Coronavirus (COVID-19) update


New Zealand is now back at Alert Level 1 which means the ELA is fully operational and staff and students can return to the building.
Border restrictions remain in place, and we will continue to provide online lessons and support our students overseas as we have done throughout the year. Read more HERE



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After working in the travel industry for several years, Will decided on a career change in which he "could really be passionate for – English language teaching”. He took our 4 week CELTA course in order to get qualified and embark on his next professional chapter. Next intake for CELTA starts 16 Nov - apply now for your early bird discount. 
It was a delight to have Xio come back to our IELTS test centre after graduating many years ago as a General English student. Many congratulations again on achieving a 6.5 towards your New Zealand residency application!
“[Speaking] English is an essential skill and I think New Zealand is an optimal place to knuckle down and study hard. I felt [learning] English has broadened my world.” Noa was part of our Kansai group programme and undertook 10 weeks of Academic English at the ELA before progressing to a semester of Theology and New Zealand History studies at the University of Auckland. 

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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.

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



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