent student nationality mix

Gold Coast Learning Centre

The language school Gold Coast Learning Centre was founded in Gold Coast, Australia in 2010. Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise on Queensland's Gold Coast. Close to shopping, restaurants, beach, nightlife and easily accessible by public transport.

The school address is: Levels 1-2, 18-22 Orchid Avenue (Surfers Paradise), QLD 4217 - Gold Coast (Australia).

Accreditations and Quality seals

CRICOS

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

10

Number of public workstations:

19

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 140 AUD per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 180
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 180
  • Junior courses in summer: 15
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 15

Average age of students

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

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 16
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 12
  • Junior courses in summer: 2

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years
  • 5 years for specific Junior courses

Exams offered:

  • FCE/CAE

Average examination results:

A at FCE/CAE.

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):

10
2
4
3
2
1
6
2
10
13
10
5
10
2
1
3
4
Chile 4 %

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Brisbane International (BNE). It takes 70 minutes by car to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 26.Jan.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 25.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 03.Oct.2016

Courses

All prices in AUD (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in AUD 250238 500475 750713 1000950 12501188 15001425 17501663 20001900 25002375 30002850 250238
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in AUD 200190 400380 600570 800760 1000950 12001140 14001330 16001520 20001900 24002280 200190
Classes 3 days/week.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in AUD 350333 700665 1050998 14001330 17501663 21001995 -- -- -- -- 350333
The Gold Coast Learning Centre Young Learners program is a fun way for youngsters to experience everything the Gold Coast has to offer.
Starting dates
2016: 03.Jul.2016, 10.Jul.2016, 17.Jul.2016, 24.Jul.2016, 31.Jul.2016, 07.Aug.2016, 14.Aug.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in AUD 300285 600570 900855 12001140 15001425 18001710 21001995 24002280 30002850 36003420 300285
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 15:00
Afternoon: 11:00  - 16:00
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
Note: All courses offered by Gold Coast Learning 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: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 200.00  AUD
Comments about courses: Prices subject to availability.
There are three components to our GE Course: the Speaking Focus, Core Class and Customized Options. If you are on a student visa, you may opt for 4 or 5 hours a day (20 or 25 hours a week). For learners on other visas, GCLC offers the General English part-time (from 11 to 16 hours a week).
Registration fee for streamlined student visa courses: AUS$ 500.
If the course is 24 weeks or less, 100% tuition is payable upfront, upon registration. If the course is longer than 24 weeks, 50% tuition is payable upfront.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AUD 265 530 795 1060 265 240
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
38 AUD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Air conditioning, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AUD 290 580 870 1160 290 240
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
(full board option compulsory for under 18's)
Price extra night:
40 AUD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Air conditioning, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner), Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AUD 260 520 780 1040 260 150
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Air conditioning, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner), Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: on request

Leisure activities

Leisure activities activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
Dancing 1 km
Diving 10 km
Golf 5 km
Horse riding 15 km
Mountainbiking  
Music 2 km
Sailing 15 km
Squash 15 km
Tennis 3 km
Volleyball 1 km
Windsurfing 1 km

Reviews

City
4.5/5.0 
Organisation
5.0/5.0 
Facilities
5.0/5.0 
Social activities
4.5/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
5.0/5.0 
Value for money
4.5/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0 
Other
5.0/5.0 
Students liked about Gold Coast Learning Centre, Gold Coast
Very friendly staff and teachers.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
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
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: A great location in the centre of city, beautiful and friendly teachers, managers and receiptions. Lovely students, easy and useful education.
The very relaxed atmosphere combined with seriousness of work.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The Pacific beach 300 m away from the school.
Other comments: Ver well located inside Surfers Paradise's city.

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