We exist to create an excellent study experience in New Zealand

English New Zealand values the role education agencies play in promoting New Zealand as a top-quality study destination.

We offer you an extra layer of quality assurance — via the English New Zealand Standards — over and above government/NZQA requirements. This, combined with years of experience and expertise in providing English language courses for international students, allows your clients to have confidence in choosing an English New Zealand member school.

English New Zealand inspects member schools regularly to ensure ongoing compliance with our quality assurance programme. Schools are also subject to random spot checks which include attendance monitoring. 

The English New Zealand Standards are TESOL-specific and cover the following areas: 

  • Staffing, Employment and Professional Development.
  • Curriculum and Course Delivery.
  • The Student Experience — Premises/Facilities/Resources and Student Support.
  • Governance, Management and Compliance.
  • Promotion and Student Recruitment. 

The New Zealand government requires that student fees be protected, and schools need to hold pre-paid fees in a trust account.

Our Code of Ethics and complaints procedures allow students and retailers to contact English New Zealand with any concerns they have about member schools.

As the recognised industry association, we work closely with Education New Zealand, Immigration New Zealand and NZQA on policies that will help you promote New Zealand as a study destination.

English New Zealand-accredited schools are located in 6 destinations throughout New Zealand so you have a portfolio of high quality schools to recommend. By choosing an English New Zealand school, your students and their parents can be sure of the investment they are making, so look for the Member of English New Zealand quality endorsement: