NEAS congratulates the Whitsundays College of English in Sydney (WCE) for becoming the latest Quality Endorsed Member! Situated in the inner Sydney suburb of Ultimo, WCE is seeing enrolments grow at a steady pace with the reopening of Australia’s international borders. WCE’s mission is to help learners achieve their English language goals in a positive and nurturing environment.
The Centre benefits from a diverse nationality mix, with students hailing from Thailand, Korea, Japan, China and South American countries. Courses offered include General English (Elementary to Advance), IELTS preparation, English for tertiary study, and Cambridge exam preparation. The College is also preparing for the launch of its School bridging program. Delivery of courses is 100% face-to-face and daily contact comprises of four hours of tuition during daytime or evening sessions. WCE enjoys close relationships with agents and most students come to WCE through their offshore and onshore agent networks.
WCE fosters a strong culture of friendliness, professionalism and familial support. Open communication is also highly valued; staff, students and teachers were observed to engage comfortably with each other and with management. The sense of community among students and teachers is enhanced by excursions and other extracurricular activities. The wellbeing of students is maintained with the provision of a dedicated Student Welfare Officer and an externally appointed counsellor. Students are happy and feel cared for; this is reflected in the feedback from anonymised Health Check surveys and in the Focus Group interviews.
NEAS is delighted to welcome back WCE, which first achieved NEAS Accreditation in 2006, when it was then located in Airlie Beach, Queensland! The Centre is now under new ownership and management.