Language programme at Bondi Junction

Bondi Junction and its beach is only 6km from the centre of Sydney and easily accessible by train, public transport or car (20 minutes).

Located next to the trendy fashion area, you can roam the luxury boutiques alongside local markets which gives this glamourous city an edge. Cinema outings, drinks in the local bars or nights on the beach admiring the surfers, Bondi Junction immediately charms all visitors.

Known for its very fine sand, the beach is a surfer’s paradise. Every year millions of travellers from all over the globe come to walk along the beautiful beach that stretches out for 1 km. Be it walking, running or sunbathing, this beach is a focal point for travellers.

Our partner school is located in Bondi Junction, just a 5 minute walk away from the station, in the centre of the commercial area and only a 10 minute bus journey from Bondi’s emblematic beach. It is a bright and spacious school with attentive and helpful staff, renowned for the quality of its education. The school is also a Cambridge Exam centre. This school also holds the most varied amount of nationalities out of all the schools in Australia.

Accreditations : ASQA, NEAS, University of Cambridge (ESOL) & J-Shine

School facilities include :

  • 18 brightly-lit classroom equipped with audio-visual equipemt
  • 15 computers
  • Free WiFi connection
  • Study Hall
  • 1 student lounge with a cooking corner & 4 microwaves

English classes: general information

  • Lesson length: 60 minutes
  • Class size: General English – average 12 students (maximum 18); maximum 12 students for all other courses
  • Schedule: morning and/or evening lessons (standard and semi-intensive courses)
  • Placement test: first day of lessons
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • Open access to the International House e-learning platform up to 12 weeks after your stay
  • Regular progress tests (every 4 weeks)
  • Monthly ‘Finding a job in Sydney’ seminar
  • CELTA-qualified native English speakers

20 lessons per week

5 lessons per day Monday-Thursday or 4 evening lessons per day Monday-Friday will give you a practical understanding of the English language and improve your fluency and confidence in day-to-day communication. International House trains you in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Language level: beginner* to advanced

*Please note that students also attend additional lessons until they reach A1 proficiency.

23 general English lessons per week

The ideal course to get your English where you want it to be, fast. Includes 5 General English lessons per day, and also allows you to personalise your course by taking an additional 3 lessons per week across a selection of electives focusing on one of the 4 communication skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening. You will choose 2 electives and alternate from week to week (Week 1 Writing, Week 2 Speaking, Week 3 Writing, etc.) Each elective is adapted to suit your English proficiency, to ensure you make progress at your own pace.

Options are : Business English, Speaking, ronunciation, Aussie Life, Writing for Exams, EAP

Language level: beginner* to advanced

*Please note that students also attend additional lessons until they reach A1 proficiency.

20 lessons per week per 4-week course session.

Session length: 4 to 10 weeksIf you wish to attend university in an English-speaking country or certify your English proficiency, preparing for the IELTS exam is the first step to success. Teachers will meet with you individually to assess your language proficiency and goals. Sample papers will help you learn how to effectively answer questions and learn the techniques you need to sit the exam with confidence.

Language Level : Intermediate or IELTS 4.5 or Intermediate/Pre-advanced or IELTS 5.5 depending on your desired score.

For reference, a 0.5 IELTS score improvement usually requires 8 weeks of study.

The school organises cultural activities every week during the afternoons and the evenings which you are free to participate in if you desire. These activities can be free or require a fee, and the availablity of these activities varies depending on the time of year.

Some of the many activities available include:

  • Museum and tourist attraction trips
  • Pub outings
  • Movie afternoons
  • Weekend trips (Canberra, Port Stephens, Blue Mountain, Jervis Bay, Hunter Valley)

Shared room, half-board Monday-Friday and full board at the weekend.

Travel time to school: 30-40 minutes on public transport Australian families usually live in spacious houses and are very active.

Practical information:

  • Bed linen provided

Residence accommodation is a great option for students looking meet other students from all over the world.

Residences are located in the suburbs of Sydney (districts mentioned below) and offer a quick connection to the school, located in the city centre. Residence location depends on availablity during your time of stay.


  • Shared or single room
  • Shared bathroom
  • Self-catering
  • 30 minutes’ travel time to International House on public transport
  • Located in Artarmon, Rockdale, Kogarah, Lane Cove or Ashfield
  • AUD 350 deposit to be paid on arrival (to be refunded at the end of your stay provided your room is clean and tidy with no evidence of damage)

Facilities and services

  • Coin laundry facilities available on-site
  • Bed linen provided on arrival
  • Shared kitchen and lounge area
  • TV
  • Telephone
  • House Manager

Optional extras:

  • Single room
  • Central location in the Pyrmont, Ultimo or CBD areas


Arrivals: Saturday or Sunday

Departures: Saturday or Sunday

  • Arrival airport: Sydney Kingsforth-Smith International

Airport pick-up available on request (fees apply, please see price list)

Please note: do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.

Visa Information

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.

Dates & Prices 2023

Dates 2020

Start of the sessions : The majority of courses start every Monday throughout the year, unless otherwise stated below. If Monday is a public holiday, the session starts on Tuesday.

Holidays and vacations (no classes will be held on these dates, nor will they be made up at a later date; no compensation will be granted): 01/01, 27/01, 10/04, 13/04, 27/04, 08/06, 03/08, 05/10, 25/12, 28/12, 25/12 – 04/01/2021

Dates for IELTS preparation sessions: every Monday, for a minimum of 4 weeks. Exam dates should be checked on the IELTS website.

Start of the sessions for the Cambridge 2020 exams: please contact us.

Registration at least 8 weeks before departure.

Prices 2020

WPCS 42.0.3
Homestay, lessons and accommodation, single room and half board
Duration20 hrs23 hrs
2 weeks 595 635
3 weeks 790 845
4 weeks 950 1.025
6 weeks 1.350 1.465
8 weeks 1.755 1.905
10 weeks 2.155 2.345
12 weeks 2.560 2.785
16 weeks 3.365 3.670
18 weeks 3.770 4.110
20 weeks 4.170 4.550
24 weeks 4.980 5.430
32 weeks 6.590 7.195
36 weeks 7.395 8.075
Additional week 165 215
Homestay supplements#REF!#REF!
Minors (-18 years old) (per week)#REF!#REF!
Extra night#REF!#REF!
Course and accommodation in residence, shared room in town, single room in the suburbs, without meals
Duration20 hrs23 hrs
2 weeksChambre individuelle, 1/2 pensionChambre partagée, sans repas
3 weeks#REF!#REF!
4 weeks#REF!#REF!
6 weeks 1.290 1.065
8 weeks 1.820 1.480
10 weeks 2.350 1.895
12 weeks 2.880 2.310
16 weeks 3.405 2.725
18 weeks 4.465-
20 weeks 4.995-
24 weeks 5.525-
32 weeks 6.580-
36 weeks 8.695-
Additional week 9.755-
Residence accommodation supplements (per week)#REF!#REF!
Security deposit (to be paid on site)#REF!
Transfer (on arrival only) 70
From sydney airport 90
Compulsory insurance for all stays of more than 12 weeks (per month)#REF!
OSHC (price may vary)#REF!

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course
  • Accommodation (host family: single room, shared bathroom, half board Monday-Friday and full board at the weekend; residence: shared room, self-catering)
  • Course materials
  • Unlimited WiFi access
  • Access to the school e-learning site
  • Language activities
  • Monthly jobhunting seminar
  • All taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to/from Sydney
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals, where applicable
  • Transportation in and around Sydney
  • Optional activities
  • Deposit on arrival (AUD 350)
  • Exam fees, where applicable (Cambridge, IELTS)
  • Visa fees
  • Optional insurance