La Lingua Language School

La Lingua Language School

Australia Sydney

Recommended for short term students who want to learn English at the most historic school in Sydney!

Recommendations

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1. Unique Method of Learning English for Real-Life Purposes

La Lingua Language School (La Lingua) was established in 1995, the longest operating language school in Sydney, has developed a unique learning method to help students learn to speak English.
Instead of a one-way teacher-directed class, the classes are student-centered and students are encouraged to speak up and feel comfortable doing so.

Topics are often those that can be used immediately in real-life situations.
Dialogue building, in which students practice conversations based on the topic situation, corrects them to more natural English as used by native speakers.

Learning at La Lingua will enable students to speak natural English by letting students speak and make mistakes in order to learn and use correct English that they know and have memorized.

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2. Ability to Interact and Communicate with Local Australians

La Lingua conducts many other language classes for local Australians in addition to English classes.
Besides offering classes in all seven languages, including Spanish, French and Chinese, exchange events are held on a regular basis.

This allows students to share their cultural backgrounds with other students who are learning various local languages.

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3. Abundance of Programs

La Lingua offers a total of seven programs.
Students can choose from a wide range of programs, including a unique certificate preparation program called TECSOL (English for Teaching Children) which is an English language course for children and the English for Hospitality & Tourism program which can be useful for future working holiday programs.

The large number of programs will not only broaden the options for students, but also give them many opportunities to get involved with other students who have interests in areas different from their own.

skyticket Editorial Team's Top Pick

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General English - Conversation Course is the most recommended course at La Lingua and offers many unique methods to help students become fluent English speakers.
The Directional Challenge is the highlight of the program.
Each week there is a specific topic where students are divided into groups and assigned a mission to use the vocabulary they have learned in the activity.

By practicing the English learned during the week, students can expect to learn English naturally.

School Basic Information

Name of School La Lingua Language School
City Sydney,
New South Wales,
Australia
Main Accommodations Homestay, Shared Housing
Average Number of Students Per Class 12
Affiliated School(s) None

Programs

  • General English - Conversation (Conversation Focused Course)

    Taught exclusively by specially trained instructors, this is one of La Lingua's most popular programs, focusing on conversation, with a completely original La Lingua curriculum.
    Along with the "Directional Challenge", there is a "Visit a Court" topic, which is related to unfamiliar laws and crimes.
    The content includes activities such as an actual visit to a nearby courthouse, hearing a case together with the class and "watch and learn" how the courtroom is used in real life.

    Since 80% of the class time is dedicated to student speaking, this course is very suitable for those who want to learn to speak English with a conversational focus.

  • General English - 4 Skills (Comprehensive Course)

    Unlike the General English - Conversation Course which emphasizes conversation, this course offers a full range of learning in the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
    Students will learn the four skills from the basics of vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation based on textbooks, and learn conversational English that is closely related to real-life situations.

    Besides the morning schedule starting at 9:30AM, there is also an evening time schedule from 4:30PM to 8:45PM.
    The evening schedule mainly consists of South American and European students, giving the classes a very international atmosphere.

  • IELTS Preparation

    This course is designed to prepare students for the IELTS examination, which is often used as an indicator for admission to universities and colleges in the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as vocational schools and TAFEs (Technical and further education) in Australia.

    With classes taught by experienced instructors, students can aim to improve their scores in the shortest possible time.
    Weekly practice tests are conducted so that students can familiarize themselves with the test itself and check their current level of proficiency.

  • Cambridge English - First Certificate in English (FCE) Proficiency Test Preparation Course

    La Lingua offers preparatory courses for the FCE intermediate and advanced levels, which is widely recognized in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and other countries around the world as a test of reading, writing, listening and speaking proficiency.
    This 12-week course with a fixed start date will also allow students to bond with their classmates.

    The course also includes three practice tests to enable students to effectively improve their English level and pass the test in a short period of time.

  • TECSOL - English for Teaching Children

    TECSOL stands for Teaching English to Child Speakers of Other Languages and is a certification for teaching English to children between the ages of 3 and 12 who are non-native English speakers.
    This certification is also known as a qualification to work as a teacher of English for children all over the world.

    Students learn educational theories and child psychology used in teaching English to children, as well as specific teaching techniques such as using picture books and songs that are useful in practice.
    Not only do students learn how to select teaching materials, curriculum and lesson plans, but they also participate in mock lessons with other students in the classroom.

    A professional TECSOL instructor will then give students feedback so that they can acquire the knowledge and skills essential for teaching English to children.
    This is a 5-week course with a fixed start date with an optional 1-week practical training experience.

  • TESOL - English Teacher Preparatory Course

    TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and is a certification to teach English to non-native speakers.
    This course is designed to provide students with complete knowledge and skills to deliver effective language classes.

    Students will have at least three mock classes that gradually increase in duration from 20 to 40 minutes, after which they will be reviewed by a professional instructor, thus developing English teachers who will be ready to work immediately.

    Students will improve their skills and the quality of their lessons through discussions with other students enrolled in the same course. This is a 6-week program with a fixed start date.

  • TECSOL & TESOL Package

    This program is a combination of the TECSOL and TESOL certification courses outlined above and is designed to prepare students to become real teachers.
    The first five weeks of the program are dedicated to TECSOL preparation, followed by an optional one-week practicum in a local kindergarten, and the remaining six weeks are dedicated to TESOL preparation.

    This program is ideal for those who love children and teaching and want to be able to say with confidence that they have studied abroad.

Course Fees (Tuition and Accommodation Expenses)

Duration Course Fees Accommodation Expenses
2-48 weeks ¥41,580 ¥36,630

Fees and rates shown are for per-week basis

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Area Features

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Sydney is undoubtedly the most famous city in Australia packed with tourist attractions such as the Opera House and the Harbor Bridge.
The light rail/tram (streetcar) is accessible from the school, so after-school visits to these places are convenient.

On weekends, a short trip to Bondi Beach to enjoy the Australian beaches or to the Blue Mountains to admire the beautiful scenery will bring out the abundance of nature in Sydney!

School Address

Address

Level 6, 770 George St, Haymarket NSW 2000 Australia

Access

7-minute walk from Town Hall Station

Located in the city center, the school has easy access to cafes and shopping.

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