Education in Auckland

Language courses in Auckland

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Language courses, with the majority involved in English, are offered by a wide range of institutions and community organizations. Some migrants pay Immigration New Zealand for English language tuition before they arrive in New Zealand. This is often referred to as 'pre-paid ESOL'. The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) then works with migrants to manage their English language tuition when they arrive.

Auckland Language School offers a variety of programs for students interested in language. Courses range from 4 weeks to several months. Fees vary.

Kaplan International has English courses and is accredited by NZQA.

The Correspondence School also offers a range of ESOL courses.

Euroasia Language Academy features a variety of language courses including English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

A national network of volunteer home tutors also offers free elementary ESOL tuition for adult migrants. The volunteer tutors visit homes and provide migrants unable to attend formal language classes with individual tuition.


Auckland City Library has a strong community focus, offering many opportunities to join in events and activities. These include author talks, book clubs, kids story times, school holiday programmes, concerts, heritage exhibitions, and much more take place here.

The Alliance Française d’Auckland: This is a non-profit network of associations whose goal is to promote French language and culture. It is located very close to the city centre (5 minutes drive), at 9A Kirk Street, Grey Lynn.

Update 13/08/2010


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