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The Byron Bay English Language School (BBELS) opened in 1998 with the aim of providing high quality English Language tuition in a beautiful and natural environment and to compliment this educational experience with a range of activity options.

BBELS has helped thousands of students from many countries to improve their English skills. We are very proud of the high quality of our academic and support services.

GENERAL ENGLISH – Full Time

Classes focus on effective communication in English. Teachers use modern texts, audio and video/DVD, local media and internet to improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You will also be given regular homework and do excursions to local attractions and cultural events as part of your studies. Please see a recent excursion.

At the end of every 4 week General English block, you will be tested to check your progress.

Intermediate to Advanced level students also join our Electives program. Electives run for 4 weeks. Students choose their elective class in week 1 of each 4 week General English study block. Electives classes run every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon from (1.30 – 3pm). Students choose classes that focus on their needs or interests. These include Vocabulary & Speaking, Grammar, Australian studies, Cinema studies, Work & Hospitality, wellness plus many more. Please see more information about our Electives here.

GENERAL ENGLISH – Part Time

Classes focus on effective communication in English. Teachers use modern text books, audio/CD, video/DVD, local media and magazines plus the Internet to improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

You will also do regular excursions to local attractions as part of your studies. Please see a recent excursion.

At the end of every 4 week General English block, you will be tested to check your progress.

We use Cutting Edge text book series as our core course text.

Cambridge FCE,CAE + CPE

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%

Course Books: Cae: Gold Advanced (Pearson). FCE: Gold First (Pearson)

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.

Pre-test: Students who wish to enrol for Cambridge courses must complete a pre-test. Please download a copy or contact BBELS – info@bbels.com.au. The results of your examination will determine your suitability to take this course.

IELTS Exam Preparation

An IELTS Exam score is a reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation. It is an internationally recognised measure of English Language proficiency for university entry in English speaking countries (Academic module).

The General Training module is designed to test basic survival skills in a broad social and educational context. It is suitable for students who plan to undertake work experience or training programs in an English-speaking country, or for immigration requirements to Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Our 12 week full time IELTS Exam Preparation course prepares students to take the IELTS examination. The course focuses on the Academic module – the four components of the examination: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking plus vocabulary building. Speaking and listening components are the same for the Academic and the General training module.

Our IELTS courses are taught by experienced IELTS examiners or Cambridge teachers.

Important – students are expected to be motivated to achieve preferred scores in the IELTS exam. BBELS exam courses require active participation and consistent class attendance, as well as regular homework completion.

One to One

BBELS offers individual private tuition if you wish to compliment a General English course with some English for Special Purpose.

Special purpose topics include:

* IELTS
* business
* tourism
* IT

* conversation
* grammar
* music
* other

The school recommends a maximum of two hours per day face to face tuition.

Price: 1 hour = $100

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