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OHC EnglishCairns, Australia

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Rating: 4.0/5.0

Overall school rating of OHC English, Cairns
Ranked #2 of 2 English schools in Cairns
Location of the school

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Social activities

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Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Value for money

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Rating: 4.0/5.0

What we like about the school
  • A dedicated student-welfare team providing support and advice on setting up bank accounts, getting medical help and more.
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
What we dislike about the school
  • May not have a class for complete beginners.
  • Do not offer favorable cancellation terms in the case of a student getting a visa rejected.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

The school is in the city centre, a few minutes walk from the Lagoon swimming area.
  • The language school OHC English was founded in Cairns, Australia in 1963.
  • Legal name / parent company: Oxford House (Holdings) Limited
  • Tax registration ID: 2701035
  • Abbreviated name of school: OHC Cairns

English Courses

General Language

Information for all courses offered by OHC English

Comments about courses

Materials fee:
1 to 10 weeks: AUD 100.
11 to 20 weeks: AUD 190.
21 to 30 weeks: AUD 230.
31+ weeks: AUD 270.

Enrolment fee:
Student Visa: AUD 250.
Tourist/Working Holiday Visa: AUD 100.

Individual lessons:

  • AUD 100 per hour

    Under 18 fee:
    Care provision arrangement: AUD 280.
    Weekly care provision weekly: AUD 65.
Lesson duration
60 minutes
School's administrative fee
250.00 AU$
Individual classes
Single 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.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 26 Jan 2024, 29 Mar 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 25 Apr 2024, 10 Jun 2024, 25 Dec 2024, 26 Dec 2024.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.

Lessons needed per English language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

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
Note: All courses offered by OHC English, Cairns can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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    Outdoor 12/20
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    Computer facilities 13/20
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    Lesson in progress15/20
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    Happy students 16/20
  • Social Activities
    Social Activities17/20
  • Going out for a drink
    Going out for a drink18/20
  • Going out for a meal
    Going out for a meal19/20
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OHC English (OHC)

Accreditations and Quality seals
EAELICOSStudy in AustraliaTEQSA
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)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:30
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at OHC English and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school 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

Student Age / Nationality

Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 5
Adult courses Throughout the year: 5
Average age of students
In summer: 23 years
Throughout the year: 23 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Cairns International Airport:
50 AU$ one way
100 AU$ return (both ways)
More information about airports around Cairns and how to get from the airport to Cairns on your own here on our Cairns page.

Visa Documents

You can travel and study a language course for a limited number of hours a week just applying for the visa waiver programme online.
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

Leisure activities

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

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Quiz night, Treasure hunt, Football, Card games.

Adults - Paid activities

Pizza night, Excursions, Crazy Golf.



18 Lake Street - 4870 Cairns
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FAQ about OHC English,

  • English courses at Oxford House College start at 361 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 Oxford House College
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Cairns International Airport (50 AU$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Oxford House College varies from 1 students (One-to-One Lessons) to 16 students (General English)
  • 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 29% representation, followed by students from Thailand (18%) and Brazil (12%).
  • 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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