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EC English, Auckland, New Zealand

4.7/5

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.

School currently open
Covid-19 school related information
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
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
Not available on a Student visa. Tourist Visa: 12 weeks maximum.
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
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 -- -- -- -- -- --
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
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
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 --
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
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
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
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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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
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by EC English - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by EC English - 2
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

4.7/5.0

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
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Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 3.0/5.0

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

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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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