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The Campbell Institute

English Language School

The Campbell Institute is a Category 1 English Language Provider with campuses in Wellington and Auckland. We are part of ACG Education, a member of English New Zealand, and a preferred English pathway partner of Victoria University of Wellington.

We offer courses in General English, IELTS, Cambridge FCE/CAE Exams, university pathway courses, COMBO Schools, and the CELTA Teacher Training Course. We are also New Zealand's leading provider of Demi Au Pair programmes in Wellington and Auckland.

Contact The Campbell Institute
Physical address

104 Dixon Street
6011 Wellington
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Phone numbers

+64 4 803 3434

  • Number of students: 150
  • Number of international students: 150
  • 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


  • Homestay

Campbell ensures that every student is making progress, no matter what course they are studying, with regular testing and academic reports. Furthermore, every student at Campbell has access to free 1:1 language workshops.

Students at Campbell also enjoy a busy activities programme with many free daily activities arranged after school, as well as weekend day trips to local attractions, and regular overnight trips to some of New Zealand’s most amazing locations.

Why Study at Campbell:

  • All teachers minimum Cambridge CELTA certified
  • A large variety of programmes to choose from
  • Free transfer between Wellington and Auckland campuses for 6+ weeks of study 
    (*conditions apply)
  • Academic study pathways to NZ high schools and universities
  • Free 1:1 lessons for every student
  • Friendly, family environment

 Other Information

  • Entry dates: Every Monday
  • Class average: 10-12 students (maximum: 16 students)
  • Course length: 2 - 48 weeks / full time and part time options available
  • Levels: Elementary to Advanced
  • Ages: 13 years & over (depending on course)
  • Campus: Wellington - downtown / Auckland - beach suburb
Situated at the southern end of the North Island, Wellington was recently named "the coolest little capital in the world" by Lonely Planet.

Nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills, New Zealand's capital city is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty.

Things to do

Relax at Oriental Bay, Wellington’s golden-sand inner-city beach and delve into the many museums, art galleries and theatre shows that make up the city’s pulsing cultural scene. If you’re into the outdoors, Wellington has action-packed adventure activities like mountain biking and sea-water kayaking, as well as beautiful walks around the harbor and surrounding hills. Try the visually stunning Makara Peak track, as well as the City to Sea walk where you can experience the best of Wellington's waterfront. Ride the cable car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views over the city and enjoy an ice cream at the top.

On the waterfront itself you’ll find Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, New Zealand’s national museum. Te Papa, as it’s colloquially known, means ‘our place’ and is one of the best interactive museums in the world.

A gourmet food experience

Wellington buzzes with delicatessens, cafes and restaurants – it’s a city that enjoys gourmet food and fine wine. Known as the culinary capital of New Zealand, Wellington is famous for its tucked-away bars, quirky cafes, award-winning restaurants and great coffee. Head to Courtenay Place or Cuba Street to get amongst the good stuff.

The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogy

A must for any Lord of The Rings fan, Wellington is home to Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop and the Weta Cave, where you can get a behind-the-scenes look at movie making magic. It’s also a great base for day tours to experience “Middle-earth” scenery.

Close to Wellington

If you want to visit the South Island, Wellington is the city where you can board the inter-island ferry with or without a car. This 3 hour ferry ride offers daily services and is one of the most spectacular in the world. Leaving regularly from Wellington, the ferry takes passengers past the magnificent scenery of the Marlborough Sounds, before berthing in the picturesque town of Picton at the top of the South Island.

Classic New Zealand Wine Trail

A must-stop on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail - an adventure that takes you through some of New Zealand's top wine-producing regions - Wellington is a great place to start your wine-tasting journey. Marlborough, Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay are all a few hours' drive or ferry-ride away from Wellington and offer unforgettable winery experiences.
Main centres: 



Kapiti Island, Levin, Lower Hutt, Otaki, Paraparaumu, Porirua, Upper Hutt, Waikanae

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
Study in Wellington is the local education organisation
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