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#1
EC English

Darlinghurst, Sydney

Rating: 4.1

4.19 reviews

Rating: 4.1

4.1
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.2

3.2
Leisure program
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by EA (English Australia)

The school is situated in the central city area, surrounded by shops, cafes restaurants and bars. It is close to the famous tourist attractions of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Bondi... More

Course Categories (10)Accommodation (2)Facilities (19)
General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
1060AU$ 1060AU$
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#2
OHC English

Sydney City

Rating: 3.5

3.56 reviews

Rating: 3.3

3.3
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.0

3.0
Leisure program
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by ELICOS  (English Language Intensive courses for Overseas Client)

The atmosphere in this school is warm, caring and friendly. Teachers are highly qualified with many of them trained and recruited from the acclaimed CELTA teacher training division in... More

Course Categories (4)Accommodation (2)Facilities (13)
General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 16
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
990AU$ 953AU$
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Quality of teaching

Rating: 5.0

5.0
Leisure program
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by ACPET (Australian Council for Private Education and Training) School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by EA (English Australia) School accredited by ELICOS  (English Language Intensive courses for Overseas Client) School accredited by NEAS  (National ELT Accreditation Scheme ) School accredited by Study in Australia

Convenience is the word of the day when one describes ILSC Language School in Sydney. It is located in the Central Business District of the city and is a stone's throw away from various... More

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Full-Time Morning FT AM - 24 lessons per week | Max. group size: 18
FREE cancellation
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1030AU$ 990AU$
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Rating: 5.0

5.0
Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.0

4.0
Leisure program
|School Size:
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by EA (English Australia) School accredited by NEAS  (National ELT Accreditation Scheme ) School accredited by Study in Australia

The school is conveniently located in the heart of a major cosmopolitan retail and commercial centre, with excellent shopping, restaurants nad recreation facilities. More

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General English - Day - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 18
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
1275AU$ 1224AU$
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Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.0

4.0
Leisure program
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by EA (English Australia) School accredited by NEAS  (National ELT Accreditation Scheme )

The school is conveniently located in the city centre where students only need to take a short walk to the nearest train station or a bus stop. The school is seated alongside Sydney's... More

Course Categories (8)Accommodation (2)Facilities (17)
General Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
1050AU$ 1050AU$
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Course Categories (10)Accommodation (1)
General English - Classic - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
Includes accommodation -
3300US$ 3218US$
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by ELICOS  (English Language Intensive courses for Overseas Client)

Nestled in the Surry Hill borough of Sydney resides Astley English College. Surrey Hill is described as the bohemian neighbourhood of Sydney with a comparison made to Nottinghill in London.... More

Course Categories (3)Accommodation (1)Facilities (14)
General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 18
FREE cancellation
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600AU$ 580AU$
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

A short 15 minute ferry ride across the iconic harbour from Sydney City, Manly is a world away from the hustle of the business district. Lexis Sydney sits right in front of the golden sands... More

Course Categories (10)Accommodation (2)Facilities (25)
General English (Full-Time) - 25 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
1140AU$ 1093AU$
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by NEAS  (National ELT Accreditation Scheme )

EF International Language Centre is situated in the heart of Sydney and minutes away from Central Station and the shopping district. Students can easily relax at the Harbour or the National... More

Course Categories (7)Accommodation (2)Facilities (12)
General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
Includes accommodation -
1325€ 1325€
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Rating: 5.0

5.0
Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.0

4.0
Leisure program
Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 01 January 2021
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by UNOSEL  (Union Nationale des Organisations de Séjours Linguistiques) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & Live in your Teacher's Home' offers you the unique opportunity for a... More

Course Categories (6)Accommodation (1)
Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
3310US$ 3145US$
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|School Size:
Accreditations:
School accredited by ELICOS  (English Language Intensive courses for Overseas Client) School accredited by NEAS  (National ELT Accreditation Scheme ) School accredited by Study in Australia

La Lingua Language School is located in the extraordinary and cosmopolitan city of Sydney, Australia. The school is in the centre of the city, within minutes of the Central Train station,... More

Course Categories (11)Facilities (17)
General English - 4 Skills - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 14
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
860AU$ 827AU$
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Advance English

Surry Hills
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by ELICOS  (English Language Intensive courses for Overseas Client)

Advance Sydney is located in the dynamic city of Sydney, on the south-east coast of Australia. Housed in the central business district of the city, the school is within walking distance of... More

Course Categories (2)Accommodation (1)Facilities (14)
General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
560AU$ 542AU$
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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

Nik
Slovenia

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 9 reviews

All the teachers I saw are very nice, the teaching methods are good and I met a lot of people

17 August 2006
Course: Standard (GE1) - 4 weeks
Student age: 24 years

Guillaume
Suisse

Key Facts about Sydney

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.

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 = 0.7359 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: 360 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):5.79 AU$ (26% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type I
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Events in SydneyBest time to take a language course in Sydney

December
Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

26 December 2020The 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.

January
Festival of Sydney
Festival of Sydney

January 2021Annual festival of the arts including performances of dance, theatre, circus, contemporary & classical music, as well as art exhibits and talks. There are both paid and free outdoor events during the three weeks of the festival.

February
Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras

February 2021 - March 2021Held annually, this parade celebrates LGTBQI culture and communities. The purpose pf this iconic march is to raise awareness and acceptance of LGTBQI in Australia. Created in 1978 as a protest, it is now a colourful and joyful march.

May
Vivid Sydney
Vivid Sydney

May 2021 - June 2021Vivid Sydney is the melting point of art, technology and commerce. It offers three weeks of innovative ideas, seminars, music and light sculptures that change the face of this beautiful city.

June
Sydney Film Festival
Sydney Film Festival

June 2021The Sydney Film Festival takes place every two years. The world's best new movies are premiered alongside industry parties and a competition for the most "courageous, audacious and cutting-edge" film.

August
City 2 Surf
City 2 Surf

August 2021City 2 Surf is a sports event that offers a fun day out. For 14km you will run or walk from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach. You can choose your entry category depending on your level. A great way to say goodbye to the winter!

October
Sculpture by the Sea
Sculpture by the Sea

October 2021 - November 2021The famous Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk is now even more attractive! Every year, between October and November, this coastal walk turns into an amazing outdoor sculpture exhibition. The artists are both local and international.

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
Sydney
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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

  • ILSC Language School has received the best overall rating in Sydney.
  • EC English, located in 63 Oxford St - Darlinghurst, Darlinghurst, Sydney has been voted as the school with the best location in Sydney.
  • Kaplan International Languages was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay - under 18' at OHC English is the best rated accommodation in Sydney.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for Australia is 12 weeks.
  • The student price index in Sydney is 80.5. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Sydney with 4.7 stars out of 5.
  • In Sydney electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type I.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Sydney is Sydney International (9.1 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Sydney.
  • In Sydney the following courses are offered specifically for business English: Business Group, Business One-to-One.
  • Schools in Sydney offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge Preliminary, Cambridge First, Cambridge Advanced, Cambridge Proficiency, IELTS.

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