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Why learn English in New Zealand?

Learning English in New Zealand is easy with our specially tailored programmes

  • Our English courses are flexible and you can start at any time to suit your needs.
  • English courses are designed to help you meet international English standards.
  • Learning English in New Zealand will prepare you for future study and life in NZ and around the world.
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New Zealand is one of only a handful of native English speaking countries in the world

The best way to learn a language is to be surrounded by it at every opportunity, and that’s what New Zealand provides. You’ll find you learn more here than you ever imagined.

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New Zealand's open-minded and friendly people will be one of the things you treasure most about your stay

New Zealand is a country rich in cultural diversity. You’ll soon find it easy to meet people and make friends.

The majority of students study English before commencing further study. English is the starting point to all levels of study in New Zealand.


Internationally respected and recognised academic institutions focusing on specialist positions.

Institutes of technology and polytechnics

High quality vocational training with a focus on practical skills, trades and employability.

Training establishments

Specialised institutions with industry relationships, delivering industry specific training.

High Schools

Focus on subject-based learning with growing opportunities to specialise as you progress in your learning.

English is the international language of business

The key skill to working anywhere in the world of business is your ability to use English. The English you'll learn in New Zealand will help you build a career that will take you further.

The least corrupt country in the world

New Zealand is rated as the most free country by the Fraser Institute and the least corrupt nation by Transparency International. It's also the second most peaceful country in the world, according to the Global Peace Index.

Better access to influential people and places

Due to its small size, it's easier to meet people at the top of New Zealand businesses and government institutions. The better your English, the better your chances of networking.

Popular English courses you can study in New Zealand

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General English

If you want to improve your English to help you communicate, work or travel, this course is for you. It covers reading, writing, listening and speaking at all levels, from beginner to advanced.

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Cambridge Exam preparation

This course develops your language and gets you ready for the Cambridge Exams, which are accepted by universities, employers and governments around the world.

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English + Work

Combine studying English with real work experience including Demi au Pair and Internships.

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IELTS and TOEFL courses

If you need to use English as the main language of communication for work or study, these courses will help you get there. They will assess your proficiency and get you ready for the IELTS or TOEFL exams.

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Academic English

If English is not your first language and you want to pathway to further study in New Zealand, an Academic English or English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course is ideal. It develops your English and other important skills such as writing essays and reports, listening, discussing and reading effectively.

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English for specific purposes

If you want to work in an English-speaking environment or make yourself more employable, this course will help you. It’s ideal for working in hospitality, tourism and many other businesses.

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See what real students have to say

"New Zealand’s the best place to learn English because you’re surrounded by it. When I graduate, my English will help me work anywhere."

Alicia | 18, from Indonesia

"The teachers here are the best! I can ask them for anything – my course, my life, it doesn’t matter. They’re always there to help me."

Anaiss | 21, from Chile

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Whether you know what you want to study, or you’re just starting out, our experts can help you find what’s right for you.

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There are important documents you’ll need to submit to study and live in New Zealand. Our experts will walk you through the whole process.

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The best way to get started is to contact one of our experts. They’ll know exactly how to help you create a great future.

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