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TEFL TESOL Course Australia - Sydney



SYDNEY

Arguably the most popular multicultural city in the southern hemisphere, Sydney is a vibrant metropolis of 4.5 million people. Many people come to Sydney to see the fabled Opera House, the majestic Harbour Bridge, the stylish Sydney Tower and the historical The Rocks area. Along with Darling Harbour and a number of other tourist attractions, Sydney can continue to excite you during your stay. Sydney City is very close to a number of beaches, national parks, and urban areas. With its bright, sunny blue sky and clean air it's no wonder that over 10 million tourists visit Sydney every year. heron island beachBondi Beach is the most popular beach in Sydney with its beautiful scenic views, fun night spots and collections of shops and restaurants. This is the place where most tourists gather. Meet people from all over the world in the pubs and on the sand. If you want to experience the beach the locals go to, visit Cronulla beach. For those who plan to stay in Sydney indefinitely, Sydney offers a lot more than just incredible tourist attractions.

 

If you like animals, Taronga Zoo and Sydney Wildlife World have many of Australia's wildlife living happily in replica sanctuaries. If you like history, Sydney City is full of 18th and 19th century architecture--all with their own stories. Completed in 1898, the Queen Victoria Building is Sydney's most beautiful building with several levels of shops and cafes in old world style making it a nice retreat from the hustle and bustle of a modern city. The Rocks area has been preserved quite well and modern shops are disguised in areas that look the same as they did 200 years ago. If you like museums, there are over 15 in Sydneysydney downtown City covering everything from art and history to science and discovery. The Australian Museum and the National Art Gallery would take a couple of days to explore; so it's best to do these if you plan to stay a long time.

If you're more into festivals, Sydney is definitely the place to be. From arts and Chinese New Year celebrations to the Royal Easter Show, there's at least one festival of some kind or other every month in Sydney--so you're bound to encounter one while you're here. The most popular festival in the year is the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival and Parade which happens in Feb . It's the largest festival of its kind in Australia and attracts over 500,000 people on the day of the parade. If you plan to come to Sydney in Feb , book your hotel room at least 6 months in advance!

Sydney's most loved feature is its cross-section of humanity. There are people from almost every country in the world living here. There are sections of Sydney that look like London, other parts that look like Japan. Check out suburbs like Leichhardt for Little Italy, Ashfield for Shanghai Town or visit the Korean, Spanish and Chinese areas in the city.

Nightlife in Sydney is a lot of fun. With hundreds of bars, pubs and clubs, restaurants and sporting venues and even pub crawl tours, Sydney at night is bound to offer you what you're looking for. Some pubs are open 24 hours, have pool competitions and happy hours, others offer unique imported drinks or focus on a particular style of pub. From Bavarian and German bars to cruise bars and cocktail bars, there's something for everyone.

Sydney is continuing to build its massive train infrastructure and new stations and networks are appearing all the time. Trains can take you from the airport to the city. Where there aren't trains there are buses and if you don't want to walk to a bus stop, there are several taxi companies waiting for your call! The best way to get around Sydney, if you plan to stay for a long time, is with a rental car. Sydney has a number of main arteries that can get you where you want to go quickly and who can beat a drive over the Sydney Harbour Bridge? Bus tickets can be bought at many outlets throughout the city and there are several options to choose from that can also include ferries from Circular Quay to Manly.
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Climate

No time is the wrong time to visit this outdoor city, where even winter tends to be balmy and the coldest month (Jul ) averages six hours of sunshine per day. Since Sydney is in the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons are reversed, with Dec to Feb being high summer and Jun to Aug winter. Springtime, starting in Sept , brings the festivals as well as the flowers—Manly Jazz Festival on Australian Labor Day weekend in Oct is one highlight. Since summertime coincides with Christmas, Dec is hysterically festive and the city continues to party through New Year's and on to Australia Day on Jan. 26. Even after that, outdoor music events, regattas, festivals, swimming and surfing competitions, and more keep going right through the beginning of fall in Mar —the wettest month, with some five inches of rainfall. It's true that winter is not so cold, but temperatures can drop into the low 40s. Then again, a 60-degree day in Jul is not uncommon, and those clear, sunny skies help keep spirits high.

Who

  • This course is ideal for Gapyear students and people wanting a change of life or moving abroad
  • Your fellow students come from different countries and various continents
  • Your teacher trainers are some of the most experienced and well-trained in the industry
  • Your support staff will assist you with whatever you need
  • Your support staff is extremely helpful, courteous and will assist you with whatever you need
  • Why

  • The laid-back outdoor lifestyle and natural beauty make Sydney a great city to visit
  • Explore the cosmopolitan capital of Australia.plazas and markets, dine in the cafes and restaurants and dance all night in the bars and clubs
  • The most popular English speaking destination in the Southern hemisphere for Japanese, Korean and Chinese language learners as well as Europeans!
  • Accommodation

    TEFL International can help to arrange accommodation at the Harbour Breeze Lodge, about 15 minutes by bus or ferry from the school. Harbour Breeze Lodge is a stately Victorian era Federation Building with a leafy rear garden area to relax in. Our upstairs guest balcony has beautiful views across Sydney Harbour and the city skyline. You can always rely on a fresh gentle breeze each afternoon lapping off the harbour waters – hence our name 'Harbour Breeze'. The interior features high ceilings and all the charm you would expect of any fine establishment– but at only half the cost! ...scroll down for our room rates. All rooms at the Harbour Breeze Lodge have TV, fridge, kitchenette, sink, a comfortable bed and cotton linen. The cost is $260 per week for a single room or $160/per person per week for shared accommodation. This option includes shared bathrooms.

    Sydney has a large number of premium hotels available. It is best to organize this kind of accommodation yourself online. Prices start from $180 per day.


    About the School

    The TESOL International training centre in Sydney is located in a refurbished office block that has retained its 1923 fašade. It is a heritage-listed building located right in the heart of Sydney--a short walk from most major shopping precincts. It's also a short walk from the 18th century Sydney Town Hall and Queen Victoria Building, not far from Sydney Tower. The nearby Town Hall station is connected to the city loop and can take you within minutes of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Botanical Gardens and more.

    Pitt Street Mall, the Galleries Victoria, The Strand Arcade, the Spanish and Korean quarters, Hyde Park, Oxford Street and many other attractions are also easily reached on foot, by bus or train.

     

    For information about TEFL International's new course locations contact: admin@teflinternational.org.uk

     

    Sydney Course Schedule

      We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Sydney and therefore there are currently no dates available for this location. We anticipate that the course should be running here within the next 6-8 months. If you would like to attend a course at this location, please let us know and we will send you full information you as soon as the course dates are finalized.

      Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...


       

       

       

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