English school in Port Elizabeth: The Bay Language Institute

From 200.- EUR
approx 180.- GBP
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Key points

  • Idyllic natural environment for learning English
  • Small school, tailor-made programmes
  • Excellent quality-price ratio

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE, CPE)
School size
S
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
34 years
Nationality mix
Africa, Germany, Switzerland, etc..
ratings
27 authentic opinions

Learn English in the beautiful beach neighbourhood of Summerstrand! You'll find a small shopping centre, restaurants, cafés and bars just 5 minutes’ walk from the school. The course centre includes 6 spacious and bright classrooms, a kitchen, a lounge with ping-pong and pool tables and a large garden with sea views. In the summer months, some classes may be held in the school's garden. The nearest beach is located just 200 metres away, which means students can enjoy surfing and swimming right after class! What's more, the barbecues organised at the school provide a great opportunity to socialise with your fellow students from all over the world.

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 200.-
(about GBP 178.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
200
420
365
2
400
840
730
3
600
1260
1095
4
800
1680
1460
6
1200
2520
2190
8
1600
3360
2920
12
2160
4800
4140
16
2880
6080
5360
24
4080
8880
7800
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
21.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 17.06 / 09.08 / 24.09 / 16.12.2019
Holidays
17.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 260.-
(about GBP 232.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 10 conversation)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40 + 13:30-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
260
480
425
2
520
960
850
3
780
1440
1275
4
1040
1920
1700
6
1560
2880
2550
8
2080
3840
3400
12
2760
5400
4740
16
3680
6880
6160
24
5280
10080
9000
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
21.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 17.06 / 09.08 / 24.09 / 16.12.2019
Holidays
17.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Business course

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 8 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 280.-
(about GBP 250.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 10 Business)
Course duration
1 - 8 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40 + 13:30-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
280
500
445
2
560
1000
890
3
840
1500
1335
4
1120
2000
1780
Extra week (4+)
280
500
445
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
21.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 17.06 / 09.08 / 24.09 / 16.12.2019
Holidays
17.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Course + English for aviation

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 280.-
(about GBP 250.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 10 aviation)
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40 + 13:30-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
280
500
445
2
560
1000
890
3
840
1500
1335
4
1120
2000
1780
6
1680
3000
2670
8
2240
4000
3560
12
3360
6000
5340
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
21.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 17.06 / 09.08 / 24.09 / 16.12.2019
Holidays
17.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Cambridge course (FCE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 8 / 12 week(s)
8 week(s) - From EUR 2080.-
(about GBP 1855.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 10 FCE)
Course duration
8 / 12 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40 + 13:30-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
8+1
2080
4060
3565
12+1
2760
5360
4775
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 8 wk
07.01 / 08.04 / 14.10.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
11.03 / 16.09.2019
Bank holidays
21.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 17.06 / 09.08 / 24.09 / 16.12.2019
Holidays
17.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Cambridge course (CAE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 8 / 12 week(s)
8 week(s) - From EUR 2080.-
(about GBP 1855.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 10 CAE)
Course duration
8 / 12 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40 + 13:30-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
8+1
2080
4060
3565
12+1
2760
5360
4775
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 8 wk
14.01 / 15.04 / 07.10.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
18.03 / 09.09.2019
Bank holidays
21.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 17.06 / 09.08 / 24.09 / 16.12.2019
Holidays
17.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Cambridge course (CPE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 8 / 12 week(s)
8 week(s) - From EUR 2080.-
(about GBP 1855.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 10 CPE)
Course duration
8 / 12 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40 + 13:30-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
8+1
2080
4060
3565
12+1
2760
5360
4775
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 8 wk
07.01 / 15.04 / 07.10.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
18.03 / 09.09.2019
Bank holidays
21.03 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 17.06 / 09.08 / 24.09 / 16.12.2019
Holidays
17.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Options/Extras

Course material (to be paid on site) (approximately ZAR 50)
Course materials deposit (ZAR 400)
One-to-one course (per lesson) 35 EUR
Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site (ZAR 2500))
Airport transfer (on arrival) 15 EUR
Airport pick-up and drop-off 30 EUR
Additional night compulsory (FCE 09.03, 08.06, 14.12.2019
CAE: 16.03, 07.12,2019
CPE: 09.03.2019)

Other accommodation options

Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (Brewer House)

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.

4.2/5
Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

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/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5

27 students gave their opinion about this school

41 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
-Geniale Natur-Nette Menschen-Sozial problematisch Kleine, familiäre Schule direkt am Meer, sehr schön und empfehlenswert! Liegt alles nahe beieinander, kann zu Fuss, per Velo oder Auto gemacht werden.
3 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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49 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Eine wirklich schöne Reise, aber alleine als Frau war es nicht so einfach. Man ist schon etwas eingeschränkt, gewöhnt sich aber mit der Zeit daran. Ich hatte das Glück und war nur zu zweit in einer Anfängerklasse. Würde aber jedem empfehlen, zuvor sich einige Sprachkenntnisse anzueignen. War manchmal schon ein bisschen überfordert als absoluter Anfänger. Sehr geduldige Lehrer. Durch die kleine Schule sehr familiär. Die Unterkunft verdient den Namen Residenz nicht. Ist in einem sehr alten Trakt des Hotels. Küche war unbrauchbar und sehr ungepflegt. Zimmer mehr als in die Jahre gekommen. Schmutzig. Es wurde nach 9 Tagen das erste mal gereinigt und die Badetücher gewechselt. Dies nach 4 mal nachfragen. Sauber war er auch danach nicht. Unter das Bett schaut man besser nicht. Im Bad schimmelte es sehr stark.An der Rezeption sind sie sehr unmotiviert und unfreundlich. Ein super, hilfsbereites Team. Sabrina war eine richtige Perle, die in allen bereichen sehr hilfbereit war. Obwohl ich die älteste an der Schule war, war dies überhaupt kein Problem. Wurde von den Jungen sehr nett und freundlich aufgenommen!
3 weeks, March – April 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
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Accommodation (2 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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28 years old - France
/ 5
Port Elizabeth est une petite ville de bord de mer très agréable avec beaucoup d'activitées à faire aux alentours. La chambre dans la résidence étudiante est très spacieuse mais nécessite une remise à neuf. La résidence étudiante est partagée avec les étudiants étrangers de l'université ce qui permet de rencontrer d'autres personnes pour pratiquer l'anglais. La cuisine partagée manque d'ustensils de cuisine. Une personne est là pour proposer et organiser les activitées durant la semaine et le week-end. On peut également proposer si l'on souhaite faire une activitée en particulier.
6 weeks, January – February 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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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« J'ai bien progressé car c'est une petite école avec des étudiants de différentes nationalités et de bon professeur. Il y a peu d'élèves par classe ce qui permet de plus parler et progresser. »
School highlights
« Le gros point positif de l'école est la taille, on se sent un peu comme une petite famille tous ensemble. »
Top tips
« Les activitées à ne pas manquer sont:- La soirée du Mardi soir au Barney's- Le safari à "Addo Elephant Park" et "Schotia Game Reserve"- La visite de "Daniel's Cheetah Project"- Le Bungee Jump »
30 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, February – March 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3 / 5)
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32 years old - Austria
/ 5
4 weeks, January – February 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Leisure (4.7 / 5)
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37 years old - El Salvador
/ 5
11 weeks, October – December 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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43 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, September – December 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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27 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, August – September 2017
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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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
9 weeks, January – March 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (4.7 / 5)
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43 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, January – February 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Other)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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Testimonials

Gaetan Buscaglia
Gaetan Buscaglia

The rainbow nation is a wonderful country that I recommend visiting. The city of Port Elizabeth is is perfectly located to explore the area, whether it be going west with the Garden Route or going east by the Wild Coast. Wonderful experiences await you on the way, whether it be beautiful landscapes, safaris to look for the Big Five or meeting the local population, which is very friendly. Actually, Port Elizabeth is nicknamed the “Friendly city”!
As far as the school is concerned it’s like a big family. Everybody knows each other very well and the teachers are nice and helpful. The school organizes activities and it is possible to book the ones you want to do.. The English classes are very well organized and varied, so I was able to quickly make progress in English.

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Host family
Staying with a host family is surely the best way to practise your English, because you'll have the opportunity to speak in a natural way on a daily basis. You'll stay in a single room with half-board provided. The school's families live near the main attactions of Port Elizabeth, and you'll be able to get to school by bike or bus (the bus stop is 30 metres from the school).

Student residence
For those who wish to live in an international atmosphere, this residence is the perfect option! You'll stay in a single room with a private bathroom, within walking distance of the beach and the school (10 minutes). Bed linen and towels are provided and a laundromat is available 10 minutes from the school. Each room offers free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, air conditioning and complimentary tea/coffee. Cook your own meals in the shared kitchen with your new friends or meet them at the restaurant, bar or at the swimming pool!

Brewer House residence
Just a 10-minute walk will bring you from this upscale residence to the language school and the beach! You’ll enjoy elegantly decorated en suite single rooms (doubles available for students travelling together), complete with bed linens and towels, a fridge with a minibar, a TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities and free Wi-Fi. The guest area includes a fully equipped kitchen, and continental breakfast is available for purchase. Extra perks include an attractive swimming pool surrounded by a large garden and terrace – enjoy a luxurious stay!

Numerous activities are offered by the school. Port Elizabeth is famous for water sports and offers surfing & diving in dream spots. And what would you say to going whale watching? There's nothing better than a safari or an excursion to the world-famous Addo Elephant National Park to discover the splendid nature of Africa. The "Big Five" (elephants, rhinoceros, buffalo, lions and leopards) await you... your camera is a must! Take weekend trips to the Wild Coast for a “real” African experience, the Karoo semi-desert to explore fossils and experience the vast, open plains and incredible star-gazing, or Tsitisikamma/Garden Route for the world’s highest bungy jump and great coastal scenery.

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