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English school in Sydney: EC English

4.1/5

Rating: 4.1/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Rooftop terrace

EC English

The language school EC English was founded in Sydney, Australia in 1976. The school is situated in the central city area, surrounded by shops, cafes restaurants and bars. It is close to the famous tourist attractions of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Bondi Beach. EC English operated previously under the name CES Embassy English.

School currently open

Covid-19 school related information

Guiding principles • Only the EC part of campus is open on shared campuses • Temperature checks are done on entry of every person entering the campus - Australia only • Use of the government COVID Safe App is encouraged - Australia only • Staff and students are told not to come to campus if suffering symptoms • Signs posted prominently throughout the school to remind all of the importance of distancing and hygiene • Encouragement of social distancing measures: 1 metre for Auckland and 1.5 metres for Australian campuses Common areas • Students can eat lunch in their classroom ‘bubble’ to minimise contact with other classes • We strongly recommend students bring food for break time and not leave at break time • Every second computer in the computer lab is available to encourage physical distancing. A maximum of 12 students are permitted in the computer room at any given time • Bathroom doors are kept open to allow staff and students to enter and exit without touching the doors. Of course, privacy considerations dictate whether this is possible in all campuses • Lifts are encouraged only for deliveries or those affected by disabilities and health issues – stairwells should be used by all others Class management and timetables • Staggered start, break, and end times to minimise contact at ingress, egress and on campus - Australian campuses only • Class sizes kept to 10 or 15 in the case of suitably large rooms, e.g. partitioned double rooms opened to be one • Furniture is arranged to allow safe distancing Personal protective equipment • Hand sanitizer is available in every classroom and additional sanitizer dispensers at reception and in staffrooms Cleaning • Schools are cleaned twice daily, with specific attention to door handles, keyboards, switches and buttons Alternative delivery and work arrangements • Students who request to continue studying online are welcome to do so
Due to the coronavirus outbreak many countries have imposed travel restrictions or taken other steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Travelers can find useful and important information for trips to Australia on their Government website.

Accreditations and Quality seals

EA

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Rooftop terrace

  • 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:

15

Number of public PC workstations:

1

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Our price includes

  • 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

Course material:

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

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 5
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 5

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

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):

12
6
5
3
1
1
2
2
9
18
3
6
3
2

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Sydney International;.

Sydney International Airport:
180 AU$ pick up
360 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, 08 Jun. 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

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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 23 24 36 48
Price in AU$ 455 910 1365 1820 2730 3640 4550 10120 9960 14940 19920
Price in US$ 302 603 905 1206 1809 2412 3015 6705 6599 9898 13197
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
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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$ 275 550 825 1100 1375 1650 1925 2200 2750 3101 5943
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 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: 8:00  - 13:30
Afternoon: 11:30  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Brochures
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 23 24 36 48
Price in AU$ 490 980 1470 1960 2940 3920 4900 10925 10800 16200 21600
Price in US$ 325 650 974 1299 1948 2597 3247 7238 7155 10733 14310
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
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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$ 325 650 974 1299 1624 1948 2273 2597 2922 3247 --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 24 36 48
Price in AU$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9515 13905 18540
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6304 9212 12283
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
Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 24 36 48
Price in AU$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9765 14275 19035
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6470 9457 12611
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
Brochures
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in AU$ 330 660 990 1320 1650 1980 2310 2640 2970 3300 3960
Price in US$ 219 438 656 875 1094 1312 1531 1749 1968 2187 2624
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: 17:00  - 21:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
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Private
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in AU$ 1545 3090 4635 6180 7725 9270 10815 12360 13905 15450 18540
Price in US$ 1024 2048 3071 4095 5118 6142 7165 8189 9212 10236 12283
Starting dates
Every Monday.
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 9 10 12
Price in AU$ 850 1700 2550 3400 4250 5100 5950 6800 7650 8500 10200
Price in US$ 564 1127 1690 2253 2816 3379 3942 4505 5069 5632 6758
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Work & Study
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 20 30 40
Price in AU$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4900 9500 13500 18000
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3247 6294 8944 11925
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.
General course schedule
5-6 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:
Afternoon: 11:30  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
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Business
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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$ 325 650 974 1299 1624 1948 2273 2597 2922 3247 --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)
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Exam Preparation
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in AU$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4900 --
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3247 --
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 22 Jun. 2020, 21 Sep. 2020.
General course schedule
5-6 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: 8:00  - 13:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam dates
13 Mar. 2020, 27 Aug. 2020, 01 Dec. 2020
Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in AU$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4900 --
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3247 --
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 22 Jun. 2020, 28 Sep. 2020.
General course schedule
5-6 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: 8:00  - 13:30
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam dates
14 Mar. 2020, 28 Aug. 2020, 05 Dec. 2020
Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)
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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$ -- 550 825 1100 1375 1650 1925 2200 2750 3101 5943
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
Brochures
 Prices (PDF)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 23 24 36 48 Additional Week
Price in AU$ -- 890 1335 1780 2670 3560 10120 9960 14940 19920 415
Price in US$ -- 590 885 1180 1769 2359 6705 6599 9898 13197 275
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
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See availability »
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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$ -- 438 656 875 1094 1312 1531 1749 1968 2187 2405
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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See availability »
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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$ -- 650 974 1299 1948 2597 3247 7238 7155 10733 14310
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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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.
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).
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$ 345 690 1035 1380 1725 2070 2415 2760 3450 4140 345 280
Price in US$ 241 482 722 963 1203 1444 1685 1925 2406 2888 241 196
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
46 AU$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 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$ 360 720 1080 1440 1800 2160 2520 2880 3600 4320 360 280
Price in US$ 252 503 754 1005 1256 1507 1758 2009 2511 3013 252 196
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 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$ -- -- -- 1780 2225 2670 3115 3560 4450 5340 -- 280
Price in US$ 1242 1552 1862 2173 2483 3104 3724 196
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Jack\'s Place, EC English, Sydney - 1
Jack\'s Place, EC English, Sydney - 2
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), 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$ -- -- -- 1780 2225 2670 3115 3560 4450 5340 -- 280
Price in US$ 1242 1552 1862 2173 2483 3104 3724 196
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Includes:
No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing 
Diving3000 km
Football (soccer)10 km
Golf10 km
Horse riding100 km
Mountainbiking20 km
Music 
Sailing10 km
Skiing800 km
Squash10 km
Swimming1 km
Tennis10 km
Volleyball20 km
Yoga1 km

Reviews

4.1/5.0

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 3.2/5.0

3.2/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 3.4/5.0

3.4/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
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Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 2.0/5.0

2.0/5.0 
Other
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Students liked about EC English, Sydney
All the teachers I saw are very nice, the teaching methods are good and I met a lot of people
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
n/a
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
The location
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
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
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
5.0/5.0
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    FAQ about EC English, Sydney

  • 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 Homestay (18+) is the most popular among all our clients of EC English
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Sydney International Airport (180 AU$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at EC English varies from 1 students (One-to-one Course (10) ) to 18 students (English in the City)
  • 100% of teachers at EC English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at EC English comes from Korea with a 18% representation, followed by students from Brazil (12%) and Japan (9%).
  • EC English offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 24 during the summer and 24 for the rest of the year.
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