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word from the College Director

Sarah Wilkinson

College Director

Established in 1987, Sydney College of English (SCE) is one of Australia’s most enduring providers of English language training. Other providers have come and gone and many others offer a range of different courses outside of English language tuition. At SCE English remains our specialty. Most of our adult students undertake English study for a variety of purposes, including some very specific purposes. These include further studies at university in Australia or simply to improve their workplace competitiveness in health professional fields. Our High School Preparation and Young Learners Program accepts students from 8 to 17 years old. It is highly regarded among an elite group of independent Sydney schools as the best preparation available for international students planning enrolment at these schools. In fact, our program is designed flexibly to ensure that individual students meet the specific requirements of their preferred pathway school destination. SCE applies the highest standards of care and is dedicated to meeting the very specific needs of our teenage students as they undertake a transition to study in Australia. I encourage you to join SCE where we can offer you the assistance needed for academic and career success in Australia.

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We are sad to announce that due to the impact of COVID-19, Sydney College of English is no longer delivering classes. As of Monday 1st June 2020, all current students transferred to IH Sydney where they will continue in the same course of study. SCE staff are still available to assist with any queries until Friday 26th June 2020. Please do not hesitate to contact our team at


As a proud member of the ELICOS community in Sydney since 1987, SCE has been an influential place in the lives of the many staff and students who have been a part of the school over the years. As a place of education and growth, SCE strove to fulfil its mission: “to provide an environment in which students of any age are given the support to become capable, confident communicators who flourish and have successful lives as they continue to learn and develop their skills.” We have been touched by the heartfelt comments that we have received from past students and staff about their time at SCE and would like to acknowledge everyone who has contributed to the life of the college over the years. Quality, experience, success and personalised care have been at the heart of SCE and we are confident that these values will live on in the students and staff. We are proud of everything we have achieved and wish everyone who has been a part of this journey, the very best for the future.