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Rating: 4.7

4.73 reviews

Rating: 4.0

4.0
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Rating: 4.0

4.0
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School accredited by NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority)

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,... More

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Standard Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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#2
Unique New Zealand

Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in Auckland
Browns Bay

Rating: 4.5

4.530 reviews

Rating: 4.5

4.5
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Rating: 4.3

4.3
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School accredited by Education NZ (Education New Zealand) School accredited by NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority)

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... More

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Full Time English Programme (Adults) - 25 lessons per week | Max. group size: 18
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Rating: 4.5

4.52 reviews

Rating: 4.5

4.5
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Rating: 5.0

5.0
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Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by UNOSEL  (Union Nationale des Organisations de Séjours Linguistiques) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & Live in your Teacher's Home' offers you the unique opportunity for a... More

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Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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Rating: 4.2

4.246 reviews

Rating: 3.9

3.9
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Rating: 4.2

4.2
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School currently open
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School accredited by Education NZ (Education New Zealand) School accredited by English New Zealand School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres) School accredited by NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority) School accredited by QE (Quality English)

The school is centrally located in Auckland, which is the biggest city in New Zealand. It is situated near popular restaurants, cafes and shops.  More

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General English Course (Part-time/Mornings) - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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#5
Dominion English Schools

City Centre

Rating: 4.0

4.02 reviews

Rating: 3.5

3.5
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Rating: 4.0

4.0
Leisure program
Accreditations:
School accredited by Education NZ (Education New Zealand) School accredited by English New Zealand

Dominion English Schools is located in the diverse and lively city of Auckland, New Zealand. Housed in the centre of Auckland, within minutes of restaurants, shops, eateries and close to... More

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General English - Intensive - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 16
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Rating: 3.7

3.734 reviews

Rating: 3.9

3.9
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Rating: 3.4

3.4
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School accredited by Education NZ (Education New Zealand) School accredited by English New Zealand School accredited by NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority)

LSI Auckland is located right in the centre of the city close to cafes and restaurants, and features bright and airy classrooms overlooking the palm trees in Myers Park. There are excellent... More

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Standard 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 16
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NZLC New Zealand Language Centres

Auckland Viaduct Harbour
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by Education NZ (Education New Zealand) School accredited by English New Zealand

Known as the largest language school in New Zealand, NZLC has its main campus in the city centre of Auckland. It is conveniently located near world-class restaurants, cafes and shops.... More

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General English Course - 23 lessons per week | Max. group size: 16
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Accreditations:
School accredited by English New Zealand

The language school is a modern campus located in the center of Auckland. It is minutes away from Wynyard Quarter, Waitemata Harbour and the shops and restaurants of Queen Street. Students... More

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General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
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Accreditations:
School accredited by English New Zealand

Stunning heritage building located between 2 fantastic neighborhood where you can find great bars and restaurants and New-market, the perfect place for shopping. Opposite the school you... More

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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: Standard Plus Course - 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 (Part-time/Mornings) - 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

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 30 reviews

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.

2 August 2012
Course: Full Time English Programme (Adults) - 2 weeks
Student age: 25 years

Tatiana
Rossiya

Rating: 3.7

3.7 | 34 reviews

The teacher.
The school is very well organised and the teachers are very good. However, the social after-school activities are not so good.

26 September 2011
Course: Standard 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 23 years

Laura
Espana

Key Facts about Auckland

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 many months of the year.

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 = 0.6550 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): 417 NZD

Average course price per week (Low season): 375 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):6.46 NZD (26% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type I
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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

Weather in Auckland

Climate Table
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Events in AucklandBest time to take a language course in Auckland

October
Devonport Wine & Food Festival
Devonport Wine & Food Festival

01 October 2020 - 31 October 2020Iconic New Zealand festival. People from all around come to this Auckland suburb to enjoy the fabulous comestibles. Proceeds from the event go back into the community; benefiting schools, institutions and charitable organisations.

Auckland Diwali Festival
Auckland Diwali Festival

20 October 2020 - 21 October 2020Experience 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.

November
Auckland Marathon
Auckland Marathon

01 November 2020This 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.

December
Christmas in the Park
Christmas in the Park

December 2020Also 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.

January
Auckland Seafood Festival
Auckland Seafood Festival

January 2021A four-day celebration of seafood, prepared in countless delicious ways, with live music and demonstrations by well-known chefs. Get in touch with the local culture and enjoy classic and nouveau Kiwi cuisine.

February
Auckland Gay Pride Festival
Auckland Gay Pride Festival

February 2021This festival is one of New Zealand's largest social events that invites you to celebrate diversity by bringing together a wide variety of cultures and gender identities.

Auckland Lantern Festival
Auckland Lantern Festival

February 2021Spectacular festival of lights and colours, an array of handmade Asian lanterns of all shapes and sizes. The festival coincides with the Chinese New Year and events include both traditional and modern Chinese performances of martial arts, dance and music. Don't miss out on the fantastic Asian street food.

Splore Festival
Splore Festival

February 2021Held on one of the most beautiful beachsides, Splore Festival is a colourful event with an impressive line-up, bringing together music and art, with non-stop entertainment for three days.

Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race

February 2021 - March 2021Auckland is the New Zealand stopover in this round-the-world sailing race sponsored by Volvo. The race takes place every three years and attracts thousands of visitors to each of their stopovers.

March
Auckland Arts Festival
Auckland Arts Festival

March 2021Mingle with fellow art-lovers while enjoying a delicious meal in a friendly atmosphere. There'll be music, there'll be drinks and there'll be lots of entertainment.

Pasifika Festival
Pasifika Festival

March 2021The biggest celebration of Pacific culture in the world. Western Spring Park is transformed into 11 authentic Pacific island villages where you can find the best music, dance and culture of the region and markets selling traditional foods and products.

April
World Masters Games
World Masters Games

April 2021Every four years, athletes of all ages and all levels gather to compete in the World Masters Games.

NZ International Comedy Festival
NZ International Comedy Festival

April 2021 - May 2021This massive annual event offers an exciting line-up of local and international stand-up comedians, improv shows, children's comedy and much more.

What to do in Auckland

The Skytower
The Skytower
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
Auckland Art Gallery
Auckland Art Gallery
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    FAQ about schools in Auckland

  • EC English was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'City Lodge' at LSI - Language Studies International is the best rated accommodation in Auckland.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for New Zealand is 9 weeks.
  • 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.
  • In Auckland electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type I.
  • 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.
  • In Auckland the following courses are offered specifically for business English: Business Group, English for Aviation, English for Doctors, English for Lawyers.
  • Schools in Auckland offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: TOEFL, TEFL / TESOL, TOEIC, Cambridge First, Cambridge Advanced, Cambridge Proficiency, IELTS, CELTA, Other exams.
  • In Auckland there are course packages where you can learn the following activities: English & Golf, Farmstay.
  • See the climate table of Auckland and the event calendar of Auckland with events such as Devonport Wine & Food Festival, Auckland Diwali Festival, Auckland Marathon.

Other destinations that were popular to combine with courses in Auckland

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2 schools
Hamilton (city thumbnail)Hamilton
1 school
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2 schools
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1 school

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