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15 English Language Schools in Sydney 2024

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Best English schools in Sydney by category - student age group, value for money

TOP Rated by
Students 18-30 years
La Lingua Language School
Students 18-30 years
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(2)
TOP Rated by
Students all ages
La Lingua Language School
Students all ages
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(2)
TOP Rated by
Quality of teaching
La Lingua Language School
Quality of teaching
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
TOP Rated by
Leisure programme
La Lingua Language School
Leisure programme
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
TOP Rated by
Value for money
La Lingua Language School
Value for money
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(2)
TOP Rated by
Location of school
La Lingua Language School
Location of school
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
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Sydney ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in Sydney

4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Sydney
119 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Sydney
Nightlife
3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Friendliness of locals
4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Interesing things to do
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Geographic setting
4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Public transport
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Climate
3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Cleanliness
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Affordability
3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Shopping
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Safety
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

What our students said about Sydney

Sydney is a great city with countless beaches, bays and lots of nature. If you love the outdoors, Sydney is the place to be. Water sports, swimming, walks, relaxing in the Botanic Gardens, coastal walks, boat trips, trips to the Blue Mountains, zoo visits, exploring the city and harbour, etc. Public transport makes it easy to get around the city and reach everything.

3.0

Rating: 3/5

Vivien Germany

Sydney is now my dream city. I was able to get around Sydney easily and local transport is really good and punctual. Everyone communicates well and is helpful. I was able to take a boat to Manlay and the train to Blue Mountain, all with my OPAL Card. We need something like that in Germany too.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Ivy Lou Germany

It's a great metropolis, you can experience and do so much here. So many people of different nationalities live here. For me personally, there are too many people and it's often too loud, too hectic and too crowded.

4.0

Rating: 4/5

Vanessa Australia

Very Asian orientated. I then also had contact with locals who feel the same way and avoid the city centre.

3.0

Rating: 3/5

Willi Germany

Sydney is a very modern and nice to visit and live.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Phan Vietnam

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.

Rob ReltonDirector of OHC English

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Sydney

International House Junior Centre

The interaction was really good, the teachers were very approachable, friendly and helpful, so I was able to learn well straight away. The headmaster even took time for me and knew me. He supported me when I wanted to stay in high school prep and not go to summer school. I made friends straight away. Learning programme very, very good. Classroom very cool. Very well equipped. We had a nice common room. We were always around 15 students and that was great, we supported each other. My teacher was always in a very good mood and enjoyed working with us. I would definitely come back again.
They should motivate the students not to speak in their native language, but to always speak English in class

7 April 2024
Course: Junior Holiday Program - 2 weeks
Student age: 14 years

5.0

Rating: 5

| 1 review
ILSC Language School

The school was well organised, complaints were dealt with immediately! Some teachers were really good and were able to pull the class along.
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20 February 2024
Course: Full-Time Morning FT AM - 6 weeks
Student age: 61 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 4 reviews
Astley English College

1. the school has a super central location 2. it is the cheapest compared to other English schools 3. the teachers are super nice and friendly, they give good lessons, they try to make it varied and put a lot of effort into it. 4. there are microwaves where you can heat up your food. 5. there are enough breaks, which are made short in the morning 6. there is no homework. 7. there are sometimes excursions. 8. the teachers show you what will be on the exam.

18 January 2024
Course: General English - 8 weeks
Student age: 28 years

4.0

Rating: 4

| 1 review
Lexis English

English is good and my son likes it very much.

29 August 2023
Course: General English - Full time - 4 weeks
Student age: 16 years

4.0

Rating: 4

| 2 reviews
International House

Some teachers were very competent and attached great importance to the quality of the teaching.
Some information is missing, such as tickets for various activities with student discounts as well as options in Sydney.

16 August 2023
Course: General English Intensive - 4 weeks
Student age: 26 years

4.3

Rating: 4.3

| 3 reviews

Information about Sydney

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.
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.
Population: XL  4,628,000
Time zone: +20h. (GMT +10)
Region: New South Wales,
Currency: AUD (1 AUD = 0.6592 USD)
Visa: You can travel and study a language course for a limited number of hours a week just applying for the visa waiver programme online. Documentation regarding purpose of visit must be shown at the border in order to enter the country. For Study purposes: letter of enrolment from school, accommodation arrangements and proof of payments to the relevant institutions. Fees will be applicable to enter the country. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 04 Jun. 2024 (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: September
Low season: May
Average course price per week: 384 AU$
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Price index excluding rent: 81* (20% cheaper than New York)
  • 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): 7.02 AU$
    (10% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type I
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz
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Best time to take a language course in Sydney
May
Vivid Sydney
Vivid Sydney

24 May 2024 - 15 June 2024Vivid Sydney is a festival of light, music and ideas that transforms the cityscape of Sydney every year. In addition to the breathtaking light displays, Vivid Sydney features a vibrant program of live music performances, thought-provoking talks, interactive workshops, and interactive collaborations.

December
Australia day
Australia day

26 December 2024The 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.

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

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 20 minutes.

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

Taxi: 15 minutes drive to city center of Sydney

Q&A - Questions and answers about Sydney

  • For the public transport, the student can purchase the Opal Card from the nearest supermarket (Coles, Woolworth), 7eleven, news agency, convenience stores etc. You can top up the Opal card at any Rail/tram station.
    Pauline Tan, Accommodation & Demi Pair Officer from International House - May 19, 2023

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