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Unique New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand


Browns Bay beach is very popular throughout the summer months for swimming and other beach activities. As well as having a wide range of cafes and shops in the area, it is also very close to the Long Bay Regional Park, perfect for walks and BBQs. Auckland is a city famous for its beautiful scenery, and Brown Bay, in the northern area of Auckland, is no different.

The school is registered as a private training establishment rated Category 1 by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Category 1 is the highest rating meaning that NZQA is highly confident in the school's ability to deliver quality academic programme as well as look after their students to the highest of standards.

Being just a 25 minutes drive from Auckland City, Unique New Zealand is very accessible to students and can be enjoyed by Adults and Juniors alike.">
Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in New Zealand in the last 12 monthsOrganized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in Auckland
4.5/5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Beach location
  • Homestays within walking distance

Unique New Zealand

The language school Unique New Zealand was founded in Auckland, New Zealand in 1989. Unique New Zealand have over 30 years of teaching experience and is located in
Auckland, New Zealand. The Campus of the school is located on Browns Bay Beach,
literally less than one minutes walk from the Pacific Ocean.



The school is split into two buildings called "Youth Hub" and "Adults Campus", both of which are located close to each other on the beachfront. Both buildings offer free Wi-Fi
connection to their students.



Browns Bay beach is very popular throughout the summer months for swimming and
other beach activities. As well as having a wide range of cafes and shops in the area, it is also very close to the Long Bay Regional Park, perfect for walks and BBQs. Auckland is a city famous for its beautiful scenery, and Brown Bay, in the northern area of Auckland, is no different.



The school is registered as a private training establishment rated Category 1 by the
New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Category 1 is the highest rating meaning that
NZQA is highly confident in the school's ability to deliver quality academic programme
as well as look after their students to the highest of standards.



Being just a 25 minutes drive from Auckland City, Unique New Zealand is very
accessible to students and can be enjoyed by Adults and Juniors alike.


The school address is: 41 Clyde Road, 630 - Auckland, New Zealand (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

Education NZNZQAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalStudy Auckland

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Lounge

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in some classrooms

Number of classrooms:

11

Number of public PC workstations:

2

Facilities for disabled students

  • Disabled car park

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

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

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 40 NZD per course level.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 120
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 80
  • Junior courses in summer: 100
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 60

Average age of students

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
  • 12 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):

4
18
4
4
3
15
15
13
2
11
4

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Auckland.

Auckland International Airport:
110 NZD pick up
220 NZD return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 02 Jan. 2020, 06 Feb. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 25 Apr. 2020, 27 Apr. 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 26 Oct. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 26 Dec. 2020, 28 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

General Language
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 13 24 36 Additional Week
Price in NZD -- 780 741 1170 1112 1560 1482 2340 2223 3120 2964 3900 3705 4550 4323 8400 7980 12600 11970 350 333
Price in US$ -- 494 741 988 1482 1976 2470 2882 5320 7980 222
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:00
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 10 12 Additional Week
Price in NZD -- 600 570 900 855 1200 1140 1500 1425 1800 1710 2100 1995 2400 2280 3000 2850 3600 3420 300 285
Price in US$ -- 380 570 760 950 1140 1330 1520 1900 2280 190
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Junior
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FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in NZD -- 1300 1235 1950 1853 2600 2470 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 824 1235 1647 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 13 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 27 Jan. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 13 24 36 Additional Week
Price in NZD -- 820 779 1230 1169 1640 1558 2340 2223 3120 2964 3900 3705 4550 4323 8400 7980 12600 11970 350 333
Price in US$ -- 520 779 1039 1482 1976 2470 2882 5320 7980 222
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 13 25 36 Additional Week
Price in NZD -- 780 741 1170 1112 1560 1482 2340 2223 3120 2964 3900 3705 4550 4323 8750 8313 12600 11970 350 333
Price in US$ -- 494 741 988 1482 1976 2470 2882 5542 7980 222
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Unique New Zealand, Auckland can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 250.00 NZD
Comments about courses:Included in the tuition price is: use of text books, wireless internet access, academic support and welfare support, extra conversation and pronunciation classes as well as assistance with travel and adventure bookings.

Special airport transfer compulsory for 13 years and under (departure only): NZD 130.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in NZD 300 600 900 1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 3000 3600 300 250
Price in US$ 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 2000 2400 200 167
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Some of the families are a short bus ride away.
Price extra night:
43 NZD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
19 minutes walking (average reported by 11 former students)
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, 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 320 640 960 1280 1600 1920 2240 2560 3200 3840 320 280
Price in US$ 214 427 640 854 1067 1280 1494 1707 2134 2560 214 187
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 walk.
Price extra night:
46 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, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 12
Maximum age of students: 13
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in NZD 300 600 900 1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 3000 3600 300 280
Price in US$ 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 2000 2400 200 187
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
43 NZD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 14
Maximum age of students: 17
Other fees:
- Homestay holding fee: NZD 10 per night.
- Homestay change fee: NZD 150 (fee will apply to the second homestay change following a student’s arrival).

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Basketball 
Dancing1 km
Diving10 km
Football (soccer) 
Golf5 km
Horse riding25 km
Mountainbiking25 km
Music1 km
Sailing1 km
Skiing200 km
Squash1 km
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis 
Tennis1 km
Volleyball1 km
Windsurfing1 km
Yoga2 km

Reviews

4.5/5.0

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Other
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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 (Adults)
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 (Adults)
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
Homestay
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!
Teacher
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
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
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Enjoy the life

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    FAQ about Unique New Zealand, Auckland

  • English courses at Unique New Zealand start at 285 NZD for Part Time English Programme course with 15 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay (Adults) is the most popular among all our clients of Unique New Zealand
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Auckland International Airport (110 NZD)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Unique New Zealand varies from 12 students (Part Time English Programme) to 18 students (Full Time English Programme (Adults))
  • 100% of teachers at Unique New Zealand hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Unique New Zealand comes from China with a 18% representation, followed by students from Japan (15%) and Saudi Arabia (15%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Unique New Zealand offers courses from 12 years (English Plus Activities, 15 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 18 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.
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