13 English Language Schools in Gold Coast - Ranking 2023

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Gold Coast Language School Ranking based on student ratings - 13 schools

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Gold Coast ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in Gold Coast


Rating: 4.3/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Gold Coast
16 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Gold Coast

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 4.4/5.0


Rating: 4.6/5.0


Rating: 4.4/5.0


Rating: 4.4/5.0


Rating: 4.3/5.0


Rating: 4.9/5.0

What our students said about Gold Coast


Rating: 5/5

The Gold Coast is gorgeous, modern. It is not a typical city, it is rather a beautifully located region: the ocean to the east, breathtaking national parks (Gondwana Rainforest) to the west and south, full of picturesque waterfalls and unusual endemic vegetation, and forests and picturesque coves to the north. A lot of places to visit, a lot of attractions. All this is practically within a 30 km radius: ocean, mountains, valleys, lakes, beautiful rivers and bays and a vibrant city right on the water. Gold Coast is very colorful, full of energy and life. You certainly can not get bored here. It is not an expensive city, although it may seem so. I personally am delighted.


Rating: 4/5

It is a good city very touristy with the beach, stores, restaurants, attractions ... etc.


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Gold Coast

Australian International College of Language

The premises are very clean and tidy, the staff is very nice and smiling. The provision of services is very pleasant (cafeteria, mini grocery store, and leisure).

14 December 2022
Course: General English - 2 weeks
Student age: 15 years


Rating: 4.2

| 6 reviews
Australian International College of Language

Very good school. Amazing teachers abd great location: close to the park, by the water. Very well conducted lessons. Lots of discussions on important and current topics, lots of independent thinking (my level is intermediate). I recommend it to everyone, really. It was great! My learning didn't last long, but I improved my English very quickly. I think I'll go back there again to do the academic level :) I also want to thank Ms. Gosia Mazur, who very cleverly guided me and negotiated a lower price. Thank you, greetings and ... I think until next time!

5 October 2021
Course: Part-Time English - 4 weeks
Student age: 56 years


Rating: 4.2

| 6 reviews
Gold Coast Learning Centre

Very friendly staff and teachers.
A great location in the centre of city, beautiful and friendly teachers, managers and receiptions. Lovely students, easy and useful education.

9 August 2012
Course: General English Course - 8 weeks
Student age: 20 years


Rating: 4.7

| 4 reviews
Gold Coast Learning Centre

The very relaxed atmosphere combined with seriousness of work.
Ver well located inside Surfers Paradise's city.

18 June 2012
Course: General English Course - 1 week
Student age: 61 years


Rating: 4.7

| 4 reviews
BROWNS English Language School

I met a great deal of students who came from all around the world , and i really enjoyed the teaching methods
to my mind, it is a very effective school to improve your english with pleasant teachers and amazing students !

23 August 2007
Course: Intensive General English Full-time (25 hours per week) - 4 weeks
Student age: 19 years


Rating: 4.4

| 5 reviews

Information about Gold Coast

Why Gold Coast? The Australian Gold Coast is situated only 80 kilometres south of Brisbane. It is renowned for its spectacular sandy stretches and perfect surf. You can try your hand at a wide range of water sports throughout the year! Apart from the glorious beaches the town offers theme parks, golf courses, national parks, the green valleys of Mount Tamborine and a rainforest. It is not surprising from all on offer here, that The Gold Coast attracts not just foreign tourists but also many Australians come here for a break from life. The city itself is an excellent blend of busy city life and chilled beach vibes. You can really immerse yourself here into the "Aussie" way of life!

Key Facts about Gold Coast

Population:   641,000
Time zone: +20h. (GMT +10)
Region: Queensland, Gold Coast
Currency: AUD (1 AUD = 0.6539 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 Dec. 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): 350 AU$
Average course price per week (Low season): 447 AU$
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Student price index excluding rent:74* (26% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:57* (43% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:74* (26% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Australia average): 7.08 AU$
    (10% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type I
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Weather in Gold Coast

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What to do in Gold Coast

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Arrival airports

Gold Coast (OOL) - 19 km. from Gold Coast city center

Public transportation to city center:


Every 30 minutes, 126 minutes.

Main stops: International Airport-platform 1, Wooloowin, Central, South Bank, Loganlea, Ormeau, Helensvale-platform 1 + Helensvale-platform 5, Parkwood, Gold Coast University Hospital, Southport, Surfers Paradise, Cypress Avenue

Taxi: 25 minutes drive to city center of Gold Coast

Brisbane (BNE) - 75 km. from Gold Coast city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 20 minutes, 30 minutes.

Main stops: Gold Coast Airport, Pal, Beach, Nineteenth Avenue, Twenty Seventh Avenue, Burleigh Heads, Second Avenue, Christine Avenue, Nobby Beach shops, Tamborine Street, Crescent Avenue, Broadbeach South station

Taxi: 66 minutes drive to city center of Gold Coast

Public transportation in Gold Coast

FAQ about courses in Gold Coast

  • Gold Coast Learning Centre has received the best overall rating in Gold Coast.
  • Australian International College of Language, located in 66 Marine Parade, Southport has been voted as the school with the best location in Gold Coast.
  • Students rated the activity program at Gold Coast Learning Centre as the best.
  • Gold Coast Learning Centre was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay' at Gold Coast Learning Centre is the best rated accommodation in Gold Coast.
  • The Australian International College of Language on the Gold Coast offers Youth camp courses in July-August for children aged 6-12. If you do not need accommodation, you can start classes on any Monday. If you need accommodation, the school specifies a fixed start date, which you can check by clicking on the course name. Other cities accept 8-year-olds through Home Language International-HLI, where children will live at a teacher's home and have one-on-one lessons with the teacher.
    Susan Wang, Language Travel Consultant Chinese from LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 28, 2023

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