English Language Company

Introduction

Why ELC?

Because we love what we do!

English Language Company (ELC) is a multi-award winning English language school in Sydney, Australia.

Voted Best English Language School Southern Hemisphere 5 times in 7 years, English Language Company is one of the best known English schools in Australia with students from over 50 countries.

Students who study English at ELC learn English quickly and effectively following the most innovative and highest quality English language programs available today.

ELC is also famous for its study and work programs for working holiday makers and student visa holders. And ELC has a great range of student accommodation options as well as fantastic social activities and sightseeing options.

If you want to study English in Australia and you are looking for high quality courses, study English at ELC.

We look forward to welcoming you to English Language Company.

Our Students

ELC boasts one of the best nationality mixes in Australia with students from around 35 different countries attending the school at one time and 50 countries throughout the year.

This great mix ensures that students will have to speak English all day to communicate and make friends and also ensures a fantastic cross-cultural experience.

Our Location & Facilities

Our modern school is right in the heart of Sydney, close to Darling Harbour and Sydney’s major transport, tourist, shopping and entertainment districts.

You will be studying

  • In the centre of Sydney city
  • 4 minutes from Sydney’s premier shopping centre
  • 1 minute from Sydney’s main train station
  • 5 minutes from Darling Harbour – one of Sydney’s most popular tourist destinations
  • 5 minutes by train or bus to Circular Quay and the Opera House

Modern premises, excellent facilities

Our school is light and spacious with comfortable, well-equipped classrooms and excellent facilities including

Awards & Accreditations

Australia's most awarded

ELC is a multi award winning English language school. In the Study Travel Magazine awards (this is the Oscars for schools!) we were voted Star English Language School Southern Hemisphere in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009 and 2007 and shortlisted for the same award in 2008 and 2010.

In 2013 we were awarded STM ‘Superstar’ which is a lifetime award in this category. So you can be confident that you will receive the very best tuition and service.

In 2014 and 2015 ELC won the ASEAN Masterclass award for most outstanding English language school in the region.

In 2016, ELC was highly commended in the NSW Export Awards in the Education & Training category.

Accreditations & Quality Standards



ELC is fully-accredited by the Australian government.


ELC is quality assured by NEAS, (the National ELT Accreditation Scheme). www.neas.org.au

English Australia represents the best English language colleges in Australia. www.englishaustralia.com.au

IALC (the International Association of Language Centres) members are the world’s leading language schools and regularly inspected and quality assured. www.ialc.org


ELC works closely with the Australian government initiative Future Unlimited to promote Australia as a study destination internationally.
www.studyinaustralia.gov.au



In the Education & Training category, the Premier’s NSW Export Awards recognise expertise, outstanding innovation and international success.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Courses

Course in Academic English

Campus Full time 5 - 40 weeks January 2018 Australia Sydney

This course is the best preparation for students wishing to study in English at an Australian university or business college. Whether you want to gain entry to your course via one of ELC’s direct entry agreements or by taking the IELTS examination, this program will ensure you are ready to succeed. [+]

Academic English Further study success This course is the best preparation for students wishing to study in English at an Australian university or business college. Whether you want to gain entry to your course via one of ELC’s direct entry agreements or by taking the IELTS examination, this program will ensure you are ready to succeed. Why Academic English? Prepare for your further studies in English at university or college in Australia Balance of English for communication, studies and examination skills Flexibility to prepare for IELTS or take our direct entry pathway Excellent IELTS results for ELC students The Course The Academic English course combines a thorough program of language study with preparation for the demands of academic study including understanding lectures, doing research, writing assignments and taking part in tutorials. it is suitable for students preparing for the IELTS exam but also beyond this to the real demands of academic study in Australia. Focus on Skills and fluency for presentations, tutorials and speaking exams Academic reading and writing skills Listening skills for academic contexts IELTS exam skills and techniques Academic research and study skillst Academic vocabulary and grammar Entry and exit requirements and levels Academic Pathways All of our academic English students are planning to study at universities or other higher education colleges in Australia or elsewhere. Some may need to show an IELTS score to gain entry to their chosen course; others may be on one of ELC’s pathway programs and not require an IELTS score. Our Academic... [-]

Course in Cabridge Exam Preparation

Campus Full time 9 - 12 weeks January 2018 Australia Sydney

Cambridge English exams are the world’s leading range of certificates for learners of English. Each year they are taken by over 1.75 million people, in 135 countries and are recognised by universities and employers throughout the world. [+]

Cambridge Exam Preparation Achieve an internationally recognised qualification Cambridge English exams are the world’s leading range of certificates for learners of English. Each year they are taken by over 1.75 million people, in 135 countries and are recognised by universities and employers throughout the world. Why Cambridge Exam Preparation? Get an internationally recognised certificate from Cambridge university Excellent examination results for ELC students Very experienced Cambridge teachers - all of our teachers have completed our ELC Cambridge Teacher Development Program ELC is an approved Cambridge ESOL computer-based testing centre The Course ELC’s Cambridge Exam Preparation courses will enable you to make progress in your all-round English ability while developing skills and techniques for exam success.The courses are closed which means all students start and finish their course at the same time as well as take the test on the same day. Because of this, our students have a high level of motivation and focus and work together as a team. To help achieve this we also organise our Cambridge Getaway and social events. Approved Cambridge test centre ELC is an approved Cambridge ESOL Computer-Based Test centre so you will get take your final test at the school so you will be in familiar, comfortable surroundings. Focus on Fluency and pronunciation Grammar and vocabulary Writing skills Listening & reading skills Examination skills Course Levels Preliminary Test of English (PET) First Certificate in English (FCE) FCE is an upper intermediate level examination. It indicates that your level of English is sufficient for... [-]

Course in General and Business English

Campus Full time 2 - 36 weeks Open Enrollment Australia Sydney

The Business English course allows you to combine study of general vocabulary, grammar and skills tuition at an appropriate level with focused business English lessons. This course will give you a competitive advantage in your career and increase your employment prospects. [+]

General + Business English Develop your skills for the global workplace The Business English course allows you to combine study of general vocabulary, grammar and skills tuition at an appropriate level with focused business English lessons. This course will give you a competitive advantage in your career and increase your employment prospects. Why General + Business English? Optimum combination of everyday English and business-specific language skills Fast progress in English for the workplace Dynamic teachers Possibility to add customised one-to-one tuition Business English certificate The Course The lessons are designed for professionals or students planning to enter a job which will require a good level of English. The Business class focuses on spoken and written English for daily workplace communication and you will complete a range of practical assignments. Focus on Daily workplace language such as explanations and instructions Business communication skills for meetings, negotiations, presentations, interviews and socialising Skills in writing business reports, letters, emails Vocabulary for business topics including management, marketing, finance, human resources, sales Essential soft skills such as negotiating, problem-solving and presentations Course types General + Business English (day) Premium English for Business (day) Dates & Fees [-]

Course in General English

Campus Full time 2 - 52 weeks Open Enrollment Australia Sydney

The General English course focuses on improving your all-round English and in particular your communication skills. Our focus is on students interacting and communicating with each other and getting you to use the language you learn to make you more fluent and confident in English. [+]

General English Real English – Fast Progress The General English course focuses on improving your all-round English and in particular your communication skills. Our focus is on students interacting and communicating with each other and getting you to use the language you learn to make you more fluent and confident in English. Why General English? Learn to communicate effectively in English Great nationality mix Dynamic teachers Fast progress Wide variety of special interest classes The Course To help you interact and communicate, our teachers will give you the language you need as well as feedback to ensure all students will make fast progress. Our coursebooks and digital resources are based on the latest research into English as it is really used in everyday situations. Focus on Everyday English Fluency Pronunciation Vocabulary & grammar Listening, reading & writing skills Course levels Elementary Pre-intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate Advanced Course types Intensive General English (day) Intensive General English (evening) Semi Intensive General English (day) Premium General English (day) Date & Fees [-]

Course in IELTS Exam Preparation

Campus Full time 2 - 36 weeks Open Enrollment Australia Sydney

The IELTS exam is recognised by the world’s universities and many employers as evidence of your English level. If you plan to study at a university or college in Australia you may need to take this exam. This course will prepare you for the exam as well as helping you to improve your language and skills for academic study. [+]

IELTS Exam Preparation Get the score you need! The IELTS exam is recognised by the world’s universities and many employers as evidence of your English level. If you plan to study at a university or college in Australia you may need to take this exam. This course will prepare you for the exam as well as helping you to improve your language and skills for academic study. Why IELTS Exam Preparation? Get an internationally recognised certificate Excellent examination results for ELC students Make fast progress with an intensive course The Course ELC’s IELTS Exam Preparation course will provide you with intensive exam preparation and practice. Your improvement in reading, listening, writing and speaking skills as well as your improved range and accuracy of grammar and vocabulary will be reflected in your exam results. Focus on IELTS exam skills and techniques Academic vocabulary and grammar Academic reading and writing skills Listening skills for IELTS Speaking skills for IELTS and fluency in academic contexts Course types Intensive IELTS Exam Preparation (evening) ​If you wish to study during the daytime but would like to prepare for the IELTS exam you can either choose our Academic English course or take General English with the IELTS Testbuster afternoon elective. Academic Counselling If you haven’t decided yet what degree or diploma course you would like to do, our academic counsellor will be happy to provide you with all the information you need to make the right decision. Starting date Every Monday [-]