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EC English, Brisbane, Australia

119 Charlotte Street - 4000 Brisbane - see on map
EC English has ceased operations - Permanently closed down

Location: EC English Brisbane is located in the large city of Brisbane, nestled on the Brisbane River, Australia. The capital city of Queensland, Brisbane is ripe with cultural attractions such as the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, many of which are within walking distance of the school. Housed in the CBD district, EC Brisbane is surrounded by shopping outlets, restaurants, cafes and many amenities.

Course selection: In addition to General English which is available to all levels over various schedules and intensities, EC Brisbane also provides Exam Preparation (TESOL, IELTS, FCE, CAE) Academic year programmes, English for Academic Purposes and private tuition.

School chain: EC English Schools are all part of the larger group of EC Holdings Ltd. As a group, EC English has pushed boundaries within English tuition for all levels and age groups for many years. The group consists of multiple schools spread throughout the USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, Malta, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

The "EC Promise" is true throughout all EC locations, promising students that their English level will improve if they follow the three steps of attendance, homework and participation. The group ensures that all students receive a friendly learning atmosphere, high-quality tuition and care, a varied social programme to accompany their learning, and appropriate facilities to reach their language goals.
  • EC English operated previously under the name CES Embassy English.
  • The language school EC English was founded in Brisbane, Australia in 1976.
  • Legal name / parent company: EC English Australia PTY Limited
  • Tax registration ID: ABN88070919327
  • Abbreviated name of school: EC Brisbane

English Courses

General Language
Work & Study
Exam Preparation
Information for all courses offered by EC English
Comments about courses

Student insurance up to 24 months: AUD 45 (per month).

1257 welfare undertaking fee (under 18s): AUD 500.

Lesson duration
60 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):
01 Jan. 2022.
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.
Please note this school reserves the right to cancel confirmed bookings if a minimum number of students is not reached. Notification of such cancellation would happen at least 14 days before the course is due to start.
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

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

Videos & Photos

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  • Facilities
  • EC English school building in Brisbane
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  • EC English classroom
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  • EC English computer facilities
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  • Activities in Brisbane
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  • Learning in Brisbane
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  • Common area
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EC English (EC)

“EC Brisbane is not just a school but also a family and a community. Studying with us means learning English and getting the real Aussie experience.”
Accreditations and Quality seals
ACCETALTOBritish councilEAELICOSNEASNZQAStudy in Australia
English teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
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 8:30
School Size
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at EC English and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoEurocard - logoAmerican Express - logoTravellers Check - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school 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

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

  • 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: 11
    Number of public PC workstations: 2

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer:350
Throughout the year: 250
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 21 years
Throughout the year: 21 years

Top student nationalities

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Brisbane Airport:
160 AU$ one way
320 AU$ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Brisbane.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA need a visa to enter the country. A holiday/Tourist visa is sufficient to take a course up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
65 AU$



Rating: 4.2/5.0

Overall school rating of
EC English, Brisbane
4 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us
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Rating: 4.7/5.0

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Rating: 4.2/5.0

Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3.7/5.0


Rating: 4.0/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)
What students liked about EC English, Brisbane
Not many European students
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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.


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FAQ about EC English, Brisbane

  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Brisbane Airport (160 AU$)
  • 100% of teachers at EC English hold a university degree.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at EC English comes from Korea with a 22% representation, followed by students from 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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