English Courses in New Zealand

Want to learn English in New Zealand? Receive free expert advice ✓Prices of English courses in New Zealand ✓Work ✓Prerequisites ✓Accommodation (optional) ✓Dates. You will be able to see here some of the available options and you will surely find the answers to many of your questions. But contact us so that we can send you more details, including program prices.

Where to take accredited English courses in New Zealand?

We can advise you to learn English in the following New Zealand cities:

English Courses in Auckland New Zealand
English courses in Auckland
English Courses in Wellington, New Zealand
English courses in Wellington


Are you looking for a language school to learn English in New Zealand in another city? Do not hesitate to also contact us and ask us. We have access to the list of accredited English schools in NZ. We can therefore easily investigate to find a language academy in the city of your choice.

What are the prerequisites for foreigners who want to learn English in New Zealand?

Visa requirements

You must obtain a student visa if you wish to take an English course in New Zealand lasting more than 12 weeks. We recommend that you read the full list of prerequisites to be able to apply. The full cost of the program must be paid to the school in order for it to issue your letter of admission. And it is mandatory to present this letter when you apply for your student visa. In case of visa refusal, your payment will be refunded in full, except for the admission fee. The latter generally amount to about N$200.

Prerequisites in terms of financial resources

To obtain the student visa, you will need to prove that you have enough financial means to cover your expenses during your language stay in New Zealand. According to the New Zealand immigration website, the minimum amount to be demonstrated is NZ$1,667 per month. So that comes down to NZ$20,000 for a full year of study in the country. Please note that this amount does not include the cost of the English course in New Zealand, nor the cost of the return flight.

We advise you to contact the New Zealand embassy or consulate in your country. They will be able to inform you about the most up-to-date conditions.

Prerequisites in terms of Level of English

The language schools in New Zealand that we work with are institutions that are dedicated to teaching English to foreigners. So they teach people of really all levels, even complete beginners. Newcomers must take a test when they arrive at the English school. This makes it possible to assess their level and place them in a group with other people of the same level. On the other hand, some specialized courses, such as courses that prepare for exams, require a minimum level (intermediate in general).

In most cases, you can start English classes in New Zealand almost every week. Registrations are indeed possible throughout the year. And it is therefore not essential to start the courses offered by English schools in New Zealand on specific dates. This is the advantage over universities where it is only possible to start at the beginning of the term. However, specialized courses (especially those that help prepare for Cambridge exams) often start on predetermined dates.

Why choose New Zealand for your English language stay?

One of the aspects that is particularly important when choosing a destination for a language trip is security. And it is one of the safest countries in the world. In addition, the local population is extremely hospitable and friendly with foreign students. And since English is the first language spoken, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice outside of class.

On the other hand, although it is a small country, New Zealand is an amazing place to learn English. Indeed, it is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. You will be able to explore and experience new things while learning the language. And there is a lot to do, both culturally and adventurously. This will allow you at the same time to make friends from other countries.

Finally, it is also a good option to do other studies after your English course. New Zealand does have high-quality institutions: universities, colleges, secondary schools, etc.

Learn more about New Zealand by reading the tourist information.

How much does it cost to stay in New Zealand to learn English?

When it comes to English lessons, not everyone pays the same prices. English schools in New Zealand actually have different price lists which means that prices can be more advantageous for people of certain nationalities. In particular, the French can benefit from discounts of up to 25% of the regular price (for certain courses and for certain durations).

In addition, there are also sometimes seasonal promotions. It really depends on the language schools and their sales strategies. this is why we do not publish prices on our website and ask you to contact us. We will send you the costs that will apply to your language stay, including the prices of English courses in New Zealand with or without accommodation.

And of course, your English language stay in New Zealand may cost you more or less depending on your standard of living. Your consumption habits will therefore be an important factor. We therefore advise you to inquire about the prices of daily living in New Zealand.

Can I work while I take an English course in New Zealand?

Foreigners can legally work part-time while studying at a language school to learn English in New Zealand. However, of course, a number of conditions must be met. And the main condition is the obligation to enroll in a full-time intensive course. This will allow you to obtain a student visa, which is a prerequisite for the right to look for a job.

However, it is essential that you understand that it will be entirely up to you to find a job during your language stay in New Zealand. This has nothing to do with the English school. And you also can’t depend on a “potential job” to pay for your studies, since as mentioned above, the full cost must be paid before applying for the visa.

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