Select a Region to find out which schools are in the area.
Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city. With a population over 1.5 million, Auckland is a popular city for international students.
There are 15 English New Zealand language schools in Auckland. So, if your destination is Auckland, you’ll have lots of choices! You can pick from schools downtown and close to the university or choose an English school in the suburbs. You could even study by the beach!
Catch the bus or train to school, grab a coffee and enjoy the city life as you walk to your classes each day. No matter where you decide to study in Auckland, you’ll find plenty of cafes and restaurants. You could spend lunchtime sharing food with friends or have dinner together before heading back home at night. In summer, dining outside is a popular thing to do, especially down by the waterfront.
You’ll have many options when it comes to your accommodation. At the beginning of your stay in Auckland, you might prefer to live with a homestay family or at a student residence. After you know the city better, you could move into a shared house with friends, which is popular choice amongst Auckland English students.
Our English language schools have great activities programmes. This will help you meet other people in your school, while practising your English and having fun. There are so many different things to experience in your free time that it’s impossible to list them all!
A popular activity in Auckland is a trip to the top of the Sky Tower, where you’ll see amazing views of the entire area, from the city skyline to open ocean. If you’re really brave you could try bungy jumping from the Sky Tower!
Auckland is a great venue for festivals and concerts. There are festivals of every type, including cultural, music, arts and film. A lot of international singers and musicians play in Auckland. Beyonce even did a bungy jump from the Sky Tower while she was here!
You can see major works of art at the Auckland Museum or visit one of the many local galleries. A Maori Culture Tour is a unique experience and a way to learn more about New Zealand’s history and heritage.
Other daytrips include a visit to Rainbow’s End theme park, a year round indoor snow resort, or the Auckland Zoo. They’re both great options for spending the day with friends and practising English!
You can also take a ferry ride to the nearby suburb of Devonport or one of the many surrounding islands like Waiheke or Rangitoto. Waiheke is known for its arts and crafts community and it’s also a fantastic place to go hiking or biking.
If you’re studying English before going on to further study, you’ll find many excellent high schools and tertiary institutions offering a range of programmes right in Auckland.
If you want to study English in a big city with a strong international presence, Auckland is the place to be. You’ll have plenty of choice when it comes to picking a school and endless opportunities to practise your English!