English course in Gold Coast
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Information on the English School in Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is Australia’s largest non-capital city, filling the coastal space between Brisbane and the Queensland border. Queensland is known as the Sunshine State because it boasts over 300 days of sunshine, making it an excellent destination for international students.
It is a famous tourist and student destination, due to its sub-tropical climate, waterways and golden beaches. With over 50km of coastline, beautiful national parks, waterfalls and mountains, it will be hard to balance all the activities you’ll want to fit in – from surfing to bushwalking, cycling to walking (it has over 1000km of cycling trails!).
The Gold Coast is ranked number one for its affordability, with its overall living costs being significantly lower than Melbourne or Sydney.
The English school is perfectly located right in the heart of Surfers’ Paradise, with countless attractions right on your doorstep! You can take an amazing English course in Gold Coast whilst learning to surf at some of Australia’s most well-known beaches.
The school is well-equipped with Wi-Fi, interactive whiteboards, a student lounge and an IT suite. It also offers an exciting activity programme that makes the most of its prime location, including beach BBQs, volleyball games and weekend trips where you can get to explore Australia’s great outdoors.
Opting for an English course in Gold Coast combines the best of city living with the typical Aussie laid-back lifestyle, where there’s always plenty for students to get involved in!
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Choose your English course in Gold Coast
General or Intensive English Course in Gold Coast for Adults
[+] This English course teaches students practical English through thematic, interactive and engaging lessons. The program covers all four communication skills: reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Included in the course price is also a variety of useful and fun extra-curricular activities and workshops, an ideal way to socialize with classmates and practice your English! >> Read more
One to One Lessons in Gold Coast
[+] To make the most of your language course, you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. >> Read more
Certify your study stay in Gold Coast
What certificates can you get?
At the end of your English language course you will receive a certificate of participation stating the dates, the type of course and the language level you have achieved. This certificate of partecipation is a nice addition to your CV. Remember that to get your level certified and recognised internationally, you will have to take a test like the IELTS or TOEFL, for example. You can apply for your examination directly at school, there are normally 2 sessions every month.
Are you also looking for accommodation?
[+] Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. T ... >> Read more
Extra activities, learn while having fun!
What extra activities are available for the students in Gold Coast
Each English Course includes a variety of educational and social activities for free, which are specifically designed to promote linguistic practice and socializing. Activities are ongoing and differ from week to week, involving teachers and participating adult students that come from all around the world. There are also varied activities such as concerts and movie nights that can be purchased directly at the school, so make sure you inquire! Among the free activities, you'll find:
- Pronunciation Classes;
- Arts and Food Cultural Evenings;
- Sports, Walking and Hiking;
- Guided Tours of surrounding areas and local markets;
- Focus Groups for conversation practice;
Why study English in Gold Coast
Find out why this destination may be the right choice for you!
It is a famous tourist and student destination, due to its sub-tropical climate, waterways and golden beaches. With over 50km of coastline, beautiful national parks, waterfalls and mountains.
It will be hard to balance all the activities you’ll want to fit in – from surfing to bushwalking, cycling to walking (it has over 1000km of cycling trails!).
Gold Coast is ranked number one for its affordability, with its overall living costs being significantly lower than Melbourne or Sydney.
Statistics, some interesting numbers
Does this English course meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.
- ARGENTINIAN29 % 29 %
- BRAZILIAN15 % 15 %
- JAPANESE13 % 13 %
- COLOMBIAN7 % 7 %
- SPANISH6 % 6 %
- SWISS5 % 5 %
- KOREAN5 % 5 %
- FRENCH3 % 3 %
- TAIWANESE3 % 3 %
- SAUDI1 % 1 %
- OTHER13% 13%
Here the age groups at the English school in Gold Coast:
- 18-29 80 % 80 %
- 30+ 40+ 50+20% 20%
Structure and timetable of English course in Gold Coast
First day in Gold Coast
The first day begins at 08:30 with reception, registration and a short language test. The test is nothing to worry about, it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar level to yours. The test will be followed by a session / welcome speech, the handing out of the teaching calendar and other activities, and possibly lessons.
Welcome Package Tipically, on your first day of English course in Gold Coast students get a welcome package, including a manual with information about Gold Coast, the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Gold Coast, suggestions for free time activities, a list of extra learning activities, the school regulations and some important contact information including the emergency telephone number of the school (which you can contact 24 hours a day during your entire stay).
Welcome Event On the first day of your course you are invited to a welcome event. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other students on your English course and from the school.
As of your second day, you will start with the regular timetable. For courses of 20 lessons/week, it typically starts at about 09:00 am up until 12:30, with a coffee break in the middle. For courses of 30 lessons/week, the timetable also includes an afternoon session, typically from 13:30 up to 15:00.
NOTE: At certain times (often in the High Season), the school opts for a “Double Banking” time table, this means that your lessons will be held in the morning one day, and in the afternoon the day after. Naturally, the overall amount of lessons you booked will be completed.
Useful information about Gold Coast
Not to be missed!
- Australia's Sea World
- Warner Bros. Movie World
- Springbrook National Park
- Whale watching
- Surfers Paradise beach
- Gold Coast skydiving
- Gold Coast Sightseeing River Cruise
- Mt Tamborine National Park 4WD
- Nocturnal Rainforest
- Glow Worm
How to get around Gold Coast
The best way to travel lightweight and securely, is to use your mobile and Google Maps to organize your commutes, you probably use it already, but just in case… try it out here: Google maps. Also, in most English speaking countries worldwide you can use private transport services such as Uber and Bolt. Please try them out, you will find the Apps on your mobile App store, most students use these services to commute from and to school, sharing the rides with their class mates.
Cost of living, some examples
- McDonald’s Meal AU$ 10
- 1 litre of milk AU$ 1,10
- 12 eggs AU$ 5
- 1kg tomatoes AU$ 4,5
- 500gr local cheese AU$ 8
- 1kg apples AU$ 3,12
- 1kg potatoes AU$ 2.51
- 0.5 litres national beer at supermarket AU$ 4.53
- 1 bottle of wine AU$ 18
- 2 litres Coca-Cola AU$ 2.15