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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
4.8/5

Rating: 4.8/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Near the beach and malaria-free wildlife reserves
  • Top rated school facilities

Bay Language Institute

The language school Bay Language Institute was founded in Port Elizabeth, South Africa in 2006. With beautiful beaches just 120 metres from the school, African wildlife (the Big Five) a 45-minute drive from the city, and small classes focusing on individual attention, fun, creative teaching and results-oriented learning, Bay Language Institute is ideal for students wishing to combine anffective learning experience with some really great opportunities for exploration and fun.

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

Accreditations and Quality seals

EduSAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalSACAA

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

  • 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 PC workstations:

1

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Paid assistance in finding flats for long-term students at 50€

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 25
  • 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):

6
34
6
8
15
5
13
3

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Port Elizabeth.

Port Elizabeth Airport:
15 € pick up
30 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 21 Mar. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 27 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 16 Jun. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020, 24 Sep. 2020, 16 Dec. 2020, 01 Jan. 2020 - 05 Jan. 2020, 18 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020.

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

General Language
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 25 32 40 48 Additional Week
Price in € 270 257 540 513 810 770 1080 1026 1620 1539 2160 2052 5500 5225 7040 6688 8000 7600 9600 9120 200 190
Price in US$ 286 572 858 1143 1715 2286 5821 7450 8466 10159 212
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  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 210 200 420 399 630 599 840 798 1260 1197 1680 1596 4250 4038 5440 5168 6400 6080 7680 7296 160 152
Price in US$ 223 445 667 889 1334 1778 4498 5757 6773 8128 170
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  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- 1900 1805 3060 2907 4250 4038 5280 5016 160 152
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- 2011 3239 4498 5588 170
Starting dates
Every Monday.
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 9 10 48
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9150 8693
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9683
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Private
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Price in € 350 333 700 665 1050 998 1400 1330 1750 1663 2100 1995 2450 2328 2800 2660 3500 3325 4200 3990 350 333
Price in US$ 371 741 1112 1482 1852 2223 2593 2963 3704 4445 371
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Business
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Price in € 290 276 580 551 870 827 1160 1102 1450 1378 1740 1653 2030 1929 2320 2204 2800 2660 3360 3192 290 276
Price in US$ 307 614 921 1228 1535 1842 2149 2456 2963 3556 307
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  - 15:00
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 € 290 276 580 551 870 827 1160 1102 1450 1378 1740 1653 2030 1929 2320 2204 2900 2755 3480 3306 290 276
Price in US$ 307 614 921 1228 1535 1842 2149 2456 3069 3683 307
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  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Price in € -- -- -- 1080 1026 1350 1283 1620 1539 1890 1796 2160 2052 2430 2309 -- 270 257
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1143 1429 1715 2001 2286 2572 -- 286
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2200 2090 -- -- 2880 2736
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2329 -- -- 3048
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  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam dates
07 Mar. 2020, 06 Jun. 2020
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2200 2090 -- -- 2880 2736
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2329 -- -- 3048
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  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam fee
300 €
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2200 2090 -- -- 2880 2736
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2329 -- -- 3048
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  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
Exam fee
300 €
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Language Plus Activity
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 460 437 920 874 1380 1311 1840 1748 2300 2185 2760 2622 3220 3059 3680 3496 4600 4370 5520 5244 460 437
Price in US$ 487 974 1461 1948 2434 2921 3408 3895 4868 5842 487
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 385 366 770 732 1155 1098 1540 1463 1925 1829 2310 2195 2695 2561 3080 2926 3850 3658 4620 4389 385 366
Price in US$ 408 815 1223 1630 2038 2445 2852 3260 4075 4889 408
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 330 314 660 627 990 941 1320 1254 1650 1568 1980 1881 2310 2195 2640 2508 3300 3135 3960 3762 360 342
Price in US$ 350 699 1048 1397 1747 2096 2445 2794 3493 4191 381
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Specialty Courses
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- 650 618 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 688 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 02 Mar. 2020, 15 Jun. 2020, 31 Aug. 2020, 07 Dec. 2020.
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: 8:30  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
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Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 35 €. 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.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- 440 660 880 1100 1320 1540 1760 2200 2640 200
Price in US$ 491 736 981 1226 1471 1716 1961 2451 2941 223
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Homestay, Bay Language Institute, Port Elizabeth - 1
Homestay, Bay Language Institute, Port Elizabeth - 2
Price extra night:
35 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, 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 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- 370 555 740 925 1110 1295 1480 1850 2220 175
Price in US$ 413 619 825 1031 1237 1443 1649 2061 2473 195
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Homestay, Bay Language Institute, Port Elizabeth - 1
Homestay, Bay Language Institute, Port Elizabeth - 2
Not all homes have WiFi.
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, 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 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- 450 675 900 1125 1350 1575 1800 2250 2700 210
Price in US$ 502 752 1003 1254 1504 1755 2006 2507 3008 234
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
35 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 - 50 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 80
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- 340 510 680 850 1020 1190 1360 1700 2040 160
Price in US$ 379 569 758 947 1137 1326 1515 1894 2273 179
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Budget Residence , Bay Language Institute, Port Elizabeth - 1
Budget Residence , Bay Language Institute, Port Elizabeth - 2
Price extra night:
25 € (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, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 180 360 540 720 900 1080 1260 1440 1800 2160 175
Price in US$ 201 402 602 803 1003 1204 1404 1605 2006 2407 195
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes walking
Includes:
Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 270 540 810 1080 1350 1620 1890 2160 2700 3240 270
Price in US$ 301 602 903 1204 1504 1805 2106 2407 3008 3610 301
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
45 € (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 Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 240 480 720 960 1200 1440 1680 1920 2400 2880 240
Price in US$ 268 535 803 1070 1337 1605 1872 2139 2674 3209 268
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
37 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18

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
Ice Hockey15 km
Mountainbiking20 km
Music 
Rugby15 km
Sailing10 km
Squash10 km
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis 
Tennis1 km
Volleyball5 km
Windsurfing5 km
Yoga5 km

Reviews

4.8/5.0

Rating: 4.8/5.0

City

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Other
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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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    FAQ about Bay Language Institute, Port Elizabeth

  • English courses at Bay Language Institute start at 155 € for TEFL 120 course with 30 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Bay Language Institute
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Port Elizabeth Airport (15 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Bay Language Institute varies from 1 students (Private Course ) to 14 students (TEFL 120)
  • 90% of teachers at Bay Language Institute hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Bay Language Institute comes from Germany with a 34% representation, followed by students from Saudi Arabia (15%) and Switzerland (13%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Bay Language Institute offers courses from 18 years to 99. Average age is 25 during the summer and 28 for the rest of the year.
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