ELC Events

At the English Language Centre (ELC), we believe in a healthy study-life balance. That's why we encourage our students to join in on some of the many festivities Armidale has to offer.

The diverse local community provides a variety of opportunities for you to take part. One such event is the Armidale Autumn Festival, a colourful parade bringing together dozens of local clubs, schools and groups. The traditional clothing of our students adds to the richness of the event.

Through events like these, we aim to encourage greater communication and interaction amongst our students, UNE and the wider community.

Activities at the ELC

ELC regularly hosts Japanese study tour groups of university students each year. Students from Chubu, Kitasato and Miyazaki Universities have participated in English classes, excursions and activities while staying in Armidale. The students have been hosted by local homestay providers, giving them the opportunity to embrace and experience Australian culture.

All students outside the English Language Centre building

ELC students, study tour students and staff 

Another group of student posing outside the English Language Centre building

ELC staff and students

A Chubu Study Tour

A group of students looking at the Dorrigo Skywalk

Dorrigo Rainforest

Students handling a camel

Visiting a camel farm 

Outside the Golden Guitar in Tamworth

Golden Guitar at Tamworth

Visiting the local high school in Armidale

Visit to Armidale High School

A Kitasato Study Tour

Students in front of a kangaroo at the Marsupial Park

Marsupial Park, Tamworth

Group photo of all the students holding up the Japanese flag with the Mayor

Mayor's Welcome for international students

Posing under the Big Banana in Coffs Harbour

Big Banana, Coffs Harbour

Students at the beach in Sawtell

Sawtell Beach

A Miyazaki Study Tour

Students posing with Medieval actors

Medieval Adventures at Armidale Pine Forest

A group of students with badminton rackets in the SportUNE hall

Visit to Sport UNE

A groups of students posing outside the Medieval Village at the Pine Forest

Pine Forest Adventures

Study tour students in a group photo outside the English Language Centre

Starting class at the ELC

Past Events at ELC

An ELC Farewell Morning Tea

The ELC held the End of Term 4 Morning Tea on 7 December 2017 at Lazenby Hall.  We farewelled students from Levels 3 and 4, awarded several students with high attendance rates and welcomed Santa Claus who surprised us with a visit!

United Nations Lunch at ELC

The staff and students of the ELC joined together on 24 October 2017 to celebrate United Nations Day.  Everyone brought traditional food to share and enjoy!  ELC staff sang traditional Aussie songs and several of the students performed as well.

Chubu Study Tour 2017

Group photo of all the students outside the English Language CentreStudents playing badminton at Sport UNE

Kitasato Study Tour 2017

Group outside the ELCFarm Visit

Kitasato students at Sport UNEKitasato students vising museums

Miyazaki Study Tour 2017

Miyazaki FarewellMiyazaki students at farewell

Civic Welcome 2017

Chinese studentsJapanese students

SA StudentMix of students