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ELA offers a range of programmes, including university pathway courses for students progressing to further tertiary study, diverse English language programmes tailored to different proficiency levels and purposes, and specialised teacher training courses designed to enhance pedagogical skills and language instruction techniques.

Why Study at ELA

Why Choose ELA to Improve Your English?

We offer top-quality English language education to international students. Our courses are designed to meet the diverse needs of students, whether you want to improve your communication skills, pursue higher education, or enhance your career prospects.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About the Application Process

How do I apply?

You can apply through our web portal.

What are the admission requirements?

Our Study with ELA page has all the admissions requirements.

When is the application deadline?

You should apply at least three months prior to your programme start date. It is also important to check the Immigration New Zealand website for current visa processing times.

How long does the application process take?

This depends on the information that you provide to support your application. Complete applications will be processed faster than incomplete applications.

Can I apply for multiple courses?

Yes, if you’re considering progressing from General English to Academic English.

What is the minimum age for application?

You must be 18 or older on the first day of your course.

What is the maximum class size?

The maximum class size for Academic English and University Pathway Programmes is 18, and the only exception is the additional input sessions in Summer School which are delivered in lecture format for groups of fewer than 40. For CELTA, the maximum class size is 12, and of other programmes, it is 20.

Do I need a visa?

Please refer to the Immigration New Zealand website to see what visa you need to study in New Zealand.

Do I need insurance?

All international students required to have insurance while studying in New Zealand. Refer to our insurance page.

When do I need to pay my fees?

All fees must be paid four weeks prior to the course start date to secure your place in the course and homestay.

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