Langports to open Sydney campus

17 April, 2014


Australia-based provider Langports English Language College has announced it will open a new campus in Sydney in September, adding to its existing centres in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

A digital impression of the new Langports Sydney school


Located in a stand-alone building in Darling Harbour, the new school will initially boast 14 modern classrooms with a capacity of 160 students, before expanding to 23 classrooms and a capacity of 320 students.

“Opening Langports Sydney goes a long way to helping me realise my goals for the Langports Foundation,” said CEO, John France. “The Sydney campus will offer the same high-quality courses and services, with great facilities, in a great environment. In addition, the Sydney campus will be 100 per cent owned by the Langports Foundation, which will mean that all profits will go to helping disadvantaged children through education.”

Introducing Miles Mackenzie as the Principal of the new campus, France said, “Personally, I’m delighted to have Miles Mackenzie on board as the Principal. He is a true educator and someone who embraces the same values as we all do at Langports. It’s a very exciting time for me and I couldn’t be any happier.”

Mackenzie said, “I have been working in this industry for more than 30 years as a teacher, teacher trainer, Director of Studies, Principal, Administrator and Marketing Director. The last 24 of these years have been in Sydney and I have known John France for most of that time. As a fellow professional, I was really pleased to hear of the opening of Langports Brisbane 10 years ago. The English language industry needs good schools like Langports.”

He added, “For me this is the perfect place to realise my professional and personal goals – in a top-quality school with top-quality colleagues, great students and partners from all around the world, and to join a school that is not only leading the way but is also helping others.”

The news of the new Sydney campus was announced at the recent IALC Workshop 2014, which Langports hosted in Brisbane.

In the last ten years, Langports has welcomed over 10,000 international students. The Langports Foundation was established in 2007 as a not-for-profit business to improve the lives of disadvantaged children through education.


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