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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

Bay Language Institute

The language school Bay Language Institute was founded in Port Elizabeth, South Africa in 2006. Located just 120 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 (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

EduSAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalDepartment of Higher Education and Training, SACAA, 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 PC workstations:

1

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
  • Paid assistance in finding flats for long-term students at

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 30
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 10

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
7
13

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Port Elizabeth.

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

Days without class

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 21.Mar.2018, 30.Mar.2018 - 02.Apr.2018, 27.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 10.Aug.2018, 24.Sep.2018, 17.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018.
In 2019 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2019, 21.Mar.2019, 19.Apr.2019, 22.Apr.2019, 27.Apr.2019, 01.May.2019, 17.Jun.2019, 09.Aug.2019, 24.Sep.2019, 16.Nov.2019, 23.Dec.2019 - 31.Dec.2019.

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 € 260 247 520 494 780 741 1040 988 1560 1482 2080 1976 5000 4750 5760 5472 7200 6840 8640 8208 220 209
Price in US$ 279 558 837 1116 1674 2231 5363 6178 7723 9267 236
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 25 32 40 48 Additional Week
Price in € 200 190 400 380 600 570 800 760 1200 1140 1600 1520 4125 3919 5280 5016 6000 5700 7200 6840 175 167
Price in US$ 215 430 644 859 1288 1717 4425 5664 6436 7723 188
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 280 266 560 532 840 798 1120 1064 1400 1330 1680 1596 1960 1862 2240 2128 2800 2660 3360 3192 250 238
Price in US$ 301 601 901 1202 1502 1802 2103 2403 3004 3604 269
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 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- 1000 950 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1073 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2018: 05.Mar.2018, 07.May.2018, 18.Jun.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 03.Dec.2018.
2019: 04.Mar.2019, 06.May.2019, 18.Jun.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 09.Dec.2019.
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 280 266 560 532 840 798 1120 1064 1400 1330 1680 1596 1960 1862 2240 2128 2800 2660 3360 3192 250 238
Price in US$ 301 601 901 1202 1502 1802 2103 2403 3004 3604 269
Aviation English prepares students for English Language Proficiency assessment as per ICAO requirements for commercial pilot and air traffic controller 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  - 15:00
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 € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2080 1976 -- 3120 2964 250 238
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2231 -- 3347 269
Starting dates:
08.01,19.03,08.10 (8 weeks)
19.02,10.09 (12 weeks)
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 19.Feb.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 10.Sep.2018, 08.Oct.2018.
2019: 07.Jan.2019 - 01.Mar.2019 - 08.Apr.2019, 08.Apr.2019 - 31.May.2019 - 14.Oct.2019, 14.Oct.2019 - 06.Dec.2019 - 11.Mar.2019, 11.Mar.2019 - 31.May.2019 - 16.Sep.2019, 16.Sep.2019 - 06.Dec.2019.
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
10.Mar.2018, 19.May.2018, 04.Dec.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2080 1976 -- 3120 2964 250 238
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2231 -- 3347 269
Starting dates:
08.01,19.03,08.10 (8 weeks)
19.02,10.09 (12 weeks)
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 19.Feb.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 10.Sep.2018, 08.Oct.2018.
2019: 14.Jan.2019, 18.Mar.2019, 15.Apr.2019, 09.Sep.2019, 07.Oct.2019.
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
28.Feb.2018, 19.May.2018, 05.Dec.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2080 1976 -- 3120 2964 250 238
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2231 -- 3347 269
Starting dates:
08.01,12.03,01.10 (8 weeks)
12.02,03.09 (12 weeks)
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 12.Feb.2018, 12.Mar.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018.
2019: 07.Jan.2019 - 01.Mar.2019 - 15.Apr.2019, 15.Apr.2019 - 07.Jun.2019 - 07.Oct.2019, 07.Oct.2019 - 07.Oct.2019.
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 dates
10.Mar.2018, 12.May.2018, 01.Dec.2018
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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.
Comments about courses:Individual tuition: 1 to 10 lessons = 35 € per lesson, 11+ lessons = 30 € 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 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- 360 540 720 900 1080 1260 1440 1620 1800 1980 2160 180
Price in US$ 407 610 813 1017 1220 1423 1626 1829 2033 2236 2439 204
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
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:
20 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 9 10 11 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- 440 660 880 1100 1320 1540 1760 1980 2200 2420 2640 220
Price in US$ 497 746 994 1242 1491 1739 1988 2236 2484 2733 2981 249
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:
20-50 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
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- 330 495 660 825 990 1155 1320 1485 1650 1815 1980 165
Price in US$ 373 559 746 932 1118 1304 1491 1677 1863 2050 2236 187
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:
5 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 9 10 11 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- 1200 1800 2400 3000 3600 4200 4800 5400 6000 6600 7200 600
Price in US$ 1355 2033 2710 3387 4065 4742 5420 6097 6774 7452 8129 678
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
90 € (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

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
Leisure programme for adults & juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - adults and juniors (PDF)

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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