Studying abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to accelerate your learning and progress to the level you want to achieve. It may seem difficult but it’s our job to make it easy! So how do we do it?
The right level for you
On your first day at ELC you’ll take a placement test and have a spoken interview so we can place you in the class that’s right for you. You’ll then choose your elective classes which are also streamed by level.
We’re a fun school that’s serious about learning. You will have many opportunities to communicate throughout the lesson with your teacher and classmates. Your teacher will use a variety of approaches to present and practise language and skills in real-world contexts.
Our students consistently rate ELC teachers as excellent. All teachers are qualified and experienced with university degrees and specialist TESOL qualifications.
You will work independently, in pairs or collaboratively in groups depending on what suits the lesson. Our classrooms and learning spaces have been specifically designed to facilitate communication and comfort and give you variety in your learning day.
Learning and technology
Lessons are all face-to-face but teachers use the latest digital resources to ensure that your lessons are varied, up-to-date and dynamic.
Fast pace, maximum progress
Our classes are intensive but it’s the whole experience that will ensure that your English improves a lot in a short time. Speaking English all day, taking part in our activities around Sydney, socialising with your classmates will all assist your progress. Every Monday you will take a short progress test to revise and assess what you have studied.
Our unique study system that allows you to customise your course to suit your individual needs and interests. We offer a range of major English courses which are complemented by your choice of electives so that you can learn exactly what you need. Choose your course course when you enroll and then the electives once you are at ELC. You only need to choose your main course before you leave home and then choose the rest when you arrive. It’s easy!
Optional activities, clubs and clinics
Our special interest classes, activities and clubs each week are the perfect chance to do the things that interest you and which are most relevant to you. They are all included in your course fees.
Coursebook to keep
On the first day of your new class and if you change course or level, you’ll be given a coursebook to keep. We think that it is important that classes follow a coursebook to give their program structure and for you to use as a reference in the future.
We have small classes so that you can get the attention you need. Our average class size is 13.
Longer-term students draw up a plan of study with our senior teachers. We discuss your goals and help you plan your route to achieving them including which electives and English Extras to choose as well as any external examinations. You’ll also have regular tutorials with your class teacher to discuss your progress and review your study plan.
Certificates and level records
Your ELC certificate is a record of your course and level of English (benchmarked to the CEFR) upon completion that you can show to prospective employers or higher education institutes.
Study at ELC for a full semester or academic year and improve your English significantly. Tailor your academic year to your own needs and interests and your learning and living experience will truly be unique. Includes:
- Combination of courses
- Personalised study plan
- Personal academic advisor
- Wide choice of special focus modules, activities and clubs
- Become a student ambassador
- Academic Semester/Year certificate