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Waikato Institute of Education, Hamilton, New Zealand

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    Waikato Institute of Education

    The language school Waikato Institute of Education was founded in Hamilton, New Zealand in 2003. Located in a modern building in the heart of Hamilton, WIE couldn’t be more central. Cinemas, foodcourts, shopping malls, restaurants, bars and cafes are all seconds from campus, with the Hamilton Transport Centre and City Library only a few minutes away. Peaceful river paths, scenic gardens and lake circuits are also within walking distance.

    The school address is: Level 1 Centre Place Tower, 48 Ward St., 3204 - Hamilton (New Zealand).

    Accreditations and Quality seals

    TEC, WEI

    School Size:

    Facilities

    • Kitchen for student use

    • Microwave for student use

    • Fridge for student use

    • Drink vending machine

    • Computer lab

    • Library

    • Daily press

    • Free after-class access to language learning software

    • Movie room

    • Games room

    • Lounge

    • Student support desk

    • Copy machine

    • Billiards

    • Table tennis

    • Table soccer / football

    • Free coffee

    • Free water dispenser

    • Free WIFI

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Disabled toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

    • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

    Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms:

    10

    Number of public workstations:

    15

    Prices include

    • Organized activities
    • Internet access and use of school computers
    • Wireless LAN zone at school
    • Free certificate of course attendance
    • Language level placement test at first day of classes
    • Language level placement test before arrival
    • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
    • Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant
    • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

    Course material:

    Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 120 NZD per course.

    Average number of students

    • Adult courses in summer: 150
    • Adult courses throughout the year: 90
    • Junior courses in summer: 15
    • Junior courses throughout the year: 5

    Average age of students

    • in summer: 21 years
    • throughout the year: 23 years

    Average number of levels

    • Adult courses in summer: 6
    • Adult courses throughout the year: 6
    • Junior courses in summer: 6
    • Junior courses throughout the year: 6

    Minimum age of students

    • 18 years
    • 14 years for specific Junior courses

    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):

    10
    28
    2
    2
    2
    2
    1
    2
    7
    10
    1
    2
    5
    1
    1
    Chile 1 %

    Airport transfer

    Best arrival airport is Auckland International Airport (AKL). It takes 70 minutes to school.

    Language school closed

    In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 25.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016

    Courses

    All prices in NZD (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
    Weeks
    Price in NZD
    Note: All courses offered by Waikato Institute of Education, Hamilton 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: 55 minutes
    School's administrative fee: 180.00  NZD

    Accommodation

    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
    (charged by school)
    Price in NZD -- 460 690 920 230 200
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
    Price per person
    Price extra night:
    33 NZD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    20 minutes by public transport
    Includes:
    TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Air conditioning, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner), Shared bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 10
    Maximum age of students: 17
    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
    (charged by school)
    Price in NZD -- 420 630 840 210 200
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
    Price per person
    Price extra night:
    30 NZD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    20 minutes by public transport
    Includes:
    TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Air conditioning, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner), Shared bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 18
    Maximum age of students: 90
    • If you prefer to arrange your own accommodation, WIE is happy to help you find something to suit you. Choose from backpackers, a student hostel, hotel, apartment, or even rent a house with friends.
    • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
    • Optional airport transfer
      Auckland International Airport: for 105 NZD (one way); for 210 NZD (return trip)

    Leisure activities

    Leisure activities activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
    Ballet 0.5 km
    Cooking  
    Dancing 0.5 km
    Diving 3.6 km
    Football (soccer)  
    Golf 1.5 km
    Horse riding 10 km
    Mountainbiking 5 km
    Music 0.5 km
    Rugby 2 km
    Sailing 1 km
    Skiing 300 km
    Squash 1 km
    Swimming 2.5 km
    Table Tennis  
    Tennis 1 km
    Volleyball  
    Windsurfing 80 km
    Yoga  

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