Among the innovations from English Language Company in Sydney for late 2009 and 2010 are new courses, accommodation and interactive support before and after the course.
Access to ELC Online is included in all enrolments from 1 September 2009. English language students who enrol from this date can access ELC online up to three months before arrival and start preparing for study and social life in Sydney. By logging on and joining the ELC social networking community, they can start to make friends before arrival, creating their own profile, posting messages and photos and taking part in online discussions.
If they also take a level test, they are automatically assigned a self-adjusting study plan of online lessons before they start their ELC English programme. While at ELC, each student’s e-learning program is updated and supplemented by their teacher, and when they leave the school, they can continue their personalized ELC-Online study plan for another three months.
In August 2009, ELC opened the brand new ELC Student House accommodation at Darling Harbour, a 10- minute walk from the school. This clean, modern town house has single and twin rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, LCD TVs, Apple Mac computer and free Wi-Fi throughout. The house is very secure with swipe card entry and the walk to the school is short and safe.
ELC has become one of the first English language schools in Australia to offer Premium English courses. Combining group lessons with one-to-one lessons, Premium English is ideal for students who want to progress rapidly on a fully customized course. Also new for 2010 are Accelerated Cambridge Exam Preparation courses. These six-week super intensive programmes lead up to the new computer based exams, for which ELC is an authorized examination centre.
Finally, from January 2010, ELC Sydney will offer full-time IELTS Exam Preparation at three levels.
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