About ECA

About  English College of Adelaide ( ECA )

The English College of Adelaide (ECA) is a NEAS endorsed ELICOS college located in Adelaide, South Australia. Established in 1991, ECA is a college which caters for students determined to acquire the English skills needed to succeed in social, business and academic life. It is located in Adelaide’s university district, in walking distance from Flinders University City Campus, and is also close to TAFE SA and other vocational colleges. ECA strives to provide high quality, personal attention to all students in a warm, friendly environment.


School Philosophy

To provide learners with the highest standard of English language tuition and learning support to enable them to participate effectively in English, in social, work and academic life, and through their knowledge of English, contribute to the development of their country.


School Profile

ECA was established in 1991 and between 100 and 150 students have graduated each year. Our graduates have enjoyed a high success rate in IELTS examinations and in higher education.

ECA teachers are energetic, dynamic and caring. They are committed to challenging and encouraging students to develop their English skills to the highest level they can.

Stuudents come to ECA from all over the world – Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and South America. Their ages range from late teens to 60s, and they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.

ECA is quality endorsed as a provider of English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS). Quality endorsement indicates that the provider has demonstrated achievement with the NEAS Quality Assurance principles in English Language Teaching.


What ECA Believes

  • You should make the greatest improvement in your English in the shortest amount of time.
  • Our fees should be affordable because you have worked hard to earn the money to come and study in Australia.
  • Technology is important in education but nothing can replace personalised attention.
  • English lessons should be educational and enjoyable and provided in a supportive and caring environment, with a mix of nationalities.
  • Our NEAS quality endorsement is your guarantee that you will receive quality education from qualified teachers in all our courses.


For a list of Vocational and Higher Education institutions that ECA has current pathways with please see below.

ECA Pathway Partners List