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The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland

English Language Academy
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School Info

Basic information

  • Enrollment
  • 350students
  • Airport Pickup
  • Yes
  • Telephone
  • +64 9 919 7695
  • Fax
  • +64 9 919 7899
  • Address
  • Level 5, SAP Centre, 67 Symonds Street, Auckland 1142, New Zealand


  • Urban
  • Homestay
  • Off-campus Residence
  • University-based Program
  • Conditional Admission (0)

Why This School?

  • - Part of The University of Auckland, the largest university in New Zealand
    - New Zealand's biggest IELTS test centre
    - Our superior resources and facilities support students' learning to make every moment count

About the  English Language Academy

  • Establishment 1883 of The University of Auckland, The University of Auckland English Language Academy (ELA) teaches English language programmes for students interested in pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as specialist English and Teacher-training courses. Located adjacent to The University of Auckland campus in downtown Auckland City, the English Language Academy provides a modern, spacious learning environment. Is located adjacent to The University of Auckland’s city campus in downtown Auckland. The convenient location of the city campus offers easy access to the city’s shops, markets, cinemas, galleries, public libraries, entertainment and restaurants. Auckland is a friendly mix of different cultures and ideas. Students will enjoy exploring New Zealand on weekends and during University holidays. The University’s international network of graduates and friends can be an advantage when the students are seeking employment. The school also provides a range of services just for international students. These include on-campus visa renewal services; an international student adviser who can help students sort out all sorts of problems; and iSPACE. Dedication to research and teaching excellence has given the University of Auckland both a prestigious reputation and a top ranking. The University of Auckland will give students a foundation that will fuel success for the rest of your life.

About the  The University of Auckland

  • The University of Auckland Is New Zealand’s only member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities and Universitas 21, an association of major international research-intensive universities. The University has a student roll of more than 38,000, including over 4,600 international students from more than 90 countries. With over 2,000 academic staff and as many general staff, the University is a vibrant, cosmopolitan community. The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s world-ranked university. It is the only New Zealand university ranked in the top 200 in theTimes Higher Education World University Rankings, in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings, and with the maximum rating of Five Stars Plus in the QS Stars University Ratings. The University is also the highest ranked New Zealand university in the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities. The University of Auckland has a strong international focus and is the only New Zealand member of Universitas 21, the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities – international consortia of research-led universities. Today more than 4,000 international students from 93 countries choose to study there. As well as being New Zealand’s top university, The University of Auckland is the country’s largest. It has a strong focus on quality with selective entry to all programmes.The University of Auckland has the most comprehensive range of courses in the country with teaching and research conducted over eight faculties and two large-scale research institutes. There are unique opportunities for interdisciplinary studies and conjoint degrees. Moreover, the University of Auckland is New Zealand’s pre-eminent research-led institution.


Course Information

  • Focus of Study:
    In Global English Plus, students can personalise their study by selecting from various options for half of their study time, including focusing on IELTS, Business English, confident speaking, writing skills and various topics.

    Benefit, goal of this course:
    The course is designed for students who want to improve their everyday English language skills and is also suitable for those who need a preparatory course before moving into the Academic English course. Students study language structure, listening and reading skills, vocabulary and fluency and accuracy in writing and speaking.

    Various elective courses such as IELTS, Power Writing, Business English, Confident Speaking are provided.
    The programme includes 20 core hours of tuition with 2 additional workshops. Class sessions are split into morning and afternoon sessions depending on level. Session one runs from 8.20 – 12.30pm and session two runs from 1.00 – 5.15pm.

Course Information

Class size 12 Students Schedule 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52 Weeks
Course Level 5 VISA Info Acceptance letter issue
Minimum age 16 Accommodation Homestay, Off-campus Residence


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Course Schedule

2025-01-27 2025-01-20 2025-01-13 2025-01-06
2024-12-30 2024-12-23 2024-12-16 2024-12-09
2024-12-02 2024-11-25 2024-11-18 2024-11-11
2024-11-04 2024-10-28 2024-10-21 2024-10-14
2024-10-07 2024-09-30 2024-09-23 2024-09-16
2024-09-09 2024-09-02 2024-08-26 2024-08-19
2024-08-12 2024-08-05 2024-07-29 2024-07-22
2024-07-15 2024-07-08 2024-07-01 2024-06-24
2024-06-17 2024-06-10 2024-06-03 2024-05-27
2024-05-20 2024-05-13 2024-05-06 2024-04-29
2024-04-22 2024-04-15 2024-04-08 2024-04-01
2024-03-25 2024-03-18 2024-03-11 2024-03-04
2024-02-26 2024-02-19 2024-02-12 2024-02-05
2024-01-29 2024-01-22 2024-01-15 2024-01-08
2024-01-01 2023-12-25 2023-12-18 2023-12-11
※ From the Course Starting Dates 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52Weeks(month) Choose



School's Admin fee (NZD)$ 290
2 ~ 11 Week 12 ~ 52 Week Week Week Week
(NZD)$ 485 / Week (NZD)$ 475 / Week
Week Week Week Week Week


Housing Placement fee
Accommodation Fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup
Other Charges (NZD)$ 198    Detail

Remarks / Other Information

  • *Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.



  • Homestay
    Students will be placed with a New Zealand family to help practise their English in an everyday situation and experience the Kiwi lifestyle. Homestays are usually a 30-minute bus ride from school. Homestay accommodation includes students' own room and two meals (breakfast and dinner) Monday to Friday, and all meals for weekends and public holidays.

    Homestay Fee: $280 per week (21st Dec 2014-4th Jan 2015: $312.50 per week)
    The school do not accept students under 18. 

    Empire Apartment
    5 minutes’ walk from ELA
    Shared three-bedroom apartment $220 per week.
    Studio apartment $340 per week, suit one or two people, twin or double bed.
    Rates include water, power, weekly housekeeping and GST.
    Minimum stay 4 weeks. Security deposit $400.
    Bedding package includes duvet, pillow, sheets, laundered weekly.
    Towels not included.
    Final cleaning; $60 will be taken off security deposit when student checks out.
    ELA will do bookings for Empire but students pay rent direct to Empire.

    Renting own accommodation
    "Flatting" in New Zealand means renting a house or apartment (flat) either on their own or with other people, and is common among those studying in New Zealand for extended periods.  Normally students have your own room but share facilities with their flatmates. Flats are generally advertised in newspapers, on student notice boards and the Internet.
    Costs: The estimated total cost ranges from NZ$250 to NZ$350 per person in Auckland, with NZ$150 - NZ$250 of this going toward room rent only. Telephone line rental costs NZ$40 per month plus any long-distance or cellphone calls.
    Approximately NZ$1000-$1500 bond is needed for most flats, and this is paid directly to the Housing Commission.

Surrounding Area

  • The institute is located adjacent to The University of Auckland’s city campus in downtown Auckland. The convenient location of the city campus offers easy access to the city’s shops, markets, cinemas, galleries, public libraries, entertainment and restaurants.


  • ELA is located adjacent to The University of Auckland’s city campus in downtown Auckland. ELA has purpose-built modern classrooms to cater for over 400 students in a spacious environment. Also we have an English Language Self Access Centre (ELAB), open seven days per week with 90 computers and provides students with state-of-the-art computer facilities and well-equipped student lounges. There are two student lounges where students can have lunch, take a break or use the Internet facilities. The lounges are equipped with sofas, chairs and tables, microwaves and tea and coffee facilities. A large outdoor area provides a relaxing environment also.The University of Auckland has a health and fitness studio with machine weights, free weights and cardio theatre as well as fitness consultations and comprehensive aerobics programmes. There are also recreational classes in racket sports, dance and group fitness programme. Students can utilize squash courts, a multi-purpose main hall for basketball, soccer, volleyball and a state-of-the-art climbing wall.


  • Students can play social games of monopoly, test their vocabulary with Scrabble, or get to know their classmates more intimately with Twister. Students can also participate in various indoor and outdoor activities including fully guided tour of Auckland's youngest volcano, bowling, rock climbing and jet boating.

Getting to school from the airport, 3D School view

  • If students have requested an airport pickup, they will be met by a "meet and greet "service. They will be transferred directly to their homestay or Empire Apartments.

    If students would like to make their own arrangements, an airport bus to the city leaves every hour. The fare is $20. Taxis are available and cost around NZ$50 into the city centre or $NZ70 if students have to go across the harbour bridge. Prices and times for travel into the city will vary, especially if they arrive during rush-hour traffic.


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