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Rotorua English Language Academy

English Language School

Rotorua English Language Academy (RELA) invites you to join the many students who have studied at RELA. RELA opened in 1993, is a Category 1 provider and a member of both Quality English and English New Zealand.

Our courses are all communicative based which means there is a lot of speaking in all our classes. Because you can’t just learn to speak without also learning some grammar, writing and reading, we also teach these skills but in an interactive way. You are not sitting staring at a textbook all day. You have to use the language in class, all the time. Our classes are small with no more than 12 students in each class, usually the average is 8. This means you have a lot of chances to talk and interact with the teacher and your classmates.

Contact Rotorua English Language Academy
Physical address

1460 Pukuatua Street
3040 Rotorua
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Phone numbers

64 7 349 0473

  • Number of students: 40 - 70
  • Number of international students: 40 - 70
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • English language

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Homestay
  • Onsite apartments

Religious Facilities (on-site)

  • Muslim Prayer Space

RELA offers a huge range of courses to suit everyone - from the student who wants to come for just a short stay to those long term serious students who want to sit an international English exam. Whatever you choose to do, we will support you in every way we can. RELA is a special school with very committed and experienced teachers and the atmosphere of a big, extended, international family. We work hard to help our students to achieve their very best, but we also like them to have fun and enjoy learning in a friendly environment.

Rotorua - the place of fascinating Māori culture, hot springs and boiling mud pools. No visit to New Zealand would be complete without stopping here.

Rotorua is one place where the turbulent forces that formed New Zealand are most evident. This city, on the Volcanic Plateau, has one of the world’s most lively fields of geothermal activity and sits squarely on the Pacific Rim of Fire.

Rotorua is also the ancestral home of the Te Arawa  people who settled here more than 600 years ago and their presence offers the visitor numerous cultural experiences. Try a hangi feast – cooked in the steaming ground, take a tour of an authentic pre-European Māori village or treat yourself to an indulgent spa therapy. If adventure is your thing, Rotorua has many attractions to get the adrenalin flowing; everything from skydiving and luging to zorbing and one of New Zealand’s best mountain bike circuits.

It’s also a big trout fishing area with fishing on the lakes and tributary rivers and if you’re unlucky there you can sight some of the huge trout (but, alas, not catch them) at Rainbow and Fairy Springs. With its international airport, Rotorua is also the gateway to the North Island’s skifields for excellent skiing and snowboarding at Mt Ruapehu in the winter.
Main centres: 

Rotorua Central



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