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Waikato Institute of EducationHamilton, New Zealand

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Price at School 75NZD
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What we like about the school
  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults and juniors
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
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Location: Waikato Institute of Education is located in Hamilton, in the Waikato region of New Zealand's North Island. The school is right in the centre of the city, surrounded by cinemas, shopping malls, food courts, restaurants, bars, cafés and all that a student may need to have a comfortable and enjoyable time whilst in Hamilton. The Hamilton Transport Centre and City Library are just a few moments away, with peaceful river paths, scenic gardens and lake circuits also all within walking distance.

Course selection: The school has a vast number of courses available and takes into consideration the sports, activities and professions that are popular locally. General English programmes are available over a variety of schedules and intensities, with optional combination programmes including activities such as Rugby, Horse Riding, Dance, Golf and Surfing. Courses for Professionals in Business, Aviation, Nursing, for Doctors, Au Pairs, Electronic Engineers and Early Childhood Educators, are just some of the professions supported throughout the year. Exam Preparation Programmes for several exams take place throughout the year (IELTS, FCE, CAE, OET), as well as a speciality course for NZCLT (New Zealand Certificate in Language Teaching).

School facilities: The Waikato Institute is well equipped for students to study in a motivated and comfortable environment. All classrooms have air conditioning, heating and ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment.
  • The language school Waikato Institute of Education was founded in Hamilton, New Zealand in 2003.
  • Legal name / parent company: Waikato Institute of Education
  • Tax registration ID: GST84-531-434
  • Abbreviated name of school: WIE Hamilton

English Courses

General Language
Junior
Private
Business
Exam Preparation
Language Plus Activity

Information for all courses offered by Waikato Institute of Education

Comments about courses

Course extras:
Resource fee (i.e. course material) Full Time: NZD 240.
Resource fee (i.e. course material) Part Time: NZD 120.
Compulsory insurance (one year): NZD 630.
Students can submit their own insurance which covers whole duration of studying.

Lesson duration
60 minutes
School's administrative fee
220.00 NZD
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 240 NZD per course level.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 04 Feb 2024, 06 Feb 2024, 04 Mar 2024, 19 Mar 2024, 15 Apr 2024, 22 Apr 2024, 25 Apr 2024, 03 Jun 2024, 22 Oct 2024, 21 Dec 2024 - 31 Dec 2024.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.

Lessons needed per English language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • 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 For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
  • INCLUDED Free local SIM card
  • INCLUDED Free assistance for finding jobs
Note: All courses offered by Waikato Institute of Education, Hamilton can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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Waikato Institute of Education (WIE)

Accreditations and Quality seals
Education NZNZQAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalTEC, WEI
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)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:45
Student gender mix
50% male / 50% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Waikato Institute of Education and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
PayPal - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Daily press

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Billiards

  • Table tennis

  • Table soccer / football

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

    • Homestay option that can prepare halal food

    • Homestay option for female islamic students where no men are living in household and that prepare halal food

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in most classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 11
    Number of public PC workstations: 10
    Paid parking (<500m)

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

    • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Student Age / Nationality

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
Minimum age of students
18 years
14 years for specific Junior courses
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
Average age of students
In summer: 21 years
Throughout the year: 23 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Auckland International Airport:
150 NZD one way
300 NZD return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Auckland International Airport (AKL).
More information about airports around Hamilton and how to get from the airport to Hamilton on your own here on our Hamilton page.

Visa Documents

You can travel and study a language course for a limited number of hours a week just applying for the visa waiver programme online.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
No
Express shipment fee (via courier)
15 NZD
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet0.5 km
Cooking5 km
Dancing0.5 km
Diving3.6 km
Football (soccer)0.5 km
Golf1.5 km
Horse riding10 km
Mountainbiking5 km
Music0.5 km
Rugby2 km
Sailing50 km
Skiing100 km
Squash1 km
Swimming2.5 km
Table Tennis-
Tennis1 km
Volleyball-
Windsurfing80 km
Yoga0.1 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Social Club
Games & English practice
Baking
IELTS Pre-testing

Adults - Paid activities

Full-day trips are organised on the weekends. Examples of places visited include: Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, Auckland, Raglan Beach, Taupo and Mt. Ruapehu, Tauranga...

Junior - Free activities

Social Club
Games & English practice
Baking
IELTS Pre-testing

Junior - Paid activities

Full-day trips are organised on the weekends. Examples of places visited include: Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, Auckland, Raglan Beach, Taupo and Mt. Ruapehu, Tauranga...
Leisure programme for juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - juniors (PDF)
Schedule of activities - juniors (PDF)

Accommodation

Map  

Level 1 Centre Place Tower Building, 48 Ward St. - 3204 Hamilton
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FAQ about Waikato Institute of Education, Hamilton

  • Regarding the test, we offer free placement tests on students’ first day at school. Student needs to pay for a test only once they request to do a pre-test. Please be advised that WIE have all levels (from beginner to advanced) English courses and can meet all level students’ needs. The pre-test is not a part of the entry requirement.
    Jane Lee, Marketing Manager from Waikato Institute of Education, Hamilton - May 09, 2023
  • Unfortunately, as WIE does not directly work for Immigration New Zealand, we are not able to help the students with their visa application. Students will need to contact Immigration New Zealand or a local immigration agent for more details.
    Madly Simba, Language Travel Consultant French from LanguageCourse.Net - Jun 30, 2023
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Auckland International Airport (150 NZD)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Waikato Institute of Education varies from 1 students (One-to-One English for Specific Purposes) to 15 students (General Full-Time)
  • 100% of teachers at Waikato Institute of Education hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Waikato Institute of Education comes from China with a 28% representation, followed by students from Saudi Arabia (20%) and Korea (16%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Waikato Institute of Education offers courses from 14 years (High School Preparation , 25 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 21 during the summer and 23 for the rest of the year.

Brochures

Waikato Institute of Education Brochure (PDF)
Waikato Institute of Education Brochure (PDF)
Waikato Institute of Education Brochure (PDF)
Waikato Institute of Education Brochure (PDF)
Waikato Institute of Education Brochure (PDF)
Waikato Institute of Education Brochure (PDF)
Waikato Institute of Education Brochure (PDF)
Waikato Institute of Education Brochure (PDF)
Waikato Institute of Education prices 2024
Waikato Institute of Education prices 2024
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Junior Program (PDF)
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