Improve Your English at New Zealand's Top-ranked University

Learn English New Zealand

The ELA is the English language school of the University of Auckland, which is ranked in the world’s top 100 universities and the highest-ranked university in New Zealand. Each year more than 2,000 students from over 35 countries around the world choose to learn English at our campus. We have a team of experienced and qualified teaching professionals who are committed to developing your individual language learning needs.

Our English language courses include:

The ELA is also an official IELTS, PTE Academic and Pearson VUE test centre. 

English courses in your language 

Find about key intake dates and tuition fees. Click on your language to download our latest flyer:




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Excellence in English Education




The ELA provides provide a seamless pathway for students progressing to further tertiary study with 10 or 20 week direct entry programmes.

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We have a dedicated student services team offering pastoral care and accommodation support.

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Enhance your English study with weekly social activities and weekend trips around Auckland and New Zealand.

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Test Centre

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Test Centre

Top class facilities offering year-round IELTS, Pearson VUE and PTE Academic testing for your residency or university visa needs

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Latest News

Update: Thursday 30 January 2020 Confirmed cases of the virus have now been identified in China, Australia, USA, Canada, France, Germany and ten other countries. No cases of the virus have yet been identified in New Zealand, however the Ministry of Health advises that the likelihood of that happening is “high” due to the rapid spread of the virus to other countries. It added that the likelihood of a sustained community outbreak of the disease in New Zealand “remains low”, due to this country’s readiness to deal with it.
A delight to hear about Yi's study journey as she touches on her English pathway (EPPS) and homestay family experiences. After progressing to postgraduate studies at The University of Auckland, she went on to secure a role with Mainfreight as a Data Analyst in the global logistics supply chain industry.  Thank you for letting us visit for the day and for inviting us to hear about your career development success post ELA. 
Congratulations to Manju Bhaskar for receiving the ELA “Outstanding Language Educator” (OLE) award.  The award acknowledges the excellent contributions to teaching a tutor makes at the ELA. The recipient is selected from nominations by the academic team, making it an award for tutors by tutors.  Manju received the OLE award for the Summer School period for her teaching excellence, and for her support and guidance to students. This was evident in student outcomes as a result of her direct involvement. 

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