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Online English language courses are offered by some of our member schools and can be accessed by students around the world. 

Start your New Zealand study experience online while we wait to welcome students back to New Zealand.

Online Study Options Available

Read about the online courses offered by English New Zealand member schools and follow the links for more detailed information.

Auckland English Academy

With the online IELTS preparation courses offered by Auckland English Academy, you will receive guidance from their experienced IELTS tutors. Succeed in the IELTS test and obtain your desired result.

Learn more about studying English online with Auckland English Academy or email them

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Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS)

NZCEL — the New Zealand Certificate in English language (Academic) — is offered online at Levels 4 and 5 by Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS).

This 14-week, full-time academic pathway course helps students become successful independent learners so they are better equipped for tertiary studies in New Zealand and beyond.

Classes are taught face-to-face daily and are scheduled to comfortably fit international time zones.

Successful completion of the AIS Online NZCEL course, at the appropriate level, allows students direct entry into a variety of AIS programmes at Diploma, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters levels.

Learn more about studying English online with Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) or email them

Bridge International College

Start your New Zealand academic journey from home with Bridge International College. Gain the academic language skills you need for tertiary study in New Zealand with NZCEL Levels 4 and 5, or PTE Preparation.

You will be on track to enter a Graduate or Postgraduate Diploma, or to move directly into a Master’s degree. 

Learn more about studying English online with Bridge International College or email them


CCEL’s NZQA-approved online English for Academic Purposes courses run at two levels. The higher level provides successful students a direct pathway to the University of Canterbury (UC). The full-time 12-week courses consist of 20 hours a week of real time teacher-led sessions through Zoom, with additional online resources and discussions being accessed through their Learning Management System, Canvas.

Learn more about studying English online with CCEL or email them

Languages International

Languages International offers two online English language courses:

Conversation — This course is led by their excellent regular teachers, providing conversation, speaking and listening development and fun for students abroad. This course aims to help you develop your English language skills so you can connect with English speakers from around the world.

English for University – Primer Taught by the fantastic regular teachers, the aim of this course is to help you start developing academic English skills and language so you can study in an English-speaking study setting.

Learn more about studying English online with Languages International or email them

LSI (Language Studies International)

Committed to innovation in language acquisition for more than 50 years, LSI has developed online English programmes tailored to suit your motivations and lifestyle.

Online courses in Exams, General and Business English address your specific learning objectives and include 3.33–25 hours of teacher contact time per week. With schools around the world, choose a time zone that suits you best!

Learn more about studying English online with LSI or email them


NZLC is one of the largest ESL schools in the world and was awarded best English Language School in the Southern Hemisphere for 5 consecutive years ( ST Star Awards ).

Receive quality education with NZLC’s specially designed online curriculum. You can gain a virtual study abroad experience connecting with students from all around the world!

We provide online General English and IELTS Preparation courses 6 hours per week.

The next online courses will start from the week of 24 January 2022 for 10 weeks.

Learn more about studying English online with NZLC or email them

Seafield School of English

Seafield School of English provides an NZCEL (Academic) Level 4 course. This programme aims to provide students with the necessary language competency in academic contexts to enable their pathway on to further tertiary study in an English-speaking study setting.

Learn more about studying English online with Seafield School of English or email them

University of Otago Language Centre

It is now possible to study English online at the Language Centre and still meet the language requirements for studying in Pathway (Foundation Year) or at the University.

Visit the link below for more information about General English, English for Otago, New Zealand Culture and Customs, and English for Academic Purposes (Term 2 only) courses.

Learn more about studying English online with Seafield School of English or email them

University of Waikato College

The University of Waikato College is offering a number of English language and preparation courses including:

  • Academic English (EAP) *
  • General English*
  • Group English (bespoke) *
  • Foundation Studies
  • International Diplomas

*Some restrictions apply.

Learn more about studying English online with University of Waikato College or email them

Worldwide School of English

There are two online course formats available from Worldwide School of English:

Hybrid — You can enrol (from anywhere in the world) to join an existing, ongoing class that takes place online from 9.00am–12.15pm NZ time.

Course Options are: General English, IELTS, Cambridge and Business English classes.

Learn more about Hybrid classes with Worldwide School of English

Online Professional — Worldwide School of English also offers online classes for groups of professionals or tertiary students.

Learn more about Online Professional classes with Worldwide School of English or email them