English school in Cairns: Cairns College of English

From 630.- AUD
approx 361.- GBP
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Key points

  • Great location
  • Wide choice of extracurricular activities
  • Very good network of host families
  • Relaxed atmosphere and serious work

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE), IELTS
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Shared apartment
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
24 years
Nationality mix
Europe, Asia, South America, etc..
ratings
64 authentic opinions

Key points

  • Great location
  • Wide choice of extracurricular activities
  • Very good network of host families
  • Relaxed atmosphere and serious work

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE), IELTS
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Shared apartment
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
24 years
Nationality mix
Europe, Asia, South America, etc..
ratings
64 authentic opinions

Our partner school is located in the city centre, close to all types of amenities and many of the bars and restaurants that make Cairns such a trendy place. The school’s 18 classrooms, 12 of which are equipped with smart boards, are modern and convenient. Enjoy the breaks with your classmates in the lounge or the shared kitchen, use one of the 30 computers in the computer lab or get some fuel in the form of caffeine in the school’s café. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the building, which also has a tour desk, where the school’s staff will be happy to help you plan activities for your weekends.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • Optional language workshops
  • Job Club
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme
  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • Optional language workshops
  • Job Club
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From AUD 620.-
(about GBP 351.-)
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
620
1120
2
940
1690
3
1260
2260
4
1580
2830
2550
6
2220
3970
3550
8
2860
5110
4550
12
4140
7390
6550
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 26.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 07.05 / 15.08 / 01.10 / 25.12 / 26.12.2018

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From AUD 680.-
(about GBP 385.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(20 general + 5 "self-study”)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:15 + 14:30 - 15:30 ("self-study")

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
680
1180
2
1060
1810
3
1440
2440
4
1820
3070
2790
8
3260
5510
4950
12
4740
7990
7150
16
6060
10310
9190
24
8700
14950
13270
Extra week (24+)
350
600
530
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 26.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 07.05 / 15.08 / 01.10 / 25.12 / 26.12.2018

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (FCE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 12 week(s)
12 week(s) - From AUD 4860.-
(about GBP 2755.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(20 FCE + 5 "self-study")
Course duration
12 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
12+1
4860
8360
7450
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
19.03 / 10.09.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 26.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 07.05 / 15.08 / 01.10 / 25.12 / 26.12.2018

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (FCE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 10 week(s)
10 week(s) - From AUD 4100.-
(about GBP 2324.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(20 FCE + 5 "self-study")
Course duration
10 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
10+1
4100
7100
6330
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
11.06.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 26.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 07.05 / 15.08 / 01.10 / 25.12 / 26.12.2018

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CAE)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 12 week(s)
12 week(s) - From AUD 4860.-
(about GBP 2755.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(20 CAE + 5 "self-study")
Course duration
12 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
12+1
4860
8360
7450
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
19.03 / 10.09.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 26.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 07.05 / 15.08 / 01.10 / 25.12 / 26.12.2018

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CAE)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 10 week(s)
10 week(s) - From AUD 4100.-
(about GBP 2324.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(20 CAE + 5 "self-study")
Course duration
10 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
10+1
4100
7100
6330
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
11.06.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 26.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 07.05 / 15.08 / 01.10 / 25.12 / 26.12.2018

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 30 week(s)
1 week(s) - From AUD 680.-
(about GBP 385.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(20 IELTS + 5 "self-study")
Course duration
1 - 30 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
680
1180
2
1060
1810
3
1440
2440
4
1820
3070
2790
8
3260
5510
4950
12
4740
7990
7150
16
6060
10310
9190
24
8700
14950
13270
Extra week (24+)
350
600
530
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 26.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 07.05 / 15.08 / 01.10 / 25.12 / 26.12.2018

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

English + diving

Beginner to Advanced, 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
2 week(s) - From AUD 1920.-
(about GBP 1088.-)
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + diving to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
2
1920
2670
3
2430
3430
4
2840
4090
3810
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 26.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 07.05 / 15.08 / 01.10 / 25.12 / 26.12.2018

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Course Job Ready Program

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From AUD 2050.-
(about GBP 1162.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(20 "Ready for Work" + 5 "self-study")
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-14:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
4
2050
3300
3020
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
19.02 / 30.04 / 06.08 / 08.10.2018
Bank holidays
01.01 / 26.01 / 30.03 / 02.04 / 25.04 / 07.05 / 15.08 / 01.10 / 25.12 / 26.12.2018

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From AUD 630.-
(about GBP 357.-)
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
630
1130
2
960
1710
3
1290
2290
4
1620
2870
2610
6
2280
4030
3640
8
2940
5190
4670
12
4260
7510
6730
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 06.05 / 19.07 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From AUD 690.-
(about GBP 391.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(20 general + 5 "self-study”)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30 + 14:45 - 15:45 ("self-study")

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
690
1190
2
1080
1830
3
1470
2470
4
1860
3110
2850
8
3340
5590
5070
12
4860
8110
7330
16
6220
10470
9430
24
8940
15190
13630
Extra week (24+)
360
610
545
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 06.05 / 19.07 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (FCE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 10 / 12 week(s)
10 week(s) - From AUD 4200.-
(about GBP 2381.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(20 FCE + 5 "self-study")
Course duration
10 / 12 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
10+1
4200
7200
6485
12+1
4860
8360
7515
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 10 wk
10.06.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
18.03 / 09.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 06.05 / 19.07 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (CAE)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 10 / 12 week(s)
10 week(s) - From AUD 4200.-
(about GBP 2381.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(20 CAE + 5 "self-study")
Course duration
10 / 12 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
10+1
4200
7200
6485
12+1
4860
8360
7515
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 10 wk
10.06.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
18.03 / 09.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 06.05 / 19.07 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 30 week(s)
1 week(s) - From AUD 690.-
(about GBP 391.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(20 IELTS + 5 "self-study")
Course duration
1 - 30 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
690
1190
2
1080
1830
3
1470
2470
4
1860
3110
2850
8
3340
5590
5070
12
4860
8110
7330
16
6220
10470
9430
24
8940
15190
13630
Extra week (24+)
360
610
545
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 06.05 / 19.07 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

English + diving

Beginner to Advanced, 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
2 week(s) - From AUD 1940.-
(about GBP 1100.-)
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + diving to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
2
1940
2690
3
2460
3460
4
2880
4130
3870
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 06.05 / 19.07 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Course Job Ready Program

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From AUD 2090.-
(about GBP 1185.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(20 "Ready for Work" + 5 "self-study")
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
4
2090
3340
3080
All prices are in AUD.   AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.6   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
18.02 / 29.04 / 05.08 / 08.10.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 28.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 25.04 / 06.05 / 19.07 / 07.10.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

Course materials deposit (refundable deposit) 50 AUD
One-to-one course (per lesson) 95 AUD
FCE Cambridge exam fee (to be confirmed)
CAE Cambridge exam fee (to be confirmed)
Accommodation (under 18 y.o.) (per week) (Host Family) 50 AUD
Shared apartment deposit (to be paid on site) 170 AUD
Cleaning fee to be paid on site 30 AUD
End-of-year holidays in host family (14.12.2018 - 06.01.2019) 150 AUD
Compulsory OSHC health insurance/student visa (per month) (approximately, to be confirmed) 49 AUD
Airport transfer (on arrival) 77 AUD
Course materials deposit (refundable deposit) 50 AUD
One-to-one course (per lesson) 95 AUD
FCE Cambridge exam fee 330 AUD
Administrative fee (Cambridge) 30 AUD
CAE Cambridge exam fee 330 AUD
Accommodation (under 18 y.o.) (per week) (Host Family) 50 AUD
Shared apartment deposit (to be paid on site) 170 AUD
Cleaning fee to be paid on site 30 AUD
End-of-year holidays in host family (13.12.2019 - 05.01.2020) 150 AUD
Compulsory OSHC health insurance/student visa (per month) (approximately, to be confirmed) 49 AUD
Airport transfer (on arrival) 77 AUD

Other accommodation options

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.3/5
Overall rating

95% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

64 students gave their opinion about this school

19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, September – December 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
35 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
School highlights
« Die Schule war sehr gut organisiert und es wurde sehr darauf geachtet das in der Schule wirklich nur Englisch gesprochen wurde. »
27 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, June – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
16 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Un séjour qui s’est parfaitement bien déroulé. Une bonne ambiance à l’ecole, une famille extraordinaire et une destination de rêve. Une école très moderne. Les cours étaient clairs. Les professeurs étaient à 100% à notre disposition et répondaient très volontiers à nos questions! Beaucoup de diversité au niveau des nationalités, ce qui nous plongent dans une immersion complète avec la langue. Le personnel est toujours là pour nous aider et nous conseiller.
4 weeks, June – July 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
26 years old - Germany
/ 5
Ja auf jeden Fall ! Ich fand meinem Lehrer ( Roger) sehr gut und würde sogar behaupten er ist der beste der Schule ! 4 Wochen in der Tat , zu kurz. Ich hatte eine ganz tolle Familie . Super hilfsbereit und jeder kann sich glücklich schätzen in diese Familie zu kommen
4 weeks, June – July 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, June 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, September – December 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
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« Die Schule hat mir viel geholfen gramatikalisch. Doch das Sprechen im Sharehouse hat mir am meisten geholfen, da ich mit vielen englisch sprechenden gewohnt habe. »
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« Fitzroy Island »
20 years old - Germany
/ 5
5 weeks, August – September 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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« Ich denke Fortschritte gemacht zu haben, da in der Schule viele verschiedene Übungen praktiziert wurden. »
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« Studentenpartys und verschiedene Ausflüge. »
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, July 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Sehr viele Schweizer
8 weeks, May – July 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
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« Ja- englisch kenntnisse- selbstständigkeit »
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« Sehr nettes Team »
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« Inseln rund u Cairns »

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Sylvie Frattino
Sylvie Frattino
Cairns College of EnglishCairns
Duration: 16 weeks

My name is Sylvie Frattino, I am 23 years old and I come from Vevey, Switzerland. I am currently living in Cairns, Australia for a total duration of 16 weeks. I am a student at the Cairns College of English. I started at an intermediate level and after four weeks, I was upgraded to the upper intermediate class, where I am now. The lessons are varied and deal with various topics. We work on all four language competences: listening, writing, speaking and reading. The teachers are competent and very friendly. As regards meals, we can use the cafeteria, which is equipped with a micro-wave oven. There is a computer room a well as a relaxation area with sofa and television. The school organises many activities as well as weekend excursions at very advantageous prices. Therefore, I could visit several beautiful places in this wonderful region (magnetic island, green island, cape tribulations) as well as participate in various activities (wine/cheese tasting, yoga, water-skiing,…). The atmosphere is excellent. I am having a really good time here; I’m improving my English and taking advantage of it to discover new horizons. This experience is great because it allows me to meet people from all over the world and thus get to know new cultures.

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Host family
Our partner school has a very good network of host families at its disposal, who for the most part live around 15-30 minutes from the school. You'll stay in a single room with half-board and will have the opportunity to fully experience Australian life by living with a local family. The cultural and linguistic benefits of this accommodation option will largely contribute to the improvement of your level of English!

Shared apartment (minimum 4 weeks)
These comfortable apartments are all located within easy walking distance of the Cairns Central Shopping Centre and the beautiful lagoon. Having contact with Australian and international students plus other backpackers and travellers, you'll stay in a single room (or a twin room for students travelling together) and enjoy full independence in a cosy and safe environment, 15 to 20 minutes’ walk from the course centre. The apartments consist of 5-6 bedrooms with desks and ceiling fans, 2 bathrooms, a comfortable living room with a TV and DVD-player and a modern kitchen. Other facilities include a balcony or outdoor patio and a BBQ area in the garden. Bed linen and coin-operated laundry facilities are available onsite, but you must bring your own towels. Apartments are cleaned weekly and a full-time maintenance officer is there to respond to any requests. Free Wi-Fi is included, and air conditioning is available on request at an additional cost.

Host family
Our partner school has a very good network of host families at its disposal, who for the most part live around 15-30 minutes from the school. You'll stay in a single room with half-board and will have the opportunity to fully experience Australian life by living with a local family. The cultural and linguistic benefits of this accommodation option will largely contribute to the improvement of your level of English!

Shared apartment (minimum 4 weeks)
These comfortable apartments are all located within easy walking distance of the Cairns Central Shopping Centre and the beautiful lagoon. Having contact with Australian and international students plus other backpackers and travellers, you'll stay in a single room (or a twin room for students travelling together) and enjoy full independence in a cosy and safe environment, 15 to 20 minutes’ walk from the course centre. The apartments consist of 5-6 bedrooms with desks and ceiling fans, 2 bathrooms, a comfortable living room with a TV and DVD-player and a modern kitchen. Other facilities include a balcony or outdoor patio and a BBQ area in the garden. Bed linen and coin-operated laundry facilities are available onsite, but you must bring your own towels. Apartments are cleaned weekly and a full-time maintenance officer is there to respond to any requests. Free Wi-Fi is included, and air conditioning is available on request at an additional cost.

Cairns is without doubt the place in Australia which offers the most leisure activities at very competitive prices. The city has become the meeting place of lovers of sports and adventure and strong sensations, thanks, notably, to the natural wonders that are the Great Barrier Reef and the tropical forest. Deep-sea diving and a jungle safari figure amongst a wide choice of activities proposed by our partner school, completed by a social programme made up of parties and visits in order to have an unforgettable stay.

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