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12 Best language schools in Auckland (ranked based on student reviews)

You are interested in learning English in Auckland? We have researched all the details about the best English language schools in Auckland for you so that you can easily compare prices, reviews, courses for adults and teenagers and special offers.

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Interested in a specific type of course? See our reviews of English courses & camps for teenager and children in Auckland or other 36 different English course types in Auckland.
Interested in language travel to other cities? Have a look at English language schools in other cities in New Zealand such as Christchurch, Hamilton, Queenstown, Wellington or see our list of all schools in New Zealand. You may also want to consult options outside New Zealand for learning English.
Why Auckland? Auckland is New Zealand's largest city. It is a modern cosmopolitan city with a beautiful, clear harbour where people go boating or swimming throughout the year. The city is easy to navigate by foot, but you can also get around the city by bus, train or ferry. To really see all that Auckland has to offer, then why not visit the Sky Tower and enjoy a panoramic view of this fabulous city. It is a great way to learn more about the traditional Māori culture in the Auckland Museum or a native forest hike. There are some islands worth visiting off the coast of Auckland, which you can reach by ferry.
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What our students said about Auckland

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Nice city to learn in, give you many opportunities to make your "social life in English".

Mikolaj
Poland

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Auckland

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 3 reviews

The mentality, the teachers and the framework itself.
Very good school.

10 February 2020
Course: Semi-Intensive English - 5 weeks
Student age: 20 years

Alan
Switzerland

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 46 reviews

Teachers are professional, they help students choose the right way to improve their language. Every one of them has a different way of teaching, which is good and prevents boredom.
It is a good school, which showed me that learning English can be fun and faster.

8 August 2019
Course: Intensive English Course - 7 weeks
Student age: 38 years

Mikolaj
Poland

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 46 reviews

To be in contact with many different nationalities
Super nice teachers & great experiences

15 December 2018
Course: General English Course - 6 weeks
Student age: 18 years

Alina Andrea
Austria

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 30 reviews

Teachers and students
It has been one of the best experiences in my life. I recommend it

11 July 2016
Course: Full Time English Programme (Adults) - 3 weeks
Student age: 31 years

Marco David
Spain

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 30 reviews

The quality of teaching
A perfectly understanding school about everyone's expectations

9 March 2016
Course: Full Time English Programme (Adults) - 24 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Océane Lucie
Switzerland

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 30 reviews

The admin staff, with excellent service.
The admin staff has excellent service, some teachers are not good and only revise the book without adding anything new.

16 July 2015
Course: Full Time English Programme (Adults) - 8 weeks
Student age: 37 years

Susana
Mexico

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 46 reviews

Quality of teaching
Well appreciated

2 June 2015
Course: Combo Programme - 12 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Mohammed
Saudi Arabia

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 46 reviews

the mix of nationalities, the teaching, courtesy of teachers
very well located in the city center

14 April 2014
Course: Intensive English Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 51 years

Thierry
France

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 46 reviews

The atmosphere in school is excellent! Great students, it was an excellent human experience which also helped me to make considerable progress in English! thank you WWS!
it's a good school, warm atmosphere, helpful teachers.

18 February 2014
Course: Intensive English Course - 5 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Alexandra
France

Rating: 3.7

3.7 | 34 reviews

Not many Spanish students. I liked the fact that they divided the class according to their level.

5 November 2012
Course: Standard 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 26 years

Pablo
Espana

Rating: 3.7

3.7 | 34 reviews

LSI is a schools that is concerned about the students. Good facilities, friendly teachers and staff, respectful land cheerful.

26 October 2012
Course: Standard 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 22 years

Giovana
Colombia

Rating: 3.7

3.7 | 34 reviews

The English course and the teacher.
Too many students from the same country in the same class. The school tends to fill each class with the maximun number of students.

18 September 2012
Course: Standard 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 39 years

Cristobal
Espana

Rating: 3.7

3.7 | 34 reviews

My teacher and my colleagues.
The book was expensive and not very useful at all. The class was overloaded with students and sometimes it was cold.

11 September 2012
Course: Standard 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 37 years

Paloma
Espana

What school directors said about Auckland

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Best city in the World. Safe, beautiful, clean, cosmopolitan and multi cultural. Beaches, nature, Maori Culture.

Key Facts about Auckland

Mercer placed Auckland in position 3 in their latest ranking of quality of life.

Population: 418,000

Time zone: +22h. (GMT +12)

Region: Auckland, Auckland

Currency: NZD (1 NZD = 0.6990 USD)

Auckland quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.2

4.2 (145 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

High season: January

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 439 NZD

Average course price per week (Low season): 376 NZD

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:83* (17% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:68* (32% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:73* (27% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (New Zealand average):6.05 NZD (26% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type I
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Events in AucklandBest time to take a language course in Auckland

September
Auckland Marathon
Auckland Marathon

05 September 2021This famous marathon attracts thousands of tourists from around the world. It also includes smaller marathons and even a marathon for children. Participants have the perfect opportunity to appreciate the beautiful landscape of New Zealand.

November
Auckland Diwali Festival
Auckland Diwali Festival

04 November 2021 - 05 November 2021Experience Indian culture by celebrating one of its greatest festivals, "The Festival of Lights". It offers traditional and contemporary Indian music, dazzling performances, delicious food and a unique ambiance.

December
Christmas in the Park
Christmas in the Park

December 2021Also known as "The Happiest Night Ever", this event is all about welcoming in the festive season in an extraordinary way. With spectacular fireworks, concerts, performances and other entertainment options, it's a MUST if you visit Auckland in December.

What to do in Auckland

The Skytower
The Skytower
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
Auckland Art Gallery
Auckland Art Gallery
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Arrival Airport

Auckland International (AKL) - 15 km. from Auckland city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 20,00 NZD, 45 minutes.

Main stops: Auckland International Airport, Auckland-Central

Taxi: 84 NZD, 30 minutes drive to city center of Auckland

Direct international flights from:
  • Australia: Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Melbourne Tullamarine, Norfolk Island, Perth, Sunshine Coast, Sydney Kingsford Smith
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi
  • Canada: Vancouver International

    FAQ about schools in Auckland

  • EC English has received the best overall rating in Auckland.
  • EC English, located in 75 Karangahape Rd has been voted as the school with the best location in Auckland.
  • The student price index in Auckland is 82.8. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Auckland with 4.2 stars out of 5.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Auckland is Auckland International (15.9 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Auckland.
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