About Us

Founded in 2004, Canterbury Language Academy (CLA) is one of the leaders in international language education in Sydney Australia. A proud part of Canterbury Education Group, we are a dynamic and growing English language institution.
Over the past 10 years, Canterbury Language Academy has provided exceptional English language training to over ten thousand international students from over 30 countries around the world.
To support the high quality of our English programs, we provide students with the most up-to-date, progressive curriculum, interesting and effective teaching methods and a caring approach. Every student is treated as an individual learner and not just as a member of a class. Our friendly, experienced and caring teachers and staff are always focused on every student’s personal goals.
Our modern campus is conveniently located close to Central railway and bus stations, Darling Harbor, Chinatown and the centre of Sydney City. Students will find major universities, sport facilities, libraries, restaurants, cinemas, cafes, shopping, and museums within walking distance.
While you are studying with us, you will experience enjoyable and memorable extracurricular activities, creating lifelong memories. We also provide counseling on all matters related to student life in Australia and can organise safe and affordable accommodation for you if you wish.
All in all, Canterbury Language Academy will make your language learning experience a very productive, unique and rewarding one.
Language learning is a complex activity which requires a professional approach. Canterbury Language Academy pays special attention to creating a formal learning environment in the school.
Over the years, we have established a reputation for excellent standards of teaching, combined with personal care and attention, as well as a truly warm and friendly atmosphere, all at sensible prices.


Quality courses
CLA offers a range of modern courses. You can study in any combination you wish, depending on your interests, goals, language level and schedule. Classes start every Monday, giving students great flexibility in planning their programs.


Excellent teachers
Our English language teachers are not only experienced and highly qualified, but are very dedicated to providing students with the best educational and Australian cultural experience.


Best Student Services
Our Student Services department is dedicated to ensuring that every student has a safe and enjoyable stay in Australia. We have staff members available for counselling and a psychologist who can help students who need more dedicated help.


Convenient Accommodation
Our host families are carefully selected after being screened, visited and interviewed to ensure that they provide comfortable, caring, clean, and safe homestay environments.


Interesting and memorable Activities
Our social activities give students an opportunity to practice English in real situations, experience Australian culture, and make many new friends from around the world.


Mix of nationalities
Canterbury Language Academy has students from more than 30 countries around the world.


Unique city, central location
Our modern campus has a perfect, central location. All of Sydney’s main transport, education, sports, government and tourist facilities are within a short distance from the Academy.


Modern facilities
The school is very well equipped with a wide range of facilities including spacious classrooms, library, computer laboratories, and a student entertainment area.


CLA helps you:
  • Speak and understand English better by communicating correctly and fluently
  • Sound more like a native speaker through accent reduction and pronunciation techniques
  • Improve your grammar, reading comprehension, listening, writing and note-taking skills
  • Learn English and vocabulary used on an everyday basis in Australia
  • Build self-confidence while speaking in front of your peers
  • Prepare for further studies in Australia

At Canterbury Language Academy, not only will you experience the academic element of your study abroad, but also the cultural and social aspects as well. We go beyond teaching you language. Your learning experience does not stop when your classes finish; it continues throughout your afternoons and evenings too! CLA will introduce you to Australia!
We will introduce you to restaurants, parks, galleries, museums, the beautiful Sydney Harbour, Australian sporting events, festivals, music, culture, outdoor activities and the many neighbourhoods that make Sydney one of the best cities in the world!
You will have so much fun that you will not realise how much you are learning!
The friends you make and the memories you share will stay with you forever, no matter how wide your world becomes.

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