A founding member of English New Zealand and established since 1984, NZLC is one of the largest ESL schools in New Zealand offering a wide range of quality English courses with a diverse nationality mix of students. Our campuses are located in New Zealand’s largest cities: Auckland and Wellington.
NZLC has been elevated to the ST Super Star Hall of Fame after winning the ST Star English Language School in the Southern Hemisphere award for five consecutive years (2014 – 2018). Five times is the maximum amount any one organisation can win a singular category in the ST Star Awards.
Facilities and activities available at NZLC - Wellington
NZLC offers variety of specials and packages such as Demi Pair Placement (including orientation, meals, board and $125/w pocket money. Students work 20 hours per week with a family while studying English full time) and a City Link transfer for study between the Auckland and Wellington campuses.
Our Academic and Student Services team will look after you and help you with course choices, opening a bank account, and first language support.
Once you arrive at NZLC, we will issue you a Student ID card which can give you various discounts. We can show you the cheapest way to buy your public transportation card.
NZLC offers a variety of cultural, sporting and sightseeing activities including beach picnics, SUP boarding, Haka dance lessons, museum visits and more! These take place after the morning timetable and are a great way for students to make friends from people all over the world while practising English.
Through our Corporate Social Responsibility programme, both campuses organise regular volunteer activities such as tree planting and beach clean-ups, as well as fundraisers and events for annual observances (e.g. Earth Month).
Courses available at NZLC - Wellington
Our teaching philosophy is that the connection between what we do in class and what happens outside of the class needs to be seamless. Students do not practise life in the classroom; the classroom is life.
We combine a communicative and functional approach – skills development is put into practice to build confidence. You will use authentic materials and participate in activities and project work, using your English in real life situations.
NZLC offers a variety of optional electives from 1.45pm to 2.45pm. After the morning timetable, you can choose from: Job & CV Workshops to help eligible students prepare for part-time employment; Study Support to focus on your study goals; Pronunciation & Power Speaking to improve your skills and confidence; TOEIC preparation; and News Club to help you understand news articles and TV programmes, and give you the confidence to discuss and write about current events.
The style of teaching and classroom environment
Our professional and qualified teachers and friendly and supportive student services team are happy to offer advice, support and guidance to help all NZLC students meet their English goals! We conduct regular surveys so we know how best to support our students.
98% of our graduates said “YES”: “I would recommend NZLC to my family/friends” and “NZLC helped me to achieve my goals” (2019).
Accommodation options for international students
Students can choose from a Kiwi homestay experience or one of our convenient city accommodation options.
Staying with a friendly and caring Kiwi host family is one of the best ways to experience the Kiwi culture and at the same time practise English outside the classroom. Regular quality checks are conducted by our NZLC Accommodation Department to ensure students will be comfortable. Homestay half board includes breakfast and dinner during weekdays and 3 meals on weekends (twin share/full board/special meal request optional).
A rich student experience
NZLC Wellington is located on Willis Street in the middle of the city’s vibrant coffee scene. The school is surrounded by an abundance of cafés and restaurants and other great attractions such as the Te Papa Museum, the City Gallery, Cuba Street and Oriental Parade are only a 5 min walk away.
Initially I wanted to stay at the school just for four weeks and ‘just’ to improve my CV. Eventually I studied more than four months and I almost forgot about the CV. The school really helped me to acquire a level of English I’ve never expected and I highly recommend to study more than a month, it is definitley worth it. The atmosphere in the class was mostly casual and the teacher really take care of every single student. But, most of all I enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people from all over the world and to make new friends. I really took delight in going to the scholl everyday to study with them.
While I was studying, I was housed in a lovely homestay and I strongly recommed to do the same. They had been sooooo nice, friendly and supportive.
All in all, it was one of my best decisions during my time in New Zealand