5 Best language schools in Cairns (ranked based on student reviews)

How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Map with location of English schools in Cairns

Loading map content

How our students rated their experience in Cairns


Rating: 0.0/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Cairns
40 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Cairns

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 6.0/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 4.3/5.0


Rating: 4.3/5.0


Rating: 4.3/5.0


Rating: 4.5/5.0


Rating: 4.3/5.0


Rating: 4.3/5.0


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Cairns

Cairns Language Centre (Eurocentres)

Teachers and staff willing to learn, advise and support, even if the issues are not school related.
Maybe reduce the ration teacher-student. 10 students max, instead of 14.

16 October 2012
Course: General English Language Course 25 - 3 weeks
Student age: 28 years

Rating: 4

4.0 | 32 reviews
Cairns College of English

dynamism and smile
well-located next to Hides hotel, good-standard accomodation

12 January 2012
Course: General English Full-Time - 1 week
Student age: 53 years

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 2 reviews
Cairns Language Centre (Eurocentres)

The teachers are great professionals
The place is beautiful

13 September 2010
Course: General English Language Course 25 - 6 weeks
Student age: 32 years

Rating: 4

4.0 | 32 reviews
Cairns Language Centre (Eurocentres)

Everything was excellent.

12 July 2010
Course: General English Language Course 30 - 12 weeks
Student age: 40 years

Rating: 4

4.0 | 32 reviews
Cairns Language Centre (Eurocentres)

nice schoolmates and great teachers
Don´t forget your breakfast on the first day and enjoy all the time which you can stay there. Believe me. It was amazing. Do all the activity stuff which is offered in town, I got some of the best impressions and experiences of my life. Have fun!

3 November 2007
Course: General English Language Course 25 - 8 weeks
Student age: 25 years

Rating: 4

4.0 | 32 reviews
Cairns Language Centre (Eurocentres)

Friendly . Climate!
Klassenraueme very cold, uncomfortable!

9 February 2006
Course: General English Language Course 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 47 years

Rating: 4

4.0 | 32 reviews
Interested in online courses?
Have a look at our top picks of Live Online English courses at the best prices.

Interesting information about Cairns

Why Cairns? Cairns is the capital of tropical Queensland and only a 3-hour flight away ...
from Sydney. It has many cultural, sports and leisure attractions. Cairns is the key gateway to the Daintree Rainforest World Heritage region and the Great Barrier Reef.
Show more

Key Facts about Cairns

Population:   154,000
Time zone: +20h. (GMT +10)
Region: Queensland,
Currency: AUD (1 AUD = 0.7104 USD)
Visa: Nationals from USA can travel and study a language course up to 18 hours a week and for a maximum of 90 days without a full visa. It is just necessary to apply online for an ESTA card (Electronic System for Travel Authorization). Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01-12-2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Australia in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Australia on the official website - Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 373 AU$
Average course price per week (Low season): 200 €
Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Australia average): 6.52 AU$
    (10% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type I
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Weather in Cairns

Climate Table
Midday Temperature
Night-time Temperature
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec60 °F65 °F70 °F75 °F80 °F85 °F90 °FTemperature in °F
Hours of Sunshine
Water Temperature
80.6 °F82.4 °F82.4 °F80.6 °F78.8 °F77 °F75.2 °F73.4 °F75.2 °F77 °F78.8 °F78.8 °F

Events in CairnsBest time to take a language course in Cairns

Ironman Cairns
Ironman Cairns

June 2023Participants in this tropical triathlon get a firsthand look at the world's oldest rainforest and the great barrier reef.

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

July 2023Australia's largest and best regarded art fair celebrating indigenous culture.

Cairns Show
Cairns Show

July 2023Local agricultural fair, second in size only to Ekka, this three-day event includes workshops and demonstrations, cattle shows, competitions of all kinds such as wood-chopping and scarecrow making, and a massive fun fair with rides and games for the whole family.

Festival Cairns
Festival Cairns

August 2023 - September 2023The Cairns Festival invites everyone out into the streets for concerts, outdoor cinema, light installation pieces and projections about town, a parade, workshops & talks, theatre, and food.

What to do in Cairns

Cairns Regional Gallery
Cairns Regional Gallery
Great Barrier Reef & Green Island
Great Barrier Reef & Green Island
Crystal Cascades
Crystal Cascades
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Cairns video thumbnail

Arrival airport

Cairns International (CNS) - 4 km. from Cairns city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 20 minutes, 21 minutes.

Main stops: Capt Cook Highway near Arnold Street, Cairns City Bus Station Platform 1

Taxi: 10 minutes drive to city center of Cairns

Public transportation in Cairns

Other destinations that were popular to combine with courses in Cairns

Brisbane (city thumbnail)Brisbane
15 schools
Melbourne (city thumbnail)Melbourne
26 schools
Perth (city thumbnail)Perth
10 schools
Sydney (city thumbnail)Sydney
25 schools

FAQ about schools in Cairns

Didn't find what you are looking for?
Interested in a specific type of course? See our reviews of English courses & camps for teenager and children in Cairns or other 14 different English course types in Cairns.
Interested in language travel to other cities? Have a look at English language schools in other cities in Australia such as Adelaide, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Gold Coast ...
, Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, Sunshine Coast, Sydney or see our list of all schools in Australia. You may also want to consult options outside Australia for learning English.
Show more

Questions about English schools in Cairns?

Get free advice from our language travel experts to help you find the best school for you.

Terms & ConditionsRefund policyPrivacy & CookiesAbout usContact UsImprintReview and User Content PoliciesTrust and safety