Nelson English Centre is located in beautiful Nelson at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. Nelson is one of New Zealand’s most popular smaller cities; Loved by New Zealand families and new European migrants alike. 

Nelson City is sunny, with tree-lined streets, cafes, and a lively, easy feeling. Within one hour are three national parks – Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi. Quite a few scenes from the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings were shot near Nelson, and of course Hobbit fans will know that the ring itself was made in Nelson by Jens Hansen Jeweller. 

Nelson English Centre has a higher than normal percentage of European students and specialises in Cambridge examination (FCE and CAE) preparation.

For a student looking to experience the heart of New Zealand, the gateway to the South Island, Golden beaches, internationally focused teaching and ‘kiwi’ hospitality, Nelson should be strongly considered.

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(Photo of Abel Tasman: Gareth Eyres)

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Contact Details

School Website:

Nelson English Centre
189 Hardy Street
PO Box 1217, Nelson
Phone: +64 3 548 225
Fax: +64 3 548 2261
Nelson English Centre

Special Courses

  • General English
  • Cambridge FCE and CAE


  • Comfortable student lounge
  • Free Wi Fi and computer internet
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Central City location – cafes, library, museum
Nelson English Centre

Our Students are From (Top 5)

  • Switzerland
  • Other Europe
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Taiwan
Nelson English Centre