RELA is a medium-sized English language school based in Rotorua, one of the most popular holiday destinations in New Zealand, famous for its Māori culture, geothermal activity, hot mineral pools and stunning natural landscape.
The school is known for its exceptional pastoral care and quality teaching programme.
Facilities and activities available at Rotorua English Language Academy
The school has 17 classrooms, set in 5 different buildings all surrounded by gardens. The school has a computer room for self-study, a small library and two kitchens for students to use. The large student common room is a great place for students to mix out of the classroom. In their free time, students can make use of the games room with pool table and table tennis table, or play basketball.
We offer a variety of after school and weekend activities as well as 6 hours of free guided self-study each week after school.
On Friday afternoons, there are no classes but we offer all students a chance to join us to experience some of the many wonderful attractions and activities that Rotorua has to offer. For full-time (25 hours per week) students, these activities are free.
Courses available at Rotorua English Language Academy
We offer a strong academic programme with General English classes from Beginner to Advanced level. We also have a strong examination focus offering classes in IELTS, PTE, Cambridge First and Advanced, and TOEIC.
As well as our Academic programme, we have an extensive activities programme which attracts people from all over the world, in order to learn English in an exciting and stimulating environment.
The style of teaching and classroom environment
The diversity of our student population means that we need to be a learner-centred school. We put our learners first and strive to understand who they are and what they need. We understand that our students are all individuals from different backgrounds with
different personalities, learning styles and reasons for studying English.
We value communication skills highly and we encourage our students to use the language, not only to analyse the language.
Our experienced, qualified teachers know how to make learning fun and how to help you succeed in your language journey.
Accommodation options for international students
We can arrange quality homestay accommodation for students. For those who wish to be more independent we have some basic onsite self-contained rooms.
A rich student experience
As an international English language student at Rotorua English Language Academy, you can look forward to becoming part of our RELA family. While improving your knowledge of the English language and gaining the confidence to use the language in all kids of different settings, you will also have the opportunity to experience a large number of New Zealand’s top attractions too.
I loved studying at RELA. I was welcomed and I was quickly integrated. I learned a lot during these two months and I could see that the students are friendly, the people in the office are always listening to you and are always ready to help, and the teachers are always doing their best to help you progress and always encourage you. Being at RELA and in New Zealand allowed me to learn to live alone, to be independent and to discover an environment different from the one I normally live in.