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Unique New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand

Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in Auckland

What we like about the school

  • Beach location
  • Homestays within walking distance
  • Top rated social activities

Unique New Zealand

The language school Unique New Zealand was founded in Auckland, New Zealand in 1989. The campuses are located on Browns Bay Beach, less than one minute's walk from the Pacific Ocean and approximately 25 minutes from the Auckland CBD by car or 40 minutes by public bus.

The school address is: 1 Clyde Rd, 0630 - Auckland (New Zealand).

Accreditations and Quality seals

Study Auckland

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Volleyball court

  • Table tennis

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Disabled car park

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

25

Number of public workstations:

12

Prices include

  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 120
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 80
  • Junior courses in summer: 150
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 60

Average age of students

  • in summer: 18 years
  • throughout the year: 25 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 5
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 5
  • Junior courses in summer: 3
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 2

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years
  • 8 years for specific Junior courses

Exams offered:

  • IELTS,
  • Cambridge First

Average examination results:

6.0 at IELTS, 100% at Cambridge First.

English teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

4
15
2
4
3
15
13
2
11
4
Chile 4 %

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Auckland. It takes 40 minutes by car/shuttle to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 08.Feb.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 25.Apr.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 24.Oct.2016, 25.Dec.2016 - 27.Dec.2016

Courses

All prices in NZD (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 24 25 32 Additional Week
Price in NZD -- 780741 11701112 15601482 23402223 31202964 39003705 88808436 87508313 1120010640 370352
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in NZD -- 580551 870827 11601102 14501378 17401653 20301929 23202204 29002755 34803306 290276
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:15
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 24
Price in NZD -- -- -- 250238 -- -- -- -- -- 685651 12901226
Starting dates
2016: 09.Feb.2016 - 03.Dec.2016.
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in NZD -- 11201064 16801596 22402128 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Students study in Junior English or Teen General English in the mornings and then go out on various activities around the greater Auckland area in the afternoons. Activities include: horse riding, Auckland Museum, Sky Tower, ice skating, Tree Adventures, Snowplanet and so on.
Students aged 8-10 can only enrol and study at Unique New Zealand if they are staying with at least one parent.
Starting dates
2016: 02.Feb.2016, 21.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 07.Jun.2016, 13.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 08.Aug.2016. Fully booked on: 05.Dec.2016 - 30.Dec.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:30
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 24
Price in NZD -- -- -- 345328 -- -- -- -- -- 920874 17151630
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Afternoon: 19:00  - 21:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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This programme runs in conjunction with the morning General English programme.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:00
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 25 32 Additional Week
Price in NZD -- 780741 11701112 15601482 23402223 31202964 39003705 46804446 87508313 1120010640 370352
Cambridge FCE is an afternoon course. Students can choose either Academic English or General English in the mornings.
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jan.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 05.Sep.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:00
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
Exam dates
10.Mar.2016 - 12.Mar.2016, 06.Jun.2016 - 09.Jun.2016, 26.Nov.2016 - 01.Dec.2016
Exam fee
335 NZD
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 13 25 32 Additional Week
Price in NZD -- 780741 11701112 15601482 23402223 31202964 39003705 48104570 87508313 1120010640 370352
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:00
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
Exam fee
385 NZD
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Note: All courses offered by Unique New Zealand, Auckland can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 200.00  NZD
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 90 NZD. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in NZD 260 520 780 1040 260 200
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Some of the families are a short bus ride away.
Price extra night:
37.5 NZD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
18 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner), Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 14
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 04.Jan.2016 - 28.Feb.2016, 01.Jun.2016 - 31.Aug.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in NZD 285 570 855 1140 285 200
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Sunday
Price per person
Students aged 13 and under are supervised by their hosts at all times. Students are taken to and from school by car every day, unless the accommodation is very close to the school in which case the students walks.
Price extra night:
41 NZD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes by car
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner), Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 8
Maximum age of students: 13
Dates
High season dates 04.Jan.2016 - 28.Feb.2016, 01.Jun.2016 - 31.Aug.2016
High season
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: always
  • Optional airport transfer
    Auckland International Airport: for 100 NZD (one way); for 200 NZD (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Dancing 1 km
Diving 10 km
Football (soccer)  
Golf 5 km
Horse riding 25 km
Mountainbiking 25 km
Music 1 km
Sailing 1 km
Skiing 200 km
Squash 1 km
Swimming 1 km
Table Tennis  
Tennis 1 km
Volleyball 1 km
Windsurfing 1 km
Yoga 2 km

Reviews

City
4.3/5.0 
Organisation
4.6/5.0 
Facilities
4.1/5.0 
Social activities
4.3/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.4/5.0 
Value for money
4.1/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
4.4/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.3/5.0 
Other
4.2/5.0 
Students liked about Unique New Zealand, Auckland
The school is a good opportunity to meet people from around the world. English is a unique language and it helps you to communicate with them.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Good classmates and teachers, nice leaning programme and rich social activities. If you want to improve your English skills, it is the right choiсe.
I enjoyed afternoon activities
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
n/a
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Visit Rainbow End
Other comments: I liked the meltingpot.
activities, free internet, nice people from all over the world
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: Takapuna and Auckland city are very good for having a party on the weekend ;-)
This school has very good and the teachers have been interesting. For every problem you have, you can ask them. And this does not happen only about linguistic problems! A school like a big family!
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: School activities, Venue bar and travel around Auckland (Bay of Island, Rotorua, Coromandel ....)
Other comments: I met a lot of nice people from other countries in the school and outside. My time was very nice and great, and my English is very improved!
Excellent atmosphere and pleasant stay.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0

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