About Us

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 either in person at our university campus or online. 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. 

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Why Choose the ELA to Improve your English?

  • The English Language Academy is part of the University of Auckland which is one of the world's top 100 universities and the leading university in New Zealand

  • Meet your direct entry requirements to the University of Auckland and other top tertiary institutions with our University Pathways Courses

  • Learn from highly qualified and experienced teachers through a communicative language teaching approach

  • Flexible study options mean you can choose to study a range of Academic, Pathway and General English courses from home, before travelling to New Zealand for university studies 

  • Exciting regular social events, both on-campus and online

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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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   Online Activities 


 Online Activities

Enhance your English study with regular online social events including virtual homestay visits, University of Auckland campus tours, and more.

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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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New at the ELA

Update: 02 June 2022 Last week was very special as we welcomed our first university partner group programme back on campus at ELA in nearly 2 years! These fifteen students from the City University of Hong Kong are taking part in a project called: CALIS (Cultural & Language Immersion Scheme). In addition to English language classes at ELA, the students are volunteering with local not-for-profit organisations and staying with local Auckland families.
Update: 02 May 2022 New Zealand is reopening to visitors and students in stages through 2022. While this is happening, ELA is committed to offering our range of courses on our campus at 67 Symonds Street. We also want students who cannot come to New Zealand at the moment to have an opportunity to study these courses online from their home country.
Update: 14 April 2022 The ELA will be closed on Good Friday 15 April and Easter Monday 18 April. Classes will resume on Tuesday 19 April 2022.  Wish everyone a lovely Easter break!

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