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Bay Language Institute, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

8 Scarborough Street - Summerstrand - 6001 Port Elizabeth - see on map

Location: Bay Language Institute is located in the popular beach and cultural destination of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The school is housed 6km south of the city centre, in a beautiful residential-style building with its very own garden, only 120 meters from the beach! Students have everything they need in terms of shops, eateries and attractions within walking distance of the school, ensuring a comfortable and productive time whilst studying at the Bay Language Institute.

School facilities: The school's facilities are excellent, offering everything a student may need to reach their language goals whilst enjoying their beautiful surroundings, and more. Facilities include a garden, lounge area, movie room, library, full kitchen use for students, table tennis, billiards and a student support desk for any questions or queries that arise. All classrooms have ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment.

Course selection: Course selection with the Bay Language Institute is extensive, offering short term, long term, specialist and business courses, all year round. Specialist courses include TEFL, Aviation and Exam Preparation (FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS), with an Academic Year Programme suited to students wishing to study long term. The school also runs programmes in conjunction with local activities such as surfing, golfing and diving.

Additional information: Bay Language Institute keeps class sizes small, ensuring individual attention, fun and creative teaching that is results-orientated.
  • The language school Bay Language Institute was founded in Port Elizabeth, South Africa in 2006.
  • Legal name / parent company: Bay Language Institute (Pty) Ltd
  • Tax registration ID: 9160806189 (tax ID)
  • Abbreviated name of school: bli Port Elizabeth

English Courses

General Language
Private
Business
Exam Preparation
Language Plus Activity
Specialty Courses
Information for all courses offered by Bay Language Institute
Lesson duration
50 minutes
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
21 Mar. 2022, 10 Apr. 2022, 13 Apr. 2022, 27 Apr. 2022, 01 May 2022, 16 Jun. 2022, 10 Aug. 2022, 24 Sep. 2022, 16 Dec. 2022, 01 Jan. 2022 - 05 Jan. 2022, 18 Dec. 2022 - 31 Dec. 2022.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Please note that this school reserves the right to reduce the number of lessons if the minimum number of students is not reached.

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€

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  • The Donkin Reserve in the heart of Port Elizabeth
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  • Our beautiful Wild Coast region
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Bay Language Institute (bli)

Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalSACAA
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)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:25
Student gender mix:
60% male / 40% female
School Size
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Bay Language Institute and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school 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

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

    • Homestay option that can prepare halal food

  • 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

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer:25
Throughout the year: 12
Minimum age of students
18 years
13 years for specific Junior courses
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
Average age of students
In summer: 25 years
Throughout the year: 28 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Port Elizabeth Airport:
15 € one way
30 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Port Elizabeth.

Visa Documents

Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
No
Express shipment fee (via courier)
75 €
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Reviews

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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.
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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.
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: You will be fine!!!

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    FAQ about Bay Language Institute, Port Elizabeth

  • 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%).
  • 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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