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OHC English, Cairns, Australia

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Cairns is one of the top destinations our students liked most

OHC English

The language school OHC English was founded in Cairns, Australia in 1963. The school is in the city centre, a few minutes walk from the Lagoon swimming area.

The school address is: 18 Lake Street, 4870 - Cairns, Australia (see on map)
Legal name / parent company: Oxford House (Holdings) Limited| Tax registration ID: 2701035

Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Accreditations and Quality seals

ACPETEAELICOS Study in AustraliaTEQSA

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

10

Number of public PC workstations:

12

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 Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 100 AU$ per course level.

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

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):

10
5
10
25
25
5

Optional airport transfer

Cairns International Airport:
20 AU$ pick up
40 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, 27 Apr. 2020, 04 May 2020, 17 Jul. 2020, 05 Oct. 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
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 24 36
Price in AU$ 380 361 760 722 1140 1083 1520 1444 2190 2081 2920 2774 3650 3468 4380 4161 5600 5320 8160 7752 12060 11457
Price in US$ 264 527 790 1053 1517 2023 2528 3034 3879 5652 8353
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 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: 9:00  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 24 36
Price in AU$ 345 328 690 656 1035 984 1380 1311 1980 1881 2640 2508 3300 3135 3960 3762 5040 4788 7200 6840 10620 10089
Price in US$ 239 478 717 956 1372 1829 2286 2743 3491 4987 7356
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 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: 9:00  - 13:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 13 24 36
Price in AU$ 345 328 690 656 1035 984 1380 1311 1980 1881 2640 2508 3300 3135 3960 3762 4095 3891 7200 6840 10620 10089
Price in US$ 239 478 717 956 1372 1829 2286 2743 2837 4987 7356
English for Academic Purposes is aimed at students who need English for their high education or university entrance. Courses focus on performance in English at University level, study skills and fluency practice.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 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: 9:00  - 13:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 24 36
Price in AU$ 345 328 690 656 1035 984 1380 1311 1980 1881 2640 2508 3300 3135 3960 3762 5040 4788 7200 6840 10620 10089
Price in US$ 239 478 717 956 1372 1829 2286 2743 3491 4987 7356
Take this course to be prepared for achieving a high score in the IELTS exam.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 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: 9:00  - 13:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by OHC English, Cairns can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 250.00 AU$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 100 AU$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:Materials fee:
-1 to 10 weeks: AUD 80.
-11 to 20 weeks: AUD 160.
-21 to 30 weeks: AUD 200.
-more than 31 weeks: AUD 240.
Enrolment fee:
-Student Visa: AUD 250.
-Tourist/Working Holiday Visa: AUD 100.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AU$ 275 550 825 1100 1375 1650 1925 2200 2750 3300 275 265
Price in US$ 201 401 602 802 1003 1203 1404 1604 2005 2406 201 194
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
60 AU$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by car
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, 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$ 295 590 885 1180 1475 1770 2065 2360 2950 3540 295 265
Price in US$ 216 431 646 861 1076 1291 1506 1721 2151 2581 216 194
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Under 18 Care Provision Arrangement fee: AUD 280.
Under 18 Care Provision weekly fee: AUD 65. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
60 AU$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by car
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AU$ -- -- -- 740 925 1110 1295 1480 1850 2220 -- 200 265
Price in US$ 540 675 810 945 1079 1349 1619 146 194
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
There's a cleaning fee of AUD 40 to be paid on departure.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, 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 Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AU$ -- -- -- 560 700 840 980 1120 1400 1680 -- 200 265
Price in US$ 409 511 613 715 817 1021 1225 146 194
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
There's a cleaning fee of AUD 40 to be paid on departure.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, 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 Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in AU$ -- -- -- 860 1075 1290 1505 1720 2150 2580 -- 200 265
Price in US$ 627 784 941 1098 1254 1568 1881 146 194
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
There's a cleaning fee of AUD 40 to be paid on departure.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Air conditioning, 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$ -- -- -- 680 850 1020 1190 1360 1700 2040 -- 265
Price in US$ 496 620 744 868 992 1240 1488 194
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
There's a cleaning fee of AUD 40 to be paid on departure.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Students and families are expected to talk and have a family-like relationship. If a student wants to move family without a serious reason, the school would require 2 weeks notice and then happily move them subject to availability.
Special diet requirement: AUD 80 per week.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing 
Diving1 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Golf5 km
Horse riding15 km
Mountainbiking12 km
Sailing 
Squash5 km
Swimming 
Tennis3 km
Volleyball1 km
Yoga 

Reviews

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Rating: 4.0/5.0

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Facilities

Rating: 3.0/5.0

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Social activities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

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Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Value for money

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Brochures

OHC English Brochure (PDF)
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Photos

  • OHC English - General School Video1/21
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    Computer room2/21
  • School entrance
    School entrance 3/21
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    Activity4/21
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    Wall5/21
  • students
    students6/21
  • Class
    Class7/21
  • lesson
    lesson8/21
  • cafeteria
    cafeteria9/21
  • Group photo
    Group photo10/21
  • Sea
    Sea11/21
  • Cairns
    Cairns12/21
  • Outdoor
    Outdoor 13/21
  • Computer facilities
    Computer facilities 14/21
  • Hallway
    Hallway15/21
  • Lesson in progress
    Lesson in progress16/21
  • Happy students
    Happy students 17/21
  • Social Activities
    Social Activities18/21
  • Going out for a drink
    Going out for a drink19/21
  • Going out for a meal
    Going out for a meal20/21
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    FAQ about OHC English, Cairns

  • English courses at OHC English start at 328 AU$ for General English course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of OHC English
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Cairns International Airport (20 AU$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at OHC English varies from 16 students (General English Plus) to 16 students (General English Plus)
  • 100% of teachers at OHC English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at OHC English comes from Japan with a 25% representation, followed by students from Korea (25%) and Brazil (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • OHC English offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 23 during the summer and 23 for the rest of the year.
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