Worldwide School of English was established in 1989 and is a New Zealand owned and operated private English language school. It offers English language education for adult students at a great location in central Auckland.
Worldwide is famous for its nationality mix, its facilities, its daily social and activity schedule and its unique individualised student learning programme using its own LMS and student learning passports.
Facilities and activities available at Worldwide School of English
Our facilities include computers with FREE Internet access as well as free WiFi throughout our building and a large Library/Self Access Area with self-study material, computers with our unique online study and 1000s of books and magazines.
We also have a student lounge with a cafe serving food and drink, and an outside deck with chairs, tables and a table tennis table.
A full range of daily after school activities, social events and weekend trips are also organised through our activity and social programme.
Courses available at Worldwide School of English
We offer 7 levels of General English. Our General English classes have a maximum of 16 students and our Academic English classes a maximum of 18 students.
For Academic English options we offer Business English, Get Ready, Cambridge FCE/CAE, IELTS and TOEIC Exam Preparation.
The style of teaching and classroom environment
Each level of General English has its own set syllabus and curriculum; teachers can also create their own lessons using articles, internet-sourced material, a TV or radio show or a song, for example.
Each student receives their own folder to keep their lessons in and they must bring it to school every day. The folder will provide a record of all that they have learnt during their time at Worldwide School. All study materials in General English classes are provided free of charge.
Helping our Students Become Better Learners: The Learning Centre and library at Worldwide School is a resource especially developed for our students to address their individual study goals and to work on their specific needs. Each student receives a Student Learning Passport on their first day at school and they work together with their teacher to develop an individualised study plan. The passport is used to record a student’s study goals and the work they do in the library. All morning classes have a scheduled one-hour session each week in the Learning Centre. During this time teachers monitor, offer help, recommend study materials and discuss study plans with their students. The Learning Centre has an excellent range of resources including EFL readers, DVDs, workbooks, listening practice, worksheets for grammar and vocabulary, exam practice materials and EFL magazines.
The weekly library session is also a time for students to meet with their teachers and discuss any learning difficulties they are experiencing, their progress and tests results, or any other matters relating to their lessons. Teachers can use the passport to record what is discussed during these student/teacher conference sessions. In addition to the scheduled library session, students are encouraged to use the library after class to work on their study plan. Worldwide Online is the school’s LMS (Learner Management System) and this has been especially designed for Worldwide School. Teachers and students have their own login and can access exercises, web links, an index of library readers and magazines, as well as information about school activities and messages from the office.
Worldwide Online can be accessed outside of school. All new students receive a welcome message explaining Worldwide Online on their first day and an induction during their first library session. At Worldwide School students have different needs and learning styles. We believe strongly in helping all of our students become more autonomous in their learning and better learners. The Learning Centre, Student Learning Passport and Worldwide Online have been developed with this objective in mind.
Accommodation options for international students
Native language counsellors, academic counselling/placement for further study and airport pick-up are all provided services.
We arrange Homestays with New Zealand families, and all of our families are carefully inspected and selected. We also offer apartment accommodation at central city apartments.
A rich student experience
Worldwide is famous for its international mixture of students. We have many students from Europe, Latin America, Asia, The Middle East and French Polynesia. We have more than 30 different nationalities studying at Worldwide School every year.
Another thing that I really like about this school is the teacher using different strategy to keep your motivation very high. For me at the beginning it was really difficult for me to talk in a foreign language but because of the teacher and their different strategy, I’m allowed to just improve my English.