English school in Gold Coast: EC

From 336.- GBP
607.- AUD
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Key points

  • Exceptional environment on one of the most in vogue coasts of Australia
  • Central location and very well equipped school
  • High performing school and numerous nationalities represented
  • Wide choice of outdoor activities

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
IELTS
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
24 years
Nationality mix
Brazil, Japan, South Korea, etc..

In the very heart of Surfers Paradise, on the most famous shopping street and 5 minutes' walk from the beach, our partner school has an ideal location! The main public transport lines are all nearby. The course centre occupies the 4th and 5th floors of a modern building with stylish furnishings. Wi-Fi is free! A library allows you to carry out research, and students have access to computers in the multimedia centre. In the 14 classrooms, teachers give interactive, motivating English lessons. A student lounge invites you to relax after class. The numerous cafés, restaurants and shops in the surroundings will allow you to immerse yourself in the laidback lifestyle of the Gold Coast. And after classes, there's only one motto: head to the beach and onto a surfboard!

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Our table of levels can help you choose the right duration to achieve your objectives.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Use of study centre
  • Optional language workshops
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • End-of-course report and certificate

Lowest prices guaranteed

ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market in the UK! If you find any price difference, you will be entirely refunded.

Standard course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 338.- GBP
(610.- AUD)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 18
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:15-11:35
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Aquarius Backpackers residence, shared bedroom, no meals (18+)
1
610 AUD
1160 AUD
1135 AUD
2
990 AUD
1825 AUD
1775 AUD
3
1370 AUD
2490 AUD
2415 AUD
4
1750 AUD
3155 AUD
3055 AUD
6
2510 AUD
4485 AUD
4335 AUD
8
3270 AUD
5815 AUD
5615 AUD
12
4670 AUD
8355 AUD
8055 AUD
AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.55   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site)
Key handover fee (refundable)
20 AUD

Options

One-to-one course, 5 lessons/week (per week) 850 AUD
One-to-one course, 10 lessons/week (per week) 1545 AUD
Extra night (host family) 41 AUD
Extra night (residence) 38 AUD
Airport transfer from Brisbane (pick-up) 150 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Brisbane (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
300 AUD
Airport transfer from Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up) 150 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
300 AUD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 27.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 04.05 / 05.10.2020
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Semi-intensive course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 355.- GBP
(640.- AUD)
Lessons
24 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 18
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:15-11:35 (Mon, Wed, Fri), 08:15-11:35 + 12:25-14:05 (Tues, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Aquarius Backpackers residence, shared bedroom, no meals (18+)
1
640 AUD
1190 AUD
1165 AUD
2
1050 AUD
1885 AUD
1835 AUD
3
1460 AUD
2580 AUD
2505 AUD
4
1870 AUD
3275 AUD
3175 AUD
6
2690 AUD
4665 AUD
4515 AUD
8
3510 AUD
6055 AUD
5855 AUD
12
4970 AUD
8655 AUD
8355 AUD
16
6550 AUD
11375 AUD
10975 AUD
24
9470 AUD
16575 AUD
15975 AUD
Extra week (24+)
385 AUD
670 AUD
645 AUD
AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.55   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Compulsory OSHC health insurance - student visa (per month) 45 AUD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site)
Key handover fee (refundable)
20 AUD

Options

One-to-one course, 5 lessons/week (per week) 850 AUD
One-to-one course, 10 lessons/week (per week) 1545 AUD
Extra night (host family) 41 AUD
Extra night (residence) 38 AUD
Airport transfer from Brisbane (pick-up) 150 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Brisbane (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
300 AUD
Airport transfer from Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up) 150 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
300 AUD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 27.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 04.05 / 05.10.2020
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Intensive course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 371.- GBP
(670.- AUD)
Lessons
28 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 18
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:15-11:35 + 12:25-14:05 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu), 08:15-11:35 (Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Aquarius Backpackers residence, shared bedroom, no meals (18+)
1
670 AUD
1220 AUD
1195 AUD
2
1110 AUD
1945 AUD
1895 AUD
3
1550 AUD
2670 AUD
2595 AUD
4
1990 AUD
3395 AUD
3295 AUD
6
2870 AUD
4845 AUD
4695 AUD
8
3750 AUD
6295 AUD
6095 AUD
12
5270 AUD
8955 AUD
8655 AUD
16
6950 AUD
11775 AUD
11375 AUD
24
10070 AUD
17175 AUD
16575 AUD
Extra week (24+)
410 AUD
695 AUD
670 AUD
AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.55   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Compulsory OSHC health insurance - student visa (per month) 45 AUD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site)
Key handover fee (refundable)
20 AUD

Options

One-to-one course, 5 lessons/week (per week) 850 AUD
One-to-one course, 10 lessons/week (per week) 1545 AUD
Extra night (host family) 41 AUD
Extra night (residence) 38 AUD
Airport transfer from Brisbane (pick-up) 150 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Brisbane (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
300 AUD
Airport transfer from Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up) 150 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
300 AUD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 27.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 04.05 / 05.10.2020
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

English for Work, 20+8 lessons/week

Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 10 week(s)
1 week From 371.- GBP
(670.- AUD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ English for Work (group): 8 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 10 week(s)
Levels
Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:30-15:00 (Mon), 13:00-18:00 (Tues, Thu), 09:00-14:30 (Wed, Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Aquarius Backpackers residence, shared bedroom, no meals (18+)
1
670 AUD
1220 AUD
1195 AUD
2
1110 AUD
1945 AUD
1895 AUD
3
1550 AUD
2670 AUD
2595 AUD
4
1990 AUD
3395 AUD
3295 AUD
6
2870 AUD
4845 AUD
4695 AUD
8
3750 AUD
6295 AUD
6095 AUD
AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.55   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site)
Key handover fee (refundable)
20 AUD

Options

One-to-one course, 5 lessons/week (per week) 850 AUD
One-to-one course, 10 lessons/week (per week) 1545 AUD
Extra night (host family) 41 AUD
Extra night (residence) 38 AUD
Airport transfer from Brisbane (pick-up) 150 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Brisbane (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
300 AUD
Airport transfer from Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up) 150 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
300 AUD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 27.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 04.05 / 05.10.2020
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

IELTS exam preparation course, 20 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 2 - 12 week(s)
2 weeks From 549.- GBP
(990.- AUD)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 18
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:15-11:35
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Aquarius Backpackers residence, shared bedroom, no meals (18+)
2
990 AUD
1825 AUD
1775 AUD
3
1370 AUD
2490 AUD
2415 AUD
4
1750 AUD
3155 AUD
3055 AUD
6
2510 AUD
4485 AUD
4335 AUD
8
3270 AUD
5815 AUD
5615 AUD
12
4670 AUD
8355 AUD
8055 AUD
AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.55   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

IELTS exam fee (to be paid online)
www.ielts.org
340 AUD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site)
Key handover fee (refundable)
20 AUD

Options

One-to-one course, 5 lessons/week (per week) 850 AUD
One-to-one course, 10 lessons/week (per week) 1545 AUD
Extra night (host family) 41 AUD
Extra night (residence) 38 AUD
Airport transfer from Brisbane (pick-up) 150 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Brisbane (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
300 AUD
Airport transfer from Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up) 150 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
300 AUD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
01.01 / 27.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 04.05 / 05.10.2020
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

IELTS exam preparation course, 28 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 2 - 48 week(s)
2 weeks From 615.- GBP
(1110.- AUD)
Lessons
28 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 18
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:15-11:35 + 12:25-14:05 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu), 08:15-11:35 (Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Aquarius Backpackers residence, shared bedroom, no meals (18+)
2
1110 AUD
1945 AUD
1895 AUD
3
1550 AUD
2670 AUD
2595 AUD
4
1990 AUD
3395 AUD
3295 AUD
6
2870 AUD
4845 AUD
4695 AUD
8
3750 AUD
6295 AUD
6095 AUD
12
5270 AUD
8955 AUD
8655 AUD
16
6950 AUD
11775 AUD
11375 AUD
24
10070 AUD
17175 AUD
16575 AUD
Extra week (24+)
410 AUD
695 AUD
670 AUD
AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.55   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Compulsory OSHC health insurance - student visa (per month) 45 AUD
IELTS exam fee (to be paid online)
www.ielts.org
340 AUD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site)
Key handover fee (refundable)
20 AUD

Options

One-to-one course, 5 lessons/week (per week) 850 AUD
One-to-one course, 10 lessons/week (per week) 1545 AUD
Extra night (host family) 41 AUD
Extra night (residence) 38 AUD
Airport transfer from Brisbane (pick-up) 150 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Brisbane (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
300 AUD
Airport transfer from Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up) 150 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
300 AUD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
01.01 / 27.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 04.05 / 05.10.2020
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Language Semester Abroad 24

Upper-elementary (A2) to advanced (C1), 24/36/48 week(s)
1 week From 336.- GBP
(607.- AUD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 50 minutes
+ Options (group): 4 of 50 minutes
Course duration
24/36/48 week(s)
Levels
Upper-elementary (A2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 18
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:15-11:35 (Mon, Wed, Fri), 08:15-11:35 + 12:25-14:05 (Tues, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

The Language Semester Abroad (LSA) programme is specifically designed for students wishing to follow a progressive academic course of study. Based on continuity, this programme allows for structured, efficient language training and is therefore suitable for anyone wishing to study in an intensive way. Every programme starts with a Personalised Study Plan with goals and targets and your progress is monitored throughout the course to ensure you reach your target level. This is your chance to improve your skills according to your needs and to make fast progress.

From level upper intermediate and upwards, it is possible to take a free exam such as Cambridge, IELTS or TOEFL.

The LSA programmes start in January, February, March, May, June and September.

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Aquarius Backpackers residence, shared bedroom, no meals (18+)
24
9255 AUD
16360 AUD
15760 AUD
36
13025 AUD
23550 AUD
22650 AUD
48
17285 AUD
31230 AUD
30030 AUD
AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.55   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Compulsory OSHC health insurance - student visa (per month) 45 AUD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site)
Key handover fee (refundable)
20 AUD

Options

One-to-one course, 5 lessons/week (per week) 850 AUD
One-to-one course, 10 lessons/week (per week) 1545 AUD
Extra night (host family) 41 AUD
Extra night (residence) 38 AUD
Airport transfer from Brisbane (pick-up) 150 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Brisbane (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
300 AUD
Airport transfer from Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up) 150 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
300 AUD
Starting dates 24 wk
06.01 / 17.02 / 30.03 / 11.05 / 22.06 / 03.08 / 14.09 / 26.10.2020
Starting dates 36 wk
06.01 / 17.02 / 30.03 / 11.05 / 22.06 / 03.08 / 14.09 / 26.10.2020
Starting dates 48 wk
06.01 / 17.02 / 30.03 / 11.05 / 22.06 / 03.08 / 14.09 / 26.10.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 27.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 04.05 / 05.10.2020
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Language Semester Abroad 28

Upper-elementary (A2) to advanced (C1), 24/36/48 week(s)
1 week From 342.- GBP
(617.- AUD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 50 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 50 minutes
Course duration
24/36/48 week(s)
Levels
Upper-elementary (A2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:15-11:35 + 12:25-14:05 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu), 08:15-11:35 (Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

The Language Semester Abroad (LSA) programme is specifically designed for students wishing to follow a progressive academic course of study. Based on continuity, this programme allows for structured, efficient language training and is therefore suitable for anyone wishing to study in an intensive way. Every programme starts with a Personalised Study Plan with goals and targets and your progress is monitored throughout the course to ensure you reach your target level. This is your chance to improve your skills according to your needs and to make fast progress.

From level upper intermediate and upwards, it is possible to take a free exam such as Cambridge, IELTS or TOEFL.

The LSA programmes start in January, February, March, May, June and September.

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Aquarius Backpackers residence, shared bedroom, no meals (18+)
24
9500 AUD
16605 AUD
16005 AUD
36
13395 AUD
23920 AUD
23020 AUD
48
17780 AUD
31725 AUD
30525 AUD
AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.55   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Compulsory OSHC health insurance - student visa (per month) 45 AUD
Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site)
Key handover fee (refundable)
20 AUD

Options

One-to-one course, 5 lessons/week (per week) 850 AUD
One-to-one course, 10 lessons/week (per week) 1545 AUD
Extra night (host family) 41 AUD
Extra night (residence) 38 AUD
Airport transfer from Brisbane (pick-up) 150 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Brisbane (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
300 AUD
Airport transfer from Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up) 150 AUD
Airport transfer from/to Goldcoast - Coolangatta (pick-up and drop-off)
Students under 18 must book return airport transfer
300 AUD
Starting dates 24 wk
06.01 / 17.02 / 30.03 / 11.05 / 22.06 / 03.08 / 14.09 / 26.10.2020
Starting dates 36 wk
06.01 / 17.02 / 30.03 / 11.05 / 22.06 / 03.08 / 14.09 / 26.10.2020
Starting dates 48 wk
06.01 / 17.02 / 30.03 / 11.05 / 22.06 / 03.08 / 14.09 / 26.10.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 27.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 04.05 / 05.10.2020
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

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.

4.2/5
Overall rating

87% of students recommending this school

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

38 students gave their opinion about this school

22 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, October – November 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 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 (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
38 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (4 / 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
16 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (4 / 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
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Au debut je voulais aller plutot dans une ville comme Brisbane mais au final je me suis rendu compte que Gold Coast était vraiment un bon endroit pour etudier et passer du temps a la plage. Le personnel administratif de l'école n'est pas forcément très a l'écoute de ses étudiants. Lors de mon arrivé, j'ai été placé dans un niveau beaucoup trop facile. Je l'ai tout de suite fait remarqué aux personnels. Ils n'ont rien fait pendant 2 semaines. J'ai l'impression d'avoir perdu ses 2 semaines. Surtout que l'école est relativement cher donc je trouve qu'ils auraient pu faire quelque chose plus rapidement. En ce qui concerne le materiel de cours, nous n'avions pas la possibilité de garder les livres. Nous devions ecrire au crayon a papier car ils les reutilisent avec les etudiants suivant. Quand tu reçois ton livre, tu dois tout effacer le crayon papier et apres quand tu fais les exercices tu arrives a lire toutes les reponses. Je trouve que pour le prix qu'on paie on pourrait au moins avoir notre propre livre. Je partageais la salle de bain avec les autres etudiants ainsi que la fille de ma famille. Nous devions faire le menage nous même dans la salle de bain. Le problème etait que si je ne le faisais pas personne ne le faisait. Au niveau de la nourriture tout etait très bon maïs j'ai mange pendant 5 mois uniquement du poulet. C'est vraiment une expérience en or que je conseille a tout le monde. On apprend énormément de choses sur la vie.
20 weeks, October 2018 – February 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 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 (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Je pense avoir fait d'énorme progrès. Maintenant je peux ternir une conversation en anglais facilement, ce n'est plus un problème pour moi. Au niveau de la grammaire, j'ai pu compléter mes connaissances que j'avais déjà et comprendre ce que je n'avais pas compris jusqu'à maintenant. »
School highlights
« Ce que j'ai énormément apprécié a l'école est le fait que tu rencontres des personnes du monde entier. On ne decouvre pas uniquement la culture de L'Australie mais aussi celle des autres pays. »
Top tips
« En Australie il y a tellement de choses a ne pas manquer. C'est un pays magnifique. J'ai eu l'occasion de voyager énormément. Les endroits qui m'ont le plus plu sont Uluru et Fraser Island. Dans la region de Gold Coast il faut absolument aller a Coombabah car on a la chance de voir des koalas et des kangourous en liberté. Mais tous les endroits que j'ai visité étaient magiques. »
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, November – December 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 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, October – December 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3 / 5)
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School (2.8 / 5)
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Teaching (2.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, September – November 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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18 years old - Italy
/ 5
6 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Leider zuviele Studenten aus einem Land sodass sie oft ihre eigene Sprache sprechen und nicht Englisch, weswegen sie ja eigentlich nach Australien gefahren sind. Wir haben leider ein bisschen viel lose Papierblätter bekommen, wodurch unordung entsteht. Ein Buch währe sinnvoller gewesen. Wir haben zwar ein Buch bekommen aber durften nicht reinschreiben.
8 weeks, April – May 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
13 weeks, September – December 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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Testimonials

Ramona Muller
Ramona Muller

All I can say is that I was very well advised. You provided me with excellent support and I could ask you about anything at any time. Even now that I have been forced to change my initial flight itinerary, I could rely on them entirely.
The school is really great! It is well located in the centre and Surfers Paradise is a 10-minute bus ride away. The teachers are excellent, and in addition to the language, they teach us lots of things about Australian culture. All of the school staff do their best to help us and make us feel at home. You can also surf the Internet at any time. At the school, no other language than English is tolerated. At first, you need some time to adapt but it allows you to establish contact with people from the four corners of the world quickly. The Gold Coast is fantastic. There are beautiful beaches, which can easily be reached by bus. During the weekend, you can also go on an excursion to Brisbane or Fraser Island. Sydney or Melbourne are a relatively short ride away.

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Thomas Pierdomenico
Thomas Pierdomenico
EC, Gold Coast
Duration: 4 weeks

I definitely enjoyed my course at EC! The teachers are great and the lessons really motivated me to study. I was level Pre-intermediate when I arrived and reached level Post intermediate at the end of the course (so I went up two levels). Usually, students were very friendly and I made friends with people from the four corners of the world. As to Australian people, wow, these people are nice and chilled, what a difference!
In order to practice and hear correct English, there is nothing like a nice host family. Surfers Paradise and the Gold Coast area are really beautiful.
As regards the school, another positive aspect is that there are not many European students (students are mostly from Asia, Brazil, South America in general) and few of them speak French so it is ideal to practice English since you have no choice … haha

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Host family
Experience life with an Australian family. You'll stay in a single room and have breakfast and dinner with your hosts. Living around 30 minutes from the school by public transport, you'll share the daily life of the family who will welcome you in the pure tradition of Australian hospitality. Living with a host family will help you make solid progress in English! You'll share the bathroom and the common rooms of the home with the other members of the family. This is the most popular accommodation option with students.

Note: It is compulsory for students under 18 to book homestay accommodation and provide a parental consent form.

Aquarius Gold Coast residence (from 18 years)
In this comfortable residence located close to the waterfront, experience the Australian way of life in a relaxed and international atmosphere! You'll share a room of 4 or 6 beds as well as the bathroom with other students. Located 15 minutes from the school by public transport and just steps from the popular Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach areas, the residence offers very comfortable facilities. They include a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, a large lounge with a games area, a bar, internet access and an outdoor swimming pool! The building is entirely secure and bed linen and bath towels are provided on site.

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Carlton House shared apartments (single rooms available on request) (from 18 years)
This premium residential complex is located 7 minutes walk to the school and right across the famous Surfers Paradise Beach… perfect to take a dip in the ocean right after classes! Staying in a twin bedroom (triple on request), you will share a modern and pleasant apartment, fitted with a bathroom, a fully furnished kitchen and a private balcony. For your convenience, cable TV, Wi-Fi internet, air-conditioning and laundry facilities are available in each unit. Bedlinen and bath towels are provided and changed each week. Enjoy the Gold Coast generous sunshine within the complex, either by the outdoor swimming pool or in the lush garden, or else stroll about the nearby pedestrian streets of Cavill Avenue, with their many shops, restaurants and nightclubs.

Aquarius Backpackers Residence

General information

Walking distance to beaches, shops, schools, universities, café, restaurants, local community clubs and 24 hour public transports.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
8 minutes
Means of transportation:
Bus or shuttle
Average public transport cost:
~25 AUD weekly ticket
Walking distance to public transport:
1 minute

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
3 minutes
Coffee shops:
1 minute
Restaurants:
1 minute
Shops:
2 minutes
Pharmacy:
2 minutes
Beach:
10 minutes
Clubs:
10 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 16+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 12:00
Sunday until 10:00
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit
~20 AUD cash

Meals

Use of kitchen
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
Oven
Microwave
Cutlery available
Vending machine
Laundry
2 washing machines / dryers ~4 AUD per load
Common area/lounge
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Twin
13
: 20 m2/ : 0 m2
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided
Bed sheets provided
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
Twice daily
Desk
Wardrobe
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
Floor
Carpet
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided

Every week, the language school organises a social programme in order to allow students to explore the area and get to know the other participants better. The beach is only a stone's throw away, which means you can relax and practise various sports (surfing, volleyball, diving, jogging, football, etc.) at any time during the day. Excursions, parties and cultural activities are included in the school's programme. The Gold Coast has countless assets and leisure options to entertain you, dazzle you and give you insight into a world of wonders. Visit an animal sanctuary and stroke a koala or take part in a beach volleyball tournament. All of the activities are very well organised and offer the ideal setting for meeting new people and practising English. Some excursions are at an extra charge.

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