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English in Adelaide - SACE

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Programme Summary:

  • English courses for 18 years and up
  • Standard or intensive courses
  • IELTS and Cambridge Exam preparation courses
  • Optional golf lessons
  • Help finding internship/job
  • Lodging in host family, full-board
  • Full activity and excursion programme
  • Duration: from 2 weeks



Australia - the sixth largest country in the world, is also known as the "continent country" where landscapes are among the most breathtaking in the world. Australia offers a huge variety of excursions, discoveries, sports and opportunities to learn English. The unique combination of beautiful scenery offered by Australia (Great Barrier Reef, the mystical Uluru ...) and the lifestyle of its people will make this an unforgettable experience.

Adelaide , the capital of South Australia, is a multicultural and modern city with a wonderful lifestyle. With a population of one million people, it has earned a reputation as a world-class centre for education, the arts, science and technology. A pleasant Mediterranean climate adds to its relaxed and friendly environment, and its excellence in the performing and visual arts has made it the Festival City of Australia.

Adelaide is situated on the coast with miles of white sandy beaches just twenty to thirty minutes from the city centre. Adelaide is a safe, friendly destination always packed with interesting things to do.


Established in 1987 and a leader in English language training, our partner school is a member of the International Association of Language Colleges, Cambridge CELTA and many others. It is a global recognised training centre.

Offering a wide range of courses for adults (18+) to choose from, flexible courses, small class sizes and a balance of student nationalities, the school aims to help you communicate in English as quickly and efficiently as possible.

The campus is situated in the cultural heart of the city, only a 5 minute walk to shopping centres, shops, restaurants, cafés, public transport and beautiful parks. It is located in a recently renovated heritage building that was built in the 1920’s. The campus features 16 spacious classrooms, a large computer centre, student common room and kitchen, and a student self access centre. Our spacious air conditioned classrooms and excellent facilities will enhance your learning experience.

All teaching staff meet the National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS) requirements. All teachers have specialist English language teaching qualifications. They are enthusiastic, motivated and caring professionals.

The job advice service is very popular with our students on Working Holiday and Student Visas. A weekly update of jobs available in Adelaide is posted on the student notice board each week. More information on our page Jobs and internships in Australia and on the school's pdf: Work Australia : Finding work after your course (PDF, 183.2k)


On the first day of each course, students complete a full placement test before being placed in the appropriate level. All levels are accepted, from beginners to advanced. Students’ progress is monitored every four weeks. At the end of the course, students are awarded a certificate indicating their level of achievement.

Minimum stay is 2 weeks. The average class size is 12 students (maximum 15).

  • General English Programme - 20 lessons per week.
    They are designed to improve students’ English language communication skills to prepare for future study, work, travel or career changes. Core classes concentrate on developing grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, writing and pronunciation skills in real-life situations.
  • Intensive English Programme - 25 lessons per week
    Students can specialise and choose one or two Special Studies from a wide range of Special Studies options. These include: examination preparation (IELTS, TOEIC), academic study skills, Business English, English for Hospitality, conversation and pronunciation, advanced writing / grammar.
  • Super-intensive English - 25 hours + 5 hours of individual lessons per week. This programme combines lessons from the Intensive English course (general English in the morning, specialised lessons in the afternoon) and one hour long individual lesson per day to ensure a personalised progression.

  • IELTS Preparation Course - 25 lessons per week
    The IELTS Preparation programme is an intensive 12 week course designed to prepare students for the 4 main areas of the IELTS exam (speaking, listening, reading & writing). The International English Testing System, (IELTS) assesses the level of English of non-native English speakers who require English for academic or professional purposes.

  • Cambridge Preparation Course - 25 lessons per week
    Our school is an experienced Cambridge Preparation Centre. Students have achieved good results in these examinations. Individual counselling, weekly progress reviews and additional self access assist students achieve as much progress as possible. FCE and CAE courses are held three times per year - January, March & September - and last 12 weeks.

  • English and Golf - 20 hours of English + golf
    Golf is an accessible and popular sport in Australia. Adelaide has a large number of both public and private golf courses. Most South Australian country towns have well cared for golf greens attracting both local residents and visitors. The English & Golf programme provides students with the opportunity to learn and practice golf whilst also improving their English language proficiency.
    A 6 or 12 week full-time course. Students complete a full-time General English course, 20 hours per week, 2 golf lessons per week and 10 rounds of golf (18 holes) during their English & Golf course. The 10 x 18 hole golf games are played on Friday afternoons (and/or other days as appropriate for the Golf Club). Students are issued with a golf pass on their first week for the 10 rounds of golf (18 holes).

  • English and a job/internship: If you want to make the most of your stay by combining language lessons with work experience, see our programme work or internship in Australia. The school also provides more information here: Work Australia : Finding work after your course (PDF, 183.2k)


A minimum of three student activities and excursions are arranged each week. Typical activities include weekly film afternoons, weekend camping trips to Kangaroo Island and Flinders Ranges, dolphin spotting and sea-kayaking trips off Adelaide coast, weekend surfing lessons and excursions, opal mines in the Coober Pedy outback, etc.

Popular longer trips can also be organised - the Perth Outback Adventure, following the Great Ocean Road Adelaide (Melbourne trip) or an Outback camping trip to Alice Springs.


Accommodation is booked with host families.

This is the most effective way for students to communicate regularly with English speakers and to better understand the Australian culture. The families are chosen by our local representative according to the strict hosting criteria, availabilities and the student's preferences (near the city centre or school).

The families are very welcoming and share their daily lives with students and enable them to practise their English everyday outside of the classroom.

Students have a single room, the bathroom is generally shared and they have their meals with the family on full-board.

Dates & Prices 2019

Stays take place from Sunday to Saturday or from Saturday to Friday.

Bank holidays (the school is closed and lessons will not take place): 1st & 26th January, 9th March, 3rd & 6th April, 8th June, 5th October, 21st December 2015 to 1st January 2016.

Start dates for the general courses: 5th January, 2nd February, 2nd March, 30th March, 27th April, 25th May, 22nd June, 20th July, 17th August, 14th September, 12th October, 9th November, 7th December. Other start dates (on Mondays) available on request.

Golf & English programmes: every Monday.

Exam preparation sessions:

  • IELTS: Dates to be confirmed.
  • Cambridge (FCE/CAE): from 5th January to 13th March (10 weeks), 16th March to 5th June (12 weeks), from 7th September to 27th November (12 weeks).

    Exam dates:

    • FCE: 13th March, 9th June, 1st December.
    • CAE: 4th March, 10th June, 2nd December.

Prices include:

  • Chosen programme
  • Accommodation with host family, single room, full-board
  • All administrative and enrolment fees
  • Participation certificate
  • Placement test
  • Course materials

Prices do not include:

  • Transport
  • Airport transfer
  • Medical insurance, compulsory for stays of 12+ weeks
  • Possible exam fees (around AU$365)

Practical info


  • Airport and arrival station: Adelaide Airport (ADL)
  • (Payable) transfer from airport available (see price table)

VISA Information

Do you need a Visa for this programme? For information please consult our page Visa Information.

Do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email if you require any further information.

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