English Courses in Sydney, Australia
English Courses in Sydney, Australia


ELS Universal English College is one of Australia’s leading English language schools with over 25 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 - 25+ successful years in the education industry
Quality programs and teaching - a great range of English courses
Superb central city location
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


We currently have students from over 25 countries studying with us.  There are a maxiumum of 18 students in each class however 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.


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

    24 modern, air-conditioned classrooms
    2 multi-media computer labs (50 computers)
    Large student lounge
    Student Library
    Free email and internet access
    Free wireless internet access
    Table tennis


    “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!!!
    Visa Information
    We can refer you to our partners who can help you in country with your application if you require assistance applying for your visa.

    How to get there

    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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    • by Kang I.
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      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.I would say UEC REALLY DOES HAVE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE THINGS!!!!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.
      Friday, 22 July 2011
    • by ellena G.
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      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!!!!
      Thursday, 30 June 2011
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      by Carvajal A.
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      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 MED TESOL From Colombia
      Thursday, 30 June 2011
    • by van Kruechten M.
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      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...cheers
      Sunday, 25 July 2010
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      by CESARO A.
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      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 ! Tuo
      Tuesday, 06 July 2010
    • by schweisz S.
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      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!!
      Monday, 05 July 2010


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