English school in Sydney: SEA Sydney English Academy, Manly

From 368.- GBP
665.- AUD
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Key points

  • Ideal location, close to Sydney and only a stone's throw away from the beach
  • Small school which favours a friendly and welcoming atmosphere
  • Teachers who are very qualified and enthusiastic

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (B2 First, C1 Advanced)
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
23 years
Nationality mix
Brazil, Switzerland, Japan, etc..

Our partner school is located 50 metres from beautiful Manly Beach. The small size of the school and the enthusiasm of the teachers create a warm and friendly atmosphere. Classrooms are modern and air-conditioned, and a large and sunny student lounge provides a place for students to hang out during breaks. A computer room with free internet access is also available. Just a stone's throw from the school, you'll find a wide choice of shops, bars and restaurants, and you can reach the centre of Sydney in just 30 minutes by bus!

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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

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Standard course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 368.- GBP
(665.- AUD)
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-12:10
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
1
665 AUD
1185 AUD
2
1015 AUD
1835 AUD
3
1365 AUD
2485 AUD
4
1715 AUD
3135 AUD
6
2415 AUD
4435 AUD
8
3170 AUD
5790 AUD
12
4570 AUD
8390 AUD
AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.55   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 140 AUD
Guardianship fee 200 AUD
Guardianship fee (per week) 45 AUD
Underage supplement (host family) (per week) 30 AUD
Extra night (host family) 43 AUD
Extra night (under 18) (host family) 47 AUD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
70 AUD
Airport transfer (pick-up) 150 AUD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 27.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 08.06 / 03.08 / 05.10.2020
Holidays
25.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

Intensive course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 401.- GBP
(725.- AUD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 60 minutes
+ Self study: 2 of 60 minutes
+ Conversation (group): 1 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 08:45-13:10 + 14:00-15:00
Self study: To be defined
Conversation (group): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
1
725 AUD
1245 AUD
2
1135 AUD
1955 AUD
3
1545 AUD
2665 AUD
4
1955 AUD
3375 AUD
6
2715 AUD
4735 AUD
8
3570 AUD
6190 AUD
12
5170 AUD
8990 AUD
16
6750 AUD
11770 AUD
24
9615 AUD
17035 AUD
AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.55   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Compulsory OSHC health insurance - student visa (per month) 48 AUD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 140 AUD
Guardianship fee 200 AUD
Guardianship fee (per week) 45 AUD
Underage supplement (host family) (per week) 30 AUD
Extra night (host family) 43 AUD
Extra night (under 18) (host family) 47 AUD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
70 AUD
Airport transfer (pick-up) 150 AUD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 27.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 08.06 / 03.08 / 05.10.2020
Holidays
25.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

B2 First combined exam preparation course, 20+2+1 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 10/12 week(s)
10 weeks From 2747.- GBP
(4960.- AUD)
Lessons
Exam preparation (group): 20 of 60 minutes
+ Self study: 2 of 60 minutes
+ Conversation (group): 1 of 60 minutes
Course duration
10/12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
Exam preparation (group): 08:45-13:10 + 14:00-15:00 (Mon, Wed, Thu), 08:45-13:10 (Tues, Fri)
Self study: To be defined
Conversation (group): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
10
4960 AUD
8180 AUD
12
5780 AUD
9600 AUD
AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.55   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 140 AUD
Guardianship fee 200 AUD
Guardianship fee (per week) 45 AUD
Underage supplement (host family) (per week) 30 AUD
Extra night (host family) 43 AUD
Extra night (under 18) (host family) 47 AUD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
70 AUD
Airport transfer (pick-up) 150 AUD
Starting dates 10 wk
06.01.2020
Starting dates 12 wk
16.03 / 07.09.2020
Exam dates
13.03 / 09.06 / 01.12.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 27.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 08.06 / 03.08 / 05.10.2020
Holidays
25.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

C1 Advanced combined exam preparation course, 22+2+1 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 10/12 week(s)
10 weeks From 2747.- GBP
(4960.- AUD)
Lessons
Exam preparation (group): 22 of 60 minutes
+ Self study: 2 of 60 minutes
+ Conversation (group): 1 of 60 minutes
Course duration
10/12 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
Exam preparation (group): 08:45-13:10 + 14:00-15:00
Self study: To be defined
Conversation (group): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
10
4960 AUD
8180 AUD
12
5780 AUD
9600 AUD
AUD 1 ≈ GBP 0.55   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 140 AUD
Guardianship fee 200 AUD
Guardianship fee (per week) 45 AUD
Underage supplement (host family) (per week) 30 AUD
Extra night (host family) 43 AUD
Extra night (under 18) (host family) 47 AUD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
70 AUD
Airport transfer (pick-up) 150 AUD
Starting dates 10 wk
06.01.2020
Starting dates 12 wk
16.03 / 07.09.2020
Exam dates
14.03 / 10.06 / 02.12.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 27.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 08.06 / 03.08 / 05.10.2020
Holidays
25.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

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

96% of students recommending this school

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

50 students gave their opinion about this school

21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Betreffend dem Klassenraum in welchem der Kurs stattgefunden hat: keine Fenster, somit kein Tageslicht und keine frische Luft. Die Räume (auch Tische) sind für eine Klasse von ca. 12 Studenten viel zu klein. Die Klimaanlage funktionierte nicht richtig, demnach war es entweder viel zu kalt oder heiss.
12 weeks, March – June 2019
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 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Leisure (4.7 / 5)
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61 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Sehr familiäre Aufnahme, sehr gut ausgebildete Lehrer erhalten (Emma und Richard) - interessante Lektionen.Leider etwas Pech gehabt mit dem Wetter, aber dafür hat ja die Schule keinen Einfluss und kein Verschulden.Die Schulräume sind knapp gehalten. Wenn 15 Studenten anwesend waren, dann wurde die "Luft" knapp. Manly würde ich jederzeit wieder vor der City Sydney vorziehen.
5 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ganz bestimmt - der Wortschatz hat sich verbessert und die Grammatik wurde aufgefrischt »
School highlights
« Sehr gut gelegen sowie positive und engagierte Lehrer angetrtochen »
17 years old - New Caledonia
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
16 years old - Germany
/ 5
Das Essen war sehr lecker und das Zimmer war auch gut. Leider hatte ich so gut wie keinen Kontakt mit der Familie, da ich auch meistens alleine gegessen habe. Meine Gastschwester habe ich in 10 Wochen nur 5 mal gesehen. Aber trotzdem war es sehr schön. Die Angebote und die Aktiviäten sind sehr ut organisiert und auch toll gestaltet. Außerdem hat man bei vielen Angeboten Rabatte bekommen
10 weeks, June – August 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 (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich habe definitiv Fortschritte erzielt. Mein Englisch hat sich sehr verbesert und ich habe auch viele Erfahrungen gesammelt, diese in meinem Leben noch hilfreich sind, denke ich. »
School highlights
« Es war alles toll. Die Schule war für mich wie eine Familie und die Lage war wunderbar. Da man noch nicht mal 2 Minuten brauchte um zum Strand zu gelangen. »
Top tips
« Definitiv sollte man einmal gesurft sein und auch die Schulaktivitäten wie BBQ sollte man einmal mitgemacht haben. »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, June – July 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4.3 / 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
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19 years old - France
/ 5
1 week, July 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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54 years old - New Caledonia
/ 5
École de petite taille facilitant les relations Avec le sentiment d’apparteni à famille Une famille charmante , aimant le contact et très disponible et chaleureuse.
4 weeks, March – April 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, bien sûr ! Cours basés sur la conversation avec l’enchainement d’exercices, très dynamiques et sur des thématiques très actuelles. »
School highlights
« La bonne humeur et la taille moyenne de l’établissement. »
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Angenehme Atmosphäre, man fühlt sich wohl. Alle Lehrer extrem nett und hilfsbereit.
6 weeks, February – March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Atmosphäre und Personal der Schule waren toll. »
33 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, December 2017
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (2.3 / 5)
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Teaching (3 / 5)
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30 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Hat meine Erwartungen übertroffen,war top. Nur der freiwillige Nachmittagsunterricht (02.00-03.00 pm) in der Schule entsprach nicht meinen Vorstellungen. Infrastruktur ist i.O. Zum Teil zu wenig Platz vorhanden. Die Tische in den Klassenräume sind zu klein,sollte geändert werden. Standort ist top. Hat viele Schweizer/ innen (ca.40-50%),denke dies ist normal,lernte aber auch Studenten kennen aus anderen Ländern. Lehrer hatten Freude an Ihrer Arbeit dies merkte man jeden Tag. Sie gingen auch auf einem ein wenn man Fragen oder Schwierigkeiten hatte. Ich konnte meine Englischkenntnise in 8 Wochen sehr verbessern.Stimmung in der Gruppe war unterschiedlich,je nach dem was für Leute aufeinander traffen,doch meistens gut- sehr gut.
8 weeks, October – December 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Familiär, klein, Standort »
Top tips
« Surfcamp, Ausflug zu den Blue Mountains, Hikking Tour for self von Cooggee Beach- Bondi Beach, Little Manly Beach, Palmbeach, Warringah Mall (Einkaufszentrum), Surflektionen in Manly, jogging am morgen, Sunset & Sunrise in Manly, Hikking Tour in Manly von Manly- Spit Bridge, Royalnationalpark, Taronga Zoo, schnorcheln beim Jelly Beach in Manly »

Testimonials

Marco Pfiaffi
Marco Pfiaffi
SEA, Sydney Manly
Duration: 12 weeks

I stayed at the Sydney English Academy for three months! I spent wonderful moments there! Thank you very much!!! I will never forget this trip!! I hope to come back to Australia!

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Angel Bono
Angel Bono
SEA, Sydney Manly
Duration: 12 weeks

I liked this school for its friendly atmosphere and the quality of the courses. I greatly improved my English and my listening skills are better now. I would like to go back there as soon as possible. The atmosphere is great and I felt comfortable there. It is very easy to make new friends at SEA in this friendly environment. The teachers are very professional and nice. They have lots of time to devote to students. The large beach of Manly is gorgeous. A great mentality and friendly atmosphere prevails. The food is good too!!! A tip: I recommend the mussels at the Four Pines restaurant… simply delicious!!!

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Lukas Stadelmann
Lukas Stadelmann
SEA, Sydney Manly
Duration: 8 weeks

Hi there on the other side of the earth. Manly is beautiful, I love the city. It’s quite because it’s wet the typical season for travellers but it’s still beautiful. The school is tops. I already learned a lot, vocabulary, grammar and useful sentences. I live in a host family with two children and a dog; it’s a funny and lovely family. I have a lot this to talk with them and they are also really interested in me. A great thanks to the organisation of ESL I never had problem yet, and it was a short and much uncomplicated preparation I can recommend Manly to everyone it’s wonderful and if you have time, dry to join a sport club that to get to learn the activities.

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Host family
Staying with a host family will allow you to really make the most out of your time in Sydney! The families are carefully selected by our partner school. You'll have your own room with half-board (full board at the weekends). This option will give you the opportunity to discover the Australian way of life and to practise your English daily in a warm and motivating atmosphere. The average distance from the school is 20 minutes and the maximum is 35 minutes by public transport.

Residence, backpackers (from 18 years)
Prices and information on request.

Surfing, of course, but that’s not all: beach volleyball, football, sailing, bushwalking, barbeques on Shelly Beach or trips to Warratah Park… you won’t have time to get bored in Manly, Sydney. Even if learning English is your n°1 priority, our partner school SEA makes it a point of honour to offer an attractive and varied program of leisure activities, so that your time in Australia will be full of new discoveries, experiences and friendships. In one word: unforgettable.

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