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Byron Bay English Language School

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1 Carlyle Street , Byron Bay (view map)

About Byron Bay English Language School

The Byron Bay English Language School (BBELS) opened in 1998 to provide high quality English language tuition in a beautiful and natural environment. Located 160 km south of Brisbane International airport, Byron Bay's reputation comes from its natural seaside beauty. It is a "must see" location, described by Lonely Planet travel guide as "One of the most attractive stops on the whole East coast!" The school is independently owned by Mr and Mrs O'Grady and is fully accredited with NEAS Australia. BBELS is also a member of the prestigious International Association of Language Centres - IALC. Courses offered include: General English / Cambridge FCE, CAE + CPE / IELTS preparation / Group study tours / English PLUS Surfing/Diving/Activities / Teen programs in July and August. Accommodation options include homestay and student houses. The school has approximately 150 students from more than 18 different nationalities studying at any one time. The school is growing and fast becoming a popular destination for international students from many different countries. It is a great way to improve your English, make new friends and have a real Australian experience. The school Motto: "Learn to Live!".

Additional Services

  • Water sports
  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Student counselling
  • Visa support

Accommodation

  • Host family accommodation
  • Own apartment
  • In hotel/guesthouse

Work and Further Studies

  • Student legally permitted to work / earn money during course
  • Further academic studies available on campus
  • Language and Au pair study
  • Work experience / internship with local companies

Sports

  • Diving

Activities

  • Hiking
  • On campus events
  • Volunteering
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)

Courses

General English

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This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

English Exam Preparation

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This course is for students aged: 15-70

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced

Exams and Prep offered: Cambridge FCE, Cambridge CPE, Cambridge CAE

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

Location Type: Rural/Countryside, Seaside

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students

BBELS is an authorised Cambridge Exam centre - in central Byron Bay.

Cambridge examinations provide successful students with an internationally recognised certificate of English Language proficiency. Our course prepares students for the FCE, CAE and CPE Cambridge Examinations held each year in March, June, August and December. Lessons cover a variety of topic-based language suited to ‘real life’ situations which students can use outside the classroom. The course focuses on exam techniques for reading, writing, listening, speaking and the use of English, including regular practice exams.

BBELS has been a market leader in the provision of Cambridge exam preparation courses in Byron Bay since 2001. We are proud of the high quality of our Cambridge teaching services.

Our current pass rate for all exams is 92.7%

Important: Students are expected to be motivated to pass the Cambridge exam. Cambridge courses require active participation and consistent class attendance, as well as regular homework completion.

English Academic preparation

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This course is for students aged: 16-70

Tailor made English courses

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This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

English Summer Courses

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This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk

Junior English Programs

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This course is for students aged: 10-70

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate, Basic

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

Location Type: Seaside

The school offers "Summer camp" style junior programs for international teenagers. Byron Bay is a safe and friendly town. Our homestays are also close to the school and extremely welcoming to young international students. There are also a range of indoor and outdoor activities that create a fun learning environment.

Minimum age is 15 years. The program is only available in July and August for a maximum of 6 weeks.

The program includes:
* part time General English weekdays from 9.00am - 12.30pm
* afternoon activities from 1.30pm weekdays + 1 day on weekend
* guardian^ homestay - single room, 2 meals weekdays/3 meals weekends
* return Brisbane or Gold Coast airport transfers
* tuition materials
* supervision with all arranged activities
* BBELS T-shirt
* language support in Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Czech, German.

Please email us for more information about the BBELS Teen Program

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