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St Matts Manly ESL

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ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes

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Monday Mornings 9:20 - 11:30

  • We meet in the Darley Smith Building next to St Matthews Church. Enter via the large gate from the Corso in Manly or the side gate from Darley Road.

  • 3 levels are available: Beginners,  Intermediate and Advanced.

  • Our ESL classes are conducted in small groups of 3-9, each with a teacher and aide. Teachers are ESL trained.

  • Our aim is to give students confidence and competence in speaking, listening, reading and writing English.

  • A donation of $25 per term is requested. This covers costs of morning tea and student worksheets.

Conversation Classes

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Thursday Afternoons 5:45 - 7:00

  • We meet in The Darley Smith Building next to St Matthews church. Enter via the side gate from Darley Road, Manly.

  • Levels available are Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced.

  • Our free conversation classes are run as small groups of 1-3 students each with a teacher who is ESL trained and experienced.

  • Our aim is to help students improve their confidence and competence in English conversation by doing interactive exercises that practise their everyday English conversation skills.

  • There are no fees or other costs for Conversation Class.


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About us



  • We are a team of experienced, dedicated and caring volunteer teachers and aides.

  • St Matts Manly has operated classes for English as a Second Language (ESL) and for practising Conversation since 2012. In that time we have helped hundreds of students.

  • We aim to teach and assist anyone who wants to learn to read, write, speak and listen to English language or practise English conversation.

  • Our aim is to increase students' confidence and competence in English language.

  • We are also keen to develop an informal community of learning, fun and friendships among our teachers and students and to help students in practical ways.

  • We teach a range of levels from Beginners to Intermediate and Advanced. 


Everyone is welcome to join us! No appointment or enrolment is necessary. Just come to one of our classes to register.

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Get in Touch

We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to email us with questions, or call or text a person in the 'Who to contact" list on the Team page.

St Matthews, The Corso, Manly (Corner of Darley Road)

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