Studying an English language course in New Zealand allows you to put your language skills into practice when interacting with English-speaking locals. These courses are a great option if you are looking to improve your English skills before commencing further study in New Zealand or if you need to meet entry requirements for a course of interest.
For more information about studying an English Language course in New Zealand, visit the English New Zealand website.
What you can study
English language courses range in length from short courses that last only a few weeks to year-long diplomas. You may choose to study a general English course, which teaches students a variety of English skills, including reading, writing, listening and speaking. Some courses are designed to prepare students for further study at tertiary level by focusing on academic English skills. Other courses help prepare students for English exams, such as IELTS, Cambridge, TOEFL and TOEIC.
You may also choose to study English through a study tour, which will allow you to visit some of New Zealand’s best attractions and improve your English language skills at the same time. Courses are usually available at a variety of levels, from beginner to advanced.
Where to study
English language courses are offered by universities, institutes of technology and polytechnics, and private colleges, often through a specialised English language centre.
See English language studies for more information.