Week 1 - Monday – new student orientation

Daytime and Evening classes

8:00Free Coffee – Arrive at SELC and go to the Student Room for fresh coffee served by our Café English graduates.
8:10Welcome Speech – Attend the ‘Welcome speech’ from our Director of Studies followed by a presentation of all SELC courses from the course Coordinators.
8:30SELC Placement Test – This is to test your English level and to determine which class you will join. The test will take approximately 1.5 hours. During your test you will have a speaking interview with one of the teachers to assess your oral ability.
11:00Orientation – You will receive an information booklet about SELC and learn more about living and studying in Australia. You will also receive a SELC student card and information about Overseas Student Health Cover, as well as a SELC notebook.
12:15Tour of the School – Our teachers will show you round the school campuses.
12:30Homestay Meeting – You will meet the Accommodation Officer who will tell you what you need to know about living with your Australian family.
13:00Optional Tour of Bondi Junction or city area with teachers – On this tour you will be shown important places such as bus/train stations, banks, the post office, supermarkets and the many food outlets and other places of interest available and conveniently situated close to SELC in either Bondi .


NB New students not commencing on a term start date (Daytime and Evening): please be at SELC by 8:00 am  for information on your first day.

Daytime Classes - Tuesday – first day of lessons


8:20You will find your name, class and room number on a list in the Student Room
8:30Class begins. You will meet your teacher and other students in your classroom.
8:50Electives Meeting – If you are in General English you will have a presentation of the Wednesday Elective options available at SELC. After the presentation you will be asked to give your first and second choice of elective for that term.

Evening Classes - Monday– first day of lessons


16:40You will find your name, class and room number on a list in the Student Room
17:00Class begins. You will meet your teacher and other students in your classroom.

Thursday or Friday – evening

Welcome party

This is a great opportunity for both new and current students to get to know each other and to meet teachers outside the classroom.

Week 4

Progress Test for continuing students

Students have a progress test during the final week of term. The results of this test and the students’ overall performance over the term  to help to determine if the student is ready to change class, level or course.

Friday – Graduation ceremony for finishing students

This is held in the Student Room on the last day of term (generally a Friday). All students finishing their studies at SELC will receive a certificate on this day.