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English in Sydney/Bondi Beach

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Ages 16+

  • Minimum 2 week stay
  • In the very hip area of Bondi Junction
  • A 10 minute walk from Bondi beach or 'surfers paradise'
  • Educational excellence
  • Flexible hours allowing students to work on the side
  • Cambridge exam centre
  • Diverse range of students from differing nationalities
  • Host family or residence

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Language programme at Bondi Junction

Bondi Junction and its beach is only 6km from the centre of Sydney and easily accessible by train, public transport or car (20 minutes).

Located next to the trendy fashion area, you can roam the **luxury bouriques alongside local markets which gives this glamourous city an edge. Cinema outings, drinks in the local bars or nights on the beach admiring the surfers, Bondi Junction immediately charms all visitors.

Known fo its very fine sand, the beach is a surfer's paradise. Every year millions of travellers from all over the globe come to walk along the beautiful beach that stretches out for 1 km. Be it walking, running or sunbathing, this beach is a focal point for travellers.

International House English school

Our partner school is located in Bondi Junction, just a 5 minute walk away from the station, in the centre of the commercial area and only a 10 minute bus journey from Bondi's emblematic beach. It is a bright and spacious school with attentive and helpful staff, renowned for the quality of its education. The school is also a Cambridge Exam centre. This school also holds the most varied amount of nationalities out of all the schools in Australia.

Accreditations : ASQA, NEAS, University of Cambridge (ESOL) & J-Shine

School facilities include :

  • 18 brightly-lit classroom equipped with audio-visual equipemt
  • 15 computers
  • Free WiFi connection
  • Study Hall
  • 1 student lounge with a cooking corner & 4 microwaves

Activities/Excursions during your stay

The school organises cultural activities every week during the afternoons and the evenings which you are free to participate in if you desire. These activities can be free or require a fee, and the availablity of these activities varies depending on the time of year.

Some of the many activities available include:

  • Museum and tourist attraction trips
  • Pub outings
  • Movie afternoons
  • Weekend trips (Canberra, Port Stephens, Blue Mountain, Jervis Bay, Hunter Valley)

Courses

English classes: general information

  • Lesson length: 60 minutes
  • Class size: General English - average 12 students (maximum 18); maximum 12 students for all other courses
  • Schedule: morning and/or evening lessons (standard and semi-intensive courses)
  • Placement test: first day of lessons
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • Open access to the International House e-learning platform up to 12 weeks after your stay
  • Regular progress tests (every 4 weeks)
  • Monthly 'Finding a job in Sydney' seminar
  • CELTA-qualified native English speakers

Courses on offer

  • General English: 15 lessons per week

    3 lessons a day will give you a practical understanding of the English language and improve your fluency and confidence in day-to-day communication. International House trains you in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Lessons take place from 8 am to 11 am. Students may take up to 10 hours per week of additional evening lessons.

    Language level: beginner* to advanced

    *Please note that students also attend additional lessons until they reach A1 proficiency.

  • Semi-intensive English: 20 lessons per week

    5 lessons per day Monday-Thursday or 4 evening lessons per day Monday-Friday will give you a practical understanding of the English language and improve your fluency and confidence in day-to-day communication. International House trains you in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

    Language level: beginner* to advanced

    *Please note that students also attend additional lessons until they reach A1 proficiency.

  • Intensive English: 23 general English lessons per week

    The ideal course to get your English where you want it to be, fast. Includes 5 General English lessons per day, and also allows you to personalise your course by taking an additional 3 lessons per week across a selection of electives focusing on one of the 4 communication skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening. You will choose 2 electives and alternate from week to week (Week 1 Writing, Week 2 Speaking, Week 3 Writing, etc.) Each elective is adapted to suit your English proficiency, to ensure you make progress at your own pace.

Options are : Business English, Speaking, ronunciation, Aussie Life, Writing for Exams, EAP

**Language level**: beginner* to advanced

*Please note that students also attend additional lessons until they reach A1 proficiency.
  • Cambridge ESOL FCE or CAE Exam Preparation course: 20 or 25 lessons per week per 4-week course.

    Session length: 4 or 10 weeks, with specific start dates (please contact us for more information). As International House is an exam centre, course sessions start almost every 4 weeks. Registration deadline: 8 weeks prior to the start of the couse.

    Your teachers will guide and monitor you to make sure that you progress at the correct rate to succeed in your exam, giving you the specific vocabulary and grammar and study plan you need. Using sample exam papers you will learn how to effectively answer questions so by the time you take the test, you will know the style of questions to expect and how to answer them. A 10-week course is recommended for ideal preparation.

    Language level:

    • FCE: Upper intermediate
    • CAE: Advanced
  • IELTS Exam Preparation course: 20 lessons per week per 4-week course session.

    Session length: 4 to 10 weeks

    If you wish to attend university in an English-speaking country or certify your English proficiency, preparing for the IELTS exam is the first step to success. Teachers will meet with you individually to assess your language proficiency and goals. Sample papers will help you learn how to effectively answer questions and learn the techniques you need to sit the exam with confidence.

    Language Level : Intermediate or IELTS 4.5 or Intermediate/Pre-advanced or IELTS 5.5 depending on your desired score.

    For reference, a 0.5 IELTS score improvement usually requires 8 weeks of study.

Accommodation

Host Families (Ages 16+)

Shared room, half-board Monday-Friday and full board at the weekend.

Travel time to school: 30-40 minutes on public transport Australian families usually live in spacious houses and are very active.

Practical information:

  • Bed linen provided

Residence accommodation (Ages 18+)

Residence accommodation is a great option for students looking meet other students from all over the world.

Residences are located in the suburbs of Sydney (districts mentioned below) and offer a quick connection to the school, located in the city centre. Residence location depends on availablity during your time of stay.

Features:

  • Shared or single room
  • Shared bathroom
  • Self-catering
  • 30 minutes' travel time to International House on public transport
  • Located in Artarmon, Rockdale, Kogarah, Lane Cove or Ashfield
  • AUD 350 deposit to be paid on arrival (to be refunded at the end of your stay provided your room is clean and tidy with no evidence of damage)

Facilities and services

  • Coin laundry facilities available on-site
  • Bed linen provided on arrival
  • Shared kitchen and lounge area
  • TV
  • Telephone
  • House Manager

Optional extras:

  • Single room
  • Central location in the Pyrmont, Ultimo or CBD areas

Prices & Dates 2019

Dates 2019

Course start dates: Most courses start every Monday year-round (exceptions are outlined below.) On Bank Holiday Mondays, lessons start on Tuesdays.

Bank holidays and holidays (No lessons will take place on these dates and they will not be rescheduled or refunded): 01/01, 28/01, 19/04, 22/04, 25/04, 10/06, 05/08, 07/10, 25/12/19-03/01/20

IELTS Exam Prep Course Dates: **every Monday, for a duration of 4 weeks minimum. For exam dates, please check IELTS website.

Cambridge Exam Prep Course Dates: please contact us.

Registration deadline: 8 weeks prior to departure.

Prices 2019

This programme contains classes Accommodation included Meal included 24h support
Booking prices -

Includes all taxes and enrolment fees

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Course & accommodation in a host family, single room, half board
Duration15 H20 H25 HCamb. / IELTS 20 HCamb. 25 H
2 weeksA$1,640A$1,810A$1,850--
3 weeksA$2,220A$2,425A$2,485--
4 weeksA$2,750A$2,985A$3,070A$2,985A$3,070
6 weeksA$3,935A$4,240A$4,365--
8 weeksA$5,120A$5,495A$5,655--
10 weeks---A$6,780A$6,980
12 weeksA$7,485A$8,005A$8,245--
16 weeks-A$10,275A$10,590--
18 weeks-A$11,440A$11,805--
20 weeks-A$12,620A$13,020--
24 weeks-A$15,050A$15,530--
32 weeks-A$19,840A$20,480--
36 weeks-A$22,260A$22,980--
Extra week-A$615A$635--
Homestay accommodation extra (per week)
Type of extraPrice
Minors (18- years)A$110
Course & residence accommodation, shared room, self-catering
Duration15 H20 H25 HCamb./ IELTS 20 HCamb. 25 H
2 weeksA$1,480A$1,650A$1,690--
3 weeksA$1,980A$2,185A$2,245--
4 weeksA$2,430A$2,665A$2,745A$2,665A$2,745
6 weeksA$3,455A$3,760A$3,880--
8 weeksA$4,480A$4,855A$5,015--
10 weeks---A$5,980A$6,180
12 weeksA$6,525A$7,045A$7,285--
16 weeks-A$8,990A$9,315--
18 weeks-A$10,005A$10,365--
20 weeks-A$11,020A$11,420--
24 weeks-A$13,125A$13,605--
32 weeks-A$17,280A$17,920--
36 weeks-A$19,380A$20,100--
Extra week-A$535A$555--
Residence accommodation extras (per week)
Type of extraPrice
Single roomA$55
Sydney City (Pyrmont, Ultimo, CBD), shared room A$55
Transfer (arrival only)
From Sydney airportA$170
Compulsory insurance for all stays over 12 weeks (per month)
OSHC (subject to changes)A$70

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course
  • Accommodation (host family: single room, shared bathroom, half board Monday-Friday and full board at the weekend; residence: shared room, self-catering)
  • Course materials
  • Unlimited WiFi access
  • Access to the school e-learning site
  • Language activities
  • Monthly jobhunting seminar
  • All taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to/from Sydney
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals, where applicable
  • Transportation in and around Sydney
  • Optional activities
  • Deposit on arrival (AUD 350)
  • Exam fees, where applicable (Cambridge, IELTS)
  • Visa fees
  • Optional insurance

Practical Information

Travel

Arrivals: Saturday or Sunday

Departures: Saturday or Sunday

  • Arrival airport: Sydney Kingsforth-Smith International

Airport pick-up available on request (fees apply, please see price list)

Please note: do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.

Visa Information

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.

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