Study English in New Zealand
Study & Learn English in New Zealand – Personalised study programs for tourists, students and holidaymakers.
Our FREE Study English in NZ Services. What we do for you:
- help you to find approved and accredited English courses.
- Give you updates on specials and discounts on English tuition fees.
- We accept international student applications for all kind of education (Primary/Secondary School, College, University ) and from all kind of age groups (English courses for children up to retired people).
- Help you to find courses for further studies in New Zealand.
- Find the right accommodation for you.
- Assist with the student visa application
- Offer a range of international student services to help you with any problems or questions you may have about living and studying in New Zealand.
Your English Course/Program Options
Our students come from all around the world to learn English at an English School in New Zealand. With its beautiful nature, cosmopolitan cities, ancient Maori traditions and outdoor lifestyle, New Zealand is a wonderful place to study English!
Description: You can take a General English Language course to help improve your Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing and Grammar skills at English Language Schools in New Zealand.
Content: These courses are available for all people from beginners to advanced. They will use pair and group practices in listening, using vocabulary and grammar as well as role plays and drama to help you learn how to use the English Langauge.
Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Exam: There is no official method of testing, however for those just starting off with learning English they will be offered with what is known as TOEIC or Test of English for International Communication. This is a 2-hour multiple choice quiz which has 200 questions divided into two sections of Listening and Reading.
Length: Full-time Students will study 20, 25 or 30 hours a week and Part-time students will study in the morning for 15 to 17 hours a week.
Cost Full-time: $NZ 260-395 /Week Part-time: $NZ 220-290 /Week
Schedule: Weekly starting on Mondays.
Entry Requirements: There are no entry requirements however you will be tested when you arrive to decide which English class will best suit your skill level.
Undergraduate and Postgraduate University Studies in New Zealand require you to sit IELTS testing prior to University enrolment. This course will help your English and study skills prior to enrolling at University.
Content: You will start to improve your language and study skills, usually developed through carefully planned classes designed to improve essay and writing skills, speed reading, organising and taking notes, developing and delivering speeches and presentations, research skills, text analysis skills, understanding university lectures as well as focusing on arguments and debates.
Exam: There is no formal testing however there may be small institute testing throughout the course to see how your skills are developing.
Lengt: 10 weeks is recommended although depending on your skill level it can be as few as 5 or more. The normal week length is 20 to 25 hours a week.
Schedul: Most courses are spaced around University semesters to help make an easy transition into University after the course is completed.
Cost: $NZ 345-395 /Week
Entry Requirements: You will require a proven and good school record. Your English skills will be tested prior to enrolment with a TOEFL computer test. In this test, you must score at least 5.0 or 5.5 in all sections. If your English skills aren’t high enough it is recommended that you undertake a General English course first.
This course is designed for those wishing to improve their Business Communication skills.
Content: This course teaches you the English skills to communicate with either English or non-English speakers in a business environment. Such as telephoning, meetings, making arrangements, negotiating and networking. Personal and teamwork are areas also developed such as reporting results, achievement, health and safety, routines, and selling, companies, systems, products and services, business presentations, conference and travel meetings, customers, jobs and careers.
You will learn this through textbooks, magazines, TV, video, radio, CDs, the Internet and DVDs. Assessment may include videotaping students speaking.
Exam: There are only three courses which require an exam:
- LCCI (London Chamber of Commerce and Industry) ‘English for Business’
- Cambridge Business English Certificate both Vantage and Higher
Length: Usually offered in block modules of 3, 5, 10 or 12 weeks full time which is 20 to 25 hours a week.
Schedule: Some institutes offer courses weekly commencing on Mondays however, most institutes have their own specific dates.
Cost: $NZ 330 – 390 /Week
Entry Requirement: Your English skills will be tested on arrival, this course is only suitable for those with intermediate to advanced English skills. If your skills are not high enough it is best to do a General English course first.
English for Job-Seekers
English is also perused by job-seekers where the students learn how to attend interviews and group discussions. The learning also includes mannerisms and cultural support for work places. Some technical institutes offer English learning with work experience. While many of these are unpaid ones, you would learn certain skills on-the-job and English etiquette that are used at workplace.
English language education can take place at non-profit organizations, such as community colleges where volunteers teach students on how to read, write, speak, and respond to the language. Spelling, grammar, and pronunciations are also taught.
So, if you are looking to make your mark in English, you can contact our student adviser to know about various language courses available in the country.
English Classes for Exchange Students
New Zealand offers various programs to cater to English as Second Language (ESL) students at the primary and secondary school levels. As per the policy, teachers are given additional tasks to teach English to students coming from non-English speaking background.
English Learning for Non-English Speaking Students
When such scores are not met, students must take up a bridging course in English to hone their English language expertise. Many language schools organize social get-together to enable students to interact with one another in English. This could be in the form of an event, cultural fest, excursions.
Apart from formal classroom sessions, there could be movie-watching sessions, beach outing, hiking trip, or trip to the museum. Other options would include workshops or internship programs. Creative writing workshops, workshops to write specific phrases or technical terms, internships in writing articles, resumes, letters, and technical documents are some of the important ways English is learned by students
English + Homestay
Our Learn English in New Zealand Program provides a comprehensive Homestay Program service. Our Homestay Program allows you to experience first hand the culture and the lifestyle of families in New Zealand. You are able to practice your English at home and develop life long friendships with the families. Our Learn English in New Zealand Homestay Program families are carefully chosen for their genuine interest in other cultures. Students are placed with Homestay Program families based on their lifestyle and interests. Regular quality-checks are conducted by the Student Services Department of your chosen College. New students receive a Homestay Program family profile prior to their departure.
Students have the choice of Half Board or Full Board Homestay Program options
Our Learn English in New Zealand Homestay Program provides:
- A full-time accommodation officer
- A homestay family profile before arrival in New Zealand
- Homestay houses that are close to public transport
- A private bedroom for each student with a bed, desk, lamp, wardrobe and chest of drawers
- Airport limousine pick-up service 24 hours a day
- Hotel and hostel accommodation if required
- A share accommodation information service
- Our Learn English in New Zealand Education Program can also advise you on other accommodation options to suit your needs.
English + Au Pair
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Apply to Study an English Course in New Zealand!
Our student agency provides a comprehensive program of courses for all students of all levels of ability, focusing on improving English speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. Our Learn English in New Zealand Program has a communicative skills-based approach to all its English courses. This encourages the student to interact with other students, their teachers and local Kiwis to improve your English in real-life situations.
Today, many cities and urban spots in New Zealand, such as Canterbury offer language institutes to help students hone their English language fluency. Some offer curriculum to take up English as a professional degree as well. Top programs would include courses to prepare fluency in English, journalism, mass communication, English as a research curriculum, and English for teachers. Find out more on our English Schools New Zealand page.