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Inki K.

Posted by Inki K.

on July 2011

My experience in UEC is phenomenal. I was studied ... Read more

Giacomo E.

Posted by Giacomo E.

on June 2011

my experience at school was great.. teachers are r... Read more

Andres C.

Posted by Andres C.

on June 2011 - Queensland

I studied at Universal English College (UEC) Sydne... Read more

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English Australia

NEAS� National ELT (English Language Teaching) Accreditation Scheme
All of our full-time English courses (22.5 hours per week) meet the very strict requirements for accreditation by NEAS (the National ELT Accreditation Scheme).

Language School description

ELS Universal English College is one of Australia’s leading English language schools with over 22 years of experience in teaching English courses to international students.

10 reasons to choose ELS Universal English College for your English language study

  • Reputation - one of Australia’s premier English language schools
  • Experience - 22 successful years in the education industry
  • Quality programs and teaching - a great range of English courses
  • Superb central city location
  • Official Cambridge ESOL Testing Centre
  • Wide range of direct entry pathways/packages with leading Australian universities, TAFE, vocational colleges and NSW Government and private high schools
  • Total Care – personalised to meet your individual study needs
  • Excellent nationality mix
  • Friendly and fun environment
  • Work placement options

School facilities description

Located in a modern and bright building in the centre of the city, our college facilities include:

  • 24 modern, air-conditioned classrooms – most of them with city views
  • 2 multi-media computer labs (50 computers)
  • Large student lounge
  • Student Library
  • Free email and internet access
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Table tennis and piano

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Language Course type

Au pair program
Courses for Academic purposes
Courses for Business/Executives
Courses for Specific purposes
Courses Plus (sport, culture etc.)
Examination preparation courses
General and Intensive courses
Group programs
High School
  High school preparation courses
Language immersion at teacher's home
One to one courses
Senior programs
Summer or camp programs
Teacher training programs
University Foundation/Access courses
Vacation courses for adults
Vacation courses for young learners
Work experience programs

Language courses description and prices

General English
Our General English program is designed to improve your practical communication skills in the key areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing. The program consists of core units and electives.  It is suitable for students over 17 years. You may begin this course on any Monday.
If you study General English full time you are able to choose from a wide range of electives which may include: 
Our Academic English courses are designed to provide you with the language and academic skills needed for further studies in Australia.
These intensive competency-based programs cover key study skills such as note taking, presentation skills, report writing, reading and understanding academic texts.

In most cases, successful completion of an Academic English program at Global Village Sydney means that you will not be required to sit an IELTS, TOEIC or other formal English language test before undertaking further studies at one of our pathway partner institutions.

Cambridge Exam Preparation
Over the years, we have developed an excellent reputation for the quality of our Cambridge programs, our teachers and teaching methods. We provide you with the knowledge and practical skills you need to perform to the very best of your ability.

Business English
As the language of global trade and commerce, Business English is an essential skill for anybody who might be contemplating an international career. We offers a flexible, year-round 4 or 8 week Business English program with an upper-intermediate entry.

IELTS Exam Preparation
IELTS measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing. It is very useful for  students who intend to undertake further study, to work or to live in an English-speaking environment.

High School Preparation (HSP)
Our HSP is a full-time course with 22½ hours of tuition per week that prepares students aged between 13 and 17 years from elementary to advanced level to study in high schools in Australia.
Teen Holiday Program (THP)
This course offers students the great opportunity to learn English and experience Sydney at the same time.  Students will have full time intensive English classes from Monday to Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, cultural and recreational activities are included in the program.

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Certificates & exams preparation

We offer full time examination preparation classes for the following exams

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) - Computer and paper-based tests
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)  - Computer and paper-based tests

For our Business English students we also offer the Cambridge Business English Certificate (BEC)  - Computer based exam at the end of some courses.  Please contact us for more details.

Student nationalities, average age & average number per class

We currently have students from over 20 countries studying with us.  Classes have a maxiumum of 16 students in each class and the average class size is 13-14.  Our students range in age from 13-60 years but most students are are between 20-30 years old.


“Oz Explorer” is our vibrant social program. We organise afternoon and evening activities, full day trips and weekends away.

Enjoy learn to surf weekends, wine tasting at the famous Hunter Valley, whale watching, harbour cruises, pub parties, bushwalking in the Blue Mountains, Coogee to Bondi Beach walks, the Sydney Tower and Sky Tour experience, visiting Australia’s capital Canberra, Tobruk Farm, the Aboriginal Cultural Experience and MORE!!!


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At teacher's home
Courses without accomodation
  Host family
Student House

Accommodation details

We have a dedicated accommodation team who can match you with a homestay family or arrange a room for you in student accommodation. 

Airport / Station transfer

Airport transfers can be booked on your enrolment form.  Alternatively our pre arrival handbook that we issue on enrolment provides details about using public transport to get to the college.

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Level 1, 17 O'Connell Street
Postcode : NSW 2000
City : Sydney
Country : Australia

Tel. : +61 292831088
Fax : +61 292831760
Website : http://www.uec.edu.au

Latest student review

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Inki K.

Posted by Inki K. (Seoul - South Korea)

on July 2011 - South Korea

My experience in UEC is phenomenal. I was studied from 2002 March - 2003 January.

There are lots of objectives you need to consider when you choose your English school such as school’s curriculum, teacher’s qualifications, student’s activities, the proportion of students in the class and their background, common area where student and teachers freely talk about their stories and sharing the value of their cultures, school facilities and if they have an EAP (English Academic Purpose) course for those who plan to study academic courses at university in Australia and so on.


UEC had a great mix of cultures in the class. The students’ background and proportion of students were very dynamic. I had had lots of chances to share the value of their culture and my culture. I am still in touch with my friends from UEC.

The teachers were qualified and dedicated! I went through the EAP course and achieved the level I wanted. The course taught very good tips for our essays and presentation that can be utilised in your workplace or university. I received a really good score on my essay and presentation at Macquarie University in Sydney thanks to the EAP course in UEC and the teachers.

I stayed 43 weeks in UEC and enjoyed every single day. It was one of the precious time in my life.

Giacomo E.

Posted by Giacomo E. (Biella - Italy)

on June 2011 - Italy

my experience at school was great.. teachers are really good, and you have the possibility to learn a language meeting many people from all over the world and so you can even learn something more about others cultures.. i would suggest the school to everyone who is in doubt.. go and do it.. you'll never regret yoru decision, trust me!!!!

Andres C.

Posted by Andres C. (Brisbane - )

on June 2011

I studied at Universal English College (UEC) Sydney in early 2006. My time there could not have been any better. Being an international student, sometimes is overwhelming the amount of new challenges you have to face. It's not only a whole new language but also a whole new culture away (far, far away!) from everything and everyone you know! Their 360*Care program, the support from the teachers and the school staff, their activities and language programs are there to make your experience in Australia a lot easier and much more enjoyable! I shared a lot of great moments with people all over the world: from day trips, to trivia and even pub crawls! and I've managed to keep some really good friends from the school!
Academically, UEC provided me with valuable language tools not only to perform exceptionally well in the IELTS test (I've got 8.5/9.0 on the academic version), but also to pursue my Masters Degree in Education, which I finished in 2009. All in all, a great experience, highly recommended!

Andres Ramirez
From Colombia

Michael V.

Posted by Michael V. (Steinfurt - Germany)

on July 2010 - Germany

Hi there,

if you are looking for an English school in Sydney I totally can recommend this school. Besides the fantastic way to teach English you have also the possibility to meet other students from all over the world.
I also can recommend the well organized programme for your spare time after school or the weekend.
I just stayed 4 weeks in the school but it helped me a lot to get into the language and the lovely Australian accent.
All in all I had a great time Down Under...


Amélie C.

Posted by Amélie C. (BORDEAUX - France)

on July 2010 - France

This establishment wasn't a mistake at all ! I took a good course ( FCE Cambridge exams ) and they find ma a nice family for the au pair program ! I came back home fluent ! The school used to organize a lot of events for students and trips out of sydney like going to the Blue mountains...
EXCELLENTS teachers like David or Charlotte ! This is a good value for money, I can tell !

Sophia S.

Posted by Sophia S. (Germany)

on July 2010 - Germany

I can recommend this school to everyone who is interested in learning English in a great city. It is really nice studying in the centre of Sydney and being able to experience Australian life every day. There are a lot of great teachers in school who are able to teach you properly, no matter how good your English skills are or for how long you decide to stay in school, one week or one year! And they have a nice program for the weekends as well, which means you can meet your colleagues from all over the world on trips to awesome spots around Sydney, including a surf trip for example. I loved studying in Sydney and I met a lot of great people in UEC!!

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