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Mount Maunganui Language Centre

English Language School

Mount Maunganui Language Centre (MMLC) is the longest-established English Language School in the Tauranga area.  MMLC is a Category 1 school.  MMLC has an average roll of 45 students.  At MMLC you learn real English which you can use in the real world.  Our students come from many countries - in 2013 we had students from 22 different countries.  We have an average of 7 students per class, and a maximum of 12.  With fewer students per class and a great nationality mix you have more opportunities to practice speaking English with people from other countries.  Our courses include: General English, Academic Preparation, Examination Preparation, Working Holiday English, and more.  MMLC is a member of English New Zealand – your assurance of a quality school.

Contact Mount Maunganui Language Centre
Physical address

17 Totara Street
3116 Mount Maunganui
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Phone numbers

64 7 575 0146

  • Number of students: 45
  • Number of international students: 45
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • English language

School features

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


  • Boarding hostel
  • Homestay

Religious Facilities (on-site)

  • Multi-faith
  • Muslim Prayer Space
Our school is located in the city centre of Mount Maunganui, close to cafes, shops and restaurants. You can walk to the beach from our school, and many of our homestay families are also within walking distance. We have modern classrooms with natural light and a large indoor - outdoor area for relaxing and socialising.
The Bay of Plenty region is home to spectacular beaches, juicy kiwifruit and picturesque views.

When James Cook arrived in 1769, he anchored off a great bay ‘full of plantations and villages’ that was, he noted ‘a bay of plenty’. The Bay of Plenty, today, is no less a place of plenty. Around Tauranga are hectares of orchards and gardens producing everything from kiwifruit and citrus fruit to avocados. Add to this bounty the local wines and the plentiful fresh seafood and you just know that this is a place where you will dine well.

Mount Maunganui, a short distance from Tauranga, has spectacular beaches which are a magnet for surfers all year round. For the adventurous, there’s skydiving and for those more keen on terra firma, blokarting (small land yachts) will blow the cobwebs away.

Visit White Island – a quick helicopter ride from Whakatane – and you can walk, yes, on an active volcano as it hisses, belches and rumbles. It’s that same geothermal activity that provides the hot pools and spas that you will find in many places where you can relax and let the world slide by. There is plentiful accommodation in the area; everything from bed and breakfasts through to hotels and boutique lodges.
Main centres: 

Tauranga, Whakatane


Katikati, Kawerau, Mount Maunganui, Opotiki, Te Puke, White Island (Whakaari)

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Education Tauranga is the local student body
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