English Language Schools in Sydney - Ranking 2022

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34 Best language schools in Sydney (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why Sydney? Sydney is Australia's largest and most cosmopolitan city often called the ...
"Harbour City". It is Australia's largest financial centres with dizzy skyscrapers, delicious and daring restaurants, superb shopping and friendly people. It is a major international tourist destination, notable for its beaches, especially Bondi Beach, and twin landmarks: the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.
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What we like about Sydney
  • Fantastic weather.
  • Well connected International airport.
  • Interesting arts and culture scene.
  • Lots of interesting neighbourhoods to explore.
What we dislike about Sydney
  • Most expensive city in Australia.
  • Road traffic is very congested.
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How our students rated their experience in Sydney


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Overall city attractiveness
103 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us

Rating: 3.6/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 3.9/5.0


Rating: 3.4/5.0


Rating: 3.9/5.0


Rating: 3.7/5.0


Rating: 3.9/5.0


Rating: 3.8/5.0


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Sydney

Rating: 3.5

3.5 | 6 reviews

Teachers were from all around the world. Location near the train station. Not just grammar but also practical learning.

17 July 2018
Course: General English - 2 weeks
Student age: 17 years


Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 9 reviews

The teachers were very nice & dedicated

12 March 2018
Course: General English - 8 weeks
Student age: 18 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 13 reviews

professional teachers
some chairs need to be fixed in the dining room

27 October 2016
Course: Intensive General English - 4 weeks
Student age: 61 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 13 reviews

Each class was well-prepared and devised by each professional teacher.
I got acquainted with classmates from more than 10 different countries. That is also a great point.

27 October 2016
Course: Intensive General English - 4 weeks
Student age: 60 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 24 reviews

The hospitality and the availability for the student.
It's a good academy, with good teachers..!

12 September 2016
Course: General English Full Time - 1 week
Student age: 29 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 13 reviews

Organisation, varied classes, competent teachers.

5 March 2012
Course: Intensive General English - 6 weeks
Student age: 21 years


Rating: 3.8

3.8 | 22 reviews

English only policy
I felt very comfortable. But it is not worth attending the course for just one week.

13 February 2012
Course: Super Intensive English - 1 week
Student age: 28 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 24 reviews

the social activities and classmates

11 October 2011
Course: General English Full Time - 4 weeks
Student age: 21 years

Loui Sejer

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 24 reviews

You can learn English quickly
Do not travel with people from your country: you wouldn't learn anything

10 November 2009
Course: General English Full Time - 4 weeks
Student age: 23 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 13 reviews

the students! all the people are fantastic

6 October 2009
Course: Intensive General English - 3 weeks
Student age: 22 years


Rating: 3.8

3.8 | 22 reviews

teachers are very funny
It was a good experience because you can meet some people from all over the world. This trip makes you more openminded.

22 January 2009
Course: Part-time English - 3 weeks
Student age: 22 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 24 reviews

international students (most come from South america and Asia)
1. small classes (Upper intermediate only 8 students) 2. nice teachers

3 April 2008
Course: General English Full Time - 6 weeks
Student age: 31 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 24 reviews

my teacher, Rosie. She teached us with her heart.
SEA is one of the best English School in Sydney. The teachers, staffs, give the best to the students. I studied in there only a week, but the quality of services was excellent. Thanks SEA

13 January 2008
Course: General English Part Time - 1 week
Student age: 38 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 24 reviews

It's a little school pretty nice . It's a little community

8 November 2007
Course: General English Full Time - 4 weeks
Student age: 34 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 24 reviews

The warm Atmosphere
The place where the school is located is really beautiful, next to the beach

6 September 2007
Course: General English Part Time - 7 weeks
Student age: 27 years


What school directors said about Sydney

Study and live amongst some of the world’s most iconic sites in Australia’s most visited city. From the magnificent Sydney Harbour with its world famous bridge to the pristine surf beaches, Sydney has it all.

Interesting information about Sydney

Key Facts about Sydney

In terms of quality of life Sydney reached place number 3 in the 2019 The Economist: Global Liveability index.
Population: 4,628,000
Time zone: +20h. (GMT +10)
Region: New South Wales, City of Sydney
Currency: AUD (1 AUD = 0.7055 USD)
Visa: Nationals from USA need a visa to enter the country. A holiday/Tourist visa is sufficient to take a course up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
High season: September
Low season: May
Average course price per week: 353 AU$
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Student price index excluding rent:81* (20% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:73* (28% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:86* (14% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Australia average):6.04 AU$ (26% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type I
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Public transportation in Sydney

Weather in Sydney

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Night-time Temperature
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Water Temperature
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Events in SydneyBest time to take a language course in Sydney

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

26 December 2022The biggest event of Boxing Day is the start of the world-famous Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in Sydney Harbour. There are also sales and bargains in the shops and special exhibitions at the museums, aquariums, zoos and parks.

What to do in Sydney

Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach
Sydney Habour Bridge & Opera House
Sydney Habour Bridge & Opera House
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art
Chinese Garden of Friendship
Chinese Garden of Friendship
Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
Wild Life Sydney Zoo
Wild Life Sydney Zoo
Sydney central business district
Sydney central business district
Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach
Circular Quay
Circular Quay
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
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Arrival Airport

Sydney International (SYD) - 9 km. from Sydney city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 17,00 AUD, 20 minutes.

Main stops: Sydney Airport, Central Station; Central Station, Wynyard Station

Taxi: 70 AU$, 15 minutes drive to city center of Sydney

Direct international flights from:
  • New Zealand: Auckland International, Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington
  • USA: Dallas Fort Worth International, Honolulu International, Los Angeles International, San Francisco International
  • South Africa: Johannesburg O.R. Tambo
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi
  • Canada: Vancouver International

Other destinations that were popular to combine with courses in Sydney

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11 schools
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18 schools
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12 schools
Melbourne (city thumbnail)Melbourne
29 schools

FAQ about schools in Sydney

  • Sydney English Academy has received the best overall rating in Sydney.
  • English Language Company, located in 495 Kent St has been voted as the school with the best location in Sydney.
  • English Language Company was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay' at Sydney English Academy is the best rated accommodation in Sydney.
  • The student price index in Sydney is 80.5. For details check the city's cost of living section.

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