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EC English, Brisbane, Australia

4.2/5

Rating: 4.2/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Top rated school facilities

EC English

The language school EC English was founded in Brisbane, Australia in 1976. The school is located in the heart of Brisbane's shopping and business district. EC English operated previously under the name Embassy English.

Accreditations and Quality seals

ACCET ALTOBritish councilEAELICOS NEAS NZQAStudy in Australia

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

14

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 350
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 250

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

English teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

20
3
2
2
2
1
1
8
22
2
1

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Brisbane.

Brisbane Airport:
150 AU$ pick up
300 AU$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2020, 27.Jan.2020, 10.Apr.2020, 13.Apr.2020, 25.Apr.2020, 04.May.2020, 12.Aug.2020, 05.Oct.2020, 21.Dec.2020 - 28.Dec.2020.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.

English Courses

General Language
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 23 24 36 Additional Week
Price in AU$ 410 820 1230 1640 2460 3280 6320 9085 9240 13860 385
Price in US$ 237 473 710 946 1419 1891 3644 5238 5327 7991 222
20 General English lessons + 4 Elective lessons (choose from grammar, vocabulary or conversation skills).
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 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: 8:15  - 14:05
Afternoon: 10:45  - 16:35
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 20 23
Price in AU$ 380 760 1140 1520 2280 3040 3800 4440 5920 7400 8510
Price in US$ 220 439 658 877 1315 1753 2191 2560 3413 4267 4907
Not available for visa waiver. Tourist Visa: 12 weeks max. Working Holiday Visa: 17 weeks.
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: 8:15  - 11:35
Afternoon: 10:45  - 16:35
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 23 24 36 48
Price in AU$ 440 880 1320 1760 2640 3520 4400 9660 9840 14760 19680
Price in US$ 254 508 761 1015 1522 2030 2537 5570 5673 8510 11346
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in AU$ 440 880 1320 1760 2200 -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 254 508 761 1015 1269 -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 24 36 48
Price in AU$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9025 12795 17055
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5204 7377 9833
Starting dates
2020: 06.Jan.2020, 17.Feb.2020, 30.Mar.2020, 11.May.2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 24 36 48
Price in AU$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9270 13165 17550
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5345 7590 10118
Starting dates
2020: 06.Jan.2020, 17.Feb.2020, 30.Mar.2020, 11.May.2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in AU$ 290 580 870 1160 1450 1740 2030 2320 2610 2900 3190
Price in US$ 168 335 502 669 836 1004 1171 1338 1505 1672 1840
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 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:
Afternoon: 16:45  - 21:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)
Work & Study
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 20 30
Price in AU$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4400 8400 12300
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2537 4843 7092
Starting dates
2020: 27.Jan.2020, 06.Apr.2020, 15.Jun.2020, 24.Aug.2020, 02.Nov.2020.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)
Business
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in AU$ 440 880 1320 1760 2200 2640 3080 3520 3960 4400 --
Price in US$ 254 508 761 1015 1269 1522 1776 2030 2283 2537 --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)
Exam Preparation
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in AU$ 380 760 1140 1520 1900 2280 2660 3040 3800 4440 8510
Price in US$ 220 439 658 877 1096 1315 1534 1753 2191 2560 4907
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
RESERVE at the Lowest Price »
Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 23 24 36 48
Price in AU$ -- 820 1230 1640 2460 3280 4100 9085 9240 13860 18480
Price in US$ -- 473 710 946 1419 1891 2364 5238 5327 7991 10654
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
RESERVE at the Lowest Price »
Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 23 24 36 48
Price in AU$ -- 880 1320 1760 2640 3520 4400 9660 9840 14760 19680
Price in US$ -- 508 761 1015 1522 2030 2537 5570 5673 8510 11346
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
RESERVE at the Lowest Price »
Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)
Note: All courses offered by EC English, Brisbane can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 230.00 AU$
Comments about courses:Course add on One-to-One package:
5 lessons: AUD 825.
10 lessons: AUD 1500.
1257 welfare undertaking fee (under 18s): AUD 500.
Overseas health care for students holding a student visa:
Up to 6 months: AUD 55 (per month).
Up to 9 months: AUD 53 (per month).
Up to 12 months: AUD 52 (per month).
Other Airport transfer options (per person, one way):
Coolangatta: AUD 150.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AU$ -- 720 1080 1440 1650 2100 2430 2760 3420 4080 330 265
Price in US$ 437 656 874 1002 1275 1475 1675 2076 2476 201 161
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Adalong Guesthouse, EC English, Brisbane - 1
Adalong Guesthouse, EC English, Brisbane - 2
Continental breakfast available every day, evening meal from Monday to Friday. Limited use of the kitchen during the weekends.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), 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 One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AU$ 310 620 930 1240 1550 1860 2170 2480 3100 3720 310 265
Price in US$ 189 377 565 753 941 1129 1317 1506 1882 2258 189 161
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Includes:
Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 17
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AU$ 285 5700 855 1140 1425 1710 1995 2280 2850 3420 285 265
Price in US$ 173 3460 519 692 865 1038 1211 1384 1730 2076 173 161
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
39 AU$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AU$ -- -- -- 2060 2575 3090 3605 4120 5150 6180 515 265
Price in US$ 1251 1563 1876 2188 2501 3126 3751 313 161
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Bed Linen and Crockery: AUD 22 (per week).
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Includes:
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 One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AU$ -- 610 915 1220 1375 1770 2045 2320 2870 3420 275 265
Price in US$ 371 556 741 835 1075 1242 1408 1742 2076 167 161
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Adalong Guesthouse, EC English, Brisbane - 1
Adalong Guesthouse, EC English, Brisbane - 2
Continental breakfast available every day, evening meal from Monday to Friday. Limited use of the kitchen during the weekends.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), 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 One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AU$ -- -- -- 1520 1900 2280 2660 3040 3800 4560 380 275
Price in US$ 923 1154 1384 1615 1845 2307 2768 231 167
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Bed Linen and Crockery: AUD 22 (per week).
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Includes:
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 One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AU$ -- -- -- 1040 1300 1560 1820 2080 2600 3120 260 275
Price in US$ 632 789 947 1105 1263 1578 1894 158 167
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Bed Linen and Crockery: AUD 22 (per week).
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Includes:
No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18

Reviews

4.2/5.0

Rating: 4.2/5.0

City

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Students liked about EC English, Brisbane
Not many European students
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
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Queensland sunshine beaches
Other comments: very modern and competent school with all the opportunities you need to improve your english.

Brochures

EC English Brochure (PDF)
EC English Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)
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    FAQ about EC English, Brisbane

  • English courses at EC English start at 290 AU$ for Standard Course Evening course with 24 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • The accommodation Adalong Guesthouse is the most popular among all our clients of EC English
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Brisbane Airport (150 AU$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at EC English varies from 15 students (Standard Plus Course ) to 15 students (Standard Plus Course )
  • 100% of teachers at EC English hold a university degree.
  • Korea is the strongest nationality at EC English with 22% followed by Brazil (20%) and Japan (8%).
  • EC English offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 21 during the summer and 21 for the rest of the year.
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