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EC English, Auckland, New Zealand

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Best rated school in Auckland
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality
  • Top rated school facilities

EC English

The language school EC English was founded in Auckland, New Zealand in 2003. The school is situated within the Taylors College site in the centre of Auckland. It is close to the main shopping area, cinemas, cafes, public transport, restaurants, banks, bars, nightclubs. EC English operated previously under the name CES Embassy English.

Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by EC English

Guiding principles:
• Only the EC part of campus is open on shared campuses
• Temperature checks are done on entry of every person entering the campus - Australia only
• Use of the government COVID Safe App is encouraged - Australia only
• Staff and students are told not to come to campus if suffering symptoms
• Signs posted prominently throughout the school to remind all of the importance of distancing and hygiene
• Encouragement of social distancing measures: 1 metre for Auckland and 1.5 metres for Australian campuses

Common areas
• Students can eat lunch in their classroom ‘bubble’ to minimise contact with other classes
• We strongly recommend students bring food for break time and not leave at break time
• Every second computer in the computer lab is available to encourage physical distancing. A maximum of 12 students are permitted in the computer room at any given time
• Bathroom doors are kept open to allow staff and students to enter and exit without touching the doors. Of course, privacy
considerations dictate whether this is possible in all campuses
• Lifts are encouraged only for deliveries or those affected by disabilities and health issues – stairwells should be used by all others

Class management and timetables
• Staggered start, break, and end times to minimise contact at ingress, egress and on campus - Australian campuses only
• Class sizes kept to 10 or 15 in the case of suitably large rooms, e.g. partitioned double rooms opened to be one
• Furniture is arranged to allow safe distancing

Personal protective equipment
• Hand sanitizer is available in every classroom and additional sanitizer dispensers at reception and in staffrooms

Cleaning
• Schools are cleaned twice daily, with specific attention to door handles, keyboards, switches and buttons

Alternative delivery and work arrangements
• Students who request to continue studying online are welcome to do so.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak many countries have imposed travel restrictions or taken other steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Travelers can find useful and important information for trips to New Zealand on their Government website.

Accreditations and Quality seals

NZQA

School Size:

Facilities

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

7

Our price includes

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

Course material:

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

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 200
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 150

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses throughout the year: 5

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

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):

25
2
3
1
1
14
23
1

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Auckland.

Auckland International Airport:
160 NZD pick up
320 NZD return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 02 Jan. 2020, 03 Jan. 2020, 27 Jan. 2020, 06 Feb. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 27 Apr. 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 26 Oct. 2020, 21 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.

English Courses

General Language
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 20 24 36
Price in NZD 455 910 1365 1820 2730 3640 4550 6960 8700 10200 15300
Price in US$ 293 585 877 1170 1754 2339 2923 4471 5589 6553 9829
This course consists of 20 general English lessons and 4 special focus lessons per week. The student can choose from the following options; speaking with confidence, real life listening, expand your vocabulary and global awareness.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 20 24 36
Price in NZD 375 750 1125 1500 2250 3000 3750 5760 7200 8520 12780
Price in US$ 241 482 723 964 1446 1928 2409 3701 4626 5474 8210
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 23 24 36 48
Price in NZD 480 960 1440 1920 2880 3840 4800 10695 10920 16380 21840
Price in US$ 309 617 926 1234 1851 2467 3084 6871 7015 10523 14030
This course consists of 20 general English lessons and 10 special focus lessons per week. The student can choose from the following options; speaking with confidence, real life listening, expand your vocabulary and global awareness.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in NZD 480 960 1440 1920 2400 -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 309 617 926 1234 1542 -- -- -- -- -- --
20 General English + 10 English in the City per week. Course times above include 5 electives from 12:45 to 14:15 per week. These 10 lessons per week are focused around learning more about the city you are learning English in. You will learn about the art and culture and focus on the how the locals use the language. Depending on the available timetable, students enrolled in this course will be taken outside the classroom 1 or 2 times per week. There will be assessments throughout the course which take place both in the classroom and through assignments. Additionally there will be a 5 weekly progress test, 5 weekly tutorial and progress reports and an exit test. Students will receive a certificate on completion in recognition of the skills they have learnt.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 24 36 48
Price in NZD -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 10135 14460 19280
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6511 9289 12386
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 17 Feb. 2020, 30 Mar. 2020, 11 May 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 24 36 48
Price in NZD -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 10380 14830 19775
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6668 9527 12703
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 17 Feb. 2020, 30 Mar. 2020, 11 May 2020.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Business
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in NZD 480 960 1440 1920 2400 2880 3360 3840 4320 4800 --
Price in US$ 309 617 926 1234 1542 1851 2159 2467 2776 3084 --
20 General English + 8 English for Work per week. These 8 lessons focus on teaching the student skills for working in a English speaking environment. This includes negotiations, management, HR, branding, promotional strategies, project management, business ethics, giving presentations and preparing for interviews. There will be assessments throughout the course which take place both in the classroom and through assignments. Additionally there will be a 5 weekly progress test, 5 weekly tutorial and progress reports and an exit test. Students will receive a certificate on completion in recognition of the skills they have learnt.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 20 24
Price in NZD -- 950 1425 1900 2850 3800 4750 4320 4320 4320 4320
Price in US$ -- 611 916 1221 1831 2442 3052 2776 2776 2776 2776
This course is designed to prepare the students for the IELTS Exam. Not available on a Tourist visa. Tourist Visa: 12 weeks maximum.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam fee
355 NZD
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 23 24 36 48 Additional Week
Price in NZD -- 910 1365 1820 2730 3640 10120 10200 15300 20400 425
Price in US$ -- 585 877 1170 1754 2339 6501 6553 9829 13105 274
This course is designed to prepare the students for the IELTS Exam.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 23 24 36 48
Price in NZD -- 960 1440 1920 2880 3840 4800 10695 10920 16380 21840
Price in US$ -- 617 926 1234 1851 2467 3084 6871 7015 10523 14030
This course is designed to prepare the students for the IELTS Exam.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by EC English, Auckland can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 150.00 NZD
Comments about courses:Course add on One-to-One package:
5 lessons: NZD 850.
10 lessons: NZD 1545.
Student Insurance up to 24 months: NZD 50 (per week).

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in NZD -- -- -- 2060 2575 3090 3605 4120 5150 6180 515 330
Price in US$ 1393 1742 2090 2438 2786 3483 4179 349 224
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Additional fees:
End cleaning fee: NZD 185
Utensil fee: NZD 100.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in NZD 315 630 945 1260 1575 1890 2205 2520 3150 3780 315 330
Price in US$ 213 426 639 852 1065 1278 1491 1704 2130 2556 213 224
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
42 NZD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 17
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in NZD 310 620 930 1240 1550 1860 2170 2480 3100 3720 310 330
Price in US$ 210 420 629 839 1049 1258 1468 1677 2097 2516 210 224
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
42 NZD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in NZD 290 580 870 1160 1450 1740 2030 2320 2900 3480 290 330
Price in US$ 197 393 589 785 981 1177 1373 1569 1961 2354 197 224
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
42 NZD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in NZD 330 660 990 1320 1650 1980 2310 2640 3300 3960 330 330
Price in US$ 224 447 670 893 1116 1339 1562 1786 2232 2678 224 224
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
42 NZD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 17
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in NZD 315 630 945 1260 1575 1890 2205 2520 3150 3780 315 330
Price in US$ 213 426 639 852 1065 1278 1491 1704 2130 2556 213 224
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
42 NZD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in NZD 305 610 915 1220 1525 1830 2135 2440 3050 3660 305 330
Price in US$ 207 413 619 825 1032 1238 1444 1650 2063 2475 207 224
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
42 NZD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in NZD -- -- -- 1260 1575 1890 2205 2520 3150 3780 315 330
Price in US$ 852 1065 1278 1491 1704 2130 2556 213 224
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Additional fees:
End cleaning fee: NZD 185
Utensil fee: NZD 100.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in NZD -- -- -- 1060 1325 1590 1855 2120 2650 3180 265 330
Price in US$ 717 896 1076 1255 1434 1792 2151 180 224
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Additional fees:
End cleaning fee: NZD 185
Utensil fee: NZD 100.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in NZD 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 1900 2280 190 330
Price in US$ 170 339 508 677 846 1015 1184 1353 1285 1542 129 224
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in NZD 365 730 1095 1460 1825 2190 2555 2920 2500 3000 250 330
Price in US$ 247 494 741 988 1235 1481 1728 1975 1691 2029 170 224
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18

Reviews

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Organisation

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Facilities

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Social activities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Value for money

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5
Accommodation
Homestay
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Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0
Other
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What students liked about EC English, Auckland
The mentality, the teachers and the framework itself.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
n/a
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0
Other
3.0
Empire Apartments Studio
3.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:: Take full advantage of doing all possible activities.
Other comments:: Very good school.

Brochures

EC English Brochure (PDF)
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Photos

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    FAQ about EC English, Auckland

  • English courses at EC English start at 375 NZD for Standard Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • The accommodation Empire Apartments Studio is the most popular among all our clients of EC English
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Auckland International Airport (160 NZD)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at EC English varies from 15 students (Standard Plus Course ) to 18 students (General English + English in the City )
  • 100% of teachers at EC English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at EC English comes from Brazil with a 25% representation, followed by students from Korea (23%) and Japan (14%).
  • EC English offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 22 for the rest of the year.
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