Language Institute

University of Waikato Language Institute – Pathways College


The Language Institute is an activity of the University’s Pathways College, offering students the resources to develop their English language skills in general as well as in preparation for undergraduate and postgraduate university studies. Students can choose to study at either Hamilton or Tauranga, both branches of the College.

Location and Campuses

The College has branches at Hamilton, in the main University campus just minutes from city centre. Hamilton lies on the banks of the Waikato River and is set amid lush green countryside and the campus itself is a haven from the hustle and bustle of the city. Tauranga is a regional centre formed around a sandy harbour and the area has a pleasant temperate climate with inviting outdoors and water activities on offer all year round


The Language Institute offers students the Certificate of Attainment in English Language, which is geared towards university preparation and has eight levels of proficiency, and also offers its General English Programme through its Continuing Education activities.


Students can commence the General English courses on any Monday, while the Certificate of Attainment is taught in defined blocks and you need to be aware of the commencing dates. An AA Education Network counsellor can give you the information you need to enrol on time in the course of your choice.

Student activities

Many of the English language courses offer social, cultural and recreational activities as part of the course. Students can also enjoy the resources and facilities of the surrounding communities, and explore the beautiful natural environments where the campuses are located.

At the University of Waikato Language Institute you will:

  1. Receive first class teaching of accredited courses from experienced teachers.
  2. Be given personal support and language tuition through a range of flexible pathways.
  3. Experience life and study in a student friendly, multicultural university setting.
  4. Progress through your language studies to undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Waikato.
  5. Enjoy the New Zealand way of life in beautiful cities set in beautiful natural surroundings.


AA Education Network is ready to assist you. You can contact us today for help in choosing your course, applying for enrolment as well as your visa. We will help you with planning and organising your travel and accommodation. The next step is yours to take. Why wait?

Waikato Institute of Education - News