• This week we went to North Head as it’s such a beautiful walk full of native flora and fauna and has some of the best views in Manly. We started at Shelly beach and walked all the way up to Sydney lookout to see the city from a higher perspective, and what a view! Definitely well […]

  • Friday was a great day for the students but not for the Manly Sea Eagles. Twenty of us went to Brookvale Oval to watch rugby live. It was a battle between second and third place and because of this that the stadium was nearly sold out. Most students had never seen rugby league before but […]

  • Tomorrow is Anzac Day, the day when Australia remembers all the Australians who have died in wars. It is a public holiday in Australia and our students will be joining in the spirit of the day in many ways. Some will be attending the Dawn Service of Remembrance at Manly War Memorial on the Corso […]

  • It’s that time of year again to look out for whales and dolphins.   I had my first sighting of dolphins as I walked to work along Manly Beach this morning – what a way to start the day! Southern Right whales and humpbacks can often be seen on their migration especially in the months of […]

  • For some of our students this is their first trip overseas.  They have never travelled nor met people of a different culture.  Usually at the beginning of their course they are a little wary.  Maybe they think that people from another country must be very different from them.  But in a very short period of […]

  • Did you know that linguists are already talking about multiple ‘Englishes’ rather than one English language?  There are so many reasons to learn English (to get that job, to get the food you want, to get talking to that pretty girl / that good-looking guy who probably won’t speak your language but might just speak […]

  • Why is Manly the best place to study English?  This is what our students said when we asked them: It was very easy for me to find my first job in Manly.  SEA staff gave me lots of help with my CV.  Then another student who was working in a café asked his boss if […]

  • Manly English School Owners

    Hi!  I’m Sam and I own and run the Sydney English Academy with my husband Mick.  We started the school back in 2001 after many years of working in big English language schools.  We wanted to give students an experience they would never forget.  We wanted to make them feel that they could still be […]

  • We are so proud of our latest CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) exam results.  More than half of our students achieved a B pass or above with the results as follows:CAE Pass at A grade: 1 student, at B grade: 4 students and at C grade: 4 students.  Our results are proof of our excellent teachers’ […]

  • The Little Things (the little things at SEA that made my experience so beautiful, as quoted by some of our ex-students): A cup of tea and a chat in the morning with my lovely homestay mum Michelle at SEA saying “Hi” to me (and remembering every student’s name!) each morning Walking to school from my […]