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English school in Melbourne: EC English

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Australia
4.5/5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation
  • Excellent rating of student apartments

EC English

The language school EC English was founded in Melbourne, Australia in 1990. The school is situated in the heart of Melbourne's business district. It is close to the main shopping plazas, cinemas, restaurants and public transport. EC English operated previously under the name Embassy English.

Accreditations and Quality seals

EA

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Soccer field / football pitch

  • Table tennis

  • Table soccer / football

  • 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:

22

Number of public PC workstations:

99

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

  • Adapted for deaf students

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

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
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.

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
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

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

3
4
2
9
1
16
12
2
1
3
9

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Melbourne.

Melbourne Airport:
200 AU$ pick up
400 AU$ return (both ways)
Avalon, Avalon Airport:
300 AU$ pick up
600 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, 09.Mar.2020, 08.Jun.2020, 03.Nov.2020, 21.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
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 23 24 36 48 Additional Week
Price in AU$ 490 980 1470 1960 2940 3920 10925 10800 16200 21600 450
Price in US$ 283 565 848 1130 1695 2260 6299 6227 9340 12453 260
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 10 12 23
Price in AU$ 415 830 1245 1660 2075 2490 2905 3320 4150 4680 8970
Price in US$ 240 479 718 958 1197 1436 1675 1915 2393 2699 5172
Not available on a Student visa. Tourist Visa: 12 weeks maximum. Working Holiday Visa: 17 weeks maximum.
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 6 8 23 24 36 48 Additional Week
Price in AU$ 455 910 1365 1820 2730 3640 10120 9960 14940 19920 415
Price in US$ 263 525 787 1050 1574 2099 5835 5743 8614 11485 240
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in AU$ 490 980 1470 1960 2450 2940 3430 3920 4410 4900 --
Price in US$ 283 565 848 1130 1413 1695 1978 2260 2543 2825 --
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$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9765 14275 19035
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5630 8230 10974
Starting dates
2020: 07.Jan.2020, 17.Feb.2020, 30.Mar.2020, 11.May.2020.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) 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$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9515 13905 18540
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5486 8017 10689
Starting dates
2020: 06.Jan.2020, 17.Feb.2020, 30.Mar.2020, 11.May.2020.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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 Prices (PDF)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in AU$ 330 660 990 1320 1650 1980 2310 2640 2970 3300 3630
Price in US$ 191 381 571 761 952 1142 1332 1522 1713 1903 2093
Not available on a Student visa. Tourist Visa: 12 weeks maximum. Working Holiday Visa: 17 weeks maximum.
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)
Work & Study
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 20 30 40
Price in AU$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4900 9500 13500 18000
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2825 5477 7783 10378
Starting dates
2020: 27.Jan.2020, 02.Mar.2020, 06.Apr.2020, 11.May.2020, 15.Jun.2020, 20.Jul.2020, 24.Aug.2020, 28.Sep.2020, 02.Nov.2020, 07.Dec.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$ 490 980 1470 1960 2450 2940 3430 3920 4410 4900 --
Price in US$ 283 565 848 1130 1413 1695 1978 2260 2543 2825 --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE at the Lowest Price »
Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)
Exam Preparation
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in AU$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4900 --
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2825 --
Starting dates
2020: 06.Jan.2020, 22.Jun.2020, 21.Sep.2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Exam dates
13.Mar.2020, 27.Aug.2020, 01.Dec.2020
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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$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4900 --
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2825 --
Starting dates
2020: 06.Jan.2020, 22.Jun.2020, 28.Sep.2020.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam dates
14.Mar.2020, 28.Aug.2020, 05.Dec.2020
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Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in AU$ -- 830 1245 1660 2075 2490 2905 3320 4150 4680 8970
Price in US$ -- 479 718 958 1197 1436 1675 1915 2393 2699 5172
Not available on a Student visa. Tourist Visa: 12 weeks maximum. Working Holiday Visa: 17 weeks maximum.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam fee
395 AU$
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$ -- 910 1365 1820 2730 3640 4550 10120 9960 14940 19920
Price in US$ -- 525 787 1050 1574 2099 2624 5835 5743 8614 11485
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Exam fee
395 AU$
RESERVE at the Lowest Price »
Brochures
 Prices (PDF)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 23 24 36 48
Price in AU$ -- 980 1470 1960 2940 3920 4900 10925 10800 16200 21600
Price in US$ -- 565 848 1130 1695 2260 2825 6299 6227 9340 12453
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Exam fee
395 AU$
RESERVE at the Lowest Price »
Brochures
 Prices (PDF)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in AU$ -- 660 990 1320 1650 1980 2310 2640 2970 3300 3630
Price in US$ -- 381 571 761 952 1142 1332 1522 1713 1903 2093
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: 16:50  - 21:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Exam fee
395 AU$
RESERVE at the Lowest Price »
Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)
Note: All courses offered by EC English, Melbourne 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 lessons:
5 lessons: AUD 850.
10 lessons: AUD 1545.
Course material is recycled amongst students. To purchase a course book: USD 25 (per level).
Student insurance up to 24 months: AUS 45 (per month).
1257 welfare undertaking fee (under 18s): AUD 500.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AU$ 240 480 720 960 1200 1440 1680 1920 2400 2880 240 280
Price in US$ 146 292 437 583 729 874 1020 1166 1457 1748 146 170
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Urban Central, EC English, Melbourne - 1
Urban Central, EC English, Melbourne - 2
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Shared room (multiple beds).
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
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$ 345 690 1035 1380 1725 2070 2415 2760 3450 4140 345 280
Price in US$ 210 419 629 838 1047 1257 1466 1675 2094 2513 210 170
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Students must provide legal guardian consent form and book a transfer.
No extra nights bookable.
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: 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$ 325 650 975 1300 1625 1950 2275 2600 3250 3900 325 280
Price in US$ 198 395 592 789 987 1184 1381 1578 1973 2367 198 170
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
44 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$ 805 1610 2415 3220 4025 4830 5635 6440 8050 9660 805 280
Price in US$ 489 978 1466 1955 2443 2932 3420 3909 4886 5863 489 170
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), 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$ 410 820 1230 1640 2050 2460 2870 3280 4100 4920 410 280
Price in US$ 249 498 747 996 1245 1493 1742 1991 2489 2986 249 170
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
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$ 300 600 900 1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 3000 3600 300 280
Price in US$ 183 365 547 729 911 1093 1275 1457 1821 2185 183 170
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Shared room (multiple beds).
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Students under 18 must book homestay, a return airport transfer and provide a parental consent form.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet1 km
Dancing1 km
Football (soccer)3 km
Golf5 km
Horse riding20 km
Mountainbiking20 km
Music1 km
Sailing10 km
Skiing100 km
Squash2 km
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis 
Tennis2 km
Volleyball2 km
Windsurfing5 km
Yoga1 km

Reviews

4.5/5.0

Rating: 4.5/5.0

City

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Other
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Students liked about EC English, Melbourne
Flexibilty of the Teacher
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
School organization
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
5.0/5.0
The teachers
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
4.0/5.0
I liked the teacher and the other people very much. Everybody was very kind and friendly.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
4.0/5.0
Great organisation and support.
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
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Grammar lessons
Overall rating
n/a
Value for money
2.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
5.0/5.0

Brochures

EC English Brochure (PDF)
EC English Brochure (PDF)
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    FAQ about EC English, Melbourne

  • English courses at EC English start at 330 AU$ for Standard Course Evening course with 24 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • The accommodation Urban Central is the most popular among all our clients of EC English
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Melbourne Airport (200 AU$), Avalon, Avalon Airport (300 AU$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at EC English varies from 15 students (Intensive Course) to 18 students (Standard Plus Course )
  • 100% of teachers at EC English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • Japan is the strongest nationality at EC English with 16.31% followed by Korea (12.77%) and Thailand (9.69%).
  • EC English offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 23 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.
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