2 weeks
General English Course
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17 Best language schools in Sydney (ranked based on student reviews)

You are interested in learning English in Sydney? We have researched all the details about the best English language schools in Sydney for you so that you can easily compare prices, reviews, courses for adults and teenagers and special offers.

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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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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


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.

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 = 0.7269 USD)

Sydney quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.7

4.7 (103 reviews by our former students)

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.

universities: 4 (rankings of universities in Sydney)

High season: September

Low season: May

Average course price per week: 350 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):5.86 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

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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 2021The 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

    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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