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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 AfricaAverage 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

  • Near the beach and malaria-free wildlife reserves
  • 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 from 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

EduSAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalSouth 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

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

Course material:

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 30
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 12

Average age of students

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

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):

3
2
33
8
15
1
2
16
1
2

Airport transfer

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

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 02.Jan.2017, 21.Mar.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 27.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 06.Jun.2017, 25.Sep.2017, 16.Dec.2017, 18.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 25 32 40 48 Additional Week
Price in € 240 228 480 456 720 684 960 912 1440 1368 1920 1824 4500 4275 5760 5472 6800 6460 8160 7752 200 190
Price in US$ 268 536 804 1071 1607 2142 5020 6426 7586 9103 224
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:10
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 25 32 40 48 Additional Week
Price in € 180 171 360 342 540 513 720 684 1080 1026 1440 1368 3500 3325 4480 4256 5400 5130 6480 6156 145 138
Price in US$ 201 402 603 804 1205 1607 3905 4998 6024 7229 162
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:10
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 250 238 500 475 750 713 1000 950 1250 1188 1500 1425 1750 1663 2000 1900 2500 2375 2800 2660 220 209
Price in US$ 279 558 837 1116 1395 1674 1953 2231 2789 3124 246
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:10
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- 1000 950 -- -- -- -- -- -- 250 238
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1116 -- -- -- -- -- -- 279
Starting dates
2017: 09.Jan.2017, 16.Jan.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 01.May.2017, 26.Jun.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 04.Dec.2017.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- 1000 950 -- -- -- 2000 1900 -- 3000 2850 220 209
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1116 -- -- -- 2231 -- 3347 246
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
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:10
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2000 1900 -- 3000 2850 230 219
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2231 -- 3347 257
Starting dates (8 weeks): 03.01,03.04,26.06,02.10 Starting dates (12 weeks): 06.03,29.05,04.09
Starting dates
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 29.May.2017, 26.Jun.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:10
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam dates
04.Mar.2017, 03.Jun.2017, 24.Aug.2017, 28.Nov.2017
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2000 1900 -- 3000 2850 230 219
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2231 -- 3347 257
Starting dates
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 26.Jun.2017, 02.Oct.2017.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:10
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam dates
01.Mar.2017, 03.Jun.2017, 25.Aug.2017, 29.Nov.2017
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Note: All courses offered by Bay Language Institute, Port Elizabeth can be reserved 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 classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved 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.
Students need to pay a fee as a deposit for the course materials. At the end of the course, if they are returned in good condition, a part of the fee would be refund.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € -- 320 480 640 160
Price in US$ 376 564 752 188
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
27 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 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
Price in US$ 435 652 869 218
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), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € -- 1050 1575 2100 525
Price in US$ 1233 1850 2466 617
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
85 € (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
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible?yes
  • Single room: on request
  • Optional airport transfer
    Port Elizabeth Airport:for 12 €(one way);for 20 €(return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Basketball5 km
Cooking5 km
Cricket15 km
Dancing15 km
Diving5 km
Field Hockey15 km
Football (soccer) 
Golf1 km
Horse riding20 km
Mountainbiking20 km
Music 
Rugby15 km
Sailing10 km
Squash10 km
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis 
Tennis1 km
Volleyball5 km
Windsurfing5 km
Yoga5 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
4.3/5.0 
Organisation
5.0/5.0 
Facilities
5.0/5.0 
Social activities
4.7/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
5.0/5.0 
Value for money
5.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0 
Other
5.0/5.0 
Students liked about Bay Language Institute, Port Elizabeth
Helpful and Friendly
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
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
Superior Student Commune
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: Family school
Personal welcoming on the first day. The casual atmosphere while learning was a lot of fun. Super teacher (Matthew) who was engaged with joy and enthusiasm and explained using his whole body. His enthusiasm was inspiring. Just 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)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Student Residence
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The conversion class with the young teachers. A young team that transmitted incredible joy for its work. No matter what language level, you were never ridiculed if using wrong words. Everyone helped everyone. A true family like atmosphere and team work.
Other comments: Amazing team - congratulations. Everything worked out fine. Teaching, organization, friendliness.
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
Homestay
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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